The runner says he could be killed or imprisoned if he returns to Ethiopia
Feyisa Lilesa raised his arms to form an 'X' as he crossed the line taking silver, a symbol of defiance
Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms in support of the Oromo people - a marginalised ethnic community subject to months of violence by the government
'I wanted to do something different for my country, that’s why I chose swimming. It didn't matter where I finished'
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Reports say the refugees were fleeing to Italy from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea
This may be uncomfortable to read – it’s equally uncomfortable to write – but if images of biblical suffering return to our screen, and there is a lull in the coverage of Syria, Yemen or the rest of the Middle East cluster-chaos, then Ethiopia’s chances will improve
Exclusive: FCO and MoD give £1m to Ethiopian security forces holding activist
The drought has prompted fears of a repeat of the devastating famine in 1984, when nearly 1 million people died
Human Rights Watch has accused the Ethiopian capital of killing anti-goverment protesters
Attempted land grab by Ethiopian government has led to violence against ethnic group
Despite looking drastically different to modern humans, Australopiths like Lucy walked upright and even used tools
Exclusive: 60-year-old reportedly said he sees no reason to stay alive
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.
Mediators said it was now unclear if South Sudanese rebels would start face-to-face peace talks with the government on Saturday, dampening hopes of a swift end to weeks of ethnic fighting in the world's youngest state.
The move comes as security continues to deteriorate in the capital