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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to meet in US over Nile dam dispute

Dec. 3, 2019 1:37 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says officials from the three Nile basin countries will meet in the U.S. to “assess the results” of their recent negotiations about Ethiopia’s soon-to-be-finished mega-dam project, which Cairo says threatens its water supply. Tuesday’s statement by...

Ethiopia says its 1st satellite will launch next month

Nov. 22, 2019 9:05 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials say the country will launch its first ever satellite next month. It is the latest example of space ambitions by several African nations. The satellite was built in China and will be launched from a site there. Ethiopia's Innovation and Technology Minister...

Passenger on Ethiopian Airlines flight held after bomb claim

Nov. 21, 2019 11:17 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian Airlines flight in Burundi was disrupted when a man locked himself in a bathroom on the plane and claimed to have a bomb, a passenger and authorities said Thursday. Sally Hayden in a Twitter post cited local police as saying they eventually broke down the door and...

Egypt FM says US to host talks on Nile dispute next month

Oct. 29, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's foreign minister says the U.S. will host talks over a growing water dispute over Ethiopia's soon-to-be-finished Blue Nile dam, which Egypt claims threatens its water supply. Sameh Shoukry told reporters Tuesday that the Trump administration has invited representatives from Cairo, Addis...

Deadly Ethiopia unrest poses fresh challenge to Nobel winner

Oct. 24, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed faced the most serious political challenge of his short rule Thursday as officials said dozens of people might be dead in two days of unrest caused by tensions between security forces and the country's most...

Ethiopia's Nobel-winning leader launches million-copy book

Oct. 19, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister is launching a book of his ideology, with one million copies already printed. Saturday's launch again raised concerns among some in the East African nation that a cult of personality could spring up around Prime Minister Abiy...

Ethiopia's reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

Oct. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival have been praised as an inspiration to the continent and a hopeful counterpoint to strongman movements far beyond it. Now the task for...

Ethiopian Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Senegal

Oct. 8, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An airport official in Senegal says an Ethiopian Airlines plane made an emergency landing at the international airport outside the capital Dakar after an engine caught fire after takeoff. Blaise Diagne International Airport spokesman Tidiane Tamba told The Associated Press that the...

Airline went into records after Max crash, engineer says

Oct. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines' former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption that included fabricating...