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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, a strongman in the troubled Horn of Africa and a key United States ally, has died, his government announced Tuesday.

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Ethiopian leader's absence grips nation, fuels speculationupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:59:00

Ethiopia's prime minister is "recovering well," a spokesman said Wednesday, amid frenzied speculation about the health of the usually visible leader, who has not appeared in public for two months.

Ethiopia powers on with controversial dam projectupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 06:28:00

The waters of the Blue Nile have for millennia flowed down from the Ethiopian highlands enriching the countries on its banks.

Ethiopia upsets neighbours with Dam planupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 06:28:00

Nima Elbagir reports on the Ethiopia's controversial Renaissance Dam, the largest hydro-electric dam on the continent.

Ethiopian forces raid military posts in Eritrea updated: Fri Mar 16 2012 17:48:00

Ethiopian forces attacked military posts in neighboring Eritrea to target "subversive groups" it said operate within the country, reigniting tensions between the two archrivals.

Scores dead as Ethiopian forces clash with militants in Somaliaupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 05:28:00

Islamic militants ambushed Ethiopian forces in southern Somalia Saturday and hours-long fighting left scores of people dead.

State media: Gunmen kill 5 foreign tourists in Ethiopia updated: Wed Jan 18 2012 10:17:00

Two tourists from Germany and one from Austria were among five people killed in an attack in Ethiopia, near the border with Eritrea, officials said Wednesday.

Swedish journalists held in Ethiopia will not seek appeal; hope for pardonupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 06:28:00

The two Swedish journalists convicted as terrorists in Ethiopia have opted to seek a pardon rather than appeal the verdict and their 11-year sentences, a Swedish official said Tuesday.

Sweden reacts to journalist sentencingupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 06:28:00

Sweden's state secretary for foreign affairs responds to the sentencing of two Swedish journalists in Ethiopia.

Swedish journalists receive 11 years in jailupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 06:23:00

Two Swedish journalists who were found guilty in Ethiopia of supporting terrorism were sentenced to 11 years in jail Tuesday, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said.

Ethiopian court convicts 2 Swedish journalists on terrorism chargesupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 11:43:00

Sweden's prime minister wants two Swedish journalists who were found guilty Wednesday of supporting terrorism in Ethiopia to be freed and returned home as soon as possible, saying they were on a "journalistic mission."

2 Swedish journalists await Ethiopian court's verdict on terrorism chargesupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 21:01:00

Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia will hear their verdict Wednesday, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. If they are found guilty they could face up to 15 years in prison.

Kenyan Mutai shaves 3 minutes off NYC Marathon recordupdated: Sun Nov 06 2011 17:44:00

Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai set a course record in the ING New York Marathon on Sunday, cutting nearly three minutes from a previous best time that had stood for a decade.

Is the tide turning against the killing of 'cursed' infants in Ethiopia?updated: Sat Nov 05 2011 07:55:00

His top teeth came in before his bottom teeth. That is how elders of the Kara tribe determined that a healthy baby boy needed to be killed.

2 Swedish journalists face terrorism charges in Ethiopiaupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 07:21:00

Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia face years in prison after their arrest in a prohibited region along the nation's border with Somalia.

African Union to hold delayed fundraiser for famine reliefupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 07:34:00

The African Union plans to host a delayed summit Thursday to raise funds for famine victims amid mounting criticism over the continent's weak response to the disaster.

'Green drought' hides hunger in Ethiopiaupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 07:42:00

Images of Ethiopia's leafy, green vegetation may not match everyone's idea of what a drought should look like but this is the other face of the catastrophe affecting millions in the region.

Famine in East Africa: How you can helpupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 10:36:00

Twelve million people are facing a hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, and they are in desperate need of help.

Horn of Africa crisis shocks even seasoned aid workersupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 08:15:00

In another summer, when Liz McLaughlin was younger and insulated, she took a long train ride from her native Edinburgh, Scotland, down to London for a very important concert. Excitement bubbled because of the marquee names -- U2, Madonna, Eric Clapton, B.B. King.

U.N., donors meet on Somalia famine as aid groups seek more helpupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 22:21:00

The World Bank has pledged more than $500 million for famine victims in Somalia as the United Nations met in emergency session Monday to address the aid response in Somalia, the hardest-hit nation in the region.

U.S. musters response to 'staggering hunger' in Horn of Africaupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 16:32:00

Severe drought, crop failure, livestock deaths, soaring food prices and armed conflict are forcing millions of people in the Horn of Africa to flee their homes, creating what U.S. State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development officials Tuesday described as "staggering hunger," with more than 11 million people now in need of emergency assistance.

