Archive | November 8, 2016

Egyptians arrested in Addis

Addis Ababa (Capital Ethiopia) — A couple of Egyptian citizens who reside in Addis Ababa were arrested early in the week, Capital learnt. The Ethiopian government has been accusing the Egyptian government meddling in the recent unrest in the country particularly in Oromia and Amhara regions. However, Capital is unable to confirm whether the Egyptians […]

Can Ethiopia’s New Cabinet Address the Oromo Protests?

Ethiopia’s prime minister, under pressure following almost a year of deadly protests, appeared to offer an olive branch to disgruntled protesters on November 1. (News Week) — In a substantial cabinet reshuffle, Hailemariam Desalegn appointed 21 new cabinet ministers. Most notably, Desalegn gave prominent ministerial roles to two members of the Oromo ethnic group, which […]

Ethiopia Lifts Ban on Diplomats’ Travel Imposed by State of Emergency

Nov. 08, 2016 – Addis Abeba (Addis Standard) – Ethiopia’s Defense Minister, Siraj Fegessa, told reporters today that the command post established to implement Ethiopia’s six-months State of Emergency, and is led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, has fully lifted article 18 of the state of emergency which restricted diplomats’ travels beyond 40km outside of […]

Addis Standard Special Edition on #Irreechamassacre in PDF

Click on  Special Edition on Irreecha Oct 2, 2016 Source: Addis Standard P. 5 – #IrreechaMassacre: The day that changed the game (By Addis Standard staffs) “I saw people who had fallen inside ditches and deeper pits. I saw people who had no one to pick them up. I saw people suffocated by the smoke […]

Canadian MP pressing parliament to act on Ethiopia

(Geeska Africa) — Alexander Nuttall, a member of the House of Commons of Canada, continues to challenge the parliament on the indifference and lack of action of the Canadian government on the ruthless regime in Ethiopia which Canada regards as partner. Mr. Nuttall challenged the praise by the Liberal Parliamentary Secretary for International Development who […]

Donkeys Are Finally Getting More Respect

By Amy Yee   (NPR) — Ethiopia’s government doesn’t want Ethiopia to be thought of as a donkey country. Donkeys have a reputation there as the lowliest of animals and of being unclean to boot. Yet Ethiopia has the world’s largest population of donkeys. It has 7 million of the animals — outstripping the No. […]

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