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The moon is older than previously thought, pushing back the clock for when conditions on Earth were suitable for life, research published on Wednesday shows.
A new analysis of zircon fragments trapped in rock samples retrieved by the Apollo 14 …
Ethiopian Arrested in Scottish Airport with Suitcases Full of Khat Worth Over $12,000 Says its for a Family Party
An Ethiopian man has been jailed after being caught with two suitcases full of drugs, which he claimed were to be shared at a family gathering.
Agaadir Saleebaan, 44, of Leicester, was caught by officers at Edinburgh Airport after flying …
Police have arrested the heads of an Ethiopian telecom company and financial institution on suspicion of corruption.
The suspects include Abrham Guade, deputy manager and head of sourcing and facility division of Ethio-Telecom as well as Ephrem Mekuria, head of …
Mark Zuckerberg’s dream of gadgets that let humans read each other’s thoughts and communicate with brain waves may be moving closer to reality.
A secretive new research division that Facebook created last year is developing “brain-computer interface” technology …
Egypt’s foreign ministry said Ethiopia has released three Egyptian nationals detained for months during a recent wave of violent protests that left hundreds dead in the East African country.
The foreign ministry secured the three men’s release after a month-long …
Some 375 Ethiopians sentenced in Saudi Arabia have been granted clemency, according to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The clemency was granted following an appeal from Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome to King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al …
Astronomers studying a binary star system about 1,800 light years from the Sun say they are increasingly confident that the two stars will merge into a luminous red nova in about five years.
At its brightest, the spectacular explosion produced …
Ethiopia needs to “consolidate gains” after the deadly unrest last year before it can lift a state of emergency that was imposed in October, the prime minister said on Monday.
“As far as the date of lifting the state of …
Ethiopia earned around $872 million exclusively from foreign tourists during the first quarter of the current fiscal year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism disclosed.
Ethiopia’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, told the members of House of …
Ethiopia Creates Institution for the Public to Report Corruption, Plans to Make Officials Declare Their Assets
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has said his government would strengthen the measures it has been taking against high-ranking officials involved in corruption and rent-seeking practices.
The Premier made the remark on Monday during a press conference on current Ethiopian …
British Government Cancels £9 Million Funding for Ethiopian Pop Girl Band ‘Yegna’ After Public Outcry
British taxpayers will no longer fund Ethiopia’s version of the Spice Girls.
Admitting foreign aid could be spent better elsewhere, ministers pulled the plug on the five-strong girl band.
The pop group Yegna initially received £4 million as part of …
Egypt and Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry Ease Tensions Ahead of Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) Meeting With Sudan
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed Egyptian-Ethiopian bilateral relations on Tuesday with his Ethiopian counterpart Minister Workineh Gebeyehu, and congratulated him on becoming the country’s top diplomat.
According to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shoukry told …
The Federal High Court 19th Criminal Bench has sentenced 20 people to up to five years and six months in prison for trying to establish an Islamic state.
The Bench passed guilty verdicts on December 26, 2016, on the …
Following the in-depth reform program it carried out, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has taken measures against more than 640 members of its leaderships who committed misconduct.
Amanuel Amare, rural political affairs head at TPLF office, told ENA that …
About 130 people have been arrested on suspicion of corruption, said the Ethiopian Federal Police Commission.
They were arrested on suspicion of alleged corrupt practice in public procurement, housing and land development, banking and share companies -related activities as …
Source: Sudan Tribune
Eritrea has dismissed reports alleging that the Red Sea nation has leased the port town of Assab to the United Arab Emirates.
Recently the Beirut-based Arabic TV channel Al-mayadeen reported that the UAE had acquired a 30-year …
UK Police Investigating the Murder of Ethiopian Man Found With Multiple Stab Wounds in Bristol on Christmas Eve
Source: Bath Chronicle UK
The body of a 31-year-old man found in a rural village on the fringes of Bristol could have lain there for several days before it was discovered on Christmas Eve, police believe.
Detectives investigating the murder …
Ethiopia, one of five countries the IAAF says is in “critical care” over its drug-testing systems, will impose lifetime bans on drug cheats, the new president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) said on Wednesday.
The Horn of …
Source: ESAT News
A minibus full of passengers collided with a dump truck in Bora, 100 miles south of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, resulting in the death of all 14 passengers including the driver.
The minibus was traveling from Batu …
Source: The Independent UK
The Legatum Institute, a London-based research institute, released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world last Thursday.
Prosperity may mostly be used to talk about …
Source: Fox 5
Fairfax County police are investigating two homicides that happened less than two miles apart and are believed to be possibly connected.