Refugee chief: 'Heart is broken' by hungry refugees fleeing Somaliaupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 13:19:00

They have become refugees so they can eat, sometimes walking for days to reach a camp where they might find something to fill their aching bellies. After the head of the United Nations' refugee agency got a firsthand look at the suffering people of East Africa, he said Friday his heart was broken.

Tales of torture, slavery in Sinaiupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 07:10:00

African migrants heading to Israel face torture and slavery at the hands of human traffickers. Kevin Flower reports.

10 dead in human smuggling incident in Gulf of Adenupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 07:10:00

At least 10 people being smuggled by boat died in the Gulf of Aden "after a two-day journey from Somalia to Yemen," the United Nations' refugee agency said Tuesday.

Jailed journalist speaks his mindupdated: Tue May 24 2011 08:15:00

Ethiopian journalist Dawit Kebede talks to CNN about his controversial arrest during the 2005 Presidential election.

Jailed journalist: 'I will never hesitate from criticizing'updated: Tue May 24 2011 08:15:00

Sharing a communal cell with 350 other prisoners, Ethiopian journalist Dawit Kebede spent 21 months in a crammed jail, losing his freedom for speaking his mind.

Revolutionizing education in Ethiopiaupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 07:05:00

African Voices meets Bruktawit Tigabu, who is revolutionizing education in Ethiopia.

Newspaper renters in Ethiopiaupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 08:10:00

On the streets of Addis Ababa, newspaper vendors not only sell their wares, they rent them too.

9 hidden man-made wonders of the worldupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 08:56:00

Not all of the world's wonders get the attention they deserve. We searched the globe to find nine marvels that are so awe-inspiring, you'll find it hard to believe that they were crafted by human hands -- and so far off the beaten path, chances are you've never heard of them.

Cup of culture in Ethiopiaupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 07:55:00

Inside Africa heads to the Ethiopian Highlands where coffee is king.

Ethiopia's coffee love affairupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 07:55:00

For many in Ethiopia, it is part of their daily routine -- a steaming hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning. But in an area considered to be the birthplace of the coffee bean, the drink is also an important part of the economy and culture.

WikiLeaks: Football, gold and grilled sheep innards in Eritreaupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 06:36:00

In Eritrea, as in most of east Africa, football -- or soccer -- is a passion. But so dire is its economic and political situation that its best players, in fact the whole national team, defected in 2009 while at a tournament in Kenya.

Inside Washington D.C.'s 'Little Ethiopia'updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 13:32:00

A record shop blares the contagious thump-thump of Ethiopian music. The aroma of strong coffee fills the air. And thick spices tickle your nose virtually every half a block. This is 9th and U Street in Washington, D.C. -- the unofficially designated "Little Ethiopia". Africans have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and it's clear here in the 25 shops and restaurants huddled together in one city block.

Inside Washington's 'Little Ethiopia'updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 13:32:00

Marketplace Africa takes a look at how one community is really thriving in the U.S. capital.

Why foreign aid is important for Africaupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 10:49:00

The idea that those who have should share with those who don't is inherent in most societies -- insects, animals and humans alike.

'Africa's Mother Teresa' on raising Ethiopia's famine orphansupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 09:20:00

The sight of a baby girl suckling on the breast of her dead mother changed the course of Abebech Gobena's life forever.

Ethiopia poll tipped to return PM to powerupdated: Sun May 23 2010 08:39:00

Ethiopians went to the polls Sunday in an election analysts say will likely return the prime minister back into power after more than a decade leading the Horn of Africa nation.

Ethiopian Kebede wins London Marathonupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 10:30:00

Last year's runner-up Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia has won the 2010 London Marathon in a time of two hours, five minutes and 18 seconds.

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: Ethiopian legend Gebrselassie runs into historyupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 14:18:00

Ethiopian distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie is one of the great athletes his sport has ever seen. He won the 10,000 meters at the Olympics in 1996 and 2000. He also won seven medals, including four golds, at the world outdoor championships over the years. In September 2008, Gebrselassie ran the still-current world best in the marathon of two hours, three minutes, 59 seconds, breaking his own mark by 27 seconds. He will turn 37 in April, and though an asthma attack forced him to pull out of the New York Half Marathon last weekend, he remains committed to running the marathon at the 2012 Olympics in London.

U.S. criticizes Ethiopia for jamming VOA broadcastsupdated: Sun Mar 21 2010 03:16:00

American officials have condemned plans by the Ethiopian prime minister to block U.S.-funded Voice of America broadcasts in Amharic, the main local language.

Rain 'not enough' to end hunger in Kenyaupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 06:03:00

Recent rainfall has brought new vegetation to parts of Kenya that haven't seen rain for years, but aid workers say it's too little, too late to undo the damage caused by years of drought.

