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Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam is a Big Challenge to Egypt’s Aggressive Stance Over the Nile

Egypt has historically adopted an aggressive approach to the flow of the River Nile. Cairo considers the Nile a national security matter and statements continue to include threats of military action against Ethiopia should it interfere with the flow as set out in agreements signed in 1929 and another in 1959. The first agreement was made between Great Britain, as […]

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Two Somalis Juveniles, Ethiopian Militaries Gunned Down in Jijiga

Jijiga, Nov 2, 2018 – Since the Ethiopian militaries took over security control in the Somali region on August 4, 2018, the shotting became part of life, Abdullahi Hassan ex-head of the Somali region. The latest incident held in Jijiga at 11 AM local time on November 1, 2018, dwellers were shocked while a minor dispute caused […]

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World Bank Approves $1.2 Bln in Grants, Loans to Ethiopia

Nairobi (Reuters) – The World Bank has approved $1.2 billion in grants and loans to Ethiopia. The bank said in a statement posted on its website late on Tuesday that the funds — a $600 million grant and a $600 million loan — would go towards supporting reforms in the financial sector including improving the […]

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Ethiopia PM Arrives in France, First Stop of Euro Tour

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday left the capital Addis Ababa for the start of his first European tour, chief of staff Fitsum Arega wrote on Twitter. Abiy arrived in France where he is expected to meet the French president Emmanuel Macron. He is in Paris on the invitation of Macron dating back to […]

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Ethiopia Inks Peace Deal With Rebel Group In Gas-Rich Region

Oil-Price – The Ethiopian government has reached a peace deal with a rebel group active in a gas-rich region that the authorities had classified as a terrorist organization, Reuters reports, citing government officials. The Ogaden National Liberation Front sought the secession of the Somali Region, or Ogaden, in the eastern part of the country, but it […]

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Ethiopia: Ensure Justice for Abuses in Jail Ogaden

The government of Ethiopia should commit to undertaking criminal investigations and prosecutions following many years of rights abuses in Jail Ogaden, a detention facility in eastern Ethiopia’s Somali region, Human Rights Watch said today. A video released today by Human Rights Watch features victims’ accounts, using footage filmed inside the prison in September. On August […]

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UK Denies Funding Ethiopia’s Notorious Liyu Police

The United Kingdom has officially addressed reports that it had at a point supported Ethiopia’s notorious paramilitary unit, the Liyu Police. The head of the British Department for International Development, DFID, Christian Rogg met with Somali Regional State, SRS, leader Mustafa Omer earlier this week. The meeting according to the British Embassy in Addis Ababa […]

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Ethiopia’s Bad Justice System

Jijiga, October 20, 2018 – Ethiopia’ bad justice taught me to understand that my people are under occupation and suffered under Ethiopian rule which forced my Somali Ogadenian people backward for livelihood, educational and economically and socially.   Ethiopia’s justice system itself need for justice. Arresting people in Ethiopia does not need court warranty but orders […]

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2 Bodies Pulled From Chaska Pond After Frantic Search for Missing Cousins

Two bodies were pulled from a murky pond in Chaska late Sunday, bringing a frantic two-day search for two 19-year-old cousins and best friends from Shakopee to a tragic end. Family members and friends of Bushra Abdi and Zeynab “Hapsa” Abdalla held an agonizing vigil late into the freezing night at the site near Hwy. […]

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Ethiopian PM Reaches Agreement With Soldiers Demanding Pay Rises – TV

Addis Ababa (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime     Minister Abiy Ahmed reached an agreement on Wednesday with several hundred soldiers who had marched on his office to demand pay rises and were invited in to see him, state television (ETV) reported. ETV said the meeting had ended with “an agreement”, but did not give details of the […]

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Ethiopia Announces visa-on-Arrival Regime for Africans

Ethiopian president Mulatu Teshome has announced that the country will in due course roll out a visa-on-arrival regime for all Africans entering the country. In other words, there would be no need for Africans to necessarily apply for visas before flying into the country. All African passport holders need to do is fly in and […]

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Acting President Appointed Lunatic Cabinets

Newly appointed acting president in the Somali region Mustafa Omar issued a chilly warning message to Heego juvenals. Heego was a group of people mainly youth employed to support ex-president Abdi Mohamud Omar now are criminalized. Mustafa came to the office illegally only to be a puppet of Abiye Ahmed and new dominant of Ethiopia […]

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Ethiopia’s Challenge in Somali Region: Overcoming ‘Mafia’-Style Violence

Roving militias killing civilians. Prisoners stripped naked and rolled in hot ashes. “Mafia”-style murders and violence that forced more than a million people from their homes. That’s the legacy that Mustafa Omer, the new president of Ethiopia’s gas-rich Somali region in the east, will have to overcome following the ouster after 11 years of the […]

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Ethiopia Faces Reforms’ Next Steps as Ruling Coalition Meets

Kenya (AP) — Declaring “a true measure of leadership is not indispensability,” Ethiopia’s prime minister on Wednesday urged the next steps in the country’s sweeping reforms as the ruling coalition that has led for decades opened its first congress since he took power in April. A true leader produces qualified successors and makes “herself/himself redundant,” […]

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‘Thousands Flee’ Ethnic Conflict in Western Ethiopia

BBC NEWS, Oct 3, 2018 – Fighting between rival ethnic groups in western Ethiopia has displaced 70,000 people, the UN says, with more than 40 killed according to local media. Violence erupted on Friday after gunmen killed four local officials during a visit to neighbouring Oromia region, residents of Benishangul-Gumuz say. Youths armed with rocks and […]