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Hundreds of thousands of displaced Ethiopians are caught between ethnic violence and shadowy politics

“We’d always lived with the Oromo peacefully until the [Oromia] regional special police turned up and started burning the houses of Somali,” says the woman, an ethnic Somali, one of Ethiopia’s five main ethnolinguistic groups. “I ran to the local police station with three other women, but the police told us: This is not the day when Somali are protected.”…Read more: (pri.org)

Ethiopia is using Israeli spy technology to target its dissidents abroad

Ethiopia’s government has been doubling down on its efforts to surveil its critics, bringing the long arm of the state into the foreground and its resolve to sabotage opposition figures and media outlets…Read more:((ethiomedia.com)

Ethiopia: Towns in Oromo region denounce Chelenko killings, mourn the death

Residents of several towns today denounce the killing of 18 peaceful civilians, including five members of a family in Chelenko, Eastern Ethiopia…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Towns in Oromo region denounce Chelenko killings, mourn the death

Residents of several towns today denounce the killing of 18 peaceful civilians, including five members of a family in Chelenko, Eastern Ethiopia…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Movement calls for establishing transitional govt of national unity

The coalition, Ethiopian National Movement (ENM), today urged all stakeholders to work towards the establishment of a transitional government of national unity in a bid to save Ethiopia from slipping into an instability of regional and global consequences…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopian ex-official gets Dutch life sentence for war crimes

Dutch judges jailed a onetime aide to Ethiopia’s former communist ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam for life on Friday for war crimes carried out during Ethiopia’s “Red Terror” purges of the 1970s, including the execution of 75 prisoners…Read more: (uk.reuter.com)

Ethiopia: Balanced Nile,GERD Reporting for Basin Dev’t

Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Nov.23/2015 stated that participation of citizens to help finalize the GERD has been strengthening steadfastly…Read more: (allafrica.com)

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Ethiopia has blocked social media sites as new Oromo protests hit the country

Ethiopia’s government has blocked the internet following days of protests and unease that resulted in deaths and injuries in universities and towns across the East African nation…Read more: (qz.com)

Ethiopia govt says deadly varsity chaos is political, moves to curb situation

The Ethiopian government has formally commented on the deadly violence that has hit some universities across the country…Read more: (africanews.com)

Ethiopia: As Violence Flares, Internet Goes Dark

Amid reports of violent clashes that have led to at least 15 deaths, the Ethiopian government has partially blocked internet access to its citizens, suppressing information about the exact scope of the violence and the response of federal security forces…Read more: (allafrica.com)

Ethiopia: University students continue protests

Ethiopia’s universities continued to be hit by protests on Thursday after the death of students last week in ethnic clashes and at the hands of regime’s security forces…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Social stigma hinders successful treatment of children with HIV

Children living with HIV in Ethiopia are at high risk of receiving inadequate treatment – or no treatment at all – on account of deeply rooted prejudice, according to a study published in News Medical…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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Ethiopia: Regime blocks social media, jams ESAT satellite as protest intensifies

As protest intensifies against its rule, the regime in Ethiopia blocked social media and jammed satellite transmissions by the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT). Read more: (ethsat.com)

US condemns deadly Ethiopia clashes

The United States on Wednesday said it was “troubled and saddened” by clashes in Ethiopia that local reports said has left at least 18 people dead…Read more: (news24.com)

Former U.S. official says Ethiopia needs all-party conference

The former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs says the TPLF should consider a mediation by the U.S. government and organize an all party conference before the country collapses…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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Ethiopia faces social media blackout after new ethnic unrest

Ethiopia faces a social media blackout as clashes intensify between ethnic groups in various parts of the country…Read more: (foxnews.com)

Ethiopia: Defence Opens 300 Million Br Hospital in Dire Dawa

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) built a new referral hospital worth over 300 million Br at Chegign Tabia, Dire Dawa- 445.7Km from Addis Abeba…But for now, it will provide service only to members of the army and their families……Read more: (allafrica.com)

Ethiopia: Number of Civilians Killed By Security Forces in Chelenko Climbs to Fifteen, Several Wounded – Two Students Killed in Wolega Unv.

Two students were also killed last night at Shambu campus of Wolega university as student protests continued in several universities..Read more: (allafrica.com)

Reports: Ethiopia digital access cut as new clashes strike Oromia

Ethiopians were locked out of social media on Tuesday as new clashes in the Oromia region left at least 15 people dead, with images of dead bodies and gunshot wounds circulating on Facebook and Twitter…Read more: (africatimes.com)

Ethiopia: Confronting urban hardship

The traditional image of refugees in sprawling rural settlements and camps no long accurately depicts the reality of today’s refugee situation…Read more: (reliefweb.int)

Ethiopia: Killing of university students reignite nationwide protests

The death of university students in ethnic clashes and at the hands of regime security forces have sparked nationwide protest against the TPLF regime…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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Quest to extradite Ethiopia’s dictator Mengistu as Mugabe departs

Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe gave refuge to Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam, convicted of genocide in Ethiopia. Mugabe’s departure has raised hopes that Haile Mariam could be extradited, but this is all uncertain…Read more: (dw.com)

Does KANA TV signal more media freedom?

