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 ›

Ethiopian Minister’s Comments on the Completion of the Grand Renaissance Dam Offends Egypt

Egyptian officials are outraged by remarks by Ethiopia’s communication minister that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is about 70 percent complete. Minister Getachew Reda said this week that the completion of the mega-dam has become a “reality,” and that Read more ›

Zambia’s President Pardons 554 Prisoners Including 40 Ethiopian Juveniles in Adult Prisons

Forty Ethiopian juveniles, who were incarcerated in adult Zambian prisons, have been released after receiving a presidential pardon. On Tuesday, Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu pardoned about 554 prisoners in celebration of Wednesday’s Africa Freedom Day. The president’s expression of his Read more ›

Eritreans, Ethiopian and Sudanese Among 28 Illegal Immigrants Arrested Hiding in Refrigerated Truck in Britain

Officials in Britain have arrested 28 illegal African immigrants who were found hiding in the back of a refrigerated lorry. Police reportedly discovered the truck at a lorry park located in Portsmouth, Hampshire this week. Officials reportedly stopped the articulated Read more ›

Murder of Man Suspected of Killing an Ethiopian Shop Owner Sparks Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

Up to eight immigrant-owned business in South Africa’s Eastern Cape have been attacked and looted by a mob following two murders. The xenophobic attacks occurred this week after the death of a South African citizen who is suspected of killing Read more ›

Swiss Court Orders Ethiopian Pilot to Receive Mandatory Psychiatric Treatment for Hijacking Plane

A Swiss court on Monday sentenced an Ethiopian pilot who hijacked his own plane in 2014 with 202 passengers aboard to receive supervised psychiatric treatment. Former Ethiopian Airlines pilot Heilemedehin Abera Tagegn has been ruled as mentally unstable after he Read more ›

Massive Brawl Breaks out Between Pro- and Anti-Government Supporters During Eritrean Independence Celebrations in Israel

Violence erupted in Tel Aviv this weekend as thousands of Eritrean migrants gathered to celebrate the east African country’s 25th independence anniversary. The massive brawl at the event organized by the Eritrean Embassy to Israel on Friday occurred between pro- Read more ›

Ethiopian Politician Charged With Inciting Violence After Facebook Post About Protests in Oromia

A former spokesman for Ethiopia’s main opposition group the Blue Party has been charged with inciting violence after his Facebook post critical of the government’s response to the protests in Oromia went viral. Yonatan Tesfaye was reportedly charged on Wednesday Read more ›

Somali Migrant in Critical Condition After Setting Herself Ablaze in Protest in Australian Detention Center

A 21-year-old Somali migrant to Australia, identified as Hadon Yasin, is recovering from burns after she set herself on fire on Tuesday in an apparent protest against the living conditions in a migrant detention center in the island of Nauru. Read more ›

US Voices Concern After Ethiopia Charges 22 Opposition Members with Terrorism

The United States (US) has expressed concern over Ethiopia’s indictment of prominent opposition figure Bekele Gerba and 21 others on terrorism charges under its much criticized Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP). The defendants, which includes students, civil servants and members of the Read more ›