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News Ethiopia: Coronavirus outbreak: Ethiopia steps up prevention measures

Published on: Friday 21 February 2020
Coronavirus outbreak: Ethiopia steps up prevention measures
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/coronavirus-outbreak-ethiopia-steps-prevention-measures-200222105638378.html

Ethiopia has stepped up prevention measures to combat any potential outbreak of coronavirus. Its airline, the largest in Africa, is continuing daily flights to five destinations in China. Al Jazeera's ...

News Ethiopia: Dutch government returns stolen 18th-century 'precious crown' to Ethiopia

Published on: Thursday 20 February 2020
Dutch government returns stolen 18th-century 'precious crown' to Ethiopia
News source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/20/africa/ethiopia-crown-returned-intl/index.html

The Dutch government returned a stolen ceremonial crown to the Ethiopian government Thursday, Ethiopian officials said.

News Ethiopia: Looted 18th century crown returned to Ethiopia after decades

Published on: Wednesday 19 February 2020
Looted 18th century crown returned to Ethiopia after decades
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/looted-18th-century-crown-returned-ethiopia-decades-69095561

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- A rare and looted crown from the 18th century was returned to Ethiopia on Thursday after it was discovered in the Netherlands two decades ago. The Dutch government facilitated ...

News Ethiopia: Why Egypt and Ethiopia Can't Agree on How to Manage Water Resources

Published on: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Why Egypt and Ethiopia Can't Agree on How to Manage Water Resources
News source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/why-egypt-and-ethiopia-cant-agree-how-manage-water-resources-122416

Egypt demanded at least seven years to fill the reservoir, whereas Ethiopia, anxious to reap the dam’s long-awaited benefits, would accept no more than five years. Two years may seem insignificant, ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s economic miracle ride is set to turn into a bumpy road

Published on: Tuesday 04 February 2020
Ethiopia’s economic miracle ride is set to turn into a bumpy road
News source: https://qz.com/africa/1785100/will-ethiopia-stay-one-of-fastest-growing-economies-in-the-world/

Ethiopia’s rapid economic growth is one of the great stories of the 21st Century, but there are signs that the country’s boom may not be sustainable. Recent reports suggest government spending, not ...

News Ethiopia: The Private History of Ethiopia’s Wars

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
The Private History of Ethiopia’s Wars
News source: http://bostonreview.net/arts-in-society/adom-getachew-maaza-mengiste-shadow-king

The Private History of Ethiopia’s Wars from Boston Review. Maaza Mengiste’s novels reject grand narratives, instead offering uncommonly intimate glimpses of what it was like to live through the century of war and dictatorship that created today’s Ethiopian diaspora.

News Ethiopia: Angry Workers Spurn Ethiopia's 'Industrial Revolution'

Published on: Thursday 06 February 2020
Angry Workers Spurn Ethiopia's 'Industrial Revolution'
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/angry-workers-spurn-ethiopias-industrial-revolution-2917317

Zemen Zerihun thought he'd left farming behind and found the ticket to a better life when he began a job cutting fabric for a clothing company at a massive industrial park in southern Ethiopia. But ...

News Ethiopia: Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to Sign Final Agreement on Blue Nile Dam Next Month-Joint Statement

Published on: Saturday 01 February 2020
Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to Sign Final Agreement on Blue Nile Dam Next Month-Joint Statement
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/02/01/world/middleeast/31reuters-egypt-ethiopia.html

Ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan said on Friday they would sign a final agreement by the end of February on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam that sparked a years-long diplomatic crisis between Cairo and Addis Ababa.

News Ethiopia: Egypt and Ethiopia Said to Be Close to Accord on Renaissance Dam

Published on: Thursday 16 January 2020
Egypt and Ethiopia Said to Be Close to Accord on Renaissance Dam
News source: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/16/egypt-ethiopia-gerd-talks-renaissance-dam-accord/

But talks in Washington haven’t yet solved the trickiest questions still looming over the dam’s impact on countries downstream.

