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UN-backed humanitarian appeal launched, seeking $948 million in 2017

On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country’s Government today launched an appeal for $948 million to urgently

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Jailed Ethiopian Journalist goes on Hunger Strike

Journalist Anania Sorri is imprisoned for months now simply for speaking out his mind. He is reportedly in hunger strike now.

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Harvest Expected to Increase by 12 %

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn, disclosed the preliminary estimate for the harvest from Meher season to increase by 12 percent.   According to the Premier, the

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President Teshome Condoles Former Iranian President Ayat. Rafsanjani's Demise

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome in a message to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani condoled the Iranian people and government on the demise of Ayatollah Akbar

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Rent controlled homes offered for gov’t teachers

The Addis Ababa City Administration Housing Management Agency announced it would draw a lottery for 5,000 condo houses for government school teachers next month in

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Saudi Arabia Releases Over 300 Ethiopian Prisoners After Plea From President

Some 375 Ethiopians sentenced in Saudi Arabia have been granted clemency, according to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The clemency was granted following an appeal from

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Poly-GCL to Drill another Natural Gas Well

Poly-GCL, company engaged in natural gas exploration in Ethiopia, has started drilling the 6th petroleum and natural gas well dubbed Hilal-7 gas in Somali Regional

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State Increases Time Frame of Benefits for Ethiopian Immigrant Soldiers

Ethiopians can now receive grant if they drafted to IDF up to 15 years after aliya, instead of 10. The Immigration and Absorption Ministry announced Sunday

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Portion of Ethio-Djibouti Railway to Be Inaugurated

Portion of the railway linking Ethiopia with Djibouti, Ethiopian-Djibouti Railway, will be inaugurated tomorrow, January 10, 2017. It will be only the portion in Djibouti

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Ethiopia’s political troubles are going to test its beneficial China relationship

Nearly three months into the state of emergency declared by Ethiopia, the atmosphere on the streets of its bustling and impressively modern metropolis and capital,

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Mother of Jailed Journalist Pleads with Authorities

Fnayae Yirdachew, the mother of prominent journalist, Temesgen Desalegn, pleaded with authorities to allow her visit the journalist serving a three year sentence on trumped

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Supporting Education in Ethiopia

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development has provided critical scholastic materials for an estimated 2.8 million boys and girls throughout

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