Police say 22-year-old Henok Yohannes was found dead Thursday inside his Springfield home in the 6400 …
Ugandan Captain Arrested for Masterminding Plot to Kill, Rob Eritrean Businessman of 2 Million Euros
Source: Geeska Afrika
A Ugandan soldier has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of an Eritrean businessman with the intention of stealing two millon euros (Shs8 billion) from him.
Capt. Hakim Mangeni and his alleged accomplices; Mr …
Popular YouTube Star Accuses Delta Airlines of Ejecting Him Off a Flight for Speaking Arabic to His Mother
Source: Independent. UK
A man has claimed he was thrown off a Delta Airlines flight for speaking to his mother in Arabic.
YouTube star and serial prankster Adam Saleh, who has more than 1.6 million subscribers on his channel, posted …
Ethiopian Couple in the US Fined, Sentenced to 2 Years Probation for Tax Fraud and Arranged Marriage
Source: Associated Press
An Ethiopian husband and wife living as legal permanent residents of the U.S. have received two years probation for arranging a sham marriage so a relative could live legally in the country, and for tax fraud.
Source: Huffington Post
Tupac Shakur just earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, becoming the sixth hip-hop artist to be inducted, after Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and N.W.A.
The organization released …
Source: Middle East Monitor
The head of the Middle East Centre for Strategic and Legal Studies, Anwar Eshki, has denied media reports claiming that Saudi Arabia intends to finance the construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam.
Retired General Eshki told …
Source: Middle East Eye
Egyptian media lashed out at Saudi Arabia following a high-level Saudi delegation’s visit to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) during a trip to Ethiopia on Friday. Experts said the decision to visit the GERD was …
Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporate
About 9,800 suspects, who were arrested under the State of Emergency, will be released next Wednesday, said the Command Post established to oversee the implementation of the nationwide State of Emergency.
Siraj Fegessa, Secretariat of …
Source: National Geographic Australia
Also called chimaeras, ghost sharks are dead-eyed, wing-finned fish rarely seen by people. Relatives of sharks and rays, these deep-sea denizens split off from these other groups some 300 million years ago.
Even though ghost sharks …
Source: Associated Press
Human rights groups are asking the Ethiopian government to immediately disclose the whereabouts of a popular local journalist who has been behind bars since October 2014.
The Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia and DefendDefenders on Wednesday …
Ethiopian Doctors Remove 1kg of Cocaine From the Stomach of Nigerian Trafficker Found Sick in Addis Ababa’s Airport
Source: Fana Broadcasting
Doctors at Menelik II hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have removed more than 1kg of cocaine from the abdomen of a Nigerian drug trafficker.
He was caught trying to smuggle the cocaine to various countries via …
Ethiopia’s Buzunesh Deba Named Winner of 2014 Boston Marathon After Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo is Stripped of Title for Doping
Blood, sweat, and tears stained the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon, so the next year’s running of America’s most famous footrace was understandably all about redemption.
Now the rightful winner of the 2014 women’s race – Buzunesh Deba – …
Source: Africa News
The United States Department of State has extended its travel warning for Ethiopia citing the potential for civil unrest related to sporadic and unpredictable anti-government protests that began in November 2015.
This new alert issued on Monday, …
In Egypt, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been the target of bitter criticism and even violent protests this year.
Protests at the agency’s Cairo headquarters – including one man setting himself on fire – …
Source: Africa News
The European Union (EU) is disturbed over the arrest of a leading opposition leader by the Ethiopian government. The EU has subsequently urged the regime to make public any charges against Professor Merera Gudina.
‘‘I urge …
Source: Africa News
Ethiopia has restored mobile Internet services after the service was blocked for over two months. The blockage was connected with anti-government protests that broke out largely in the Amhara and Oromia regions.
Mobile service was restored on …
Source: Fana Broadcasting
The Command Post established to oversee the implementation of the state of emergency, and opposition political parties operating in the country peacefully held a discussion on the emergency law on Wednesday.
During the discussion, the parties raised …
Source: BBC News
A man who injured 11 people, one critically, in a rampage at Ohio State University was of Somali descent and a student on campus, US officials said.
Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, rammed his car into a …
Source: Radio Sweden
A Swedish cardiac surgeon who has been imprisoned in Ethiopia since 2013 could face more time in prison.
The cardiac surgeon from Sweden has been imprisoned in Ethiopia for several years and could be charged with additional …
Scientists have observed signs of dominance among populations of an infamous ant species, Lepisiota canescens, in Ethiopia. The species has begun organizing into supercolonies in the ancient church forests of the East African country.
Only 20 species worldwide …