Oldest human skeleton offers new clues to evolutionupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 12:16:00

The oldest-known hominid skeleton was a 4-foot-tall female who walked upright more than 4 million years ago and offers new clues to how humans may have evolved, scientists say.

Fashion with African inspirationupdated: Sun Sep 06 2009 23:04:00

Africa plays a key role in the couture creations of Ethiopian fashion designer and philanthropist Gelila Assefa Puck.

CNN Hero: Alfa Demmellashupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 12:56:00

Ethiopia native Alfa Demmellash is helping low-income entrepreneurs in New Jersey start or grow their businesses.

Ethiopia's Merga wins the Boston Marathonupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 09:58:00

Ethiopia's Deriba Merga forgot his Olympic disappointment when he won Monday's 113th Boston Marathon ahead of Kenyan Daniel Rono and Ryan Hall of America.

Behind the scenes: In the field, coffee a priorityupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 16:15:00

When you are a CNN reporter out on the road, nothing is more important than the first task at hand every day -- securing the morning's first cup of coffee. After that, you can handle just about anything, from the war zone to the flood zone.

Gebremariam wins world cross for Ethiopiaupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 12:52:00

Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam kept the men's individual title at the world cross country championships in Ethiopia after winning a sprint finish to Saturday's championship in Jordan.

U.S. diplomat in Ethiopia found deadupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 02:03:00

Brian Adkins, a newly assigned American diplomat in Ethiopia, was found dead last weekend at his home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, an embassy spokesman and a senior State Department official told CNN.

State Department: U.S. envoy found dead in Ethiopiaupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 15:59:00

Brian Adkins, a newly assigned American diplomat in Ethiopia, was found dead last weekend at his home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, an embassy spokesman and a senior State Department official said Thursday.

Ethiopia pulls its troops from Somaliaupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 08:36:00

Ethiopia said Sunday it has withdrawn all its troops from Somalia, two years after the soldiers were deployed to prop up Somalia's transitional government.

Tadese claims world half marathon titleupdated: Sun Oct 12 2008 15:40:00

Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea won the men's world half marathon championship for the third time with a dominant performance in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

From 'Love Kitten' to child literacyupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 09:44:00

At age 19, Yohannes Gebregeorgis borrowed a soft-cover romance novel entitled "Love Kitten" that changed his life forever.

CNN Heroes: Yohannes Gebregeorgisupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 09:44:00

Ethiopia native brings free public libraries and literacy programs to thousands of children in his homeland.

People.com: Jolie-Pitt Foundation Establishes HIV/AIDS Clinic in Ethiopiaupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 08:08:00

The charitable foundation will be named after the couple's daughter Zahara

Time.com: UN Program to Help Hunger Hot Spotsupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 15:00:00

A U.N. agency rolled out a $214 million program Tuesday to help 16 needy places hit hard by high prices for food and oil, amid a crisis already making it hard for aid groups to provide enough food for the world's hungry

Time.com: Among the Starving in Ethiopiaupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 16:35:00

The farmlands are bursting with grain but the country is still suffering from starvation. Somehow good intentions have brought on perpetual want

Time.com: Somali Opposition: We'll Fight UNupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 15:00:00

Somalia's new opposition leader said Friday his supporters could take up arms against U.N. peacekeepers if they deploy in the lawless country and side with the country's weak government

Time.com: Ethiopia: Another Nation Under a Grooveupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 01:20:00

Ethiopiques is not the sound of a national culture struggling to make itself heard over the global noise of pop

The running manupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 12:35:00

At home in Ethiopia. The running man talks family, business and charity.

The greatest runner of them allupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 12:35:00

Some athletes earn the right to be considered a sporting legend. Few, in truth, are truly deserving of such an honor. But there can be no quarrel over the greatness of Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie who, in a career spanning 16 years, has redefined the art of long-distance running.

Time.com: Hunger in Ethiopia Spreading to Adultsupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 20:00:00

Aid groups say the older victims suggest there is an escalation in the crisis in Ethiopia, a country that drew international attention in 1984 when a famine compounded by communist policies killed 1 million people

Somalia clashesupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 06:20:00

Sporadic fighting between Ethiopian troops and Islamic fighters has left more than 80 people dead in the past two days.

Killings force medical charity's withdrawalupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 14:10:00

The medical aid charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres, is pulling international staff out of Somalia after three of its members were killed.

The model of perfectionupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 08:58:00

Born in 1978 and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Liya Kebede attended the French Lycée in Addis. It was here that she was talent-spotted by a French film director and began her rise to supermodel status.

Rice urges cease-fire in Somaliaupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 22:53:00

Somalia should reach a cease-fire with its "non-extremist" opposition and finish plans to draft a new constitution, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday.

