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Ethiopia's Zenawi predicts win

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 24 (UPI) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Monday predicted a win for his party in Sunday's election amid the opposition's allegations of irregularities,

Ethiopia: Most goals in Somalia reached

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Ethiopia has achieved most of the goals it set out to accomplish by sending troops into Somalia three years ago, a government official says.

Pardons for jailed opposition leaders

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 20 (UPI) -- The Ethiopian government pardoned 30 opposition leaders sentenced to life in prison after 2005 election protests.

Chinese oil workers freed in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 29 (UPI) -- Seven Chinese oil workers who were kidnapped by rebels in Ethiopia have been freed and handed over to the Red Cross.

Gunmen kill dozens at Ethiopia oil field

ADDIA ABABA, Ethiopia, April 24 (UPI) -- Gunmen attacked a Chinese oil company site in Ethiopia Tuesday, killing at least nine Chinese and 65 Ethiopian workers, Xinhua news agency reported.

Helicopter shot down over Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 30 (UPI) -- An Ethiopian helicopter was shot down Friday in Mogadishu, where Somali insurgents and government troops backed by Ethiopian forces have been battling.

Renewed violence in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 29 (UPI) -- At least six people died Thursday in Somalia as Ethiopian-backed government troops battled insurgent clans.

Two killed in Somalia Islamist roundup

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Two people were killed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu Monday as government troops and Ethiopian soldiers conducted a roundup of Islamic militants.

Ethiopia wants to pull out of Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Ghedi said Ethiopia can leave its troops in Somalia for months if necessary to prevent the return of Islamist militias. But Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi warned that his country does not have the money to support

Somali Islamists on run from Ethiopians

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Islamists rebels in Somalia lost control of a key town Wednesday as Ethiopian and loyal Somali troops advanced in a bid to recapture the capital, Mogadishu.

Ethiopia's Zenawi eyeing troop pull out

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The same day as a key victory, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said he is considering pulling up to 4,000 troops out of the battle with Somalia.

Ethiopia prepares to fight Islamists

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi says his country is ready to fight the Islamists in neighboring Somalia, whom he described as a threat.

Somalia accuses Ethiopia of incursion

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 17 (UPI) -- Sheik Sharif Ahmed, leader of Somalia's Islamists, accused Ethiopia of sending troops across the border Saturday.

Eritrea-Ethiopia war resumption feared

ASMARA, Eritrea, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Eritrea and Ethiopia, whose border war has claimed 70,000 lives, may resume hostilities following the expulsion of U.N. peacekeepers from Eritrea.

More violence in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Renewed election protests the past two days claimed at least 10 more lives in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.

U.S. blasts Ethiopia violence

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department Monday condemned election-related violence in Ethiopia and urged the government to respect the rule of law.

White House calls for calm in Ethiopia

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 9 (UPI) -- The White House appealed for calm in Ethiopia Thursday and an end to election-related violence that has claimed at least two dozen lives.

Voting fraud alleged in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 16 (UPI) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi banned all demonstrations in and around Addis Ababa as allegations of national voting fraud emerged.

Israel, Ethiopia sign cooperation deal

JERUSALEM, June 2 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Wednesday signed a pact for cultural, educational and scientific cooperation.

Bush meets with African leaders

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush met Thursday with key East African allies to discuss continued cooperation in the war on terrorism, as well as economic and humanitaria
RICHARD TOMKINS, UPI White House Correspondent

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Bush meets African leaders

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) --

Bush to meet Kenya, Ethiopian leaders

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush was scheduled to meet the presidents of Kenya and Ethiopia on Thursday to discuss the war on terrorism and other issues, the White House said Monday.
RICHARD TOMKINS, UPI White House Correspondent
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