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The Great Run: Image builder and development engine

The first edition of the Great Ethiopian Run was held on November 25, 2001 with ten thousand participants. Comparing it to the celebrated great runs of other countries, the...

Arrests and ‘corruption’: Inside Saudi Arabia’s business affairs

Businessman Mohamed al-Amoudi, the second richest man in Saudi Arabia according to Forbes magazine, was among the elite players recently arrested by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s new anti-corruption...
Eshetu Alemu is accused of ordering the execution of 75 people during Ethiopia's "Red Terror"

Ethiopia ‘Red Terror’ suspect in court plea

A man accused of being responsible for unleashing a "Red Terror" on Ethiopia has delivered an impassioned speech in a Dutch court where he is being tried for alleged...
Two construction workers in Koye, the largest condominium site under construction outside Addis Abeba. Photograph: Charlie Rosser

Addis has run out of space’: Ethiopia’s radical redesign

Wrapped in a white shawl and sporting a wide-brimmed cowboy hat, Haile stares out at his cattle as they graze in a rocky patch of grass. “My family and...

Migrant crisis: ‘I was sold three times by slave traders’

Harun Ahmed is one of thousands of young Ethiopians who have attempted the journey across the Sahara to Libya - and from there to Europe. He eventually made it to...

Images of traditional lives of indigenous Ethiopian tribes shared by photographer

French photographer Eric Lafforgue has captured some stunning photography during a trip to rural Ethiopia. While there, he spent time with indigenous tribespeople, catching a glimpse into their culture...

Ethiopia Plans to Close 27 Refugee Camps

The government of Ethiopia says it will close all 27 refugee camps in its territory over the next 10 years and integrate residents into local communities. “There will be a...
Ethiopia’s industrial parks attracting export-oriented foreign companies

Ethiopia’s industrial parks attracting export-oriented foreign companies

Ethiopia’s three recently inaugurated Chinese-built industrial parks are attracting export-oriented foreign companies to the east African country’s textile and apparel production setting. The three industrial parks, Hawassa, Mekelle and Kombolcha,...
Erta Ale - New Lava Lake (Earth of Fire) - Photo By Francis BALLAND - 18/12/2017

Erta Ale – Earth of Fire (New Lava Lake)

Watch our video to witness one of Erta Ale volcano's most spectacular and intense eruptive phases in decades. https://youtu.be/ExvXqYMCpP4  

Djibouti Offers 45% Discount for Services in Doraleh Multipurpose Port

The Government of Djibouti has announced a 45 percent price reduction in all port services in the newly built Doraleh Multipurpose Port. The reduction of price will be applicable in...

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Ethnic Identity and National Loyalty – Conflicting Direction

In Ethiopia, people are no more afraid to talk. To be precise, they do talk inside their homes and cars, or in the backrooms...
Akon in Ethiopia to mark 122nd anniversary of Battle of Adwa

Akon in Ethiopia to mark 122nd anniversary of Battle of Adwa

Senegalese-born – United States pop star, Akon, is in Ethiopia as part of events to celebrate the infamous Battle of Adwa which happened 122...
Hailu Mergia at home: ‘The Lady Is a Tramp – I love that one! My favourite is old jazz.’ Photograph: Sait Serkan Gurbuz for the Guardian

Hailu Mergia: the Ethiopian jazz legend who jams in his taxi

He fled his native country with his group, the Walias Band, in 1981 and now drives a cab in Washington DC, in which he...