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Ethiopian Arrested in Scottish Airport with Suitcases Full of Khat Worth Over $12,000 Says its for a Family Party
An Ethiopian man has been jailed after being caught with two suitcases full of drugs, which he claimed were to be shared at a family gathering.
Agaadir Saleebaan, 44, of Leicester, was caught by officers at Edinburgh Airport after flying …
The Court of Appeal in Al-Jawf region, north of Saudi Arabia, has ratified a verdict to impound an antique painting named the “Ambria” until a final ruling is issued to determine the proprietor of the contested art piece.
Police have arrested the heads of an Ethiopian telecom company and financial institution on suspicion of corruption.
The suspects include Abrham Guade, deputy manager and head of sourcing and facility division of Ethio-Telecom as well as Ephrem Mekuria, head of …
Egypt’s foreign ministry said Ethiopia has released three Egyptian nationals detained for months during a recent wave of violent protests that left hundreds dead in the East African country.
The foreign ministry secured the three men’s release after a month-long …
One person died, and 11 others sustained injuries after a hand grenade was thrown into a hotel located in Gondar, a city in Ethiopia’s Amhara region.
The grenade was thrown into a hotel named Entasol, Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported. …
Some 375 Ethiopians sentenced in Saudi Arabia have been granted clemency, according to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The clemency was granted following an appeal from Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome to King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al …
Ethiopia needs to “consolidate gains” after the deadly unrest last year before it can lift a state of emergency that was imposed in October, the prime minister said on Monday.
“As far as the date of lifting the state of …
Ethiopia earned around $872 million exclusively from foreign tourists during the first quarter of the current fiscal year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism disclosed.
Ethiopia’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, told the members of House of …
Ethiopia Creates Institution for the Public to Report Corruption, Plans to Make Officials Declare Their Assets
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has said his government would strengthen the measures it has been taking against high-ranking officials involved in corruption and rent-seeking practices.
The Premier made the remark on Monday during a press conference on current Ethiopian …
British Government Cancels £9 Million Funding for Ethiopian Pop Girl Band ‘Yegna’ After Public Outcry
British taxpayers will no longer fund Ethiopia’s version of the Spice Girls.
Admitting foreign aid could be spent better elsewhere, ministers pulled the plug on the five-strong girl band.
The pop group Yegna initially received £4 million as part of …
Egypt and Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry Ease Tensions Ahead of Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) Meeting With Sudan
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed Egyptian-Ethiopian bilateral relations on Tuesday with his Ethiopian counterpart Minister Workineh Gebeyehu, and congratulated him on becoming the country’s top diplomat.
According to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shoukry told …
The Federal High Court 19th Criminal Bench has sentenced 20 people to up to five years and six months in prison for trying to establish an Islamic state.
The Bench passed guilty verdicts on December 26, 2016, on the …
Following the in-depth reform program it carried out, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has taken measures against more than 640 members of its leaderships who committed misconduct.
Amanuel Amare, rural political affairs head at TPLF office, told ENA that …
About 130 people have been arrested on suspicion of corruption, said the Ethiopian Federal Police Commission.
They were arrested on suspicion of alleged corrupt practice in public procurement, housing and land development, banking and share companies -related activities as …
UK Police Investigating the Murder of Ethiopian Man Found With Multiple Stab Wounds in Bristol on Christmas Eve
Source: Bath Chronicle UK
The body of a 31-year-old man found in a rural village on the fringes of Bristol could have lain there for several days before it was discovered on Christmas Eve, police believe.
Detectives investigating the murder …
Ethiopia, one of five countries the IAAF says is in “critical care” over its drug-testing systems, will impose lifetime bans on drug cheats, the new president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) said on Wednesday.
The Horn of …
Source: ESAT News
A minibus full of passengers collided with a dump truck in Bora, 100 miles south of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, resulting in the death of all 14 passengers including the driver.
The minibus was traveling from Batu …
Source: The Independent UK
The Legatum Institute, a London-based research institute, released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world last Thursday.
Prosperity may mostly be used to talk about …
Source: Middle East Monitor
The head of the Middle East Centre for Strategic and Legal Studies, Anwar Eshki, has denied media reports claiming that Saudi Arabia intends to finance the construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam.
Retired General Eshki told …
Source: Middle East Eye
Egyptian media lashed out at Saudi Arabia following a high-level Saudi delegation’s visit to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) during a trip to Ethiopia on Friday. Experts said the decision to visit the GERD was …
British officials have been questioned for giving an Ethiopian girl band £5.2 million in foreign aid amid criticisms of the program which the government hopes would empower young girls and women in the East African country.
Yegna, the five-member group, …
Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporate
About 9,800 suspects, who were arrested under the State of Emergency, will be released next Wednesday, said the Command Post established to oversee the implementation of the nationwide State of Emergency.
