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UN Concerned About Use of Force by Ethiopian Security Forces

UN Concerned About Use of Force by Ethiopian Security Forces

January 23, 2018 – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights voiced its concern about the use of force by Ethiopian security officials against worshippers celebrating the Ethiopian Orthodox festival…

AHRE condemns killings of civilians in Woldia town during a religious festival

AHRE condemns killings of civilians in Woldia town during a religious festival

Press Statement 22nd January, 2018 Ethiopian security forces have shot and killed individuals who had convened to celebrate a religious festival on 20th January 2018 in Weldia, a town in Amhara…

Security Forces Open Fire At Festival Goers in Weldiya Killing At Least Five

Security Forces Open Fire At Festival Goers in Weldiya Killing At Least Five

By Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba — At least five people were killed” yesterday and several others wounded when security forces opened fire at festival goers in Weldiya, some 510 km…

Ethiopia Should Release All Political Detainees, UN Says

Ethiopia Should Release All Political Detainees, UN Says

GENEVA — The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says it welcomes Ethiopia’s decision this week to release 115 detainees, including several leading political figures. But it…

Mounting Political Tensions Around Eritrea

Mounting Political Tensions Around Eritrea

indepthnews – By Klara Smits BRUSSELS (IDN) – The political situation around Eritrea is evolving rapidly, in both the Horn of Africa and Europe. Sudan has closed the border with…

Ethiopian Christians celebrate colorful Epiphany

Ethiopian Christians celebrate colorful Epiphany

19.01.2018 by Addis Getachew (AA) Followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox faith on Friday celebrated Timket — also called the Epiphany — a holiday commemorating Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River.…

IMF Board Warns of Ethiopia’s Dwindling Reserves

IMF Board Warns of Ethiopia’s Dwindling Reserves

18 JANUARY 2018, Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) External imbalances and inadequate reserve buffers remain key risks to Ethiopia’s economy, warn the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).…

RSF wants three journalistes included in Ethiopian prisoner release

RSF wants three journalistes included in Ethiopian prisoner release

As the Ethiopian government prepares to release hundreds of detainees, including opposition politicians and political activists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the government to add three imprisoned journalists to…

U.S. tasks Ethiopia to follow through with political reforms

U.S. tasks Ethiopia to follow through with political reforms

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban 17-01-2018 AN— The United States has officially commented on political happenings in Ethiopia where the government has announced the release of politician prisoners and to also close…

Ethiopia govt had no business arresting Merera Gudina – E.U. MP

Ethiopia govt had no business arresting Merera Gudina – E.U. MP

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban, 16-01-2018 AN— A member of the European Parliament, Ana Gomes, has reacted to the the move by the Ethiopian government to drop charges against leading Oromo…