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Flooding is seen from the air in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area in South Sudan, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Flooding has affected well over a million people across East Africa, another calamity threatening food security on top of a historic locust outbreak and the coronavirus pandemic. (Tetiana Gaviuk/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)

Flooding affects more than 1 million across East Africa

Sep. 18, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Flooding has affected well over a million people across East Africa, another calamity threatening food security on top of a historic locust outbreak and the coronavirus pandemic. The Nile River has hit its highest levels in a half-century under heavy seasonal rainfall, and large parts...

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. A U.S. House committee is questioning whether Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and if either organization will be willing to make significant changes to fix them. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Panel's report blasts Boeing, FAA for crashes, seeks reforms

Sep. 16, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

A House committee issued a scathing report Wednesday questioning whether Boeing and government regulators have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and whether either will be willing to make significant changes to fix them. Staff members from the Democrat-controlled Transportation...

Ethiopia opens facility to make coronavirus test kits

Sep. 13, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — With increasing cases of COVID-19, Ethiopia has opened a facility to produce kits to test for the coronavirus and says its researchers are working to develop and test a vaccine. The company producing the testing kits is a joint venture with a Chinese company, called BGI Health...

A girl wears a face mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus as she attends a prayer ceremony to mark the holiday of

Ethiopians mark the start of a new year after 'God's wrath'

Sep. 11, 2020 6:42 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians on Friday welcomed what many people around the world might like to see: the beginning of a new year. Following a calendar seven years behind the Gregorian one used by much of the world, Ethiopians marked the beginning of 2013. “The 2012 Ethiopian calendar is a...

Residents cast their votes in a local election in the regional capital Mekelle, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. People began voting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region on Wednesday in a local election defying the federal government and increasing political tensions in Africa's second most populous country. (AP Photo)

Ethiopian region votes, defying federal government and PM

Sep. 9, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — People voted Wednesday in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region in a local election defying the federal government and increasing political tensions in Africa's second most populous country. Tigray officials had warned that an intervention by the federal government would...

Ethiopian lawmakers call region's vote unconstitutional

Sep. 5, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia’s upper house of parliament on Saturday called elections planned next week in the northern Tigray region unconstitutional, amid a confrontation between the federal government and regional officials who have warned that any intervention amounts to a “declaration of...

Ethiopia thanks Saudi Arabia over migrants despite treatment

Sep. 3, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s government says it is “thankful” to Saudi Arabia for accepting Ethiopian migrants entering the country, but it is barely commenting on the squalid conditions they face in some Saudi detention centers, after a media report showed migrants crowded...

US suspends some aid to Ethiopia over dam dispute with Egypt

Sep. 2, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — On the guidance of President Donald Trump, the State Department said Wednesday the U.S. is suspending some aid to Ethiopia over the “lack of progress” in the country’s talks with Egypt and Sudan over a massive, disputed dam project it is completing on the Nile...

US, on Trump guidance, cuts some aid to Ethiopia over “lack of progress” in talks with Egypt, Sudan in Nile dam dispute

Sep. 2, 2020 1:10 PM EDT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — US, on Trump guidance, cuts some aid to Ethiopia over “lack of progress” in talks with Egypt, Sudan in Nile dam dispute.

Ethiopia seeks US clarification on reported aid cut over dam

Aug. 31, 2020 8:54 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian diplomat says his country has asked the United States for clarification on a report that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has approved cutting up to $130 million in aid to Ethiopia because of the country’s dispute with Egypt and Sudan over a massive dam it is...