Category Archives: East Africa

Ethiopian Migrant Heading to Britain Dies After Getting run Down Near France’s Calais Jungle

An Ethiopian man has died after being hit by a lorry near Calais as hundreds of migrants desperate to reach Britain return to the French… Continue reading

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Somalia Upper Parliament Appoints Speaker, Presidential Election set for Jan. 24

Somalia’s Upper House of parliament has elected its speaker on Sunday, the last major step toward holding the presidential election that has been delayed several… Continue reading

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Europe’s Big Football Teams Fighting to Sign Eritrean-Swedish Prodigy Alexander Isak

Borussia Dortmund is set to complete the signing of AIK’s highly rated teenager Alexander Isak for €10m (£8.65m). The 17-year-old, who became Sweden’s youngest ever… Continue reading

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South Sudan Says its not Afraid of Ethiopia, has Nothing to Explain After Recent Meetings with Egypt

South Sudanese officials have stepped up their rhetoric against Ethiopia in what analysts see as a crucial moment in the relations between the two countries.… Continue reading

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Kenenisa Bekele Gets Injured but Ethiopian Athletes Dominate Dubai Marathon in Both Men and Women’s Division

Tamirat Tola from Ethiopia won the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon with a timing of 2:04:11sec in the men’s race while Worknesh Degefa Debele, also from… Continue reading

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Somali Arrest 6 Teenage Boys for Gang-Raping 16-Year-Old and Posting the Video on Facebook

The gang rape of a 16-year-old Somali girl has sparked outrage after a video clip of the incident went viral on social media.
According to… Continue reading

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Egyptian Lawyers Seek to Repeal 2015 Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Deal Between Addis Ababa, Cairo, and Khartoum

A group of Egyptian lawyers and political activists are preparing a lawsuit to challenge a March 2015 preliminary deal agreed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah… Continue reading

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Tension Rises in Gondar and Bahir Dar Over Ethiopian Orthodox Church Celebrations of Epiphany (Timket)

Tensions are high in Ethiopia’s north-western cities of Gondar and Bahir Dar ahead of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Epiphany (Timket) celebrations that begin this evening… Continue reading

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Ethiopians, Eritreans, and Somalis Among 180 Migrants who Drowned Found Off Libya’s Coast

Up to 180 people were feared dead in the latest shipwreck of a migrant boat off the Libyan coasts, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)… Continue reading

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Ethiopian Man Stabs His 3-Year-Old Daughter in the Chest and Back Then Confesses to Police

A 49-year-old man brutally stabbed his three-year-old child before handing himself over to police in Spain’s Benifaio, Valencia Province.
The shocking incident took place around… Continue reading

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