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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 […]