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Ethiopia: Country in East Africa
Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest. With over 109 million inhabitants as of 2019, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. The country has a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa, which lies a few miles west of the East African Rift that splits the country into the Nubian and Somali tectonic plates.

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Boeing plans to restart production of 737 MAX jet [Video]

Boeing plans to restart production of 737 MAX jet

According to industry sources, Boeing plans to restart production of its 737 Max airplane in May, after a months-long halt sparked by a safety ban on the best-selling jet. Gloria Tso reports.

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Jack Ma Africa donation to tackle 'looming disaster' of coronavirus [Video]

Jack Ma Africa donation to tackle 'looming disaster' of coronavirus

The first batch of supplies, donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma to tackle the coronavirus crisis in Africa, arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday. David Doyle reports.

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Boeing 737 MAX design blamed, a year after Ethiopian crash [Video]

Boeing 737 MAX design blamed, a year after Ethiopian crash

A year after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed shortly after take-off, killing all 157 on board, a village near the crash site held a memorial while in the United States a draft report blames the..

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Farmers fear impact of Nile River dam [Video]

Farmers fear impact of Nile River dam

The failure of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt to reach an agreement has farmers in Sudan worried as they rely on the dam for irrigation.

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Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam takes shape [Video]

Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam takes shape

Ethiopia's controversial dam project in progress as talks with Egypt stumble yet again.

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'The biggest threat': East Africa struggles to fight locust plague [Video]

'The biggest threat': East Africa struggles to fight locust plague

As swarms of locusts rapidly multiple, a lack of supplies means East African countries are struggling to contain the plague that threatens food security for millions of people. David Doyle reports.

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'The biggest threat': East African struggles to fight locust plague [Video]

'The biggest threat': East African struggles to fight locust plague

As swarms of locusts rapidly multiple, a lack of supplies means East African countries are struggling to contain the plague that threatens food security for millions of people. David Doyle reports.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Ethiopia steps up prevention measures [Video]

Coronavirus outbreak: Ethiopia steps up prevention measures

Ethiopia is bolstering preparedness to contain a possible outbreak of coronavirus.

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Yeshaneh smashes women's half marathon world record [Video]

Yeshaneh smashes women's half marathon world record

Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh knock 20 seconds off the women's half marathon world record in the UAE, wearing a permitted version of the Nike Vaporfly shoe.

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Let's Get Low: The Lowest, Strangest Places On Earth [Video]

Let's Get Low: The Lowest, Strangest Places On Earth

Much attention is paid to the highest places on Earth. Tales abound of heroic climbers who scale Mt. Everest. But according to CNN, scant attention is paid to the lowest places on Earth. One of the..

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U.S. takes swipe at China over Africa [Video]

U.S. takes swipe at China over Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a thinly veiled attack on China's lending on the African continent, during his first official trip to Africa. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Somalia & other east African countries threatened by locust plague [Video]

Somalia & other east African countries threatened by locust plague

The U.N. has warned that Somalia and the rest of east Africa may soon be facing a severe locust plague.

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'Silencing the guns': AU leaders seek end to regional conflicts [Video]

'Silencing the guns': AU leaders seek end to regional conflicts

Ways to end violence in countries such as Libya and South Sudan high on agenda of African Union summit held in Ethiopia.

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African Union: Leaders discuss Libya peace force [Video]

African Union: Leaders discuss Libya peace force

Leaders attended the 33rd African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

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Libya war high on African Union agenda [Video]

Libya war high on African Union agenda

Leaders gather in Ethiopia's capital ahead of the annual African Union summit, and the Libya conflict is high on the agenda.

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African Union leaders attempt to solve Ethiopian dam dispute [Video]

African Union leaders attempt to solve Ethiopian dam dispute

African Union leaders attempt to solve Ethiopian dam dispute

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