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Ethiopia economy gets knock with unneeded tax protests in Oromia

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Ethiopia’s state of emergency rule, which is in its ninth month (it was declared in October 2016) was expected to quell spreading anti-government protests in two main regions of Amhara and Oromia – that has largely been achieved according to the

Ethiopia: No Justice in Somali Region Killings

Sunday, April 9, 2017
(Nairobi) – Ethiopian authorities have failed to hold accountable a paramilitary force that killed at least 21 villagers in the Somali region of Ethiopia in June 2016. The government should promptly grant access to independent international monitor

Ethiopia Declares Another Diarrhea Outbreak

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Ethiopia has declared an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea, also known as AWD, in the country's Somali region, where people are already struggling to cope with a persistent drought.

Ethiopia approves law to imprison people who share defamatory speech online

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Ethiopia's parliament on Tuesday approved a law to imprison people who distribute defamatory speech, pornography and spam online, a move that bloggers and activists said is meant to silence dissent. The law's most severe penalty is 10 years' impriso

Aljazeera: Ethiopia tries investment as cure for Ogaden conflict.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Aljazeera: Jijiga, Ethiopia - Eleven-year-old Bushra Saad Awsiad's father was killed four years ago. The Ethiopian government says he was murdered by fighters from the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a group it considers a terrorist organisa

Aljazeera: Ex-ONLF rebels in Ogaden, Ethiopia learn new skills. By … Charles Stratford.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Former rebel fighters with the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), which has battled for decades against the government for an independent state for ethnic Somalis in Eastern Ethiopia, are learning new skills to make fresh starts.

Aljazeera: ‘Ethiopia is Boiling’: Rebel group’s founder warns of new Arab Spring

Monday, May 9, 2016
Aljazeera: ‘Ethiopia is Boiling’: Rebel group’s founder warns of new Arab Spring. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) was founded in the mid-1980s and took up arms a decade later, fighting for self-determination for Ogaden, officially k

prime minister hailemarian dessalegn, meets former peers

Monday, March 21, 2016
Prime Minister Hailemarian Dessalegn, who is also chairman of the incumbent Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), urged scholars not to shy away from politics, emphasizing the essence of plural political views for a diverse socie

Hand grenade attack kills two at Ethiopian university – police

Saturday, January 2, 2016
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A hand grenade attack killed two students and injured six in a university in southern Ethiopia, police said, the second such attack in the country in three weeks. An attacker or attackers hurled the grenade at students on t

Promised land no more? Rastafaris struggle in Ethiopia, stateless and not allowed to own property, or even pay taxes

Sunday, November 15, 2015
Rastafarianism jettisoned to worldwide notice in the 60s and 70s with the music of reggae stars and committed Rastafaris Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff. THEY came from across the world to Ethiopia in search of their “promised land”, but for many R

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Ethiopia economy gets knock with unneeded tax protests in Oromia
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Ethiopia’s state of emergency rule, which is in its ninth month (it was declared in October 2016)

Ethiopia: No Justice in Somali Region Killings
Sunday, April 9, 2017 (Nairobi) – Ethiopian authorities have failed to hold accountable a paramilitary force that killed

Ethiopia Declares Another Diarrhea Outbreak
Sunday, April 9, 2017 Ethiopia has declared an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea, also known as AWD, in the country's Soma

Ethiopia approves law to imprison people who share defamatory speech online
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Ethiopia's parliament on Tuesday approved a law to imprison people who distribute defamatory speech,

Aljazeera: Ethiopia tries investment as cure for Ogaden conflict.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 Aljazeera: Jijiga, Ethiopia - Eleven-year-old Bushra Saad Awsiad's father was killed four years ago.

Aljazeera: Ex-ONLF rebels in Ogaden, Ethiopia learn new skills. By … Charles Stratford.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Former rebel fighters with the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), which has battled for decade

Aljazeera: ‘Ethiopia is Boiling’: Rebel group’s founder warns of new Arab Spring
Monday, May 9, 2016 Aljazeera: ‘Ethiopia is Boiling’: Rebel group’s founder warns of new Arab Spring. The Ogaden N

prime minister hailemarian dessalegn, meets former peers
Monday, March 21, 2016 Prime Minister Hailemarian Dessalegn, who is also chairman of the incumbent Ethiopian Peoples' Revol

Hand grenade attack kills two at Ethiopian university – police
Saturday, January 2, 2016 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A hand grenade attack killed two students and injured six in a university

Promised land no more? Rastafaris struggle in Ethiopia, stateless and not allowed to own property, or even pay taxes
Sunday, November 15, 2015 Rastafarianism jettisoned to worldwide notice in the 60s and 70s with the music of reggae stars and