Ethiopia - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Ethiopia Ethiopia's star singer Teddy Afro makes plea for openness ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Teddy Afro, Ethiopia's superstar singer, is topping the Billboard world albums chart with "Ethiopia," which less than two weeks after its release has sold nearly 600,000 copies, a feat no other artist here has achieved. Known for the political statements he makes in his music, an infectious mix of reggae and Ethiopian pop, the... Sat, 13 May 2017 13:30:00 GMT 2017-05-13T13:30:00Z Ethiopia's Deba inherits 2014 Boston win, but not the prize BOSTON (AP) — Buzunesh Deba will leave the Boston Marathon with one champion's medal this week. She would like to make it two. The 29-year-old Ethiopian inherited the 2014 title this December when Kenya's Rita Jeptoo was stripped of her victory for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Jeptoo joins Rosie Ruiz, who was caught cutting the course in 1980, as the onl... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:26:00 GMT 2017-04-16T20:26:00Z Ethiopia extends national state of emergency by 4 months ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday extended the country's six-month state of emergency for an additional four months. The widely expected move came amid reports of continued violence and anti-government activities in some remote, restive areas. The state of emergency, called after months of sometimes deadly protests demanding wid... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:30:00 GMT 2017-03-30T10:30:00Z Death toll in Ethiopia landfill collapse up sharply to 113 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The death toll from a collapse at a landfill outside Ethiopia's capital has risen sharply to 113, an Addis Ababa city official said Wednesday, as the country began three days of mourning for victims who were mostly women and children. Dagmawit Moges confirmed the new toll Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, Addis Ababa Mayor Diriba ... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:33:00 GMT 2017-03-15T17:33:00Z Death toll reaches 62 in Ethiopia landfill collapse ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The death toll has reached 62 from the collapse of a mountain of trash at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported Monday, as relatives waited for news of the dozens of people said to be missing. The first funerals began. Security officials tried t... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:45:00 GMT 2017-03-13T18:45:00Z 46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home. Addis Ababa city spokeswoman Dagmawit Moges said most of the 46 dead were women and chil... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:44:00 GMT 2017-03-12T18:44:00Z Group reports new Ethiopian wolf pups after years of losses JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A wildlife charity says rare Ethiopian wolves are making a comeback after losses from disease and drought. The Britain-based Born Free Foundation said Friday that the birth of 60 new wolf pups has been recently recorded in the stronghold of the species in the Bale mountains of southern Ethiopia. The foundation says t... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:19:00 GMT 2017-03-03T11:19:00Z Ethiopian schools linked to Turkish cleric are sold ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A network of schools in Ethiopia linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year, is changing ownership. The sale of the Nejashi Ethio-Turkish International Schools follows pressure from the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is urging countries that host instituti... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:15:00 GMT 2017-03-01T14:15:00Z Ethiopian runner who protested in Rio reunites with family The Ethiopian marathoner crouched down low in the hallway at the Miami airport as he carried a bouquet of red roses. Feyisa Lilesa's daughter spotted him first and ran in for a hug. Then, his young son and lastly his wife. On Valentine's Day, the Olympic silver medalist who became an international figure when he crossed his wrists in pr... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:37:00 GMT 2017-02-14T23:37:00Z UN official on Trump order: Family planning is a human right ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The head of the United Nations Population Fund says a recent executive order by President Donald Trump on abortion-related funding will not affect the agency's family planning services, but he insists that family planning is a human right. Babatunde Osotimehin told The Associated Press that "anything that reduces funding for f... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:44:00 GMT 2017-02-02T12:44:00Z UN chief commends African countries for accepting refugees ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The U.N. Secretary General has commended African countries for opening their borders to refugees and people fleeing violence while other parts of the world, including the developed West, close boundaries and build walls. Antonio Guterres made the remarks Monday in Addis Ababa where several dozen African leaders are attending t... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:14:00 GMT 2017-01-30T19:14:00Z Morocco rejoins the African Union after 32 years ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Western Sahara and African Union sources have told the Associated Press that Morocco has officially been admitted back in to the continental body after 32 years of isolation. The decision for Morocco to rejoin the AU came Monday at the African leaders summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. "Morocco has been admitted to join the AU w... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:10:00 GMT 2017-01-30T19:10:00Z Ethiopia faces new drought, seeks urgent aid for 5 million WARDER, Ethiopia (AP) — The carcasses of goats and sheep litter the ground near the airstrip in this remote eastern region of Ethiopia, which is struggling to counter a new drought that authorities say has left 5.6 million people in urgent need of assistance. U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien visited a local camp for displaced persons on Saturday, s... