2021 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery winners announced today

2021 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery winners announced today

The 2021 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery winners will be announced today, Saturday, June 6. Starting at 7:00 PM local time (East Africa Time). DV-2021 entrants will be able to visit https://dvprogram.state.gov/ to... Read more »
6 elephants killed by poachers in single day in Ethiopia

6 elephants killed by poachers in single day in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — At least six elephants were killed in a single day by poachers in Ethiopia last week, wildlife officials said, the largest such slaughter in memory in the East African nation.... Read more »
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Ethiopian migrants head home after brush with death in Mozambique

Ethiopian migrants head home after brush with death in Mozambique

Addis Ababa (AFP) – As the truck travelled south, Yosef Moliso and the other Ethiopian migrants trapped inside its sealed cargo container pounded on the walls for help while struggling to breathe.... Read more »
Ethiopia defends plan to begin filling Nile dam

Ethiopia defends plan to begin filling Nile dam

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopia sees no reason to delay filling its controversial mega-dam despite warnings from Egypt that such a move could destabilise the region, according to a letter from Ethiopia’s... Read more »
Ethiopia is entering constitutional limbo

Ethiopia is entering constitutional limbo

Economist Even in normal times Ethiopia’s plans to hold national elections in August would have been fraught with uncertainty. Would they be free and fair? Would they help restore peace to a country... Read more »
Sources: Ethiopian Forces in Somalia Shot Down Kenyan Plane

Sources: Ethiopian Forces in Somalia Shot Down Kenyan Plane

By Harun Maruf VOA – An Ethiopian anti-aircraft missile brought down the Kenyan plane that crashed in the Somali town of Bardale last week, killing six people on board, multiple sources have told... Read more »
Ethiopia jails former minister for corruption

Ethiopia jails former minister for corruption

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian court on Friday convicted a former cabinet minister on corruption charges and sentenced him to six years in prison. The conviction comes amid a push by... Read more »
Why Afeworki traveled to Ethiopia despite Covid-19 scare

Why Afeworki traveled to Ethiopia despite Covid-19 scare

Amidst the global crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki last week made an unexpected official visit to Ethiopia, becoming the first head of state to travel abroad during... Read more »
Ethiopia Ends Blanket Protection for Eritrean Refugees

Ethiopia Ends Blanket Protection for Eritrean Refugees

VOA News ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has stopped granting automatic asylum to Eritreans entering the country.  The United Nations and aid groups say the previously unannounced policy change, which went into place... Read more »
'Ethiopia is my home': Syrian chefs build new lives fuelled by shawarma

‘Ethiopia is my home’: Syrian chefs build new lives fuelled by shawarma

When Maetz Lebhar visited Ethiopia for a conference on dairy products in 2015, he did not expect to be calling the country his home within the space of a year. Attracted by... Read more »