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Has Ethiopia Withdrawn its Troops from Somalia Over Amhara and Oromo Anti-Government Protests?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