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United States Urges Ethiopia to Release Imprisoned Journalists Amid Violent Protests

The United States has expressed concern over the recent arrest of journalists in Ethiopia amid deadly protests over a government plan to extend the capital Addis Ababa into Oromia. On Wednesday, the US urged Ethiopia to release journalists and all Read more ›

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan Endorse French Firm to Conduct Technical Studies on Impact of Grand Renaissance Dam

Two French firms are finally set to conduct studies on how the construction Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is likely to affect the Nile and its flow. On Tuesday, the foreign and water resources ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan Read more ›

Burundi’s Government and Opposition Resume Peace Talks in Uganda

Burundi’s rival sects resumed peace talks in Uganda on Monday amid fears of a return to civil war after months of widespread violence. Representatives of President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose decision to run for a third term in April sparked unrest Read more ›

Muslims Protect Christian Passengers at Gunpoint in Kenya Bus Terrorist Attack

An ambush on a bus traveling through Kenya‘s northeast border with Somalia by gunmen suspected to be al-Shabab militants is making headlines around world. The gory of the attack is not the focus, rather a rare and daring display of Read more ›

U.S. Calls for Dialogue to Address ‘Legitimate’ Oromo Grievances Following Violent Protests

The United States has called for dialogue in Ethiopia’s Oromia region after student protests against a government expansion plan turned fatal. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), at least 75 protesters have been killed in clashes with Ethiopian security forces. Read more ›

Air France Makes Emergency Landing in Kenya After Suspected Bomb is Found Aboard

An Air France flight from Mauritius was forced to make an emergency landing in Mombasa, Kenya on Sunday after a device suspected to be a bomb was found in the toilet. The Boeing 777 aircraft was heading to Charles de Read more ›

Burundi: United Nation and African Union Condemn Escalating Violence

The African Union (AU) has expressed concerns over the rising levels of violence and human rights abuses in Burundi after reports of widespread arbitrary arrests, torture, killings and assassinations. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights released a reports Read more ›

Several Injured After Grenade Explodes in Addis Ababa’s Biggest Mosque

Over a dozen people sustained injuries on Friday after a grenade was thrown into the biggest mosque in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The hand grenade exploded in the Grand Anwar Mosque just after evening prayers. About five people reportedly sustained Read more ›

Oromo Students Killed in Fresh Protests Against Plan to Expand Addis Ababa into Oromia

Police in Ethiopia have responded violently to students protesting a government plan to extend the capital city Addis Ababa into Oromia, the largest region in the country. According to the Human Rights Watch, about three students have lost their lives Read more ›

3 Men Arrested for Poisoning Famous Pride of Lions in Kenya Face Life Imprisonment or Huge Fines

Police in Kenya have arrested three Maasai herdsmen for poisoning a famous pride of lions in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The men reportedly poisoned the lions, which were featured on a popular BBC television documentary series “Big Cat Diary,” Read more ›

Kenya and Ethiopia Sign $200 Million Trade Deal to End Border Conflicts

Kenya and Ethiopia have signed a $200 million trade agreement aimed at ensuring peace and increasing security along conflict prone border regions. The deal was signed at the border town of Moyale, northeast Kenya on Monday. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta Read more ›

Ethiopia’s Supreme Court Rules for Andargachew Tsige to Testify in Terror Trial

The Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia has dismissed an appeal seeking to prevent Andargachew Tsige from appearing before court as a defense witness. The ruling is the latest news regarding Tsige, a 60-year-old Ethiopian born British national, who has been Read more ›

Ethiopia Postpones Renaissance Dam Negotiation at the Last Minute

Ethiopia has postponed a meeting with Egypt and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The announcement came on Saturday, a day before the initial meeting was supposed to be held in Khartoum. Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom requested Read more ›

Uganda and Rwanda to Face-off in Cecafa Finals after Defeating Ethiopia and Sudan

The Cranes of Uganda qualified for the finals of the 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup on Thursday after defeating host Ethiopia 5-3 on penalties. The trilling encounter, which was witnessed by over 40,000 fans who packed the National Stadium in Read more ›

Ethiopia Warns Saudi Arabia and UAE of Consequences if Eritrea Attacks

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has warned Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that there will be consequences if their military operation around Eritrea’s coast leads to the latter advancing plans to destabilize Ethiopia. A United Nations (UN) Read more ›

AU General Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cash into US from Ethiopia

An African Union (AU) general, who also served as the transitional president of Guinea, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to charges of smuggling over $50,000 in cash into the United States. Sekouba Konate was indicted in May on charges of smuggling Read more ›

Ethiopia Struggles with Frequent Power Cuts After Failed Rains

Ethiopia is experiencing power cuts and this may become a frequent phenomenon as low rainfall has left dams with depleting water levels. This week, there were two days of power cuts, which was reportedly caused by technical problems with the Read more ›

Ethiopia and Uganda to Face-Off in Cecafa Semifinals

Hosts Ethiopia and Uganda will face-off in the semifinals of the 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup on Thursday after defeating Tanzania and Malawi respectively. Ethiopia advanced after a trilling match against Tanzania on Monday at the National Stadium in Addis Read more ›