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Ethiopia says some 1,000 Oromo rebels give up arms

Ethiopia has said some 1,000 fighters with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group have given up arms and entered rehabilitation camps, according to state media. Popular among the largest ethnic group, the Oromo, the OLF fell out with the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front


Ethiopia’s plan to privatize and split up its mobile phone monopoly won’t be as easy as it looks

After decades of a centralized economic model and antiquated socialist red tape, Ethiopia is opening up to the world. Last year, the government announced plans to gradually privatize state-owned enterprises in a bid to expand the role of the private sector, increase foreign direct investment, revita


Power shift creates new tensions and Tigrayan fears in Ethiopia

Freelance journalist specialising in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. Disagreements over land and resources between the 80 different ethnic groups in Ethiopia have often led to violence and mass displacement, but a fast and unprecedented shift of power led by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is c


Major General Mehari Zewde Gebremariam of Ethiopia - Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Mehari Zewde Gebremariam of Ethiopia as Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).


Netherlands court strikes down Dutch grifter's patent claim over Ethiopia's ancient staple grain teff

Teff is one of the oldest grains to have been cultivated, a staple for so long that its original cultivation date is lost to history and can only be estimated at between 1000 and 4000 BCE; it is best known as the main ingredient in injera, the soft pancakes that are served with Ethiopian meals.


Ethiopia to rehabilitate 1,000 Oromo Liberation Front soldiers

UPDATED: Over 1,000 soldiers of the armed Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) in Ethiopia today brought in to government camps for rehabilitation. The decision came following the latest agreement the former rebel group leaders recently reached with the federal government and the regional state of Oromia. T


Ethiopia: Mosques looted, set on fire on Gondor Zone, Amhara regional State

Horn Observer - At least three mosques were torched in two separate attacks, one of the mosques looted before being set fire on February 10, according to the Ethiopian police. The attacks, which took place in Ethiopia’s Gondor zone of Amhara regional state, drew condemnation from the Ethiopian Musli


IN DEPTH: Unpacking Ethiopia's revised refugee law

Ethiopia's parliament adopted a revised refugee law on 17 January 2019, which the United Nations (UN) has hailed as one of the most progressive refugee laws on the continent. It replaces the country's 2004 Refugee Proclamation, and grants the country's massive refugee population access to local inte


Tiny golden frog species found on an isolated mountain in Ethiopia

Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi have discovered a new frog species in a remote region of southwestern Ethiopia, where some of the country’s last remaining primary forest is located. The team wanted to explore Bibita Mountain for its isolation and also because it was essentially uncharted territory.


AlHuda CIBE Organized “African Interest-Free Banking and Finance Awards – 2019” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“Interest-Free Banking and Finance Forum” has been inaugurated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “African Interest-Free Banking and Finance Awards – 2019” distribution ceremony in Ethiopia was celebrated on 6th February, 2019 on the occasion of Interest-Free Banking and Finance Forum organized by Al-Huda Ce


Milan, Italy to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for only €344 roundtrip

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Ethiopia’s mobile nutrition, health program secures 30 vehicles

The Government of Germany and the UN children organization (UNICEF) today hand over 30 vehicles to the Government of Ethiopia in support of the country’s mobile health and nutrition services program. The vehicles are donated to the regions of Somali and Afar health bureaus.


Ethiopia Police Officer Arrested and Dismissed for Talking about His Faith

(International Christian Concern) –A Christian police officer in Ethiopia was recently arrested, dismissed, and told to move to another part of the country after he was discovered talking about his faith in uniform. According to World Watch Monitor, the Christian police officer, whose name has been


‘Father of Africa’ statue unveiled in Ethiopia

Sunday, Feb. 10 a commemorative statue of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia was unveiled at the headquarters of the Organization of African Union (OAU) in the African capital city of Addis Ababa honoring the leader many consider worthy of the title.


Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia Agree on Overcoming Obstacles in Renaissance Dam Negotiations

The leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan agree to overcome obstacles regarding the Renaissance Dam. (Reuters) The leaders of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia agreed on Sunday to “overcome any obstacles” encountered during the technical negotiations over the Renaissance Dam.


African leaders unveil statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A statue of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haileselassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union on Sunday. The statue is the second to be erected inside the continental body’s offices in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, after one of Ghana’s first leader, Kwame Nkrumah,


Ramaphosa arrives in Ethiopia for AU summit

President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to attend the 2019 African Union heads of state summit which is scheduled for Sunday and Monday. First Ramaphosa will attend a SADC meeting to discuss the just concluded elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the


Despite surging forward, Ethiopia “Not FREE” – Freedom House

Ethiopia has made huge strides in the democratic front since Abiy Ahmed was appointed Prime Minister in April 2018, but much more needs to be done to make Ethiopia a truly democratic and free nation, according to the annual report from Freedom House.


The Hague rejects Dutch patent infringement suit over ancient grain

Attempts by soil and improvement company Ancientgrain to sue bakery ingredients conglomerate Bakels Senior NV for patent infringement over teff have been rejected by the Court of The Hague.


Ethiopia to aid return of 541 nationals stranded in Tanzania

Ethiopia is assisting 541 nationals stranded in Tanzania to obtain travel documents and return home, the foreign ministry said Friday. Every year hundreds of Ethiopian migrants are detained or end up stranded in Tanzania while passing through on the way to South Africa.