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Ethiopia Olympic Trials: Almaz Ayana Defeats Tirunesh Dibaba in Record-Breaking 10,000-Meter Debut

Ethiopia’s world 5,000m champion Almaz Ayana has won her first career 10,000-meter race in Hengelo, Netherlands during Ethiopia’s Olympic trials. Ayana made history on Wednesday with her 30:07:00 win, which is reportedly the fastest 10,000m debut performance time. Her finish 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 ›

14 Charged With Defrauding Ethiopian Shipping Lines & Logistics Services Enterprise of 19 Million Birr

A former employee of the Ethiopian Shipping Lines & Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) has been charged with masterminding a scheme to defraud the company of 19 million Birr ($873,236). Deres Abebe, who allegedly orchestrated the theft of the money via Read more ›

Spanish Police Arrest Jama Aden, Coach of 1500m Champion Genzebe Dibaba, in Anti-Doping Raid

The coach of Ethiopia’s 1500m world champion Genzebe Dibaba has been arrested in Spain as part of a long-running anti-doping investigation. Jama Aden, a Somali national, was arrested on Monday after Spanish police raided his hotel room in Sabadell, Catalonia. 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 ›

Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele Lead More Than 100 Athletes in Protest Against Ethiopian Athletics Federation

A group of Ethiopian runners are protesting against the country’s athletics federation. The athletes are unhappy about the federation’s process of selecting a team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The athletes, who were reportedly over a 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 ›