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Stung by the pandemic, Ethiopia boosts health budget 46%: PM

12 October 2020, 1:30 PM

Ethiopia has raised its health budget by 46% this year after the coronavirus crisis exposed the need for more equipment, facilities and personnel, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Monday.

Ethiopia bans flights over dam for security reasons: Aviation chief

5 October 2020, 7:40 PM

Ethiopia has banned all flights over its giant new hydropower dam on the Blue Nile for security reasons, the head of its civil aviation authority said on Monday.

Ethiopia’s Kitata sprints to London Marathon win as Kipchoge suffers rare defeat

5 October 2020, 5:00 AM

Ethiopian Shura Kitata outsprinted Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba to win a thrilling London Marathon on Sunday as a stunned world record holder Eliud Kipchoge faded late in the race to suffer his first defeat since 2013.

Ethiopia charges suspects in killing of popular singer with terrorism

2 October 2020, 5:08 PM

Ethiopia on Friday filed terrorism charges against four suspects over the killing of a popular political singer whose death ignited protests in which more than 178 people were killed, a spokesman for the attorney general told Reuters.

Ethiopia region arrests 503 on feared violence at weekend festival

2 October 2020, 4:07 PM

Police in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region have arrested 503 people on accusations they planned to cause violence during an annual thanksgiving festival this weekend and seized guns and hand grenades, the state-run news agency reported.

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