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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...

USA president Donald Trump offers ‘to open Ethiopia’s controversial dam’

US President Donald Trump has told ministers from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan that he would "cut the ribbon" at the inauguration of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam when it is completed, an Ethiopian minister says.Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia's minister...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan commit to resolving Nile dam dispute

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have said they will continue trying to resolve a conflict over plans for a massive Ethiopian-run dam along the river Nile, a project that has raised concerns about shortages of drinking water in Sudan and...

US hosts Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan talks on Nile dam dispute

Foreign ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are in the US capital of Washington DC for Wednesday's crunch talks on the controversial building of a mega dam along the River Nile.The Grand Renaissance dam under construction in northern Ethiopia,...

Death toll from recent Ethiopia protests now 86 – PM Abiy

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday the death toll from protests last month had risen to 86 and urged citizens to resist forces threatening to impede the country’s progress.“We have to stop those forces who are trying...

Ethiopia PM Abiy denounces those trying to create ethnic and religious crisis

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, on Saturday denounced "attempt to provoke an ethnic and religious crisis" after violence that left 67 people dead during the week."The crisis we are experiencing could get even worse if Ethiopians do not unite,"...

Ethiopian activist Jawar to challenge PM Abiy next election

High-profile Ethiopian activist at the centre of violence that left 16 people dead this week has accused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of acting like a dictator and said he might challenge him in elections planned for next year.In an...

Activist Jawar calls for calm after 16 Ethiopians die in clashes

Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prize-winning PM Abiy Ahmed in his political heartland.Addressing hundreds of supporters gathered around his house in Addis Ababa, Jawar...

Day after Ethiopia deadly protests, hundreds gather outside activist’s home

Hundreds of supporters of prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed set up camp around his house in Addis Ababa on Thursday one day after police fired gunshots and teargas to break up demonstrations against his treatment by the government.At least...

Egypt accepts invitation to meet in U.S. over Ethiopia dam dispute

Egypt said on Tuesday it had accepted a U.S. invitation to a meeting of foreign ministers over a project for a giant hydro-power dam on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile that is causing an escalating spat between the two African countries.The...
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