Archive | October 17, 2016

China ‘overtakes U.S. as the the world’s largest economy’: IMF says economy is now worth £11 trillion as America falls into second place for the first time since 1872

Figures show the Chinese economy is worth £11trillion, the US £10.8trillion The IMF estimates China’s economy will be worth £16.7trillion in 2019 The US has been the global leader since it overtook Britain in 1872 By HUGO DUNCAN FOR THE DAILY MAIL (Daily Mail) — China has toppled America to become the biggest economy in […]

KDF soldiers deployed to Sololo after raid by Ethiopian army

Daily Nation, Nairobi, Kenya  | Monday Oct. 17, 2016 By KEN BETT and By ANGIRA ZADOCK, Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers from the Oda Camp have moved to Sololo after the Ethiopian army raided a village in Marsabit. On Sunday, at around 3pm, about 100 Ethiopian soldiers entered Kenya and surrounded Golole Village, about 9km […]

Ethiopia limits foreign diplomats’ movements

New restrictions are part of a six-month state of emergency declared by the government eight days ago. (Aljazeera) –Ethiopia has restricted foreign diplomats’ travel, in new provisions of a state of emergency as part of its response to an unprecedented wave of anti-government protests. Inside Story – What’s fuelling protests in Ethiopia? New restrictions published in local […]

Ethiopia: Massive arrest in Sebeta

(Borkena) – More than 1000 Ethiopians are reportedly arrested in Sebeta, just outside of western outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa,in connection with what the government describes as vandalism. Angry protesters over the Irrecha stampede, which claimed the lives of over 700 Ethiopians, burned down vehicles and factories not long after funeral procession of victims […]

Ethiopia, Sudan prepare to launch single border-crossing

KHARTOUM (Somali State) – Arrangements are underway between Sudan and Ethiopia to launch a single border crossing between the two countries to ease international trade flows and combat cross-border crime. A four-day workshop to develop the legal framework for the border crossing has commenced in Khartoum on Monday with the participation of legal experts from […]


UN chief urges Ethiopia to protect rights during emergency

UNITED NATIONS (FoxNews) –  U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the Ethiopian government to ensure “the protection of fundamental human rights” following its imposition of stringent rules under its state of emergency. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday that Ban has been following developments in Ethiopia “with concern” following the imposition of the state of […]

Seven things banned under Ethiopia’s state of emergency

(BBC News) — Ethiopia’s government has declared a six-month state of emergency in the face of an unprecedented wave of violent protests. Activists in the country’s Oromia region has been holding demonstrations since last November, and protesters from the Amhara region have also joined in. The deaths of at least 55 people at an Oromo […]


Mass arrests in Ethiopia’s Oromia region days after state of emergency declared

The 1,000 arrested are accused of violence and property damage and more are expected to be detained. By Ludovica Iaccino October 17, 2016 15:28 BST UK (International Business Times) — At least 1,000 people have been arrested in Ethiopia, which declared a nationwide state of emergency on 9 October due to ongoing anti-government protests. The […]

Diplomats in Ethiopia expect ‘repressive measures’

By Lamine Konkobo, Dickens Olewe and Farouk Chothia (BBC Monitor) — Diplomats in Ethiopia expect ‘repressive measures’ Posted at 7:44 AFP, Protesters accuse the security forces of using excessive violence against them A Western diplomat has said he expected Ethiopia to impose “repressive measures”  after it banned foreign diplomats from travelling more than 40km (25 miles) outside […]

Just The Facts Previous Ethiopia: From Role Model to Cautionary Tale

(The Globalist) — Why are Ethiopians protesting their government? After Nigeria (182 million people), Ethiopia is Africa’s most populous country – and it is the world’s 13th most populous – with 99 million people. Ethiopia’s population is almost 25% larger than Germany’s, which is home to 81 million people. By 2050, Ethiopia’s population is expected […]

Ethiopia limits diplomats’ movements, media access

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopia has banned access to foreign-based opposition media and restricted foreign diplomats’ travel, in new provisions of a state of emergency. The government declared the six-month state of emergency eight days ago, stepping up its response to an unprecedented wave of protests against its authoritarian rule which has left hundreds dead. […]

Kenya and Ethiopian forces in serious face off

– Ethiopian soldiers on Sunday, October 16 entered into Kenya and sorrounded a village – The about 100 foreign soldiers said they were looking for militants who killed police officers in Ethiopia Kenya (Tuko) –Fear engulfed a village in Northeastern Kenya after Ethiopian forces who had crossed over the border surrounded it. The Nation reports that […]

No posting about country on Facebook, says Ethiopia

By Hadra Ahmed Addis Ababa (IOL) – The Ethiopian government has announced that posting the current situation in the country on Facebook is a crime. Also on the list of banned activities are listening to Voice of America and German radio, Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) and Oromo Media Network (OMN). “The military command […]

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