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Ethiopia protesters target foreign investments

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Anti-government protesters in Ethiopia have turned their anger on foreigners, torching tourist resorts and foreign-owned factories in the restive Oromia region, local media reported Friday. At least 11 companies, including textile and plastic factories, were torched in recent days in the town of Sebeta …

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American killed in Ethiopia as protests surge after stampede

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | An American woman was killed by a rock thrown in a town outside the Ethiopian capital, the US embassy said Wednesday, as anti-government anger sparked fresh protests after a deadly stampede. Protesters stoned the vehicle the woman was travelling in as demonstrations sprung up …

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PROTEST: 52 dead in Ethiopia festival stampede

Bishoftu, Ethiopia | AFP | Fifty-two people died on Sunday at a religious festival in Ethiopia to celebrate the end of the rainy season after police fired tear gas at protesters triggering a stampede. Violence broke out at the gathering in the town of Bishoftu near the capital Addis Ababa …

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US flower grower quits Ethiopia after arson attack

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  A US-based company has pulled out of Ethiopia after anti-government protesters attacked its flower farm causing 10 million euros in damage, and triggering job losses in the country and The Netherlands, a spokesman said Tuesday. Flower growers and exporters Esmeralda Farms began operations in …

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Ayana smashes 10,000m world record, Chekwel collapses

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana smashed one of the longest-held records in athletics here Friday to win the 10,000m and claim the first gold of the Olympic track and field competition. The 24-year-old pulled away from the field midway through the race and never let …

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Sudan issues flood warning as Nile rises

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese authorities on Wednesday warned people living near the banks of the Nile to be wary of flooding, after two weeks of heavy rainfall killed dozens across the country. Authorities said water levels were rising on the Blue Nile along border with Ethiopia after continuous …

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Ethiopia ready to send more peacekeepers to S.Sudan

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP Ethiopia said Friday it was ready to send more soldiers to strengthen the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. “We’re more than willing to take on our part of responsibility in restoring calm in South Sudan,” said government spokesman Getachew Reda. “We hope and expect …

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