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The Mother of All Rallies Took Place in Mekelle, Tigrai State Northern Ethiopia

For the past few weeks huge rallies have been taking place in all the cities and towns of Tigrai state demanding the federal government to stop disrespecting the Ethiopian constitution. They also wanted the Ethiopian government to stop working with destructive forces that are hell-bent to undo what has been accomplished in the past 27 […]

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JWXO, Jijiga Way Joogtaa! Xafladaha iyo Qaraabo Sallaanku Kolka ay Dhamaadaan Maxaa Xigi?

Faallo: Waxaan jeclahay in aan idiin iftiimiyo xogaha qarsoon, kuwo la filan karo in ay dhacaan iyo waxa aan jeclaan lahayn. Jwxo waxay horsocotay oo ay hogaan u tahay halgan shacab gobonimo doon ah uu waday, go,aankana hogaanka kaligeed ma laha Hogaanka iyo taageerayaasha Jwxo aad bay ugu faraxsan yihiin in ay yimaadaan deegaanka Soomaaliada, […]

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Ethiopian Federal Police Arrests Five Senior Officials From Benishangul-Gumuz Region

Ethiopian Federal Police has arrested five senior officials of Benishangul Gumuz regional state of Ethiopia, according to FBC news report. The detained officials include the deputy head of Benishangul-Gumuz regional state administration and security bureau and former mayor of Assosa town. The detained officials were suspected of instigating conflict that occurred in Assosa town in […]

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Tackling Hate Speech in Ethiopia

Hate and dangerous speech is a serious and growing problem in Ethiopia, both online and offline. It has contributed to the growing ethnic tensions and conflicts across the country that have created more than 1.4 million new internally displaced people in the first half of 2018 alone. The government says it will pass a new law […]

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Ethiopia: Three Years Needed for Ethiopia to Develop Petroleum Resource

Addis Ababa — The Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas disclosed that the country needs an additional three years to develop its petroleum resources in the Ogaden area. The nation has announced in June that it has discovered a huge crude oil reserve in the Ogaden area, the eastern part of the country. Ketsela […]

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Suurto Galnimada iyo Dhamaystirka Aragtidda Siyaasadeed ONLF

Faallo:  Jabhada ONLF, 27 sano ka dib waxay qaadatay nabad, dibna waxay ugu laabatay deegaanka Soomaalida Ogadeeniya. Hogaaminta iyo taageerayaasha ururka ayaa si kalsooni leh loogu soo dhaweeyey Addis Ababa iyo magaalo madaxda deegaanka Soomaalida Ogadeeniya ee Jijiga. 1991, kolkii ay dhacday dawladii shuuciga ahayd ee Mengistu Hailemariam, ONLF isla bishan oo kale waxay ka […]

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Exiled Somali-ethnic Ethiopian Rebel Leader Returns Home Under Peace Deal

Hiiraan Online – The leader of the Somali-ethnic Ethiopian leader has been given a rapturous welcome in Addis Ababa on Saturday upon his return from decades of life in exile since the armed rebel group he founded started fighting the Ethiopian government. Hundreds of people formed long lines on the streets in the city, waving […]

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News: Amid The Killing of Dozens of Oromia Police And Unknown Numbers of Civilians ODP Admits Deteriorating Security, Vows To Bring Rapid ChangeE

Addis Abeba, Nov. 30/2018 – In a statement it released following an emergency session by is executive committee, the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP), the party governing Oromia and is chaired by PM Abiy Ahmed, admitted a troubling deterioration of security in parts of the region, which is highlighted by the death of more than a dozen […]

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US could Sanction Ethiopia Ex-Intelligence Chief

The US is considering imposing a travel ban and assets freeze on the fugitive former Ethiopian Intelligence head Getachew Assefa. The move follows the House of Representatives (HR) 128 Bill before the US Congress against Mr Getachew’s violation of human rights. The request to the State Department was made by the House of Representatives’ Mike […]

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Three Ethiopian Students Killed in Ethnic Clashes: Govt

Three Ethiopian students were killed and 34 injured after a fight on a campus escalated into deadly ethnic clashes in the west of the Horn of Africa country, the government said on Wednesday. The unrest broke out on Tuesday after a fight at Assoa University erupted into wider violence between groups of students, Minister of […]

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Djibouti’s Mysterious Absence from Horn of Africa Reintegration: Who is to Blame?

The positive political changes in Ethiopia and Eritrea and the dynamism in the Somali leadership had rekindled hope that the countries in the Horn of Africa (HoA) region will make headways to collectively address challenges in security, economy, poverty and lack of development in their region.  The leaders of Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea have met several […]

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Egypt’s Prime Minister Meets Ethiopian Counterpart in Addis, Conveys Message From Sisi

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly met on Sunday with his Ethiopian counterpart Abiy Ahmed on the sidelines of the 11th African Union Extraordinary Summit in Addis Ababa, delivering a message from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported. The prime minister affirmed Egypt’s keenness on bolstering the […]

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Resurgent Ethnic Nationalism Shaping Geopolitics in the Horn

By PETER KAGWANJA – In an enthralling article, “Us and them: The enduring power of ethnic nationalism”, Jerry Muller has argued that although we generally tend to belittle the role of ethnic nationalism in politics, “it will drive global politics for generations to come”. The rise of Abiy Ahmed Ali (42) as Prime Minister of Ethiopia […]

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Gov’t at an Impasse Following Press Secretary Appointment

Controversy has emerged over the appointment of the newly-minted Press Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister, Bilenne Seyoum, whose current citizenship status bars her from taking a senior government position. Bilenne, who has described herself as a Canadian citizen and an Ethiopian by birth in a book she authored in 2014; has now […]

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Space Force Considered as Ethiopia Overhauls Defense Capabilities

Ethiopia is considering adding a space force to its defense capabilities in a process to modernize the country’s military. The changes are part of broader political and economic reforms Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed began implementing after coming to power in April. The landlocked Horn of Africa nation, which hasn’t had direct access to the sea […]