Race car driver Fahmi Girma tears along a dirt track in his souped-up Toyota Vitz on the outskirts of Addis Ababa past shepherd boys tending cattle – accompanied by energetic Ethiopian music…Read more: (aljazeera.com)

No Egyptian banks investing in Ethiopia’s dam: CBE

Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Tarek Amer denied on Sunday that reports that Egyptian banks and other banks operating in the local market are financing the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)…Read more: (egyptindependent.com)

Facing dissent from abroad, Ethiopia turns to spyware

As soon as Ethiopian opposition activist Henok Gabisa read the email, he knew something was not right…Read more: (dailymail.co.uk)

Ethiopia: Number of Civilians Killed By Security Forces in Chelenko Climbs to Fifteen, Several Wounded – Two Students Killed in Wolega Unv.

The number of civilians killed by security forces in Chelenko town, Meta woreda in east Haraghe zone of the oromia regional state has risen to 15; more than a dozen were also wounded, many of whom are in critical condition…Read more: (allafrica.com)

Ethiopia: Foreign Investors Entering Kombolcha Industrial Park

The manufacturing sheds inside the recently inaugurated Kombolcha Industrial Park are close to be fully occupied by foreign textile and apparel manufacturers, according to Ethiopian Investment Commission…Read more: (allafrica.com)

Ethiopia: Ethnic clashes in universities claim lives, disrupt classes

At least six students were killed in what appears to be an ethnic motivated attack in the Adigrat University in Tigray and Woldiya University in the Amhara region…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: MIDROC gold mine project inflict birth defects, health hazards

People living near the MIDROC gold mine in southern Ethiopia are facing birth defects, blindness and various ailments, according to an investigative report by the BBC Amharic…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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Will Justice Finally Be Served for Ethiopia’s Mengistu After Mugabe’s Ouster?

There may be a new twist in the story of the notorious Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam, convicted of genocide in Ethiopia but granted asylum in Zimbabwe under Mugabe, now that his patron has been toppled…Read more: (sputniknews.com)

Quest to extradite Ethiopia’s dictator Mengistu as Mugabe departs

Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe gave refuge to Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam, convicted of genocide in Ethiopia. Mugabe’s departure has raised hopes that Haile Mariam could be extradited, but this is all uncertain…Read more: (dw.com)

Does KANA TV signal more media freedom?

Race car driver Fahmi Girma tears along a dirt track in his souped-up Toyota Vitz on the outskirts of Addis Ababa past shepherd boys tending cattle – accompanied by energetic Ethiopian music…Read more: (aljazeera.com)

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Ethiopia: Group warns of travelling to Afar, claims 17 TPLF soldiers killed

An armed group operating in Ethiopia’s northern region of Afar warns tourists of travelling to the area as fighting with regime forces intensified in the last few weeks…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia repatriates 10,000 citizens in three weeks from Saudi Arabia : Xinhua

Ethiopia has repatriated around 10,000 undocumented citizens residing in Saudi Arabia between November 15 to December 5, an Ethiopian official said on Friday…Read more: (borkena.com)

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Ethiopia: Hard currency crunch harming economy as IMF chief schedules visits

Shortage of foreign currency, dwindling export trade and foreign investment are having a crippling effect on the country’s economy at a time when IMF’s director is expected to pay a working visit to Ethiopia…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Malawi arresteert 66 Ethiopische bannelingen

Malawi’s Department of Immigration zei dat het 66 Ethiopiërs heeft opgepakt voor het illegaal binnenkomen van het land, volgens een rapport van de Nyasa Times. Maar de meeste Ethiopiërs vluchten uit hun land vanwege de wijdverspreide politieke vervolging…Read more: (ethsat.com)

EU to expel Ethiopians: leaked document says

A leaked document obtained by the Addis Standard says the European Union and the Ethiopian regime are close to signing an agreement to return Ethiopians in Europe who have not been granted refugee status…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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Researchers say Ethiopia used Elbit products to spy on dissidents

Israeli defence company Elbit Systems’ shares fell 1.7 percent in premarket Nasdaq trade after researchers claimed Ethiopia used products made by its Cyberbit unit to spy on dissidents…Read more: (ca.reuters.com)

