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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 ›

U.S. Issues Another Travel Advisory for Ethiopia Amid State of Emergency, Violent Anti-Government Protests

The U.S. government has issued a travel alert for Ethiopia amid widespread anti-government protests which have led to the death of hundreds and the incarceration of thousands. On Friday, the U.S. State Department warned its citizens against traveling to Ethiopia 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 ›

Ethiopian Anti-Government Protesters Cause Spike in Price of Beans and Vegetables in Netherlands

Source:Fruitnet.com Dutch suppliers have halted imports and production at their Ethiopian operations after anti-government protesters damaged their facilities. Prices have spiked in the Netherlands for products such as fine beans and exotic vegetables due to the disruption in supply from 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 ›

Ethiopian Protesters Kill US Researcher With Stones After Attacking Her Vehicle

Source: Inquisitr.com A UC Davis postdoctoral researcher has been murdered near Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa after anti-protesters attacked the vehicle she was riding in with stones. Sharon Gray, a 30-year-old researcher at the University of California’s plant biology department, died 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 ›