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Agra to host international half marathon

Athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia are expected to participate in an international half marathon to be held in this Taj city in February 2013 with a winners' purse of Rs.2 crore, an official said Friday

Ethiopia's powerful leader Meles dies, deputy to take over


Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, a regional strongman in the volatile Horn of Africa who ruled with an iron fist for over two decades, has died in hospital in Brussels after a long illness, offi

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dead at 57


Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's long-time ruler who held tight control over this East African country but was a major US counter-terrorism ally, died of an undisclosed illness after not being seen in public

South Sudan withdraws from oil area, easing border crisis


South Sudan said on Friday it would withdraw its troops from the disputed Heglig oil region more than a week after seizing it from Sudan, pulling the countries back from the brink of a full-blown war.

'Many dead' in Somalia Islamist attacks on Ethiopian troops

An offensive by Somalia's Islamist Shebab fighters on Ethiopian troops on Saturday left many combatants dead, military sources on both sides and witnesses said.

"The fighting around the village of Yu

Ethiopia forcing thousands off land: U.S. rights group


Ethiopia is forcing tens of thousands of people off their land so it can lease it to foreign investors, leaving former landowners destitute and in some cases starving, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on

Ethiopian, Somali troops take key city: Witnesses


Ethiopian troops and Somali government forces seized control of a key Somali city on Saturday after battling Islamist rebels on the outskirts, leaving at least 18 dead, sources said.

The city, Beledw

US would welcome Ethiopia peacekeepers in Abyei: Clinton


US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Monday endorsed the idea of a peacekeeping force in Sudan’s disputed Abyei region and encouraged both sides in the conflict to take up an Ethiopian offer of troops.

PM leaves for Ethiopia, Tanzania on 6 day visit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday left on a six-day visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania during which he will discuss ways to effectively combat the twin threats of terrorism and piracy.

Punjab farmers to acquire 50,000 hectares of land in Ethiopia

Punjab-based farmers, who are known for feeding the country, now want to try their hands offshore, with a group of progressive farmers all set to acquire 50,000 hectares of farm land on lease in Ethio

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