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Ethiopia: Country in East Africa
Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest. With over 109 million inhabitants as of 2019, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. The country has a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa, which lies a few miles west of the East African Rift that splits the country into the African and Somali tectonic plates. Ethiopian national identity is grounded in the historic and contemporary roles of Christianity and Islam, and the independence of Ethiopia from foreign rule, stemming from the various ancient Ethiopian kingdoms of antiquity.

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Two dead as soldiers block mourners at Ethiopian singer's funeral [Video]

Two dead as soldiers block mourners at Ethiopian singer's funeral

Killing of Oromo singer and activist Haacaaluu Hundeessaa sparked two days of protests that left some 90 people dead.

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Ethiopia: Military deployed after more than 80 killed in protests [Video]

Ethiopia: Military deployed after more than 80 killed in protests

Oromia demonstrations broke out after assassination of well-known singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa.

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Hachalu Hundessa: Internet shutdown in Ethiopia amid unrest at singer's killing | #TheCube [Video]

Hachalu Hundessa: Internet shutdown in Ethiopia amid unrest at singer's killing | #TheCube

Hachalu Hundessa: Internet shutdown in Ethiopia amid unrest at singer's killing | #TheCube

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Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa shot dead in Addis Ababa [Video]

Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa shot dead in Addis Ababa

Killing of Hachalu Hundessa, a popular singer and ethnic Oromo activist, sparks unrest in Ethiopia's capital city.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
Indian businessman arranges chartered flight for Indians to return to Hong Kong [Video]

Indian businessman arranges chartered flight for Indians to return to Hong Kong

A Hong Kong-based Indian businessman organized flight for Indians amid coronavirus pandemic. Many Indian businessmen, who reside in Hong Kong, visit India every year during January-February but this..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:55Published
Singer's murder sparks Ethiopian unrest [Video]

Singer's murder sparks Ethiopian unrest

Thousands took to the streets of Addis Ababa on Tuesday to escort the body a popular protest singer to his home town. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published
Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council [Video]

Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council

The UN Security Council holds a virtual session on Ethiopia's controversial dam project, which has caused a bitter dispute with Egypt and Sudan.

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Egypt calls on UN to intervene after impasse in Nile dam talks [Video]

Egypt calls on UN to intervene after impasse in Nile dam talks

Egypt appeals for UN Security Council help on Ethiopia's Nile dam after latest round of talks ended without a deal.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published
Statue of famed Italian writer defaced [Video]

Statue of famed Italian writer defaced

A statue of famed Italian journalist Indro Montanelli, who defended colonialism, was smeared with red paint on Saturday (June 13) night in Milan, as protests against racism rage in many countries.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published
Great Ethiopian Run fans join virtual event [Video]

Great Ethiopian Run fans join virtual event

It is Ethiopia's biggest running event, which attracts around 45,000 participants every year. But in light of the global lockdown, organizers this year turned to virtual running to keep the spirit of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published
Explainer: Annular solar eclipse to sweep across Africa and Asia [Video]

Explainer: Annular solar eclipse to sweep across Africa and Asia

The Moon will cast its shadow over parts of the Eastern Hemisphere from Africa and Eastern Europe to the Pacific in an annular solar eclipse on June 21.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:40Published

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Ethiopia migrants recall nightmare when 64 died in a metal container

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An Ethiopian court convicted a former cabinet minister on corruption charges on Friday and sentenced him to six years in prison.
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Ethiopia's Tigray region eyes election in challenge to national unity

Ethiopia's Tigray region plans to hold elections, its main party said, setting it on a collision course with the federal government and testing the country's fragile unity.
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U.N. says Saudi deportations of Ethiopian migrants risks spreading coronavirus

The United Nations said on Monday that deportations of illegal migrant workers by Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia risked spreading the coronavirus and it urged Riyadh to suspend the practice for the time..
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African leaders rally around WHO head after Trump criticism

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Ethiopia has reported its first death of a COVID-19 patient, a 60-year old woman who was in treatment at a hospital in the capital since March 31, the Health Minister Lia Tadesse said on Sunday.
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Ethiopia postpones August election due to coronavirus

Ethiopia has postponed its parliamentary election scheduled for August due to the coronavirus outbreak, the electoral board said on Tuesday, a move endorsed by some key opposition parties.
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Sixty-four migrants die in the back of truck in Mozambique

Sixty-four people believed to be migrants from Ethiopia have been found dead in a container attached to a truck in Mozambique, provincial migration authorities and the police said on Tuesday.
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World Bank moving forward on first $1.7 billion in pandemic aid projects

The World Bank's executive board is expected to consider later this week the first fast-track funds to help Afghanistan and Ethiopia respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bank's president said on..
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A first planeload of protective and medical equipment donated to Africa by Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to help it fight the coronavirus arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis..
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Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Guinea all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, giving the disease a foothold in 18 countries on the African continent.
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