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Swiss Police Arrest Ethiopian Imam for Calling for the Killing of Muslims who Didn’t Pray at His Mosque

Source: Associated Press Swiss police raided a mosque in a northern city on Wednesday, detaining eight people including an Ethiopian imam who allegedly called for the killing of Muslims who refused to participate in prayers, the state prosecutor’s office said. Read more ›

Ethiopia has ‘Evidence’ of Egypt and Eritrea Sponsoring Opposition Groups Responsible for Unrest

Ethiopia has once again accused Egypt and Eritrea of sponsoring armed opposition groups which Addis Ababa claims are responsible for the recent unrest in the country. On Tuesday, Ethiopia’s Minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Area Development Kassa Tekleberhan said Read more ›

Ethiopia Frees 2,000 People Arrested During State of Emergency, Retrieves 1,500 Weapons

Ethiopian authorities have released about 2,000 individuals who were detained after a state of emergency was declared in the country earlier this month in response to months of violent anti-government protests. The group, who were initially detained on suspicion of Read more ›

Ethiopia Denies Withdrawing its Troops From Somalia Over Amhara and Oromo Protests

Islamic insurgency group al-Shabab has taken over a strategic town in war-torn Somalia on Wednesday after Ethiopian troops withdrew from their positions on Wednesday. Ethiopia, which has contributed thousands of troops to the African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISON) in Somalia, Read more ›

U.S. Issues Another Travel Advisory for Ethiopia Amid State of Emergency, Violent Anti-Government Protests

The U.S. government has issued a travel alert for Ethiopia amid widespread anti-government protests which have led to the death of hundreds and the incarceration of thousands. On Friday, the U.S. State Department warned its citizens against traveling to Ethiopia Read more ›

Ethiopia’s State of Emergency: Government Retrieves Over 700 Looted Arms, Arrests 1,600 People

Ethiopian authorities have recovered more than 700 arms and arrested about 1,600 people since October 9 when the government declared a state of emergency in response to months of widespread anti-government protests. Ethiopian security officials have recovered about 744 arms Read more ›

Ethiopian State of Emergency Restricts Movement, Bans Opposition News Site and Public Gatherings

Ethiopian authorities have announced a set of rules as part of the ongoing state of emergency in the country, which was declared last week in response to months of violent anti-government protests. Ethiopia’s Minister of Defense Siraj Fegessa issued a Read more ›

Ethiopian Anti-Government Protesters Cause Spike in Price of Beans and Vegetables in Netherlands

Source:Fruitnet.com Dutch suppliers have halted imports and production at their Ethiopian operations after anti-government protesters damaged their facilities. Prices have spiked in the Netherlands for products such as fine beans and exotic vegetables due to the disruption in supply from Read more ›

Egypt Denies Funding Groups Responsible for Ethiopia’s Violent Anti-Government Protests

Egypt has dismissed allegations that it funds and trains members of Ethiopian opposition groups responsible for the ongoing violent anti-government protests in the East African country. On Tuesday, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry denied the claims made by Ethiopian authorities on Monday. Read more ›

Ethiopian Protesters Kill US Researcher With Stones After Attacking Her Vehicle

Source: Inquisitr.com A UC Davis postdoctoral researcher has been murdered near Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa after anti-protesters attacked the vehicle she was riding in with stones. Sharon Gray, a 30-year-old researcher at the University of California’s plant biology department, died Read more ›

Oromo Anti-Government Protesters Attack and Destroy Aliko Dangote’s Cement Factory in Ethiopia

Anti-government protesters in Ethiopia’s Oromia region have attacked a cement factory belonging to Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa. The demonstrators were protesting over the death of more than 50 people in a stampede on Sunday during an Read more ›

Ethiopia Sets Three-Day Mourning Period for Oromo Stampede Victims, Blames Troublemakers for Violence

Ethiopian authorities have announced a three-day national mourning period for scores of people who died on Sunday from a stampede which ensued after police clashed with protesters during a regional festival. On Monday, the Ethiopia government announced that the mourning Read more ›

Has Ethiopia Withdrawn its Troops from Somalia Over Amhara and Oromo Anti-Government Protests?

The Ethiopian government has allegedly recalled about 3,000 soldiers based in Somalia to help quell the ongoing anti-government protests engulfing the Amhara and Oromia regions. The troops, who are reportedly not part of Ethiopia’s African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Read more ›

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana’s Rio Olympic Record 10,000 Meter Win Gets IAAF Ratification

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has ratified Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana’s record-breaking 10,000-meter run which claimed Africa’s first gold medal at the just ended Rio Olympic games. The IAAF on Tuesday validated Ayana’s world record 10,000-meter- race. The 24-year-old’s Read more ›

Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn Blames US-Based Opposition Groups for Olympic Medalist Feyisa Lilesa’s Oromo Protest

Addis Ababa has blamed Ethiopian opposition groups in the United States for encouraging long distance runner Feyisa Lilesa to protest against the government at the just-ended Rio Olympic Games. On Tuesday, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said he suspects that Read more ›

Ethiopian Officials Apologize for Textbooks Placing the Ras Dashen Mountain in Tigray Region

Ethiopian authorities have apologized for publishing school textbooks which mistakenly assigned Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in the country, to the Tigray region instead of the Amhara region where it is located. The Ministry of Education apologized for the mistake Read more ›

Ethiopia to Raise $58 Million for the Construction of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam

Ethiopian authorities have announced plans to raise 1.8 billion Birr (about $58 million) for the construction of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD). The Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation for the GERD’s construction said Read more ›

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Says EU Should Turn Migrant Boats Back to the Mediterranean

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called for the European Union (EU) Navy patrolling the Mediterranean sea to turn boats packed with migrants back to North Africa immediately they cross Libyan waters. Johnson made the shocking statement, which sharply deviates Read more ›

Ethiopian Paralympic Athlete to Seek Asylum in the U.S. After Making Oromo Protest Sign at Rio Summer Olympics

Source: Newsweek.com Ethiopian Paralympian Tamiru Demisse showed solidarity with Oromia protesters—who have clashed with the country’s government—as he claimed a silver medal, following a protest gesture made by Olympic counterpart Feyisa Lilesa. Demisse, who competed in the men’s 1,500-meter T13 Read more ›

Fire Breaks out in Ethiopian Prison Housing High-Profile Political Prisoners

A maximum prison on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, where high-profile political prisoners are kept, caught fire on Saturday, leading to some causalities. Ethiopia’s Federal Prison Administration confirmed that the fire outbreak at the Qilinto prison has since Read more ›

Facebook Suspends Popular Ethiopian News Page Over Coverage of Protests in Amhara and Oromo Regions of Ethiopia

Facebook has suspended the account of popular Ethiopian online news platform Mereja.com for “violating its policies.” Mereja’s Facebook page was suspended on Thursday for “misleading” people into liking it. “Your Page has been unpublished for causing people to like or Read more ›

Amhara Anti-Government Protesters Attack Foreign Flower Plants, Israel Issues Travel Advisory for Ethiopia

Protesters in Ethiopia’s Amhara region on Thursday attacked a series of foreign-owned flower plantations resulting in damages worth millions amid widespread anti-government demonstrations. Belgian, Dutch, Israeli, Indian, and Italian flower plantations were among the foreign-owned facilities attacked in the region, Read more ›