News Ethiopia: Nile River dam row: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan make draft deal

Published on: Thursday 16 January 2020
Nile River dam row: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan make draft deal
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-51133364

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached an initial deal on the filling and operation of what will be Africa's biggest hydro-electric dam. The three nations agreed, following a meeting in Washington DC, ...

News Ethiopia: Donald Trump says he should have won Nobel Peace Prize not Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed

Published on: Friday 10 January 2020
Donald Trump says he should have won Nobel Peace Prize not Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-51063149

He came into office in April 2018 after months of anti-government protests forced his predecessor to resign. Mr Abiy has introduced massive liberalising reforms to Ethiopia, shaking up what was a ...

News Ethiopia: Egypt blames Ethiopia for latest failure of Nile dam talks

Published on: Thursday 09 January 2020
Egypt blames Ethiopia for latest failure of Nile dam talks
News source: https://apnews.com/8d95b582b3ad1d0b6932cdab5b0b1838

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is blaming Ethiopia for the failure of the latest round of talks on the construction of a controversial Nile dam, a critical issue for Cairo as it seeks to protect its main source ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia Adopts New Version of Much-Criticized Terrorism Law

Published on: Friday 03 January 2020
Ethiopia Adopts New Version of Much-Criticized Terrorism Law
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/ethiopia-adopts-new-version-much-criticized-terrorism-law

Ethiopian lawmakers have replaced anti-terrorism legislation that had drawn criticism from rights activists, although Amnesty International said the new version still had the potential to be used against government critics. The new law, adopted Thursday, removes text invoked to arrest scores of journalists and politicians over the years. A vaguely-worded provision to punish acts "encouraging terrorism" has been axed in favor of more specific language targeting "incitement." The new version also guarantees workers' right to strike even if they "obstruct public services," an offense the law

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Films breathe optimism into political malaise

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Ethiopia: Films breathe optimism into political malaise
News source: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/ethiopia-films-breathe-optimism-into-political-malaise/1691038

There was no love lost among them. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Hundreds of men and women of all ages were waiting in a long line at the compound of Hager ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia Relaxes Curbs on Political Gatherings With New Anti-Terror Law

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Ethiopia Relaxes Curbs on Political Gatherings With New Anti-Terror Law
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/02/world/africa/02reuters-ethiopia-politics.html

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday passed an anti-terrorism law that relaxed restrictions on political gatherings, broadening reforms introduced under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The ...

News Ethiopia: After Ethiopia Crash, Victims’ Relatives Say They Were Hounded by U.S. Law Firms

Published on: Tuesday 24 December 2019
After Ethiopia Crash, Victims’ Relatives Say They Were Hounded by U.S. Law Firms
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2019/12/24/business/24reuters-boeing-737max-lawyers-insight.html

Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S. law firms.

News Ethiopia: Eritrean President Vows to 'Bolster Cooperation' With Ethiopia

Published on: Thursday 26 December 2019
Eritrean President Vows to 'Bolster Cooperation' With Ethiopia
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/eritrean-president-vows-bolster-cooperation-ethiopia

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki promised Thursday to boost cooperation with Ethiopia on the last day of his two-day visit that came as the peace process was seen as having lost momentum. Isaias flew to Addis Ababa on Wednesday for his first meeting with the Ethiopian prime minister since Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for initiating a thaw between the countries which fought a border war in 1998-2000. That conflict left an estimated 80,000 dead before a stalemate took hold and which was only resolved by Abiy's unexpected outreach to Isaias. Isaias expressed gratitude Thursday for

News Ethiopia: Five arrested for attack on mosques in Ethiopia's Amhara region

Published on: Saturday 21 December 2019
Five arrested for attack on mosques in Ethiopia's Amhara region
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/arrested-attack-mosques-ethiopia-amhara-region-191221194353132.html

Five people suspected of burning down four mosques in Ethiopia's Amhara region have been arrested, a regional spokesman said, as rising inter-communal and ethnic violence threatens political reforms ...