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Ethiopia Abandons Addis Ababa Expansion Plan After Deadly Oromo Student Protests

Ethiopia has announced the cancellation of a controversial development plan to expand the capital Addis Ababa into Oromia, the largest region in the country. On Wednesday, Getachew Reda, Ethiopia’s minister of communication, confirmed the decision of the ruling party in Read more ›

U.S. Calls for Dialogue to Address ‘Legitimate’ Oromo Grievances Following Violent Protests

The United States has called for dialogue in Ethiopia’s Oromia region after student protests against a government expansion plan turned fatal. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), at least 75 protesters have been killed in clashes with Ethiopian security forces. Read more ›

Oromo Students Killed in Fresh Protests Against Plan to Expand Addis Ababa into Oromia

Police in Ethiopia have responded violently to students protesting a government plan to extend the capital city Addis Ababa into Oromia, the largest region in the country. According to the Human Rights Watch, about three students have lost their lives Read more ›

Kenya and Ethiopia Sign $200 Million Trade Deal to End Border Conflicts

Kenya and Ethiopia have signed a $200 million trade agreement aimed at ensuring peace and increasing security along conflict prone border regions. The deal was signed at the border town of Moyale, northeast Kenya on Monday. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta Read more ›