News in "Politics" Category

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 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 - 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 - June 23, 2018
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An explosion in the capital of Ethiopia has killed “a few people” and left many others injured, the new prime minister of the eastern African nation said Saturday.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called the blast the result of a “well-orchestrated attack.”

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Admin Administrator - May 29, 2018
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Islington man Andy Tsege is set to be released from Ethiopian prison today – after four years in illegal captivity.

Andy Tsege's family protesting in Whitehall last year. From left: daughter Menabe, 10, partner Yemi Hailemariam, son Yilak, 10, and daughter Helawit, 17. Picture: Polly HancockAndy Tsege's family protesting in Whitehall last year. From left: daughter Menabe, 10, partner Yemi Hailemariam, son Yilak, 10, and daughter Helawit, 17. Picture: Polly Hancock

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Admin Administrator - April 5, 2018
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Ethiopia has a new Prime Minister. His name is Abiy Ahmed Ali. He was sworn in on 2nd April. His predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn, resigned on 15th February. He gave as his reason the desire to open up the political space to greater participation, saying his resignation was key to the bid “to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy.”

A month ...

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Admin Administrator - March 27, 2018
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Ethiopia's ruling coalition has elected Abiy Ahmed as its new chairman, according to state media.

The announcement on Tuesday by state broadcaster FANA means that Ahmed, who hails from the Oromo ethnic group, is now expected to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn as Ethiopia's prime minister.

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