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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 ›

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 ›

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 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 ›

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 ›

Ethiopia launches its first science museum

By Zerihun Getachew ADDIS ABABA (EBC)-The first Science Museum of Ethiopia, which is said to help promoting science and research in the country, has been opened Monday at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. The University has established the Read more ›

Ethiopia eager to host Africa’s foremost football tournament

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has expressed optimism about the country’s chances of winning the bid to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). This past week, he assured the press of his government’s support and preparedness to meet Read more ›

East African leaders gather in Nairobi to discuss Ebola preparedness

NAIROBI (Xinhua) — African governments are due to meet in Nairobi from Tuesday for a regional conference on Ebola preparedness, Kenya’s health ministry said on Monday. The Sept. 16-17 regional conference will be attended by ministers in charge of transport, Read more ›

Ethiopia quells Egyptian fears over renaissance dam

By Nigel Wilson Egypt’s foreign minister returned from Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa confident that the two countries would work together to protect Egypt’s water rights as the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam goes ahead. Sameh Shoukry said his Ethiopian counterpart showed understanding towards Egypt’s concerns Read more ›

Ethiopia: Road linking Afar-Djibouti to be finished by Nov

Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) disclosed the Hawsewa-Abeala-Arbeti asphalt road, which it is constructing at the cost of a Billion Birr, is 93 percent over. The road is expected to be fully completed by the coming November. According to Samson Wondimu, Read more ›

Ethiopian Airlines announce new flights to Madrid

Xinhua  (Addis Ababa) —  On Monday Ethiopian Airlines will commence its flights to Madrid, Spain, which has become the 10th European destination of the airliner. Ethiopian flights to Madrid is operated through Rome and has brought the number of the airline’s international Read more ›

Ethiopian Airlines announces record 46 billion Birr profit

By Zerihun Getachew Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (Addis Ababa) – The Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has earned over 46.5 billion Birr revenue during the last budget year, between July 2013 and June 2014. Despite many challenges, Ethiopian has Read more ›