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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 ›

Ethiopia Stops Imports From 11 Egyptian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers for not Meeting Health Standards

Ethiopia has suspended the importation of medicines from 11 Egyptian pharmaceutical manufacturers after they failed to meet the country’s health criteria. Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health suspended trade with the companies after officials visited Egypt recently to inspect their facilities,” Middle Read more ›

Kenenisa Bekele Says Ethiopian Athletics Federation Knows Nothing About Athletics After Rio Olympic Snub

Ethiopia’s 5,000m and 10,000m world record holder, Kenenisa Bekele, who was not included in the country’s team for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has expressed his disappointment at the decision on Wednesday. “I’m deeply disappointed and sad. I have Read more ›

Ethiopia Blocks Social Media Sites to Prevent Students From Being Distracted During Exams

Ethiopia has restricted access to all social media sites across the country. The shutdown, which began on Saturday, is scheduled to last until Wednesday when the national university entrance examination ends. Twitter, Facebook, Viber, and Instagram are among the social Read more ›

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 ›

Ethiopia Olympic Trials: Almaz Ayana Defeats Tirunesh Dibaba in Record-Breaking 10,000-Meter Debut

Ethiopia’s world 5,000m champion Almaz Ayana has won her first career 10,000-meter race in Hengelo, Netherlands during Ethiopia’s Olympic trials. Ayana made history on Wednesday with her 30:07:00 win, which is reportedly the fastest 10,000m debut performance time. Her finish Read more ›

Ethiopian Court Adjourns Case Against 22 Opposition Members Charged With Terrorism

An Ethiopian court has adjourned the case against 22 high-ranking opposition members including Bekele Gerba, who face terrorism charges under the controversial Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP). Judges at the Federal High Court in Addis Ababa were on Monday scheduled to pass Read more ›

14 Charged With Defrauding Ethiopian Shipping Lines & Logistics Services Enterprise of 19 Million Birr

A former employee of the Ethiopian Shipping Lines & Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) has been charged with masterminding a scheme to defraud the company of 19 million Birr ($873,236). Deres Abebe, who allegedly orchestrated the theft of the money via Read more ›

Spanish Police Arrest Jama Aden, Coach of 1500m Champion Genzebe Dibaba, in Anti-Doping Raid

The coach of Ethiopia’s 1500m world champion Genzebe Dibaba has been arrested in Spain as part of a long-running anti-doping investigation. Jama Aden, a Somali national, was arrested on Monday after Spanish police raided his hotel room in Sabadell, Catalonia. 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 ›

Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele Lead More Than 100 Athletes in Protest Against Ethiopian Athletics Federation

A group of Ethiopian runners are protesting against the country’s athletics federation. The athletes are unhappy about the federation’s process of selecting a team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The athletes, who were reportedly over a Read more ›

Former Ethiopian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Struck and Killed by Driver Gazing at Prostitutes in Harare

  A man in Harare has been charged with culpable homicide after he struck and killed Ethiopia’s former Ambassador to Zimbabwe Asrat Wolde while staring at a group of prostitutes. Gilbert Mutandagari, 50, allegedly struck Wolde on March 1, with Read more ›

Ethiopia Cancels University Entrance Exam After Oromo Activists Leak Paper Online

Ethiopian officials have canceled a national university entrance examination scheduled to begin on Monday, May 30 after one of the papers was leaked online. Pictures of the English exam have been uploaded to social media and have gone viral. The Read more ›