Archive | October 26, 2016

Ethiopia vows to protect European companies after farms attacked

Foreign food businesses attacked during recent protests by the Oromo ethnic group in Ethiopia face a tough choice to stay or leave and lose their investment (The Guardian) — Ian Derry was shocked when he got the news. A group of men had ransacked his company’s factory and burned down several buildings. A decade of […]

Ethiopian unrest triggers collapse in tourism

Protests and state of emergency see bookings to historic sites grind to a halt by: John Aglionby, East Africa Correspondent A wave of anti-government protests and the imposition of a state of emergency has triggered a collapse in tourism bookings in Ethiopia, underlining the effect the unrest is having on one of Africa’s best-performing economies. […]

Kenyan police boss, five officers arrested in Ethiopia

Ethiopian authorities have arrested a Kenyan police boss and five of his juniors in Ethiopia territory Ethiopian police officers captured Illret Police Station OCS Christopher Nalianya and his officers as they entered apparently intruded the country (Tuko) — Tension is growing after Ethiopian police forces captured a Kenyan police boss and five of his officers. […]

Cairo-Addis Ababa dispute over Oromo could derail dam talks

CAIRO — At a time when Addis Ababa is facing protests and calls for equality, job opportunities and economic prosperity in the Oromia region — the largest regional state in terms of both area and population — construction at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam site continues at a quick pace. According to an Oct. 17 statement […]

Ethiopian Magazine Forced out of Print by State of Emergency

BY CONOR GAFFEY  (NewsWeek) — One of Ethiopia’s few independent magazines has suspended its print edition after the government imposed a restrictive state of emergency in the country. The editor-in-chief of the Addis Standard, Tsedale Lemma, told AFP that printers and vendors were afraid to be involved in producing the monthly publication in case the […]

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

(BBC News) — Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support for the move, following the EU’s recent cut in its funding for foreign troops in Somalia. Ethiopia is a major contributor of soldiers to the Amisom, the African Union mission in the […]

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