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Ethiopia: Police Must Face Immediate Investigation After Five Protesters Shot Dead

London, Sep 17, 2018 – Amnesty International today called on the Ethiopian authorities to thoroughly and effectively investigate the violent dispersal of demonstrators by police in Addis Ababa in which five people were shot dead. Today’s deaths follow a weekend of ethnic clashes in which more than 58 people were killed. The demonstrators had taken […]

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As Ethiopia Makes Peace With Eritrea, Can It Make Peace With Its People?

The Ethiopian state under the cover of the War on Terror has criminalised its Somali population, causing unrest and resentment in the East African country. Abdullahi*, a Somalian who lives in a small village in the troubled north-eastern corner of Ethiopia known by many as Ogaden, raised his voice as he described what had happened […]

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At Least 23 Die in Weekend of Ethiopia Ethnic Violence

(Reuters) – At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in the ethnic Oromo heartland near Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a police source said. The unrest followed a mass rally on Saturday marking the return to Ethiopia of the leadership of the exiled Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) group, which had […]

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Deadly Ethnic-Based Attacks Erupt Near Ethiopia’s Capital

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AP) – Government officials and residents said overnight ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, have killed several people and caused hundreds to flee their homes. “Several lives were lost and properties damaged due to this attack,” head of the Oromia Police Commission, Alemayehu Ejigu, told the state broadcaster […]

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What is Behind Clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromia And Somali Regions?

What is behind clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions? Thousands of people have fled Ethiopia’s Somali region following deadly clashes in recent days between ethnic Somalis and Oromos. The BBC’s Kalkidan Yibeltal looks at the cause of the conflict and whether it can be stopped. (bbc) –Dozens of people are reported to have died […]

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Xagee Ayey u Socotaa Siyaasada EPRDF?

Nairobi, Sep 14, 2018 – Labada urur ee ugu tunka wayn isbahaysiga EPRDF waa OPDO iyo ANDM, ayaa hardan ugu jira sidii lagu badali lahaa magaca Kacaanka Dimoqraatic ah ee ay kumidaysan yihiin, kaas oo uu sameeyey raysal-wasaarihii dhintay Meles Zenawi. Inkasta oo dhaqaalaha Itoobiya kor u socday 15kii sano ee tagay iyada oo lagu […]

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Violence in Ethiopian Capital Ahead of Opposition Group’s Return

AFP- Clashes broke out in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Thursday ahead of the return of an opposition group popular with the country’s largest ethnicity the Oromo. The violence appeared linked to the homecoming for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) as part of a sweeping reform agenda launched by new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. […]

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Ethiopia Has Highest Number of Internally Displaced People in 2018

Reliefweb -More people were internally displaced in Ethiopia in the first half of 2018 than in any other country, outpacing the world’s worst conflict zones including Syria, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 1.4 million Ethiopians fled their homes between January and June, according to data published Wednesday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring […]

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Can Ethiopia’s Reforms Succeed?

What Abiy’s Plans Mean for the Country and the Region. Ethiopia is on the move. The resignation of beleaguered Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in February ushered in the most significant reordering of political power in the country since 1991, when youthful guerrillas toppled the long-serving Marxist strongman Mengistu Haile Mariam. The new administration, led by 42-year-old Prime […]

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Source: Project Manager Faced Threats From Ethiopian Government Before Death Ruled as Suicide by Police

The tense negotiations between Cairo and Addis Ababa over the repercussions of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam were complicated in July by a sudden development: the death of Simegnew Bekele, the dam’s manager and face of the project to the Ethiopian public. The investigation into his death, whose preliminary findings were announced on Friday, has proceeded […]

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Ethiopia’s Somali Regional Parliament Restores Flag, Amends Name

Lawmakers in Ethiopia’s eastern Somali regional state have voted to restore a flag that was changed by the erstwhile president Abdi Mohamoud Omar a.k.a. Abdi Illey. Harun Maruf, a Somali journalist with the Voice of America, VOA, reported that the parliament in the regional capital Jijiga restored a flag that contains the symbolic blue triangle […]

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Ethiopia, Eritrea And Somalia Leaders to Meet in Asmara

Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalia leaders are set to meet in Eritrea’s capital Asmara, furthering the diplomatic thaw in the strategic Horn of Africa region. By bringing together the leaders of former arch-foes in a summit Wednesday, Eritrea is building newly friendly relations with neighbors Ethiopia and Somalia. Ethiopia’s Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed arrived at Eritrea’s […]

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Ethiopia’s Former Minister Returns Home as Reconciliation Deepens

Former Ethiopian minister Junedin Sado returned home on Monday after close to a decade in exile due to disagreements with the Ethiopian government. Sado, who had served as Ethiopia’s minister of transport as well as other high-level government roles, followed the footstep of many other opposition figures, journalists and activists who returned following the government’s […]