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Death toll reaches 50 in Ethiopia landfill collapse

The death toll has reached 50 from the collapse of a mountain of trash at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, officials said on Monday, as relatives waited for news of the dozens said to be missing. It was not clear what caused Saturday night’s collapse, …

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Ethiopian government lambasted for turning back on political promise

International Rights Group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), has accused the Ethiopian government of turning back on its public promise to undertake reforms and to address the tense political climate in the country. HRW’s latest position is contained in a piece authored by its Senior Researcher for the Horn of Africa, …

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Leading Historian, Friend of Ethiopia Richard Pankhurst Passes Away

The Ethiopian government is mourning one of its greatest historians, Dr Richard Pankhurst, who died at the age of 90. The country’s Foreign Ministry in a statement referred to Pankhurst as a ‘‘doyen of historians and scholars of Ethiopia,’‘ it added that he ‘‘was one of Ethiopia’s greatest friends during …

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Ethiopia’s Olympic protest athlete reunites with family, but still ‘restless’

Ethiopia’s long distance athlete, Feyisa Lilesa, who became famous for making an anti-government gesture while participating in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games has finally been reunited with his family in the United States, where he is currently based after being granted asylum. He won the silver medal in the men’s …

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Africa: Eight African countries honoured for effective fight against malaria


Ethiopia, Swaziland, Uganda, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Comoros, DRC and Chad have been honoured for their significant progress in the fight against malaria. The eight countries were awarded on Monday by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) at the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ALMA is an alliance …

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Eritrean president describes Hollande and Merkel as ‘mentally disturbed’

The Eritrean president has lashed out at Europe for what he says is its role in economically sabotaging his country and depleting its human capital. Isaias Afwerki was making a rare address on national television late last week as part of his traditional New Year message. Focusing on the infrastructure …

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