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At least 23 die in weekend of Ethiopia ethnic violence, 200 arrested

At least 23 die in weekend of Ethiopia ethnic violence, 200 arrested

At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in the ethnic Oromo heartland near Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, police said ...

Ethiopia says Blue Nile Dam engineer's death a suicide

Ethiopia says Blue Nile Dam engineer's death a suicide

The head of Ethiopia's controversial project damming waters of the Blue Nile committed suicide, state media reported Friday.

Military helicopter crash kills 18 in Ethiopia

Military helicopter crash kills 18 in Ethiopia

A military helicopter crashed in Ethiopia's Oromiya region on Thursday and all 18 people aboard, including 15 soldiers, were killed, the state-affiliated news agency Fana said.

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budget help

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budget help

The World Bank will provide $1bn in direct budget support to Ethiopia in the next few months, the prime minister said on Saturday.

At least 40 killed by paramilitaries in eastern Ethiopia

At least 40 killed by paramilitaries in eastern Ethiopia

At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, in the latest spate of violence driven by ethnic divisions, a senior regional official said on Monday.

Internet in eastern Ethiopia shut down after regional violence

Internet in eastern Ethiopia shut down after regional violence

Authorities have shut off Internet access in eastern Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence there, residents said on Wednesday, a sign of the challenges facing reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in containing ethnic tensions in parts of the country.

Civilians killed, thousands displaced in eastern Ethiopia

Civilians killed, thousands displaced in eastern Ethiopia

Fighting in Ethiopia's volatile eastern Somali region over the weekend has left an unknown number of civilians dead and thousands displaced, the patriarch of Ethiopia's Orthodox church told state media on Monday.

Eritrean troops withdraw from Ethiopia border

Eritrean troops withdraw from Ethiopia border

Eritrea has pulled troops back from the heavily militarised border with Ethiopia as a "gesture of reconciliation" with its giant neighbour and long-time foe, the pro-government Eritrean Press agency said on its Facebook page.

First commercial flight in 20 years leaves Ethiopia for Eritrea

First commercial flight in 20 years leaves Ethiopia for Eritrea

The first commercial flight to Eritrea in two decades departed Wednesday from Addis Ababa after the two nations ended their bitter conflict in a whirlwind peace process.

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country's dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict.

Eritrea's president to visit Ethiopia on Saturday

Eritrea's president to visit Ethiopia on Saturday

The visit comes after an unexpected peace initiative from Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who visited Eritrea and signed a pact with Isaias on resuming ties.

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war 'has come to an end'

Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war 'has come to an end'

Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbours said in a joint statement on Monday, a day after their leaders held a historic meeting in Asmara.