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Ethiopia is using Israeli spy technology to target its dissidents abroad

14 Dec 2017,14:00 Ethiopia’s government has been doubling down on its efforts to surveil its critics, bringing the long arm of the state into the foreground and its resolve to sabotage opposition figures and media outlets. A new report published by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk ...

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Ethiopia govt says deadly varsity chaos is political, moves to curb situation

14 Dec 2017, 14:00 The Ethiopian government has formally commented on the deadly violence that has hit some universities across the country. According to the Minister of Education, Tilaye Gete, the underlying cause of the crisis was political but the government was doing everything possible to address the situation. Speaking ...

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Ethiopia faces social media blackout after new ethnic unrest

13 Dec 2017, 20:50 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia –  Ethiopia faces a social media blackout as clashes intensify between ethnic groups in various parts of the country. Facebook and Twitter are down Tuesday after reports emerged of killings on Monday by security forces in the Oromia region. Oromia regional spokesman Addisu ...

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This inhospitable volcanic region of Ethiopia gives us clues about life on Mars.

13 Dec 2017,20:35 The Danakil Depression, including the Dallol volcanic area is one of the most remote, inhospitable and poorly studied areas in the world. They are both found in the Afar Region of Ethiopia and are part of the East African Rift System – an active tectonic plate boundary that’s splitting apart plates at a rate ...

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U.S. ‘troubled’ over Ethiopia’s renewed deadly violence, calls for justice

13 Dec 2017,20:10 The United States Embassy in Ethiopia says it is troubled and saddened by deadly violence in the country over the past two days. Reports indicate that about 15 people were killed by state forces in the town of Chelenko in the east Hararghe zone of Oromia region. ...

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Mugabe flies to Singapore for annual holidays first trip since ouster

12 Dec 2017, 22:00 Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has left the country to Singapore. Reports indicate that the 93-year-old is taking his annual holidays. A section of the media also reports that he will have a routine medical checkup whiles away. It is the first time he has left ...

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Israeli cops caught on video beating a handcuffed Ethiopian teen.

Six officers are suspected of distributing a clip showing them laughing while a colleague hits the teen, who was drunk 12 Dec 2017,20:00 A group of six Israeli police officers are being investigated after a video surfaced in which one of them is seen beating a 16-year-old of  Ethiopian origin who was ...

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Worsening humanitarian situation in Ethiopia prompts additional €15 million in EU aid

08 Dec 2017,22:00 People in Ethiopia are facing increasingly dangerous levels of food insecurity due to severe drought. To combat the worsening humanitarian situation, the European Commission has committed new emergency assistance of €15 million bringing the total amount allocated to Ethiopia  in 2017 to over €91 million. The assistance ...

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Why Ethiopians are nostalgic for a murderous Marxist regime

07 Dec 2017 22:00 Violent and incompetent, the Derg is nevertheless remembered fondly by some. IN AMBO, a town in central Ethiopia, a teenage boy pulls a tatty photo from his wallet. “I love him,” he says of the soldier glaring menacingly at the camera. “And I love socialism,” he ...

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Israeli firm’s spyware used against Ethiopian dissidents – Canadian group

06 Dec 2017,15:00 By Jim Finkle, Tova Cohen Reuter  TORONTO/TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Surveillance software from Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems Ltd was used in an espionage campaign targeting Ethiopian dissidents living outside the East African nation, a Canadian research institute said on Wednesday. Citizen Lab at the University of ...

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