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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Ethiopia

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# Albania
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Ethiopia
Ethiopian opposition leaders freed under amnesty
The government said the move was designed to promote “national dialogue”.
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# Ethiopia
UN chief calls for 'unconditional and immediate' Ethiopian ceasefire
Ethiopia has expelled four Irish diplomats due to Ireland’s stance on the ongoing conflict in the country.
# Irish in Ethiopia
Irish citizens advised to leave Ethiopia 'immediately'
Ethiopian authorities indicated that the decision was due to Ireland’s position on the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis there
# Tigray Conflict
Eritrea condemns 'illicit and immoral' US sanctions over conflict in Ethiopia
Eritrea claimed the new sanctions reflected a “misguided and hostile policy” by the US and were based on false allegations.
# 737 max
Boeing agrees settlement with families of Ethiopia crash victims
The plane manufacturer has accepted responsibility for Ethiopian Airways flight 302 losing control shortly after take-off, killing 157 people.
# tigray crisis
UN rights chief decries 'extreme brutality' in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict
Michelle Bachelet insisted on the need to bring perpetrators of a vast array of rights abuses to justice.
# Ethiopia
Ireland, US and UK request UN Security Council meeting over war-torn Tigray
Ethiopia’s federal government yesterday declared a “unilateral ceasefire” in Tigray.
# simon marks
Department of Foreign Affairs raises concerns over deportation of Irish journalist from Ethiopia
Journalist Simon Marks was deported from Ethiopia on 20 May at 12:30 local time.
# Ethiopia
Driver working for Irish-founded aid agency GOAL shot dead by gunmen in Ethiopia
The Ethiopian man was killed on Wednesday.
# Conflict
Sudan sends additional troops to Ethiopian border in days after ambush
Soldiers were deployed in the eastern Al-Fashaqa border region, the site of sporadic clashes.
# Ethiopia
'Massacre' of civilians in Ethiopia may be war crimes, UN says, as conflict escalates
A man lies down after giving blood at a blood drive in support of the country’s military, at a stadium in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Thursday,
# disputed
Gardaí dispute claims they abandoned failed asylum seeker at African airport
The man claims that he has been living at the airport terminal ever since.
# political songs
81 killed in protests after death of Ethiopian singer
Hachalu Hundessa, whose songs gave voice to marginalisation, was shot dead on Monday night.
# locusts
Locust swarms in Ethiopia creating food crisis for a million people
The swarms have damaged half a million acres of cropland.
# amhara
Head of Ethiopian army shot dead by bodyguard following failed coup attempt in regional state
Two officials were killed in the state of Amhara on Saturday.
# UN worker
Irishman who died in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash 'helped the most vulnerable people on our planet'
Michael Ryan, originally from Lahinch in Clare, worked with the World Food Programme.
# Tug of War
Watch: Ethiopian athlete pulls race leader's shorts in bizarre finish to men's 5,000m
Two runners got tangled up on the final bend of the race at Lausanne’s Athletissima IAAF Diamond League meeting.
# Addis Ababa
Man tackled to ground after throwing grenade at Ethiopian prime minister
One person was killed and more than 80 others were injured in the incident.
# Ethiopia
Rebel leader with British citizenship pardoned from death row
Since the start of the year, Ethiopia has released thousands of prisoners in mass amnesties.
# Tragedy
46 dead after landslide at Ethiopian rubbish dump
Around 300 people live on the site.
# lawnmower man
One man's dream project to fly from Ireland to Africa by lawnmower gets under way this week
Yes lawnmower. Or paramotor to give it its proper title. Oisín Creagh’s peculiar journey should take about a month.
# Rio 2016
Women's 10,000m record smashed by almost 14 seconds as Almaz takes gold
The Ethiopian never looked likely to be caught when she went chasing the first track and field medal of the Games.
# lawnmower man
This Irish man is set to fly to Africa with a lawnmower engine on his back
Oisín Creagh has been flying paramotors for the last ten years.
# queen bees
How one ordinary food item has helped change these women's lives
Things can be difficult for people trying to earn a living in this part of Ethiopia, but these women are making it work.
# Sweden
Baggage handlers find man stowed away among the luggage on a plane
The man took advantage of his job at Addis Ababa airport to smuggle himself aboard the Ethiopian Airlines flight.
# Out of Africa
You will see a lot more of this at Dublin Airport this year*
*The plane, not dancers in African costume on the tarmac.
# Zero Tolerance
Tonnes of illegal elephant ivory tusks and trinkets burned at the stake
The move was made in an attempt to protect elephants.
# donated
Ireland giving over €3 million to South Sudan, Syria and Ethiopia
The money is going to South Sudan and Syria.
# Ethiopia
"We too experienced the scourges of colonisation and hunger"
President Michael D. Higgins today addressed a delegation in Ethiopia as part of his tour of Africa.
# Conflict
Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country
This will bring the funding provided by Ireland to the South Sudanese crisis this year to over €8.5 million.
# michael d abroad
Here's how our President is getting on in Africa
He’s going to Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: Plans for Dublin's 'Canary Wharf', trips to Addis Ababa and Lidl's pricey wine list
This was the week in business.
# Fifth Freedom
Dublin could soon have a direct flight to...Addis Ababa
The deal, if it goes ahead, could be the first of many instances of non-EU airlines using Ireland as a stopover hub en route to the US.
# Poetry In Motion
Can you imagine the horror of Ireland without traffic lights?
# Africa
The Irish League of Credit Unions is to set up shop in Ethiopia
The charitable arm of the credit union group aims to help half a million people in Ethiopia access “affordable and flexible” financial services.
Irish NGO recognised for improving maternity care in Ethiopia
Voluntary Service Overseas Ireland has helped reduce child and maternal rates by as much as 12 per cent in some hospitals.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland give aid to countries that deny gay rights?
We’ve given generously to countries that have outlawed homosexuality. But should aid ever come with conditions attached?
# South Sudan
A timeline of the violence in South Sudan
After two weeks of fighting in the world’s newest nation, thousands of people are thought to be dead. Here’s a timeline of the violence.