Government poised to expropriate leased land in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian government is planning take away land leased to investors in the capital Addis Ababa…Read more: (borkena.com)

Sudan withdraws troops from Ethiopian territory

Sudanese forces that entered 40 kms into Ethiopian border on Sunday have reportedly withdrawn Tuesday evening…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Regime targets dissidents, media abroad using commercial spyware

A new report revealed that the Ethiopian regime continues to spy on dissidents and media outlets abroad using a commercial spyware…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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Park life: workers struggle to make ends meet at Ethiopia’s $250m industrial zone

The government hopes its investment will lure foreign firms and boost the economy – but low wages and poor infrastructure may see it falter…Read more: (theguardian.com)

U.K. reviews Ethiopia travel alert after killing of German tourist in Afar region

The United Kingdom on Tuesday December 5, reviewed its travel advice to citizens in Ethiopia citing the killing of a German tourist last Sunday (December 3.)…Read more: (africanews.com)

Ethiopia: New Spate of Abusive Surveillance

Ethiopian authorities have carried out a renewed campaign of malware attacks, abusing commercial spyware to monitor government critics abroad, Human Rights Watch said today…Read more: (hrw.org)

Ethiopia: Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Leaves Deep Wounds

Ethiopia has experienced one of its worst population displacements due to violence in recent times…Read more: (allafrica.com)

Thirteen killed in Mursi attack in Southern Ethiopia

Thirteen people were killed after the Mursis in Southern Ethiopia went on a killing spree to revenge the death of one of their own in a car accident…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Boycott by university students continues

Students of Jimma, Haromaya and Wollega Universities continue boycotting classes saying authorities did not heed to their demands…Read more: (ethsat.com)

 

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German tourist shot dead in Ethiopia

A German tourist has been shot dead and a guide injured during a visit to a volcano in north-eastern Ethiopia…Read more: (bbc.com)

Unconfirmed : Sudan’s troops dig trench 40 kms inside Ethiopian border. Invasion?

US-based Ethiopian broadcaster, ESAT, reported on social media today that Sudanese soldiers crossed the Ethiopian border. They said to have advanced up 40 kilometers within the country’s border. The soldiers are armed with heavy weaponry and artilleries. ESAT cited sources from the region…Read more: (borkena.com)

Ethiopia: Four killed in protest in Woldiya

At least four people were killed on Sunday when a spat between soccer fans turned a violent protest against the TPLF regime…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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The Ethiopian Banana That Flourishes In Drought and Heat

At first glance, Ensete ventricosum may look like a banana plant, with huge green fronds and a towering, thick brown pseudostem…Read more: (thedailybeast.com)

‘Addis has run out of space’: Ethiopia’s radical redesign

As Addis Ababa creaks under the weight of a mushrooming populace, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest housing project is under way. But who benefits?…Read more: (theguardian.com)

Ethiopian to Buy Four Boeing 777 Freighters With U.S.$1.3 Billion

Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has set to buy four Boeing 777 Freighters from Boeing [NYSE: BA] at a cost of 1.3 billion USD…Read more: (allafrica.com)

How Chickens And Goats Are Helping To Stop Child Marriage

Many girls get married before age 18 in the northern, Amhara region of Ethiopia. The legal age of marriage is 18 — but the law is seldom enforced…Read more: (npr.org)

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Ethiopia Plans to Close 27 Refugee Camps

The government of Ethiopia says it will close all 27 refugee camps in its territory over the next 10 years and integrate residents into local communities…Read more: (voanews.com)

Ethiopia: The rise and influence of TPLF chairman, Debretsion Gebremichael

The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) on Thursday, Nov. 29, elected Debretsion Gebremichael after 35 days of marathon meetings and self-appraisals known as gimgema…Read more: (opride.com)

Ethiopia: 40,000 Job Opportunities Created by Industrial Parks

Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) disclosed that the 5 industrial parks operating in Ethiopia have created around 40,000 job opportunities until the beginning of October…Read more: (2mercato.com)

Ethiopia among the 3 worst abusers of Internet Freedom

For the third consecutive year, China was the world’s worst abuser of internet freedom, followed by Syria and Ethiopia…Read more: (cyberethiopia.com)

Ethiopia: 104 year old grandma of activist beaten to death in prison

104 year old grandma was beaten to death on Wednesday in a prison in the Somali region of Ethiopia. The body of Anbaro Sheik Dayib was given to the family today. She was suffering from Alzheimer…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia summons diplomat caught for DUI in Ankara

An Ethiopian Embassy staffer in Ankara, Turkey who was caught by police for allegedly Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and a hit and run was summoned by the Foreign Ministry…Read more: (ethsat.com)