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Ethiopia: Pilots miss airport runway after falling asleep

Two pilots fell asleep at 37,000ft, missing an airport runway before waking to safely land the plane, an aviation publication says. Air traffic tried to contact them after they overshot the point of descent into Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa airport. The pilots eventually woke up and landed the plane on its second approach, the Aviation Herald […]

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Ethiopia completes third filling of Blue Nile mega-dam reservoir

Ethiopia has completed the third filling of its mega-dam reservoir on the Blue Nile, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced, a development that could raise further tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan. The announcement on Friday comes a day after Ethiopia said it had launched power production from the second turbine at the Grand […]

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Ethiopia braces for all out war as rebel forces advance towards country’s capital Addis Ababa

A year after fighting began in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, rebel forces are now advancing on the country’s capital as the authorities urge citizens to mobilize. The government declared a six-month state of emergency on Tuesday, days after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and authorities in Addis Ababa told Ethiopians to take up arms to defend […]

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Torrential rains trigger flash floods in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, 7 dead

Flash flooding kills at least seven people in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa after torrential rains, officials say. Firefighters waded through brown water to inspect flooded houses and in one instance walking through sludge with a stretcher to remove a body. Houses and cars were submerged by the waters after the downpour which pelted several […]

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Violent demonstrations following death of Ethiopian singer killed over 239

The deadly demonstrations in Ethiopia following the murder of a popular singer from the Oromo ethnic group has risen to 239. The Oromia police have detained at least 3,500 people amid the violence. Hachalu Hundessa, 34, was shot dead on June 29 while he was driving on the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa. The […]