Latest Ethiopia News

Ethiopia: Egypt's Nile dam proposal is against 'sovereignty'

Sep. 20, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's foreign ministry in a sharply worded statement Friday dismissed Egypt's latest proposal on a massive Nile River dam project as "against the sovereignty of Ethiopia." The statement came shortly after Egypt said a new round of talks over the filling and operation of...

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

Sep. 19, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible to see who is...

Sudan's new PM meets with Egyptian president in Cairo

Sep. 18, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Wednesday met with Sudan's newly appointed prime minister before heading to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Abdalla Hamdok discussed bilateral relations, according to a statement from the Egyptian presidency. Ties between...

Egypt says no progress in talks over Ethiopia's Nile dam

Sep. 16, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says a new round of talks over a soon-to-be-finished Nile River dam being built by Ethiopia have failed to achieve progress. Monday's statement by the Egyptian Irrigation Ministry says the two-day talks with Ethiopia and Sudan did not touch on "technical aspects" of the $5 billion Grand...

Egypt says no 'breakthrough' with Ethiopia over Nile dam

Sep. 15, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday said negotiations over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia have not led to any "breakthrough." Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told reporters that talks over the $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam had stopped for more than a year before restarting in Cairo...

Ethiopia releases Lebanese businessman held since last week

Sep. 15, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese Foreign Ministry says Ethiopia has released a Lebanese businessman who had been detained in the African nation since last week. The ministry said Sunday that Hassan Jaber will head from Ethiopia to the African nation of Gabon and later will return to Lebanon. On Friday, the...

Lebanese-American to be prosecuted for working for Israel

Sep. 13, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese-American man was referred Friday to prosecutors after confessing he'd worked for Israel during its occupation of Lebanon for nearly two decades, a Lebanese security agency said. Amer Fakhoury was detained after returning to his native Lebanon from the United States earlier this...

Relatives of passengers killed in Boeing crash protest in DC

Sep. 10, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

Families of the passengers who died in one of the Boeing 737 Max crashes lobbied Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday to slow what they consider a rush to let the plane fly again. Two of the relatives who took part in the two-hour meeting in Washington said Chao promised that the government will take...

Egypt wants Sudan off US terror list

Sep. 9, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's foreign minister on Monday called for more support for neighboring Sudan's new civilian-led government, including getting it off the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism. The U.S. named Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1993. In one of its last acts, the Obama...

Ethiopian church-affiliated group urges action against gays

Sep. 8, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the country. Speaking at a conference Sunday in Addis Ababa, the capital, Dereje Negash of the Orthodox Church group dedicated to an Ethiopian saint, said...