Archive | December 20, 2016

Ethiopia to release over 9000 curfew detainees, 12,500 new arrests

Ethiopia to release over 9000 curfew detainees, 12,500 new arrests reported (Africanews) — Ethiopian authorities have disclosed that some 9,800 people detained under the current state of emergency will be released next week after receiving training. According to the Command Post in charge of implementing the State of Emergency, some 2,449 others will be arraigned […]

Egypt-Gulf relations tested by Saudi visit to Ethiopia dam

(Middle East Eye) — A Saudi visit to Ethiopia and a tweet falsely attributed to a Qatari official have harmed relations between Cairo and Gulf monarchies Egyptian media lashed out at Saudi Arabia over a high-level Saudi delegation visit to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) during a short trip to Ethiopia on Friday. Experts […]

ONLF: Heavy fighting reported in Ogaden – ONA news

Ogaden News Agency (ONA) – Heavy fighting reported between ONLF Army and TPLF regime forces in Ogaden. The report says there has been heavy fighting between the Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA) and TPLF regime forces in Ogaden. TPLF regime forces were engaged in harassment activities around the Dumodlay Village of Qabri-dahar district including rape, […]

Zurich Shooting Suspect Is Dead – Police confirm

Zurich Shooting Suspect Is Dead Police confirm the suspect in Monday’s shooting killed himself, motives unclear ZURICH (WSJ)—Police said on Tuesday that the suspect in a shooting that occurred one day earlier at an Islamic center in Zurich has killed himself, and his motives for the attack aren’t clear. Zurich police said that on Monday […]

The Human Cost of Ethiopia’s Sweeping State Of Emergency

The Human Cost of Ethiopia’s Sweeping State Of Emergency: “I Never Wanted to See Tomorrow” Addis Abeba Dec. 19/2016 (Addis Standard) – On Saturday Dec. 17, Siraj Fegessa, Ethiopia’s minister of defense and the secretariat of the command post tasked to implement the country’s sweeping six-month state of emergency (SOE), had news that should have […]

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Ethiopia: Results from Gambella Commercial Farms Disappointing

Results from Gambella Commercial Farms Disappointing Report reveals 84% of loans DBE advanced used for intended purposes (Addis Fortune – pro government website) — Massive loans poured over the years into commercial farms in the Gambella Regional State have results with 84% spending on the intended purposes, but with disappointing results of productivity that is […]

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