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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 ›

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 Government Accuses 7 People of Planning Terror Attacks and Joining an Opposition Group

The Ethiopian government has accused seven people of joining a banned opposition group and planning to conduct terror attacks in the country. The seven defendants, who appeared before a Federal High Court on Monday, were charged with joining the Oromo 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Ethiopia Rejects UN Request for Observers to Probe Reports About Killings of Amhara and Oromo Protesters

Ethiopia has denied a United Nations (UN) request to send international observers to investigate reports that many people have been left dead in parts of the East African country rocked by violent anti-government protests. On Monday, Amnesty International reported that Read more ›

UN Urges Ethiopia to Allow Observers to Probe Reports of Killings of Amhara and Oromo Protesters

The United Nations (UN) has asked Ethiopia to allow international observers into parts of the East African country rocked by violent anti-government protests. Weekend protests in Ethiopia’s Amhara and Oromo regions turned deadly after demonstrators and security officials clashed. Over Read more ›

Ethiopian Court Adjourns Case Against 22 Opposition Members Charged With Terrorism

An Ethiopian court has adjourned the case against 22 high-ranking opposition members including Bekele Gerba, who face terrorism charges under the controversial Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP). Judges at the Federal High Court in Addis Ababa were on Monday scheduled to pass Read more ›

Eritrean Refugee Wrongly Arrested and Extradited to Europe on Mass Human Trafficking Charges

Police in Britain and Italy are currently investigating the possibility that a suspected Eritrean human smuggler, who was extradited to Europe this week from Sudan, is the wrong man. Investigators in both countries celebrated the capture and extradition of Medhanie Read more ›

Former Ethiopian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Struck and Killed by Driver Gazing at Prostitutes in Harare

  A man in Harare has been charged with culpable homicide after he struck and killed Ethiopia’s former Ambassador to Zimbabwe Asrat Wolde while staring at a group of prostitutes. Gilbert Mutandagari, 50, allegedly struck Wolde on March 1, with Read more ›

Zambia’s President Pardons 554 Prisoners Including 40 Ethiopian Juveniles in Adult Prisons

Forty Ethiopian juveniles, who were incarcerated in adult Zambian prisons, have been released after receiving a presidential pardon. On Tuesday, Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu pardoned about 554 prisoners in celebration of Wednesday’s Africa Freedom Day. The president’s expression of his Read more ›

Murder of Man Suspected of Killing an Ethiopian Shop Owner Sparks Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

Up to eight immigrant-owned business in South Africa’s Eastern Cape have been attacked and looted by a mob following two murders. The xenophobic attacks occurred this week after the death of a South African citizen who is suspected of killing Read more ›

Swiss Court Orders Ethiopian Pilot to Receive Mandatory Psychiatric Treatment for Hijacking Plane

A Swiss court on Monday sentenced an Ethiopian pilot who hijacked his own plane in 2014 with 202 passengers aboard to receive supervised psychiatric treatment. Former Ethiopian Airlines pilot Heilemedehin Abera Tagegn has been ruled as mentally unstable after he Read more ›