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This day in history, Aug. 27, 2015 Today is Thursday, August 27, the 239th day of 2015. There are 126 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Aug. 27, 1975, Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia's 3,000-year-old monarchy, died in Addis Ababa at age 83 almost a year aft | 19 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Champaign, Illinois
Ethiopia races to preserve 'Africa's Jerusalem' Archaeologists face a race against time to save 800-year-old structures crumbling away from moisture damage.
Al Jazeera | 20 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Dibaba and Kiprop coast, holder Reese out of long jump BEIJING (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba eased through to the finals of the women's 5,000 meters on Thursday to stay on course for a world athletics championships double, while American Brittney Reese saw her six-year long jump reign end.
Reuters | Aug 27, 2015 04:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ethiopian Prisoner Urges U.S. To Put Pressure On His Country Over Human Rights After spending four years in an Ethiopian prison on trumped up terrorism charges, Bekele Gerba visits Washington, D.C., and says he's disappointed that the Obama administration hasn't been tougher on its ally, Ethiopia, over human rights. Obama visited Et | Aug 26, 2015 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Artificial Intelligence Catches Fire in Ethiopia Read full story for latest details.
The Huffington Post | Aug 26, 2015 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sufi Sect Leaders in East Africa Pledge to Fight Extremism About 300 Muslim scholars and imams from eastern African countries said they would join their respective governments in combating terrorism. The scholars, from the Sufi sect of Islam from Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Democratic Repub
Voice of America | Aug 26, 2015 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Poverty-stricken Ethiopia launches $3million space programme: Astronomers claim scheme will give the country a 'technological boost' A $3 million (1.9 million) centre has been set up on Mount Entoto near Addis Ababa and houses computer-controlled telescopes and a spectrograph, to measure wavelengths of radiation.
Mail Online | Aug 25, 2015 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dibaba dominates to win 1,500 meters gold BEIJING (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba stormed to victory in the world championships 1,500 meters on Tuesday to claim her maiden global outdoor title and add to her family's impressive collection of medals.
Reuters | Aug 25, 2015 2:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Despite border crackdown in Ethiopia, migrants still risk lives to leave Life in border towns is a cat-and-mouse game as authorities hunt out smugglers, but extreme poverty still pushes would-be migrants to leave, whatever the costThe mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful.Dozens of houses on the ho
The Guardian | Aug 25, 2015 06:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Eyeing the stars: Ethiopia's space programme High above the crowded streets of Addis Ababa, among fields where farmers lead oxen dragging wooden ploughs, sits Ethiopia's space programme. Operational for only a few months, the specialized equipment -- the first in eastern Africa -- has propelled
Yahoo! News | Aug 25, 2015 04:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend