Admin Administrator - August 21, 2019
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JOHANNESBURG - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged Ethiopian authorities to free journalist Mesganaw Getachew who was arrested after he filmed outside a court in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

"Authorities in Ethiopia should unconditionally release journalist Mesganaw Getachew, who was arrested on August 9 after recording an interview outside a court in Addis Ababa" the CPJ said on Wednesday.

Mesganaw, who reports for the privately owned Ethiopis weekly, was arrested shortly after he interviewed a lawyer, Henok Aklilu, outside the Arada First Instance court in Addis Ababa.

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Admin Administrator - August 13, 2019
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Ethiopia has survived several dark epochs in its long history. One of them is known as Zemene Mesafint – the era of princes. This period, between the mid-18th and mid-19th century, got its name from the Bible because it mimics the biblical “period of judges” in Israel’s history.

Joshua, who guided Israel in the last and critical part of their journey of liberation and helped them to settle in the promised land, had just passed away. Upon his death, the central point in Jewish life started to dissipate. The nation splintered into 12 tribes; a vicious cycle of violence and lawlessness followed.

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Admin Administrator - May 8, 2019
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Former British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson has said that reports alleging he wanted to "invade Africa" were leaked to discredit him, writes The Guardian.

According to 

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Admin Administrator - May 2, 2019
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Radical Oromo groups reportedly have massacred over 300 hundred women, children and men in the Benshangul Gumuz region of Ethiopia. About a week ago more than hundred Amhara Ethiopians who live in Benshangul Gumuz region were killed using poisoned arrow or archery. The radical Oromo groups use the scenario opportunity to create rivalry between the two regions aiming to escalate the case to civil war. It is also known that those radical Oromo groups have reached out to international media organization, specifically Al-Jazeera, to cover up the massacre.

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Admin Administrator - April 30, 2019
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One of the rarest thing to hear now a days is hunting animals let alone humans with bows and arrows. 
What we heard from the Benshangul Gumuz region in Ethiopia is that the "Shanqella" people, said to be hunters and gatherers, has attacked the Amharas and killed around 17 people and burning around 20 houses. The Amharas, another people of the community who leads life by farming and cultivation.

The event occurred in a place called Metekel (said to be the former western part of Gojjam province). In a conflict, reportedly initiated by two people, then has taken a form of ethnic attack.

Ethnic attack has been a common issue in the region by the locals, which also happened on the September, 2019 when a young boy has been mutilated. This worrisome action is a danger for the community who leads a life as a farmer in a fixed location. The reluctance by the central government to preserve the rule of law all over the country is a determining factor for the rate of increase in ethnic attacks.

The alarming rate of ethnic attacks carried out all around the country which resulted in ...

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Admin Administrator - January 28, 2019
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Saudi authorities released billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi after nearly 15 months of detention, Ethiopian officials said, the latest in a wave of prominent businesspeople to regain their freedom after being rounded up in November 2017.

Mr. Al Amoudi, born in Ethiopia and a Saudi citizen, was once considered one of the world’s richest people, with a net worth of as much as $15 billion, according to Forbes. But his still unexplained detention raised questions about his ownership of a far-flung business empire that includes Swedish oil assets, Ethiopian agriculture and Saudi construction and real estate.

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Admin Administrator - January 23, 2019
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Ethiopian authorities arrested former Communication Minister Bereket Semon in the wee hours of Wednesday from his home in capital Addis Ababa.

Berket was arrested along with Tadesse Kassa, a member of the coalition Amhara National Democratic Movement party, from which both were dismissed in April.

The two politicians are suspected of embezzling funds of Tiret, a company operating ...

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Admin Administrator - January 22, 2019
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France has summoned Italy's ambassador after the Italian deputy prime minister accused the French of exploiting Africa and fuelling migration.

On Sunday, Luigi di Maio called on the European Union to impose sanctions on France for its policies in Africa.

He said France had "never stopped ...

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Admin Administrator - January 3, 2019
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Ethiopia will start energy production at the Grand Renaissance dam in December 2020, Reuters reported the water and energy minister saying today.

Ethiopia’s $4 billion dam project on the River Nile, which has been beset by construction delays and criticism from Egypt, will start initial operations in December 2020, the water and energy minister said on Thursday.

The planned 6,000-megawatt Grand Renaissance Dam is the centrepiece of Ethiopia’s bid to become Africa’s biggest power exporter, but until this week progress had been unclear after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed last ...

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Admin Administrator - November 28, 2018
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In the latest development in Ethiopia's space ambitions, the country is set to launch its first earth observatory satellite in September 2019. Addis Ababa will use the satellite to collect data on changes in the climate and weather-related phenomena.

Officials from the space agencies of both China and Ethiopia met earlier in the year to advance talks on technological transfer and sign cooperative agreements on space activities. The capsule of the envisaged earth observatory satellite will cost US$8 million to design and build. China will take up US$6 million of the cost. The satellite will be ...

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