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GERD Dam talks: Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt talks mired in uncertainty

Sudan expressed frustrations as negotiations stalled, while Egypt and Ethiopia blame Sudanese objections for the recent impasse.  Another round of talks aiming to break the stalemate over the GERD...
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Sudan sends more troops to Ethiopia border after deadly clashes

  Tensions at the Sudan-Ethiopia border forcing Khartoum to deploy significant military reinforcements along its eastern border, a few days after an ambush linked to Ethiopian forces.  Khartoum...
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EU holds onto Ethiopia budget support over Tigray conflict

The Europen Union has withheld millions of Euros in budgetary support to Ethiopia over the Tigray conflict. Humanitarian workers are voicing concern over the living conditions facing survivors of the...
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Ethiopia PM ends offensive after the capture of Tigray’s capital Mekelle

Despite the TPLF vowing to continue fighting, Abiy Ahmed announced an end to military operations in the Tigray region after the army declared “full control” over the city. Ethiopia’s government has...
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Tigray rejects the 72-hour surrender ultimatum

  Gebretsion Micheal the leader of Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) rejected the 72-hour Monday ultimatum by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in regards to the dissident region of Tigray....
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Clock ticking for Tigray as Ethiopia PM gives a 72-hour ultimatum

  In an unprecedented move, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has issued a scathing attack on the ‘rebellious’ Tigray region while the latter promises to keep on the fight. Ethiopia’s PM has s...
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Ethiopia Tigray conflict

For over a week, Ethiopian government forces have declared war against the regional government of Tigray in the country’s North. Thus far unconfirmed reports indicate the loss of hundreds of lives. ...
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Ethiopia accuses Trump of stoking the fires of war over the dam issue

Ethiopia demanded a clarification from U.S President Donald J. Trump over comments he made regarding blowing up the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a project whose construction is mired in deep contr...
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Sudan restores ties with Israel

This year Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates signed a peace accord to end hostilities and normalize relations with Israel. The United States and Israel will boost trade with Sudan and help the confl...
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Ethiopia and Eritrea declare end of war

Ethiopia and Eritrea sign peace agreements.  The successful high-level meeting between the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea has laid the foundations for a new era of peace between the two countries wh...
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Arrests after Addis Ababa bombing

Some 30 arrests have been made as a result of the bombing in Meskel Square on 23 June that killed three people and injured over 150. Among those held are the deputy police commissioner of Addis Ababa...
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Ethiopia gets new prime minister

New Ethiopian prime minister from the Oromia region. Abiy Ahmed was sworn is as Ethiopia’s new prime minister by the country’s legislature on 1 April only a few days after he had been voted in as cha...
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Ethiopia extends state of emergency

Addis Ababa adds four months to existing state of emergency. The Ethiopian government has extended the nation's current state of emergency by four months, amid reports of continuing violence and an...
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Ethiopia releases 10,000 detainees

2,500 remaining detainees to face charges. Ethiopia has released 9,800 people detained under its ongoing state of emergency which was introduced to curb violent anti-government demonstrations in th...
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State of emergency in Ethiopia

Ethiopia rocked by violent protests by Oromo and Amhara groups. The Ethiopian government has declared a six-month state of emergency in an attempt to curb violent demonstrations by two of Ethiopia'...
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African Union to issue African passports

AU passports to facilitate free movement and intra-Africa trade. The Addis Ababa-based African Union (AU) is preparing to launch a single African electronic passport at the upcoming AU Summit in Rw...
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Obama arrives in Addis Ababa

US president flies to Addis Ababa after Nairobi visit President Barack Obama has made history by becoming the first US president to visit Ethiopia, where he is holding talks with the country's pre...
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Ethiopian ruling party wins landslide election

Opposition allegations of vote rigging The ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) celebrated a landslide victory in parliament in Addis Ababa on 22 June, following the an...
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Ethiopia prepares for elections

Incumbent premier faces first election Ethiopia is holding national elections to elect a new government on Sunday 24 May and around 37 million Ethiopians are registered to vote. This will be the...
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Addis Ababa twinned with Washington DC

Addis Ababa and Washington DC signed a sister city agreement on 11 December at the city hall in Washington. The agreement remains in force for five years and is designed to facilitate cultural and ed...
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