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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. Read more ›

Ethiopia has ‘Evidence’ of Egypt and Eritrea Sponsoring Opposition Groups Responsible for Unrest

Ethiopia has once again accused Egypt and Eritrea of sponsoring armed opposition groups which Addis Ababa claims are responsible for the recent unrest in the country. On Tuesday, Ethiopia’s Minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Area Development Kassa Tekleberhan said Read more ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Ethiopia Rejects UN Request for Observers to Probe Reports About Killings of Amhara and Oromo Protesters

Ethiopia has denied a United Nations (UN) request to send international observers to investigate reports that many people have been left dead in parts of the East African country rocked by violent anti-government protests. On Monday, Amnesty International reported that Read more ›

UN Urges Ethiopia to Allow Observers to Probe Reports of Killings of Amhara and Oromo Protesters

The United Nations (UN) has asked Ethiopia to allow international observers into parts of the East African country rocked by violent anti-government protests. Weekend protests in Ethiopia’s Amhara and Oromo regions turned deadly after demonstrators and security officials clashed. Over Read more ›

Thousands of Amhara People Protest Against Ethiopian Government’s Policies in Gondar

Thousands of people in Gondar, a city in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, gathered on Sunday to protest against a government decision to place an Amhara district under the administrative jurisdiction of Tigray, a neighboring region. The protesters, who allegedly numbered over Read more ›