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Ethiopia protests US ambassador's speech after he calls for release of political prisoners

May. 16, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia lodged a complaint Thursday over statements by the U.S. ambassador after he said the release of political prisoners could help the country engage in a productive dialogue and that detaining critics won't resolve the country's issues. The Foreign...

FIFA wants global standard for punishing racist abuse and urges players to use crossed hands sign

May. 16, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA wants all 211 national federations to make racist abuse a disciplinary offense, and designate a crossed hands gesture by victims to alert referees to abuse. Soccer's world body on Thursday detailed the tougher and more unified approach it wants to take to tackle...

Over 7 million people in South Sudan likely to face acute food insecurity between now, July, UN says

Apr. 30, 2024 23:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 7 million people in South Sudan are expected to face acute food insecurity or worse during “the lean season” between now and July, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organizations said in a report Tuesday. The FAO said the highest prevalence of acute...

EU tightens visa requirements for Ethiopians over a lack of government cooperation on deportations

Apr. 29, 2024 09:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced on Monday that it is tightening visa requirements for people from Ethiopia, accusing the government there of a failure to cooperate in taking back citizens found to be living illegally in the 27-nation bloc. EU headquarters said the time...

Donors pledge $630 million for conflict-hit Ethiopia but fall far short of $1 billion needed

Apr. 16, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A United Nations-backed gathering raised pledges of almost $630 million for Ethiopia's humanitarian crisis on Tuesday but fell short of the $1 billion sought to help feed and support millions of people facing conflict and climate change in Africa's second most populous...

Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma wins Boston Marathon in runaway. Kenya's Hellen Obiri repeats in women's race

Apr. 15, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sisay Lemma scorched the first half of the Boston Marathon course on Monday, setting a record pace to build a lead of more than half of a mile. Then the weather heated up, and the 34-year-old Ethiopian slowed down. After running alone for most of the...

Your morning coffee may be more than a half million years old

Apr. 15, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

That coffee you slurped this morning? It’s 600,000 years old. Using genes from coffee plants around the world, researchers built a family tree for the world's most popular type of coffee, known to scientists as Coffea arabica and to coffee lovers simply as “arabica.” ...

Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia wins the Boston Marathon in a blistering pace. He finished in an unofficial 2:06:17

Apr. 15, 2024 12:01 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia wins the Boston Marathon in a blistering pace. He finished in an unofficial 2:06:17.

Three killed in Ethiopia shootout as regional rebellions spill into the capital

Apr. 12, 2024 09:58 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A shootout between militiamen and police officers killed three people Friday in the Ethiopian capital in a rare case of the country's many regional rebellions spilling into the city. The violence occurred near Millenium Hall in Addis Ababa’s downtown as...

Ethiopia's rights body calls for investigation into the killing of a prominent opposition figure

Apr. 10, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s state-appointed rights commission on Wednesday called for an investigation into the killing of a prominent opposition figure recently released from prison. Bate Urgessa was gunned down on Tuesday night in his hometown of Meki in Oromia,...