Ethiopia calls for help in Somaliaupdated: Tue Dec 04 2007 23:22:00

Ethiopia's government Tuesday called on the international community to step up its support for an African-led peacekeeping mission in Somalia, where Ethiopian troops have been mired in an Islamist insurgency since invading last December.

Q & A with Tafari Wossenupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 13:53:00

Tafari Woosen is an Ethiopian Media Consultant with 40 years experience. Here he gives CNN his assessment of Haile Gebrsalassie and the impact that he has made during his prestigious career.

Clinic treats abused donkeys, the Ethiopian 'family car'updated: Wed Aug 29 2007 08:47:00

Ethiopian farmer Fekadu Asfaw stood defiantly before an angry veterinarian, having just beaten his four severely malnourished donkeys.

Dibaba retains world 10,000 title updated: Fri Aug 24 2007 22:55:00

Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba made an astonishing recovery to become the first woman to defend her world championship 10,000 meters title on Saturday.

Ethiopia set for millennium partyupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 22:30:00

More than seven years after most of the world marked the start of the 21st century, Ethiopia is putting the finishing touches to its own millennium bash.

Time.com: 'Lucy' Fossil Departs for U.S. Tourupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 12:00:00

The 3.2 million-year-old skeleton known as Lucy was quietly flown out of Ethiopia overnight for a tour of the United States, a trip some consider too risky

The model of perfectionupdated: Mon Jun 11 2007 07:15:00

Born in 1978 and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Liya Kebede attended the French Lycee in Addis. It was here that she was talent-spotted by a French film director and began her rise to supermodel status.

Group demands info on 'African Guantanamo' detaineesupdated: Thu May 24 2007 12:06:00

In a case some rights campaigners have dubbed an "African Guantanamo," a British-based group called on Kenyan, Somali and Ethiopian authorities to come clean over the whereabouts and fates of some 66 Muslim detainees unaccounted for in Ethiopia.

Fortune: PROBLEM NO. 2: HUNGER AND MALNUTRITIONupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 00:01:00

THE BACKGROUND More than 850 million people live in a state of hunger. Malnutrition kills more people annually than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The majority of the hungry live in the ...

Fears grow for missing Ethiopia touristsupdated: Sun Mar 04 2007 06:12:00

The search is continuing for five British tourists and a number of Ethiopians feared kidnapped in a remote area of the country.

Fortune: Starbucks vs. Ethiopiaupdated: Mon Feb 26 2007 05:56:00

To produce a pound of organic sun-dried coffee, farmers in the southern Ethiopian village of Fero spread six pounds of ripe, red coffee cherries onto pallets near their fields. They sun the fruit f...

Dibaba breaks world indoor recordupdated: Sun Jan 28 2007 11:05:00

Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba set a new world indoor record for the women's 5,000 meters when she crossed the line in 14 minutes, 27.42 seconds at the Boston Indoor Games on Saturday.

Business 2.0: Problem no. 3: Hunger and malnutritionupdated: Wed Jan 24 2007 14:41:00

The background: More than 850 million people live in a state of hunger. Malnutrition kills more people annually than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The majority of the hungry live in the developing world, especially in India and sub-Saharan Africa.

Ethiopia 'seizes key Somali town'updated: Wed Dec 27 2006 04:36:00

Ethiopian troops have taken control of the major Somalian town of Jowhar after several hours of heavy fighting with Islamist fighters and their force of about 2,000 soldiers advanced toward Balad, about 20 miles northeast of Mogadishu, according to witnesses.

U.N. envoy seeks Security Council action for Somaliaupdated: Tue Dec 26 2006 20:35:00

The United Nations envoy to Somalia has warned of a "deteriorating situation" in the Horn of Africa nations and called for the U.N. Security Council to take steps to end the violence in the country.

The day in numbers: 2 billionupdated: Fri Oct 27 2006 04:58:00

2 billion: Cups of coffee drunk every day worldwide.

On the trail of the celebrity activistupdated: Thu Aug 11 2005 10:08:00

(CNN) -- This month Richard's quest takes him on a journey to uncover the celebrity activist.

Ethiopia rejects killings inquiryupdated: Fri Jun 10 2005 05:06:00

The Ethiopian government has rejected a call by human rights groups for an investigation into "police violence" during post-election unrest that left at least 27 people dead.

At least 22 dead in Ethiopia clashupdated: Wed Jun 08 2005 05:16:00

The death toll from clashes between protesters and security forces in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa has risen to at least 22 in a third day of unrest following a disputed election.

Israeli diplomat wounded in Ethiopiaupdated: Wed Mar 30 2005 06:37:00

Israel's Ambassador to Ethiopia Doron Grossman was found with a gunshot wound in his Addis Ababa hotel room Wednesday, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

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