ETHIOPIA, June 15: The northern highlands of Ethiopia became a global byword for famine in the mid-1980s, when drought and conflict combined to create a disaster that killed as many as one million people. Now hunger is stalking the Tigray region again, and a senior UN official alleges that starvation is being used as a weapon of war.
DANSHA, Nov 9: Ethiopia’s leader sought to reassure the world on Monday that his country was not heading for civil war despite an escalating military offensive against the restive Tigray region where security sources say hundreds have died in recent days.
ADDIS ABABA, Nov 7: Ethiopian jets bombed the Tigray region on Friday and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pledged more air strikes in the escalating conflict amid reports that Tigrayan forces had seized control of federal military sites and weapons.
ADDIS ABABA, June 23: Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot, the prime minister’s press secretary told Reuters on Sunday, hours after a failed coup attempt was reported in a federal state north of the capital.
ADDIS ABABA/WASHINGTON, March 18: Ethiopia said on Sunday the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people had “clear similarities” with October’s Lion Air crash, revealed by initial analysis of the black boxes recovered from the wreckage of the March 10 disaster.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI, March 11: China’s aviation regulator on Monday grounded nearly 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by its airlines, more than a quarter of the global fleet of the jets, after a deadly crash of one of the planes in Ethiopia.
CARACAS, Aug 23: Ethiopia has become the first African country to build a fully dedicated waste-to-energy facility. Called the Reppie project, it was launched by President Mulatu Teshome, along with a host of other high-ranking government officials.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Minister for Population and Environment Mithila Chaudhary has left here for Ethiopia to attend a meeting of environment ministers of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group affected by climate change to take place in Addis Ababa there.
BISHOFTU, Ethiopia, Oct 2: Several people were killed in a stampede near the Ethiopian capital on Sunday after police fired tear gas at protesters during a religious festival, according to an AFP photographer at the scene.