Archive | October 25, 2016

Ethiopian Magazine Stops Publication Amid State of Emergency

By AP ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (New York Times) — Ethiopia’s best-selling magazine says it is terminating its print edition because the state of emergency the government imposed this month is making regular publication “impossible.” The Addis Standard said Tuesday it has become increasingly difficult to operate during the state of emergency, which has restricted some rights […]

Ethiopia state of emergency ‘could further inflame issues’ at the heart of Oromo protests

Analyst tells IBTimes UK grievances in Oromia ‘an old problem’ state of emergency might not be able to solve. By Ludovica Iaccino (IBTimes) — Earlier this month, Ethiopia declared a nationwide state of emergency following anti-government protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions. Members of the opposition, activists and rights groups repeatedly claimed the response […]

Ethiopian Government Woos Tourists Amid State of Emergency and US Travel Ban

(Zegabi) — Ethiopian authorities have said that tourists are excluded from the country’s state of emergency which require foreign diplomats to seek permission before taking long trips away from Addis Ababa, the capital. Under Ethiopia’s state of emergency, which was declared on October 8, all diplomats cannot travel more than 25 miles outside of Addis […]

Ethiopians adjust to life in Africa’s most ambitious social housing project

By Tom Gardner ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – On weekday mornings traffic on the road northeast from Jemo into the center of Addis Ababa grinds to a near standstill, as taxis, minibuses and tuk-tuks wrestle for space along the narrow arterial highway. Situated near the slopes of the hills that circle the Ethiopian capital’s […]

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