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Ethiopia mega dam to be filled ‘within seven years’

Ethiopian ministers have said the country will fill up the Grand Renaissance Dam over a period of "between four to seven years" despite Egypt's push for a longer span, the state-linked Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reports.Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew...

Kipchoge to go head to head with Ethiopia’s Bekele in London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, the only men to go under two hours, two minutes for the marathon, will go head to head over the classic distance in this year’s London Marathon, organizers said on Friday.Kenya’s Kipchoge had already...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan agree on initial Nile dam deal

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached an initial agreement on the filling and operation of the Ethiopia Renaissance dam being built on the River Nile.A joint statement by the three countries, along with the US and the World Bank, says negotiators...

Ethiopia’s electoral board sets date for national elections

Ethiopia’s electoral board announced on Wednesday that it expects to hold national elections on Aug. 16, 2020, the first vote under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office in 2018 and has directed political and economic reforms.Birtukan Mideksa, the...

Ethiopia’s Nile dam talks with Egypt, Sudan end with no agreement

The fourth and final round of talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Ethiopia’s construction of a mega dam on the Nile River concluded Thursday without producing an agreement.The two days of negotiations in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa,...

Ethiopia blazing the trail, launches first satellite into space

Ethiopia launched its first satellite into space on Friday, as more sub-Saharan African nations strive to develop space programs to advance their development goals and encourage scientific innovation.Before dawn on Friday, senior officials and citizens gathered at the Entoto...

Eritreans in Oslo say Abiy wrongly awarded Nobel prize

Eritreans living in Scandinavia have taken to the streets of the Norwegian capital, Oslo, to protest against Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed being awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize.The award ceremony is due to start at 13:00 local time...

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan set new meetings to resolve Nile dam crisis

Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have agreed to hold two technical meetings in coming weeks in an effort to resolve a number of issues revolving around a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River.The foreign...

New political coalition in Ethiopia brands PM’s new party ‘illegitimate’

Ethiopia’s new governing Prosperity Party (PP) has been labelled "illegitimate" by a new coalition of groups, including the once powerful Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).The TPLF used to be part of the governing coalition, made up of four ethnically-based...

Ethiopia’s Sidama vote on autonomy in latest test for restive regions

Polls opened on Wednesday for Ethiopia’s Sidama people to vote on self-determination in a referendum closely watched by other ethnic groups also seeking more autonomy since reforms by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shook up the national power balance.The special...
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