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Record-setting pace as over 9 million displaced from homes around globe so far in 2017: report

Lena Gunja, 10, originally from Congo

The Philippines, Ethiopia, the Central African Republic and other African and Middle Eastern nations have witnessed hundreds of thousands of conflict-driven internal displacements in 2017 as well.

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More survivors, remains of deceased African migrants found on Yemen beach, says UN agency

Shallow graves of 29 of the migrants in Yemen

Over the past three days, the UN migration agency has found more survivors and victims' remains from last week's tragedy – when hundreds of migrants were forced from two boats into the sea off the coast of Yemen.

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Corruption Is Holding Back Democracy and Prosperity in Ethiopia

Democracy and Prosperity in Ethiopia

Little remains of democracy in Ethiopia, especially since the hardening (beginning in 2015) of enforcement of laws that repress political opposition, tighten control of civil society, suppress independent media, and control online activity.

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U.S. expands food, health aid to Ethiopia, Kenya amid crisis

USAID Gives Ethiopia $246 Million

USAID, the U.S. government's humanitarian relief agency, said in a statement that it had provided $137 million in aid for Ethiopia and nearly $33 million for Kenya.

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Vision Ethiopia and ESAT Fourth Conference Third and final call for papers

Vision Ethiopia

Vision Ethiopia, an independent network of Ethiopian scholars and professionals, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT), is pleased to announce that the Fourth Conference will be held in Washington D.C. on September 23 and 24, 2017.

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Shops close in Ethiopian capital over tax dispute

Shops close in Addis Ababa

Shops closed their doors in Addis Ababa’s largest market on Tuesday in protest at a recent hike in business taxes, bringing anger over the policy to the nation’s capital.

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Ethiopia anti-tax protests spread

Tax hike strike in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

More aggressive forms of protest have been recorded in Ambo city, the site of some of the bloodiest anti-government protests in 2016.

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Ethiopian worker commits suicide at south Lebanon employment agency

Policemen patrol the coastal highway of the southern city of Sidon

Earlier this month, an Ethiopian domestic worker was found hung from the branch of a tree in the south Lebanon border town of Blida in Marjayoun.

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Amnesty expires for undocumented Ethiopian residents in Saudi Arabia

undocumented Ethiopian residents in Saudi Arabia

The three-month amnesty was an opportunity for Ethiopians to leave the country without paying fees or fines; and be imprisoned or deported for violating their visas by overstaying or switching jobs.

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Twenty-six Ethiopians arrested in Karonga for illegal entry into Malawi

Some of the illegal Ethiopian immigrants sitting in the corridor at the Gwanda prosecution office

Police in Karonga on Monday, arrested 26 men who are believed to be Ethiopian citizens, for entering into Malawi without travelling documents.

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Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia

Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia

In the drought ravaged town of Warder, the hundreds of displaced families crowding a ramshackle camp say handouts of rice and sugar are becoming less frequent.

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Ethiopia: Al-Shabaab Kill 31 and Take Hostages in Somalia’s Capital

Shabab took responsibility for the violence

Militants began an assault in the capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday evening with a car bombing at the gates of a hotel popular with foreigners, and continued with gunfire at a nearby restaurant.

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Temperature changes make it easier for malaria to climb the Ethiopian highlands

Malaria is a climate sensitive disease

The highlands of Ethiopia are home to the majority of the country's population, the cooler climate serving as a natural buffer against malaria transmission.

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Ethiopia: Salva Kiir’s “NO SHOW” at IGAD summit worries regional leaders

President of the Republic of South Sudan

Regional leaders of Inter Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) are quietly and increasingly worried that president Salva Kiir’s no show at a summit.

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General Election 2017: The Maidenhead candidate from Islington who made Theresa May’s night even more awkward

Yemi wore a t-shirt with ‘Free Andy Tsege’ printed on it and shook hands with May.

Yemi Hailemariam, of St John Street, Finsbury, stood in Ms May’s constituency to raise awareness of Andy’s continued illegal imprisonment in Ethiopia, and the Prime Minister’s perceived inaction in getting him home.

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Ethiopia: 5K Walking for Autism in New York City

Walking for Autism in New York City

The Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistance Association (ECMAA) once again had Organized the 5K Walk for Autism in collaboration of local religious organizations in the metropolitan NYC area.

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Ethiopia warns emergency drought aid to run out next month

Ethiopia's government is appealing for $948 million from the international community

Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people hit by severe drought by the end of this month, the government and humanitarian groups said.

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40 Ethiopians arrested in Kenya for being in the country illegally

Police have arrested 40 Ethiopians in Kayole for being in the country illegally.

The men, aged between 10 and 25 years, could not speak English or Kiswahili, but told police through a translator that they were headed for South Africa.

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Ethiopia’s headline inflation rises to 8.7 pct in May: statistics office

A shop owner poses for a photograph at the Mercato market in Addis Ababa December 16, 2015.

Ethiopia's year-on-year inflation rose to 8.7 percent in May from 8.6 percent in April, driven by a surge in both food and non-food costs, the statistics office said on Wednesday.

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UNDP launches new governance programme for Ethiopia

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The programme, costing an estimated USD 40 million, is expected to further advance good governance and deeply embed democratic principles at all levels across the country.

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