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Rioters attack Ethiopian plant owned by Africa’s richest man

Aliko Dangote, President and CEO of Nigeria's Dangote Group speaks during the final session of the World Economic Forum

A cement factory owned by Africa’s richest man, Nigerian business tycoon Aliko Dangote, has been attacked by protesters in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, the regional government has said in a statement.  The protests were in response to the deaths of at least 55 people in a stampede at a religious festival of the Oromo people …

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Ethiopia mourns 55 killed during protest at Oromia festival

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Renewed protests have hit Ethiopia’s Oromia region, a day after at least 55 people were killed in a stampede triggered by clashes between police and demonstrators at a religious festival. Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters angered at their handling of Sunday’s event, Protesters say violence by the security …

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Many killed at Ethiopia protest

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Dozens have been killed and injured in Ethiopia’s Oromia region after security forces confronted protesters at a festival, witnesses say. Some people died in a panicked stampede after police employed tear gas and baton charges, they said. Thousands had gathered for a religious festival in Bishoftu, 40km (25 miles) from …

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Cabin crew ‘returns $10,000 to passenger’

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Praise for honest Ethiopian Airlines crew member Ethiopian Airlines has taken to its Facebook page to praise one its cabin crew for giving back $10,000 (£7,600) to a passenger who had lost the money during a flight.  It calls the act a “living testament to the highest standards of ethics and integrity”. The airline does …

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Ethiopia To Probe #Protests.

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Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Dessalgen, insists that the country is able to launch investigations into deadly protests that have gone on in recent months and that as a sovereign country they should be allowed so to do. His view is backed by the the Ethiopian ambassador to the United States, …

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