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 20:13:00 GMT 2017-01-28T20:13:00Z South Sudan ambassador dismisses rift with Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's ambassador to Ethiopia is dismissing reports that relations are strained between the two countries after President Salva Kiir visited Egypt and met with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo earlier this month. South Sudan's Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union, James Pitia Morgan, made the remarks aft... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:20:00 GMT 2017-01-24T16:20:00Z Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power, leave BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh announced early Saturday he has decided to relinquish power, after hours of last-ditch talks with regional leaders and the threat by a regional military force to make him leave. "I believe it is not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed," Jammeh said in a brief statement on state televisi... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:27:00 GMT 2017-01-21T02:27:00Z Carter: Guinea worm disease reported in 3 countries in 2016 ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been working for decades to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says only 25 human cases of the illness were reported worldwide in 2016. When The Carter Center joined the battle to eliminate Guinea worm disease in the mid-1980s, there were about 3.5 million cases in 21 countries, the former president said Wednesday. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:26:00 GMT 2017-01-11T20:26:00Z Ethiopia says to launch satellite into orbit in 3 to 5 years ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia says it will launch a civilian satellite into orbit in three to five years to better predict weather conditions and for remote sensing activities inside the country. The announcement comes after a severe drought left more than 10 million people hungry and killed several thousands of animals in the past two years. Ethi... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:18:00 GMT 2017-01-10T14:18:00Z Britain ends millions in funding for Ethiopia girl band ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Britain says it has ended millions of dollars in funding for an Ethiopian girl band, amid growing criticism at home of overseas aid. Yegna, sometimes called "Ethiopia's Spice Girls," addresses women's issues in the East African country. A statement Friday from the Department for International Development says empowering women ... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:08:00 GMT 2017-01-06T21:08:00Z Family: Ethiopian running legend Miruts Yifter dies at 72 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Miruts Yifter, an Ethiopian running legend who inspired world-class athletes like Haile Gebreselassie, has died in Canada at age 72, his family and Ethiopian Athletics Federation officials told the Associated Press on Friday. The athlete known widely by the nickname "Miruts the Shifter" won two gold medals at the 1980 Moscow O... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:50:00 GMT 2016-12-23T12:50:00Z Ethiopia opens massive Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam on Omo River ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia on Saturday officially opened the Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam, which is among the biggest in Africa, despite concerns by environmentalists about its impact downstream and upon neighboring countries. Ethiopia aims to produce 15,000 megawatts of electricity through its dams in the coming five years, Prime Minister Hailemar... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 17:36:00 GMT 2016-12-17T17:36:00Z Vintage plane rally along Africa's length swoops to an end PLETTENBERG BAY, South Africa (AP) — They survived detention in Ethiopia, an emergency landing in Kenya and two searches for a British retiree who flew off radar in remote locations. On Friday, however, the 8,000-mile (12,800-kilometer) adventure came to an end as nearly a dozen biplanes, many of them built in the 1920s, flew the final leg of the Vintage Air Rally along the ... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:09:00 GMT 2016-12-16T12:09:00Z Ethiopian Deba named rightful winner of 2014 Boston Marathon BOSTON (AP) — Blood, sweat and tears stained the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon, so the next year's running of America's most famous footrace was understandably all about redemption. Now the rightful winner of the 2014 women's race — Buzunesh Deba — is finally getting her due. Race organizers formally declared the 29-year-old Ethiopian the... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:48:00 GMT 2016-12-12T21:48:00Z Vintage air rally pilots released from detention in Ethiopia JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The pilots of some 20 vintage airplanes have been released after two days' detention by Ethiopian authorities and are able to continue their flights down the African continent. "Vintage Air Rally crew are allowed to fly on from Ethiopia! Aviators who were detained in Ethiopia are now free to continue their journey. The adventure continues!," was posted on... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:53:00 GMT 2016-11-25T10:53:00Z Ethiopia detains foreign pilots in a vintage air rally ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian authorities have detained several foreign pilots, including Americans, who were participating in a trans-Africa air rally, the United States Embassy said Thursday. Embassy officials are working with Ethiopian authorities to secure consular access to see the American pilots, the embassy said in a statement. The Vintag... 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