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Funerals for Ethiopia Crash Victims but Little to Bury

Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.

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Ethiopia to Send Jet's 'Black Box' Overseas

An Ethiopian Airlines spokesman says the "black box" from the crashed Boeing jet will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen.

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Boeings Grounded as Search On for Clues to Deadly Ethiopia Crash

Ethiopia and China grounded fleets of Boeing 737 MAX 8 after the crash of a new passenger jet that killed all 157 people on board as the search resumed Monday for bodies and clues into the disaster.

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Ethiopia Says Billionaire al-Amoudi Freed from Saudi Jail

The Ethiopian prime minister's office Sunday said Ethiopia-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi has been freed from jail in Saudi Arabia, where he was arrested in 2017 as part of a vast anti-corruption campaign.

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Ethiopia Appoints Africa's Only Female President

Ethiopia on Thursday appointed a woman to the largely ceremonial position of president for the first time, further increasing female representation in the government of Africa's second most populous nation.

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Ethiopia Reopens Embassy in Eritrea as Relations Warm

Ethiopia reopened its embassy in the Eritrean capital on Thursday, state media reported, the latest step in restoring ties after the two nations ended decades of conflict.

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U.N. Demands Ethiopia Admit Observers to Protest Areas

The United Nations on Wednesday urged Ethiopia to allow international observers in to parts of the country hit by deadly weekend clashes between security forces and protesters.

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Death Toll Tops 200 in Cross-Border Ethiopia Raid

More than 200 people were killed and over 100 children abducted by armed men from South Sudan in a cross-border raid into Ethiopia, the country's leader said.

Ethiopian officials blame Murle tribesmen from South Sudan for a series of deadly attacks on Ethiopian villages in the western Gambella region on Friday.

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Armed Men from South Sudan Kill 140 in Raid in Ethiopia

Armed men from South Sudan have killed around 140 people and kidnapped a number of others in a cross-border raid into Ethiopia, the Ethiopian government said Sunday.

Ethnic Murle gunmen "attacked near Gambella and killed close to 140 people. They also abducted some of them," Ethiopian foreign ministry spokesman Tewolde Muluteg told AFP.

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Rights Group Accuses Ethiopian Troops of Executing Protesters

An Ethiopian rights group on Monday accused government forces of more than 100 extra-judicial killings as well as torture while putting down protests that began last year in the Oromia region.

The Human Rights Council (HRC) of Ethiopia, a non-governmental organization, said security forces had committed "criminal acts" between November 2015 and last month when the protests ended.

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