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Ethiopians and Eritreans Among 38 Busted in Italy for Trafficking Migrants, Human Organs, and Drugs

Police in Italy have busted 38 suspected members of an international trafficking ring that deals in smuggling arms, drugs, human organs, and migrants from Africa to Europe. The suspects, who were arrested on Monday in three Italian cities (Rome, Palermo, Read more ›

Eritrean Refugee Wrongly Arrested and Extradited to Europe on Mass Human Trafficking Charges

Police in Britain and Italy are currently investigating the possibility that a suspected Eritrean human smuggler, who was extradited to Europe this week from Sudan, is the wrong man. Investigators in both countries celebrated the capture and extradition of Medhanie Read more ›

Ethiopia accused of Monitoring Dissidents

A rights group has accused the Ethiopian government of listening to and recording the phone calls of opposition journalists and activists. According to a report released on Friday by Human Rights Watch, the government monitors perceived political opponents outside and Read more ›

Ethiopia invites Media to Renaissance Dam construction site

The Ethiopian government has taken a number of foreign journalists on a tour of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction site. According to the Communication Affairs Office, the visit is to enable foreign media houses get some “first hand” Read more ›

Italy offers to Mediate Blue Nile Dispute Dialogue between Ethiopia and Egypt

The Italian Ambassador to Egypt, Maurizio Massari, has revealed that his government is willing to mediate the negotiations between Ethiopia and Egypt over the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). According to a report by Egypt’s Aswat Masriya, Mr. Massari Read more ›