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Ethiopia to host global meet on maternal, child health

Ethiopia will host an international conference on maternal and child health on August 24 and 25 under the theme "Overcoming critical obstacles to maternal and child survival".

At least 56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea.

Ethiopia lifts state of emergency imposed in October

Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa says the government was able to deal with "armed terrorists, anti- peace elements and troublemakers."

 

World Health Assembly: Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected as new WHO Director-General

World Health Assembly: Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected as new WHO Director-General

Dr Adhanom succeeds China's Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007.

Death toll reaches 72 in Ethiopia landfill collapse

The death toll has risen to 72 after Saturday's collapse of a mountain of garbage in a landfill outside Ethiopia's capital, state broadcaster EBC reported today.

Dump landslide killed 46 people in Ethiopia

Dump landslide killed 46 people in Ethiopia

A landslide on Sunday killed at least 46 people at a waste dump outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Kuwait executes prince, six others convicted of murder

Kuwait hanged seven people at its central prison on Wednesday, including a prince in the ruling Al-Sabah family, according to a statement carried by state news agency KUNA.

8 fun facts of New Year

Without more ado, let's start with the fun facts of New Year which can make your jaws drop!

Miruts Yifter, Ethiopian running legend, dies at 72

Miruts Yifter, Ethiopian running legend, dies at 72

His 5,000 and 10,000 metres double at the 1980 Moscow Olympics inspired a generation of runners, most notably Haile Gebrselassie.

Ethiopia makes 11,000 state of emergency arrests: State TV

Ethiopia makes 11,000 state of emergency arrests: State TV

Ethiopia has been in political crisis for around a year with frequent outbreaks of violence as authorities have brutally cracked down on anti-government demonstrators.

1,000 Ethiopian migrants escape detention centre in south Yemen

Around 1,000 Ethiopian migrants escaped a detention centre in south Yemen on Wednesday with the help of their guards, a security official said.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency following months of violent anti-government protests

Ethiopia declares state of emergency following months of violent anti-government protests

Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on Sunday following months of violent anti-government protests, according to an official statement.

Protests hit Ethiopia after stampede deaths

Protests broke out in some areas of Ethiopia`s Oromiya region on Monday, a day after dozens of people were killed in a stampede at a religious festival sparked by a bid by police to quell demonstrations, witnesses said.

Ethiopia mourns 52 killed in festival stampede

Ethiopia began three days of national mourning Monday for 52 people who were killed in a stampede at a religious festival after police clashed with anti-government protesters, according to state-controlled media.

Dozens of deaths during stampede at Ethiopia religious event

Dozens of deaths during stampede at Ethiopia religious event

Witnesses said people were crushed in nearby ditches as they tried to flee the chaos.

Unprecedented Ethiopia protests far from over: Analysts

Demonstrations began popping up in November 2015 in the Oromia region due to a government plan to expand the boundaries of Addis Ababa.

At least 90 protesters killed in Ethiopia, say residents, opposition

At least 90 protesters killed in Ethiopia, say residents, opposition

Unrest flared in Oromiya for several months until early this year over plans to allocate farmland surrounding the regional capital for development.  

China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China is sending its special envoy for Africa to the continent to help with efforts to resolve the political crisis in South Sudan, China`s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

Rescuers saved 366 migrants from rickety boats trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy.

Israel`s Netanyahu starts landmark Africa trip

Israel would provide African states with training in "domestic security" and health.