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Ethiopia says state of emergency after PM resigned will last six months

17 Feb 2018, 11:00 A state of emergency imposed by Ethiopia after the prime minister resigned will last six months, the defense minister said on Saturday. “There are still pockets of areas where violence is prevalent. The (ruling EPRDF coalition’s) council were unanimous in their decision,” Siraj Fegessa told journalists. ...

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Ethiopia wants political prisoners to sign “confession” forms before release

12 January 2018 When Ethiopia announced last month that it would release political prisoners and close a controversial detention facility, many viewed it as a promising sign that the Horn of Africa nation was shifting toward real democracy. Since then, nearly 6,000 political prisoners and journalists have been released, according to Reuters. These ...

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Ethiopia: journalist Eskinder Nega among 746 to be released

08 Feb 2018, 18:50 He was arrested after writing about the Arab Spring, jailed for 18 years and named a ‘prisoner of conscience’ by Amnesty ‘He should not have spent a single day behind bars’ – Sarah Jackson Commenting on news from Ethiopia that journalist and Amnesty International prisoner of ...

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Odinga ally arrested by Kenya police following symbolic inauguration

January 03, 2018; 18:00 Kenyan police on Friday arrested an opposition lawyer as the government defied a court order to lift a ban on three private television stations that had covered the symbolic presidential inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga. Miguna Miguna has declared himself the “general” of Odinga’s National ...

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WWII refugee’s son hosts young Ethiopian in need

17 January 2018,20:00 Hussein took a perilous journey to safety; Charles and Catharine are helping him move forward in London. Charles Elliott, 61, and wife Catharine, 55, have been hosting Hussein, 20, from Ethiopia since October 2016. Hussein fled because his father is a political prisoner. Charles’ parents were refugees ...

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Cairo taps World Bank to mediate Ethiopia dam dispute

January 13/2018,118:50   CAIRO — Egypt is awaiting Ethiopian and Sudanese reaction to its proposal that the World Bank mediate negotiations on the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).   Egypt wants the World Bank to serve as a neutral party in the country’s lengthy but fruitless negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan over the ...

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Intrade UK to construct textile, garment unit in Ethiopia

10 January 2018, 15:00 Note from Editorial: British Government continued investing in Ethiopia, particularly in Mekele, regardless of a Grosse human right violation by TPLF regime. British company Intrade UK Ltd recently signed an agreement to build a $100-million textile and garment factory at Mekele Industrial Park in Ethiopia as ...

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Ethiopian bans foreign adoption

January 10,2018,18:30 As reported on BBC Ethiopia has banned the adoption of children by foreigners amid concerns they face abuse and neglect abroad. Ethiopia is one of the biggest source countries for international adoptions by US citizens, accounting for about 20% of the total. Celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ...

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Why did Ethiopia decided to release political prisoners?

As reported on Ajeezera  By Thembisa Fakude Earlier this month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced plans to release political prisoners in a surprise move the government says aims to “foster national reconciliation”. The prime minister also declared that the government would close the Maekelawi detention facility in Addis Ababa, which has been considered “one ...

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