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Ethiopia to build biggest air cargo hub in Africa

Ethiopian Airlines’ drive to become a global carrier is to be supported by the construction of a world-class cargo terminal at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The $98m terminal, which will be the size of five football grounds, is to be designed by German engineer Unitechnik Group. According to Unitechnik, the new terminal will be able to handle 600,000 tonnes of freight a year: more than four times the capacity of the existing facility, which was built by the same firm in 2006. After that, planning will begin on a further expansion to 1.2 million tonnes a year, making the terminal one of the largest in the world.

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Divine Ethiopia

Its landscapes are biblical and its rituals age-old. But amid the cave churches and tribes are new lodges – and helicopters to reach them

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Protest against Tamagne Beyene-video

protest against Tamagne

የነሱ ሰዎች በኢሕአድግ ባላስልጣኖች ላይ ስድብ ሲያወርዱ መብታቸው ነው ይላሉ። ለመጀመሪያ ግዜ ግን በታማኝ በየነ ላይ ስድብ ሳይጨምሩ ተቃውሞአቸውን ያሰሙት ግን ተገፈተሩ፣ ተደበደቡ....

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Norway alone in sending Eritrean refugees home

Norway's right-wing government is negotiating a deal with Eritrea's repressive regime which would see asylum seekers from the country forcibly returned, even though a UN report maintains that they could face torture.A recent UN-mandated inquiry found that there was a clear pattern of human rights abuse in the country. ”Detention is an ordinary fact of life, experienced by an inordinate number of individuals – men and women, old and young, including children,” Mike Smith, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea said at a press conference in March. "Detention centres range from official to the unofficial, located above ground or underground. Some have metal containers where prisoners are kept in extreme heat. Once in one of them, there is a likelihood that you will be subject to torture to extract a confession or to simply punish behaviours."

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Ethiopia’s ruling party sweeps parliament in early vote results

Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies have won a big majority in parliament, election officials said on Wednesday, based on an early count in a weekend election in which the opposition complained of harassment. Charges of abuses were dismissed by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, leader of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which has been in power for almost 25 years. It was widely expected to sweep the vote.

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Kenyan lawyer offers 50 cows, 70 sheep to marry Obama’s daughter

A Kenyan lawyer has offered US president Barack Obama 50 cows and other assorted livestock in exchange for his 16-year old daughter Malia's hand in marriage, a report said Tuesday. Felix Kiprono said he was willing to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in order to fulfil his dream of marrying the first daughter. "I got interested in her in 2008," Kiprono said, in an interview with The Nairobian newspaper. At that time President Obama was running for office for the first time and Malia was a 10-year-old. "As a matter of fact, I haven't dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to help me raise the bride price," he said.

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At least 20 Kenyan police killed in suspected al-Shabaab attack

Al-Shabaab gunmen attacked Kenyan police vehicles near Somalia’s border, injuring at least five officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday Two officers were critically injured and three others sustained minor injuries in the attack in Garissa County, national Police Chief JK Boinnet said in a statement..

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