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Pope Francis urges talks to resolve dispute over Ethiopia’s Blue Nile dam

Pope Francis has urged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to continue talks to resolve their years-long dispute over a massive dam Ethiopia is building on...

Egypt urges UN to intervene in dispute over Ethiopia’s Nile river dam

Egypt wants the United Nations Security Council to “undertake its responsibilities” and prevent Ethiopia from starting to fill its massive, newly built hydroelectric dam...

Talks to resume in bid to resolve row over Ethiopia’s Nile river dam

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia said talks would continue later this week to resolve their dispute over a Nile dam Ethiopia is constructing, even as...

Poachers carry out ‘mass killing’ of six elephants in one day in Ethiopia to remove tusks

At least six elephants were killed in a single day by poachers in Ethiopia last week, wildlife officials said, the largest such slaughter in...

Malaria control success in Africa ‘at risk from spread of multi-drug resistance’

Malaria control in Africa is at risk from the spread of multi-drug resistance, scientists say. A genomic study of malaria parasites on the continent found...

Ethiopia aiming for tree-planting world record in move against deforestation

Ethiopians planted more than 200 million trees today, which officials stated will be a world record. The ambitious initiative of prime minister Abiy Ahmed aims...

Ethiopians hold mass funeral ceremony for plane crash victims

Thousands of Ethiopians have attended a mass funeral ceremony in the country’s capital, a week after a plane crash killed 157 people. Some victims’ relatives...

Boeing 737 Max 8 grounded after Ethiopian Airlines crash

US plane maker Boeing is facing pressure to guarantee the safety of its 737 Max 8 aircraft after the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed...

‘Several dozen killed’ in Ethiopia religious event stampede

Several dozen people have died in a stampede in Ethiopia after a religious celebration turned into an anti-government protest that led police to fire...

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Nokia says it has been asked by Nasa to build the first mobile communications network on the moon. The Finnish telecommunications equipment maker said on...

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Brexit: Barnier says EU willing to intensify stalled trade talks

Brussels is prepared to “intensify” trade talks, European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said as the UK declared the process over unless there was a...
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