Government and rebel leaders in South Sudan have signed a ceasefire – the first step towards peace in the country after five weeks of violence in which more than 1,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands forced from their homes.
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Tuesday 08 March 2011
On 23 October 1984, the BBC turned the world's attention to the terrible famines in Ethiopia.
Sunday 13 February 2011
Monday 07 February 2011
Mo Farah must have thought the race was his when Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel lost his right shoe after the opening circuit of the 3,000m race at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday. "I thought if I just pushed hard he would give in," the European 5,000m and 10,000m champion confessed. He was wrong. Farah could not shake off his half-shod rival, who sprinted to victory in 7min 35.37sec. The Briton was runner-up in 7:37.81.
Sunday 23 January 2011
Saturday 22 January 2011
Saturday 08 January 2011
Mo Farah is back in a Great Britain vest this afternoon for the first time since he completed the 5,000m-10,000m double at the European Championships in Barcelona last July.
Friday 24 December 2010
A 15th-century Ethiopian icon of the infant Christ has been restored by a British charity, the Ethiopian Heritage Fund.
Tuesday 23 November 2010
The trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba will be critical for the future of the international law doctrine of "command responsibility" – the basis for holding political and military leaders guilty for the atrocities committed by their troops with their acquiescence (often by nods and winks), but without their direct approval.
Thursday 04 November 2010
The BBC will today broadcast a comprehensive and humiliating apology for the allegations it made eight months ago that millions of pounds of Band Aid and Live Aid money was diverted into arms sales. The money had been raised during the Ethiopian famine of 1984/5 in the biggest fundraising event the world had ever seen.
Monday 25 October 2010
The barren skies of late autumn are with us again.
Friday 22 October 2010
Wednesday 20 October 2010
Ethiopia is denying opposition supporters food, other aid, loans and government services in a widespread effort to suppress political dissent, according to Human Rights Watch.
Sunday 17 October 2010
If you like the Ethiopian soul-funk sound of the early 1970s, you should find much to enjoy in this contemporary take on it.
Thursday 07 October 2010
Ethiopia released the country's opposition leader from jail yesterday, four months after the government's much-criticised landslide win in elections.
Sunday 26 September 2010
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