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David Smith, Africa correspondent
"Dawn. And as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plain outside Korem it lights up a biblical…Continue
16-month-old baby Happy Kebede.
Johannesburg - A bullet to the head while she lay in the arms of her mother ended the life of baby Happy.
[Photo: Matthews Baloyi]
The 16-month-old infant was resting on her mother’s chest when they were both shot…Continue
December 3, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) - The United Nations’ Refugee Agency on Tuesday announced that it has contributed $100,000 to support tens of thousands of Ethiopians returning from Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia recently launched a crackdown against illegal immigrants, leading to…Continue
Ethiopia, Africa’s fastest-growing economy over the past five years, plans to obtain a credit rating to attract more foreign direct investment and offset a decline in exports.
The Horn of Africa nation’s government will…
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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Africa's Vodacom Group opened its first office in Ethiopia on Tuesday, eyeing a foothold in a nation which is the last remaining large market on the continent to maintain a state monopoly in telecoms.
Africa's rapidly expanding telecoms industry has come to symbolise its economic…Continue
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After a long day of work, I lie on my bed and search for a song on Youtube. I come across the singer whose voice I’ve come to like after his single ‘Sela Beyilign’. He starts to sing and suddenly I notice my heart getting so heavy inside me. My eyes are watery and with every lyric that comes out of his mouth, a…Continue
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Two years ago, Solomon Zewdie, 32, left his job at one of the privately-owned construction companies where he used to work as an expert, convinced by a new opportunity he discovered.
If he worked as an operator of…Continue
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Reporting Mike Max, minnesota.cbslocal.com
RICHFIELD, Minn. (WCCO) – Obsa Ali moved to Richfield from Ethiopia in 2007 to be with his mother.
He took up soccer, a sport he had played. But the day he decided to run, he found out he had a gift.
Ali had battled injury and the flu just a few…Continue
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Few can afford to purchase an apartment, say organizers; several injured in clashes with police. By Nir Hasson
Hundreds of immigrants from Ethiopia demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday against their poor housing conditions and the impossibility of purchasing an apartment. Nine protesters…Continue
JAZAN — Border Guard officers foiled an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of drugs into the country. One of the smugglers was killed during a shootout while the other was arrested. Both were Ethiopians. The officers found 20 hard bricks of hashish strapped to the back of one of the smugglers. The other was carrying…Continue
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - Euromonitor International today published a new White Paper called "Business Challenges and Opportunities in Africa", focusing on growth in Africa for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies.
Seven of the 10 fastest-growing economies worldwide are African:…Continue
Birhanu Taye may well grow up to become a famous footballer.
But, whatever happens on the pitch from here, the teenager's life story is already an inspiration.
Born in Ethiopia, Taye lost his mother early, while father Adane worked…Continue
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Since 2010 the Nile is a front page of weekly or daily newspapers and online news sources. This is due to the developments that the Nile Basin has been experiencing following the signing of the Cooperative Framework of the Nile (CFA) in Entebbe-Uganda on 14 May 2010 which declares the principle of equitable and reasonable…Continue
Ajman: A 12-year-old boy, who was accused of having consensual sex with his family’s housemaid two times and impregnating her, has been…
Bloody Ethiopian-Saudi group fight ups tension
JEDDAH: ABDULLAH AL-BARGI
Two men were taken to hospital with various injuries following a group fight between Saudi and Ethiopian men early Sunday morning, authorities said.
The condition of the two injured, a Saudi and an Ethiopian, is yet to be determined by the hospital, Lt. Nawaf Al-Bouq, spokesman of the Jeddah Police Department, told Arab News.
Al-Bouq said that police received a call stating that a group of…
Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi, the biggest private investor in Ethiopia, plans to build two more cement factories in the Horn of Africa nation amid an improving investment environment.
The plants will add to the $351 million facility al-Amoudi’s MIDROC…
A Saudi diplomat was found dead inside a swimming pool at an apartment complex in Colombo on Sunday.
Abdulaziz Abdul Rahman Al-Jammaz, Saudi ambassador to Sri Lanka, told Arab News over the phone that the deceased was Abdullah Al-Heej, a 32-year-old diplomat who had been…
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One can boldly argue that Ethiopia’s foreign policy orientation towards the Nile had not been active. Given the determinants of foreign policy ranging from the composition of foreign policy decision-making units to the contemporary balance of power configuration at the global or regional…Continue