Siraj Fegessa, Secretariat of …
Kenyan Tech Engineer Dies of Meningitis in Ethiopian Prison After Arrest for Telecommunication Fraud in 2015
A Kenyan tech engineer, who had been imprisoned in Ethiopia since 2015 when he was arrested on charges of telecommunication fraud, has died in prison.
Zak Muriuki worked for Intersat, one of Africa’s largest Internet providers before his arrest on …
Source: Associated Press
Human rights groups are asking the Ethiopian government to immediately disclose the whereabouts of a popular local journalist who has been behind bars since October 2014.
The Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia and DefendDefenders on Wednesday …
Ethiopian Doctors Remove 1kg of Cocaine From the Stomach of Nigerian Trafficker Found Sick in Addis Ababa’s Airport
Source: Fana Broadcasting
Doctors at Menelik II hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have removed more than 1kg of cocaine from the abdomen of a Nigerian drug trafficker.
He was caught trying to smuggle the cocaine to various countries via …
Ethiopia’s burgeoning economy has lost millions of dollars due to the government’s decision to shutdown Internet and mobile services.
Ethiopia has been lauded as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. However, frequent Internet shutdowns has cost the …
Israeli authorities have canceled a law which barred Ethiopian-Jews from donating blood. The change in policy was announced on Thursday by Israeli health officials, Haaretz reported.
The controversial ban came to the surface in 1996 after reports revealed that Israeli …
Source: Africa News
The United States Department of State has extended its travel warning for Ethiopia citing the potential for civil unrest related to sporadic and unpredictable anti-government protests that began in November 2015.
This new alert issued on Monday, …
In Egypt, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been the target of bitter criticism and even violent protests this year.
Protests at the agency’s Cairo headquarters – including one man setting himself on fire – …
Source: Africa News
The European Union (EU) is disturbed over the arrest of a leading opposition leader by the Ethiopian government. The EU has subsequently urged the regime to make public any charges against Professor Merera Gudina.
‘‘I urge …
Source: Africa News
Ethiopia has restored mobile Internet services after the service was blocked for over two months. The blockage was connected with anti-government protests that broke out largely in the Amhara and Oromia regions.
Mobile service was restored on …
Merera Gudina: Leader of Oromo People’s Congress (OPC) Arrested in Addis Ababa After Arrival From EU Parliament
Ethiopian authorities have arrested high-ranking opposition leader Merera Gudina at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport on Wednesday after his arrival from Europe where he gave a speech concerning the ongoing state of emergency.
Professor Merera Gudina is the leader of …
Source: Radio Sweden
A Swedish cardiac surgeon who has been imprisoned in Ethiopia since 2013 could face more time in prison.
The cardiac surgeon from Sweden has been imprisoned in Ethiopia for several years and could be charged with additional …
Qilinto Prison Fire: 28 Inmates Charged With Setting Fire to the Prison With High-Profile Political Prisoners
Ethiopian authorities have charged 38 inmates of a prison in Addis Ababa, where high-profile political prisoners are reportedly being held, with setting the facility on fire in September.
Ethiopia’s Federal High Court on Thursday charged the inmates, whose identities have …
Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporation
Germany has lifted a travel warning that restricted its citizens from traveling to Ethiopia.
The warning was lifted as peace and stability has been restored in the country, said Getnet Yigzaw, public relations head of …
Ethiopian Journalist Found Guilty of Defaming Orthodox Church Leaders Sentenced to One Year in Prison
Source: Africa News
A court in Ethiopia has sentenced a journalist to a year in prison on charges of defaming senior clergy members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Prosecutors had pushed for a three-year jail term.
Getachew Worku, the editor-in-chief …
Ethiopian police have re-arrested a blogger and human rights activist who criticized the government, especially its handling of the ongoing protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions.
Ethiopian Stone-Throwing Attackers Rob Czech and Slovakian Tourists at Gunpoint, Kill Their Driver and Tour Guide
A group of tourists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia has been attacked and robbed at gunpoint in Ethiopia while traveling through the southern part of the East African country.
The stone-throwing attackers targeted a vehicle that the six tourists …
Source: IBTimes UK
Jawar Mohammed, political analyst and executive director of the Oromia Media Network (OMN), believes the Ethiopian government would kill him, should he return to his homeland.
“I am probably the most wanted person by the Ethiopian government …
Swiss Police Arrest Ethiopian Imam for Calling for the Killing of Muslims who Didn’t Pray at His Mosque
Source: Associated Press
Swiss police raided a mosque in a northern city on Wednesday, detaining eight people including an Ethiopian imam who allegedly called for the killing of Muslims who refused to participate in prayers, the state prosecutor’s office said.…