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Euronews   30 August 2019   Ethiopia  
<p>The face of the oldest early human ancestor has been revealed by the discovery in Ethiopia of a 3.8 million-year-old near-complete skull.<br>The uncovered fossil, which provides insight into a pivotal period for human evolution, belongs to the species Australopithecus ...
Daily Nation   29 May 2018   Ethiopia   Gamo Gofa  
<p>Landslides caused by heavy rain killed at least 32 people in southern Ethiopia over the weekend, the government said on Monday.</p><p>The Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) said nine people died in the Gamo Gofa zone, with 17 injured.</p><p>The ...
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The construction index   20 December 2016   Ethiopia   Africa  
<p>Ethiopia has inaugurated a record-breaking dam that has been built by Salini Impregilo.</p> <p>Gibe III is the first dam in Ethiopia to be built using roller-compacted concrete (RCC). It has a crest length of 630m and a height of 250m, which is said to ...
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The construction index   23 September 2016   Ethiopia   Africa  
<p>Technical delegates from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have signed an agreement for impact studies to be carried out into the proposed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).</p> <p>The studies into the planned dam on Ethiopia&rsquo;s Blue Nile River will be ...
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Daily Mail   23 March 2015   Ethiopia   Erta Ale  
<p>Czech photographer Karel Tupy visited Ethiopia's Erta Ale, the world's oldest continuously active lava lake.<br>He tells of the overwhelming heat of the lava as he captured daunting scenes of the 150-ft wide basalt volcano.<br>Erta Ale means 'smoking mountain' ...
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