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A tiny Ethiopian village creates the greatest place on Earth. Or the worst

AWRA AMBA, Ethiopia — For decades, governments and NGOs have been trying to find ways to break the aid dependence that has dominated much of post-colonial Africa. So when the small northern Ethiopian village of Awra Amba, population 460, found its own way to reduce poverty and increase development, officials from the national government to the World Bank sat up and paid attention.

Israel ends airlifts of Ethiopian Jews (PHOTOS)

About 97,000 Ethiopians have been airlifted to Israel under the program, with 7,000 Falashmura arriving in the last year.

Egypt, Ethiopia butt heads over Nile diversion; Morsi gaffe draws Ethiopian scorn

A Nile dam project has Ethiopia and Egypt butting heads and has already led to a major gaffe by Mohamed Morsi that could threaten relations between the two nations.

Ethiopian Airlines returns Boeing 787 Dreamliner to service

All 50 of the Dreamliners purchased around the world will receive new batteries, which not only operate at a lower temperature, but are encased in stainless steel to prevent them interfering with the rest of the aircraft in the event of a malfunction.

HIV cure: a game changer or just a lucky little girl?

Commentary: Many obstacles remain for those who need interventions and care.
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Activists participate in a campaign of civil disobedience outside the White House after a march from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on July 24, 2012, in Washington, DC. AIDS activists from organizations all around the world participated in the march to "demand rights and resources to confront and cure HIV/AIDS." (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
DENVER — This week’s scientific report on the “functional cure” of a HIV-infected infant has set the world’s media ablaze with discussion and speculation. Is this truly a “game-changer,” as media outlets like NPR have reported?
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Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopia’s PM, is new African Union Assembly chairman

Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the African Union Assembly, Bloomberg News reported.

Hannah Godefa, Ethiopian-born teen, named UNICEF ambassador

Along with textbooks, notebooks and other supplies, Godefa organized 400,000 pencils to be sent to her native Ethiopia.

Ethiopia to free Swedish journalists imprisoned on terrorism charges, official says

In December 2011, a court sentenced the Swedish journalists to 11 years each of "rigorous imprisonment" for supporting terrorism and illegally entering Ethiopia.

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi laid to rest in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was laid to rest in Addis Ababa Sunday, as tens of thousands of Ethiopians and many heads of state attended the leader's funeral to pay their respects.

Q&A: The brutal legacy of Ethiopia's Meles Zenawi

"The US government has been very reticent to confront Meles Zenawi on his abuses."
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