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February 14, 2020
Migrants cross Yemen war zone to find work in Saudi Arabia
“Patience,” Mohammed Eissa told himself. He whispered it every time he felt like giving up. The sun was brutal, reflecting ...
February 13, 2020
Ethiopia approves controversial law curbing hate speech
Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday approved a controversial law aimed at curbing hate speech and disinformation, especially ...
February 12, 2020
Leaders of Somalia, breakaway Somaliland meet for first time
The current leaders of Somalia and the breakaway territory of Somaliland have met for the first time in the latest diplomatic ...
February 09, 2020
"Where it begins": Young hungry locusts bulk up in Somalia
At a glance, the desert locusts in this arid patch of northern Somalia look less ominous than the billion-member swarms ...
February 02, 2020
Spray planes combat the huge locust outbreak in East Africa
As locusts by the billions — yes, billions — descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are ...
January 30, 2020
UN: Africa's locust outbreak needs $76M 'by, actually, now'
The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years needs some $76 million to help control and the ...
January 21, 2020
Death toll up to 10 in Ethiopia platform collapse; 250 hurt
Regional officials in Ethiopia on Tuesday confirmed 10 deaths and 250 people injured after a wooden platform collapsed during ...
January 20, 2020
3 killed, 100-plus hurt in collapse during Ethiopia ceremony
At least three people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a wooden stand erected for the colorful Epiphany ...
January 17, 2020
Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa
The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food ...
January 16, 2020
3 African nations reach preliminary deal in Nile dam dispute
Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have reached a preliminary agreement aimed at clearing the way for the ...
January 12, 2020
Ethiopia PM asks South Africa leader to help in dam dispute
Ethiopia's prime minister has asked South Africa's president to intervene in his country's dispute with Egypt over a massive ...
January 11, 2020
Trump goes out of his way to take a bow, again
It was wonderful news: Researchers reported this past week the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate ...
January 09, 2020
Final round of Nile dam talks conclude with no agreement
The fourth and final round of talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Ethiopia’s construction of a controversial dam on ...
January 01, 2020
Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger
A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death ...
December 24, 2019
Ethiopian Muslims protest after several mosques burned
Several thousand Muslims across Ethiopia in recent days have protested the burning of four mosques in the Amhara region.
December 23, 2019
Boeing CEO resigns after two deadly 737 Max crashes
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg resigned Monday over the deadly 737 Max debacle that has plunged the aircraft maker into crisis ...
December 12, 2019
Thousands welcome Ethiopian leader after Nobel Peace Prize
Tens of thousands of Ethiopians on Thursday have lined the streets of the capital, Addis Ababa, to welcome Prime Minister ...
December 10, 2019
Nobel winner Abiy says 'hell' of war fueled desire for peace
The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as a young Ethiopian soldier fueled his ...
December 09, 2019
U.N. expert urges Ethiopia to stop shutting down internet
A United Nations expert on the freedom of expression said he has urged Ethiopian officials to stop shutting down the internet
December 06, 2019
Nobel body: ‘Highly problematic’ that peace winner silent
The director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute has called it “highly problematic” that the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner won’t ...
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