124 years ago, Ethiopia defeated the Italian army at the Battle of Adwa

124 years ago, Ethiopia defeated the Italian army at the Battle of Adwa

On the first day of March 124 years ago, traditional warriors, farmers and pastoralists as well as women defeated a well-armed Italian army in the northern town of Adwa in Ethiopia. The... Read more »
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Dr Catherine Hamlin celebrates 60 years in Ethiopia

Sixty years ago this week, gynaecologist Catherine Hamlin left Sydney and travelled to Ethiopia with her husband Reg. They were supposed to be there for three years. It became a lifetime of... Read more »
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Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

28 years later, Ethiopia’s ruling party must end impunity for human rights abuses

By Fisseha Tekle  A loud explosion shook the ground in the early afternoon of 28 May 1991. It was followed by a massive fire visible from afar. Half an hour later, the... Read more »
Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa Wins Boston Marathon

After years of repression, Ethiopia’s media is free — and fanning the flames of ethnic tension

ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia —From a collection of modest offices in a half-empty high rise, one ofEthiopia’s most prominent journalists publishes his weekly paper with astaff of just four. The country has imprisonedU.S.-educated... Read more »
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Ethiopian Airlines reopens Moscow route after 27 years

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Airlines on Monday resumed flightsto Moscow after a gap of 27 years stretching back to the demise of theSoviet Union, which saw relations with Moscow dive. “Moscow... Read more »
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After 20 Years of Silence, Strangers in Ethiopia and Eritrea Call to Say Hello

By Megan Specia | NYT “I don’t know you, you don’t know me, but I am from Ethiopia and I am so excited to talk to you.” That was the message Roman... Read more »
Ethiopian Airlines marks 20 years of service connecting Washington to Africa

Ethiopian Airlines marks 20 years of service connecting Washington to Africa

nazret.com – Ethiopian Airlines, the most profitable and largest airline in Africa by revenue, marks 20 years of service between Washington Dulles and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopian airlines first inaugural flight to... Read more »
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Canadian freed after 11 years in an Ethiopian jail calls for inquiry into Ottawa’s response

OTTAWA—A Canadian man who was jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years is calling for an investigation into the federal government’s handling of his case, which began as he fled war-ravaged Somalia in... Read more »
After years of unrest, Ethiopians are riding an unlikely wave of hope. Will it last?

After years of unrest, Ethiopians are riding an unlikely wave of hope. Will it last?

People gather for the rally of Ethiopia’s new prime minister in Ambo on April 11. (Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images) By Paul Schemm | Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — When Ethi­o­pia’s prime minister resigned... Read more »
Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict, 20 years on: Brothers still at war

Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict, 20 years on: Brothers still at war

An Eritrean soldier looks across the closed border towards Ethiopia from his post in Serha, Eritria [AP] By Awol K Allo The Ethiopian-Eritrean War of 1998-2000 erupted 20 years ago today, when... Read more »