Protesters march in Addis Ababa after Ethiopian singer shot dead | AFP

Ethiopians march in the streets of Addis Ababa following the death of a popular singer from the country’s largest ethnic group. The protests have left at least 81 people dead in the country. Hachalu Hundessa, whose political songs gave voice to the Oromo’s longstanding sense of marginalisation, was shot dead on Monday night. IMAGES of a march in Addis Ababa

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Protesters march in Addis Ababa after Ethiopian singer shot dead | AFP

Ethiopians march in the streets of Addis Ababa following the death of a popular singer from the country’s largest ethnic group. Two days of protests have so far left at least 81 people dead, stoking tensions that threaten to derail the country’s democratic transition. IMAGES

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AU to play more prominent role in resolving Libya conflict | AFP

Smail Chergui, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, says during a two-day African Union summit in Addis Ababa that the AU seeks to play a more prominent role in the resolution of the ongoing conflict in Libya. SOUNDBITE

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Canada’s Justin Trudeau visits Ethiopia | AFP

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with his Ethiopian counterpart Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa. IMAGES

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Ethiopians react to PM Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Peace Prize win | AFP

Ethiopians in Addis Ababa react to the news that the country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee said they selected Ahmed “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.”

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Hidden for 21 years, Ethiopian crown set to return home | AFP

A priceless 18th-century Ethiopian crown is set to be returned from the Netherlands to Addis Ababa after a one-time refugee found it in a suitcase and hid it in his apartment for two decades.

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Ethiopian church leaders push gay ‘conversion therapy’ | AFP

Religious leaders in Ethiopia are forming a new association to promote so-called conversion therapy to change gay people’s sexual orientation. Led by Dereje Negash, an Orthodox Christian priest who has spent more than a decade warning about the spread of homosexuality in Ethiopia, the leaders intend to introduce the association at an event in the capital, Addis Ababa. It is part of a broader effort to pressure the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to take a harder line against sexual minorities.

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African Union Ministers meet in Ethiopia to discuss situation in Sudan | AFP

Ministers of the African Union meet in Addis Ababa to discuss the situation in Sudan. IMAGES

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S. Sudan parties meet in Ethiopia in bid to salvage peace deal

South Sudan’s warring parties meet in Addis Ababa in a bid to salvage a stalled peace deal with just days to go until a unity government is meant to be formed. The meeting has been arranged by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional bloc for East Africa, which says it hopes the discussions will “develop a clear roadmap” for the formation of the government. IMAGES of the attendees

Ivanka Trump honors Ethiopian crash victims

During a visit to Addis Ababa, Ivanka Trump honoured the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that occurred soon after takeoff in March 2019. (April 15)

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Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crash site (Streamed Live)

Live from the site where a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed on Sunday, shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi, Kenya.

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RAW: Wreckage at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that had 157 people on board

Aviation authorities remain at the site of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed south-east of the country’s capital on Sunday, killing all 157 people onboard. Air crash investigators & Red Cross workers spent Monday retrieving remains and personal items belonging to the 149 passengers and eight crew members, of 35 different nationalities, who were on flight ET302.

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Search operation underway at Ethiopia plane crash site

A search operation is underway at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa. The aircraft crashed minutes after an early-morning takeoff, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers, and at least one delegate to a UN meeting. IMAGES of crash site +COMPLETES VID1315852_EN + VID1315789_EN +

No survivors as Ethiopian Airlines crashes with 157 aboard

A Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 crashed minutes after an early-morning takeoff from Addis Ababa Sunday, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, Ethiopian Airlines said as world leaders offered condolences to distraught next-of-kin.

AU Summit opens with Egypt set to lead

The African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa and will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame transfer the baton to Egypt meaning Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of ceremonial head. IMAGES

Leaders arrive for AU summit as Kagame steps down

African leaders arrive in Addis Ababa for the African Union summit which will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, pass the baton to Egypt, which is expected to focus more on security issues than expanding the powers of the body. IMAGES of arrivals

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

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African Union meeting in Ethiopia to discuss DRC situation

Continental leaders gather at a meeting of the African Union in Addis Ababa to discuss the disputed election in the DR Congo. The DR Congo election commission declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner last Thursday. But a different opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, has appealed the result, saying it was an “electoral coup” forged in backroom dealings between Tshisekedi and outgoing President Joseph Kabila.

In Ethiopia, as a capital rises, history rots

The Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is pursuing architectural modernity, often at the expense of its ancient heritage. Throughout the city, buildings in the traditional Ethiopian Empire style are increasingly rare. Those that remain are neglected and often left in a state of advanced decay, as money is instead diverted towards newer skyscrapers.