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Kenya Denies Imminent Airborne Terror Attacks After Leaked Intelligence Memo Warning Goes Viral

Kenya’s Aviation Authority (KAA) on Monday dismissed claims of imminent terror attacks targeting major airports in the country after a leaked intelligence memo, warning airport managers of impending airborne al-Shabab suicide bombings, went viral. The intelligence memo was released by Read more ›

Ethiopian Prime Minister Accuses Eritrea of Supporting Armed Groups Seeking Secession of Oromia

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Wednesday accused Eritrea of supporting armed groups seeking the secession of Oromia, the largest region in the country. According to the BBC, Hailemariam blamed the destabilization of Oromia on “destructive forces” that have launched Read more ›

Human Trafficking Rings Affiliated With Eritrean Diplomats Control Mass Migration Into Europe: IGAD Report

A new report commissioned by the governments of Ethiopia and Sudan has revealed that sophisticated international criminal syndicates involved in human trafficking and smuggling have been controlling the mass migrations of people to Europe from the Horn of African via Read more ›

Ethiopia Debunks Human Rights Watch Report of Continued Violence in Oromia

Ethiopia on Monday debunked a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report that student protests against a government plan to extend the capital Addis Ababa into Oromia, the largest region in the country, has continued. Communications Minister Getachew Reda dismissed claims that Read more ›

Leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan Sign Cooperation Agreement During Meeting on Renaissance Dam

The Presidents of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agreed to join forces on Saturday after a meeting regarding updates on the construction of the Ethiopia Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD). Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir met President Read more ›

Ethiopian Opposition Activists Released From Prison Months After Being Acquitted of Terrorism Charges

Two leading Ethiopian opposition figures charged with terrorism were on Tuesday released from prison following their acquittal last year. Abraham Solomon and Habtamu Ayalew, both accused of being members of the outlawed opposition group Ginbot 7, had been detained in Read more ›

Kenya Police Investigate Athlete Doping Claims Amid Reports of International Ban

Police in Kenya on Sunday began investigating claims of doping and bribery among athletes after reports of an international ban that could see the East African country miss the Brazil Summer Games. Kenya, reputed for its high performing athletes, is Read more ›

Blast in Somalia Commercial Plane Bores Hole in Fuselage, Killing One Passenger

Somali aviation authorities are investigating the cause of a blast that tore a hole in a passenger plane moments after it took off from Mogadishu’s international airport on Tuesday. The incident, which left one passenger injured and another dead, happened Read more ›

Ethiopia: Scores Suspected Dead in Gambella Region as Anuak- Nuer Ethnic Clashes Intensify

Ethnic clashes between the Anuak and Nuer peoples in Ethiopia’s western region of Gambella has left a number of people dead. The violent conflict had reportedly been brewing since September after a murder in a neighboring district. According to Bloomberg, Read more ›