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5 months ago

Ethiopian prime minister dismisses reports of famine deaths

Almost 400 have died of starvation in Ethiopia’s Tigray and Amhara regions in recent months.
5 months ago
Displaced Tigrayans queue to receive food donated by local residents at a reception center for the internally displaced in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia on May 9, 2021.
8 months ago

Virginia teen honored for inventing potential skin cancer-treating soap

Heman Bekele created a potential skin cancer-treating soap when he was in middle school and is now being honored for his invention.
8 months ago
Heman Bekele won the title of America's Top Young Scientist for his potential skin-cancer-treating soap.
2 years ago

Ethiopians abroad celebrate Christmas with hope and angst after November cease-fire

Ethiopian Christmas, or Ganna, is celebrated on Jan. 7 by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and is a special time for Ethiopians at home and in the diaspora.
2 years ago
Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims hold candle during the Christmas celebration in Bete Mariam -- House of Mary -- monolithic Orthodox church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, on Jan. 7, 2023.
3 years ago

US pushes diplomacy, preps sanctions as Ethiopia launches new offensive in brutal war

The worsening fighting puts millions of lives at risk amid reports of famine-like conditions and severe food insecurity.
3 years ago
Ethiopian National Defence Forces soldiers train in the field of Dabat, northeast of the city of Gondar, Ethiopia, on Sept. 15, 2021.
3 years ago

Ethiopia conflict leaves diaspora in US fearing for families

ABC News’ Kenneth Moton reports on the deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, and how Ethiopian Americans are responding to the humanitarian crisis.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Ethiopia conflict leaves diaspora in US fearing for families
3 years ago

Biden addresses Ethiopia's Tigray crisis amid looming famine, 'large-scale abuses'

President Joe Biden addressed Ethiopia's Tigray crisis amid looming famine, "large-scale abuses."
3 years ago
Refugee children, who fled the Ethiopia's Tigray conflict, wait in a line for a food distribution by Muslim Aid at the Um Raquba refugee camp in Sudan's eastern Gedaref state, Dec. 12, 2020.
3 years ago

US restricting visas, aid over conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region

The United States is now restricting visas for those accused of fueling the grinding war in Ethiopia's Tigray region.
3 years ago
People mourn the victims of a massacre allegedly perpetrated by Eritrean Soldiers, at the house of Beyenesh Tekleyohannes, in the village of Dengolat, North of Mekele, the capital of Tigray on Feb. 26, 2021.
3 years ago

US raising alarm over 'deteriorating' humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region

The Biden administration is voicing concern about the reported atrocities committed in Ethiopia's Tigray region and continued challenges for aid organizations responding.
3 years ago
A woman walks in front of a damaged house which was shelled as federal-aligned forces entered the city, in Wukro, north of Mekele, on March 1, 2021. - Every phase of the four-month-old conflict in Tigray has brought suffering to Wukro, a fast-growing transport hub once best-known for its religious and archaeological sites.
4 years ago

Ethiopia's hidden war in Tigray reflects decades of unresolved ethnic tensions

A deadly conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region between federal troops and regional forces threatens to slide the country back into instability and ethnic violence.
4 years ago
A Tigrayan woman who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region prays after Sunday Mass ends at a nearby church in the Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Nov. 29, 2020.
5 years ago

Nobel Peace Prize winner says Ethiopia is 'readied' for war

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, prime minister Abiy Ahmed, says Ethiopia is 'readied' for war, 11 days after the award.
5 years ago
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses members of parliament at the Parliament building, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  Oct. 22, 2019. Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister warned that if there's a need to go to war over a dam project disputed with Egypt his country could ready millions of people, but he says only negotiation can resolve the deadlock.
5 years ago

Cockpit voice recording downloaded from doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight

French authorities announced the audio was recovered Saturday.
5 years ago
French authorities successfully recovered audio from the cockpit voice recorder for doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
5 years ago

New details emerge about Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight's final moments

Analysis of the flight recordings from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 began early Friday morning in Paris. The plane crashed on Sunday in Ethiopia.
5 years ago
Mourners visit the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 on March 14, 2019, in Ejere, Ethiopia.