PROFILE – Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize recipient | AFP

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country’s conflict with bitter foe Eritrea.

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize | AFP

The Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, announces that the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 goes to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation”, and “his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea”. SOUNDBITE

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Only on AP: Airline accessed records after crash

Ethiopian Airlines’ former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint that the carrier went into maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption. (Oct. 7)

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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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The ‘pimped-out’ Volkswagen Beetles of Ethiopia | AFP

Beetles have long occupied a hallowed position in Ethiopian car culture, a status that reflects both economics and nostalgia. But these days, a younger generation of drivers — some of them inspired by shows like the old MTV hit “Pimp My Ride” — are investing large sums to give their Beetles a 21st-century upgrade.

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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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Funeral for assassinated Ethiopian generals takes place | AFP

A crowd of well over 1,000 people, composed primarily of soldiers in military fatigues, attends the funerals of the army chief and other top officials assassinated in an “attempted coup” in northern Amhara state. IMAGES

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Ethiopian PM’s spokesperson comments on attempted regional ‘coup’ | AFP

The Ethiopian prime minister’s spokesperson gives a statement on the attempted ‘coup’ in the north of the country, which left the army chief and a top local leader dead. SOUNDBITE

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Ethiopians slowly return home after ethnic violence | AFP

More than a year after his house in southern Ethiopia was razed to the ground, his coffee plantation destroyed and cattle stolen, Teketel Memheru is still too terrified to return home. The 22-year-old is one of hundreds of thousands of people uprooted from their homes by ethnic clashes in a burgeoning domestic crisis the Ethiopian government is battling to contain.

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