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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 […]

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Ethiopia Arrests Nine Air Traffic Controllers on Strike

Nine Ethiopian air traffic controllers alleged to be leading a weeklong work boycott have been arrested. Police deputy commissioner Tekolla Ayfokiru is quoted by state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting saying the nine workers were preventing international flights from landing at the Bole International Airport, Ethiopia’s busiest hub. Air traffic controllers downed their tools on August 25 demanding […]

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Ethiopian Killed in Soweto Anti-Foreigner Riots

At least one Ethiopian has been killed and another injured in anti-immigrant riots in Soweto, South Africa, the Foreign Affairs ministry in Addis Ababa said on Friday.The ministry in a statement said the injured Ethiopian has received medical treatment. The Ethiopian embassy in Pretoria on Thursday advised its citizens who live in Soweto and its […]

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Rights of, and Restrictions to, Holders of Ethiopian Origin ID Card  

Does the current political reform in Ethiopia require amendments of the nationality law on foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin? You must read this article before taking any political position in the regional state it concerns all the Ethiopian origin with foreign nationals.  July 4, 2018 Introduction Ethiopia is currently undergoing significant political reforms. It has been negotiating to restore the peaceful […]

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ONLF: Jawaab Hadal ka Soo Yeedhay Ethiopia

Jijiga, August 30, 2018 – Jabhada wadaniga xoraynta Ogadeeniya (JWXO), ayaa maanta jawaab gaaban ka bixisay hadal shalay ka soo yeedhay dawlada Itoobiya. Hadlkaas oo ah in ay dawlada Abiy Axmed furtay xafiis qaabilsan hawlaha Jabhadihii mucaaradka ahaa ee dhawaan la heshiiyey dawlada. Xafiiskan oo uu madax ka yahay Mr. Tesfaye Yegezu ayaa la sheegay […]

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Jijiga:Cagjar oo Caawa la Kulmay Cuqaasha Jijiga

Jijiga, August 30, 2018 – Ku simaha xilka madaxwaynaha Mustafe Cumar ayaa caawa xarunta madaxtooyada kulan kula qaatay odayaasha, cuqaasha iyo qurbo joogta ree Jijiga. Sidan waxaan ka soo xiganay barta Khar Jigre ku leeyahay xidhiidhaka bulshada ee Facebook. Mudane Khar Jigre ma uuna xusin wax uu ula jeedo ree Jijiga, waxaase loo qaadan karaa […]

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Maydka Ruux Soomaali ah oo Laga Helay Saaka Suuqa Jijiga

Jijiga, August 30, 2018 – Ruux gawracan oo Soomaali ah ayaa saaka laga helay maydkiisa Suuqa wayn ee Jijiga, sida uu noo soo sheegay wariyahanaga Jijiga. Maydka waxaa korkiisa ku yaala mindiyo aad loola dhacay oo ku yaal jidhkiisa inta badan. Ma jirto cid sheegtay dilkan, mana muuqato in ay cidina sheegan doonto. Sida ay […]

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Ethiopia Adjusts Foreign Exchange Regulations: Here is What’s New

August 30, 2018 – Ethiopia has done made major adjustments to its foreign exchange regulations in a bid to cure an acute shortage of especially dollar bills. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed months back admitted that the shortage was a big headache to the country but that it was going to take years to solve. Since […]

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Ethiopian Somalis Welcome Ogaden Ex-boss’s Arrest

Somalis in Ethiopia’s eastern region have welcomed the arrest Monday of their former leader, Abdi Mohammed Omar. The former strongman is accused of stoking deadly ethnic clashes in the Somali region, Ethiopia’s second largest. Somalis hope his removal will usher in a new era of accountability and a new relationship with Addis Ababa.

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Ethiopia Continues to Pressure Riyadh to Release Saudi-Ethiopian Tycoon

Middle East Monitor, August 27, 2018 – Ethiopia will continue to pressure the Saudi Arabian government to release the Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, Reutersreported yesterday quoting the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abe Ahmed. In May, Abe Ahmed demanded the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to release Al-Amoudi during his two-day visit to the kingdom. Speaking […]

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General Seare Mekonnen met with Congressman Chris Smith and delegates

Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Defense Force, General Seare Mekonnen, met with Chris Smith, United States’ congressman who led a delegation to Ethiopia this week to “to talk about the country’s reform efforts since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office” as reported by the Voice of America. The meeting took place at the office […]

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Xarunta Maamulka Deegaanka Soomaalida oo Ciidanka Milatariga Itoobiya Nabadgaliadeeda la Wareegeen.

August 25, 2018 – waxaa xaruntii maamulka deegaanka Soomaalida nabadgaliyadeeda la wareegay ciidamada milatariga Itoobiya. Ciidamadan oo aad u hubaysan ayaa gaaf wareegay gudaha iyo dibada xarunta, kadib kolkii loo sheegay ciidamada Liyu Police-ku in ay iskaga guuraan xarunta.