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Ethiopian opposition leaders’ health deteriorating in jail

Incarcerated Ethiopian opposition leaders lives are now in danger following nearly a month long hunger strike which and drawn international attention as they protest their treatment by the government, according to their lawyer.“Four of them have continued with their...

Eritrea calls story on Tigray massacre an outrageous lies

Eritrea government is rejecting as “outrageous lies” a story by The Associated Press in which witnesses describe a massacre of several hundred people carried out by Eritrean soldiers in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel criticized Thursday’s story on...

Ethiopia army kills ex-foreign minister in Tigray

Ethiopia army has announced that it has killed former Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin, one of the founding members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).Mr Seyum, who served as foreign minister from 1991 until 2010, was killed along with...

Ethiopian police arrest Reuters cameraman

A Reuters cameraman, Kumerra Gemechu, was arrested in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday and will be kept in custody for at least two weeks, his family said. He has not been charged.No reason was provided to the...

Over 100 people killed in attack in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region

Gunmen killed more than 100 people in a dawn attack in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia on Wednesday, the human rights commission said, as residents described fleeing the latest deadly assault in an area bedevilled by ethnic violence.The...

UN demands for ‘full access’ into Tigray

The UN says it is increasingly concerned about the plight of civilians in Ethiopia's Tigray region and has once again called on the government to allow full access so that allegations of war crimes can be investigated.The UN High...

Abandoned bomb explodes in Addis Ababa killing three

Three people were killed and five others wounded in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa on Sunday after an abandoned bomb exploded in the city's Lideta neighbourhood, police say.The which blast happened among poor and homeless and living on the streets,...

European Union suspends aid to Ethiopia over Tigray crisis

The European Union has postponed nearly €90m ($110m; £81m) in budget support payments to Ethiopia due to concerns over the crisis in the Tigray region.European Commission spokeswoman Ana Pisonero-Hernandez said that there were five conditions for the aid to...

Tigray Conflict: U.S. senators call for sanctions on Ethiopia

Two U.S. senators have called on their government to consider imposing sanctions on any political or military officials found responsible for human rights violations during a month of conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region.It was the first such call...

Ethiopian opposition demands release of Jawar Mohammed, others

Ethiopia’s main opposition party, the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), has called for the release of its jailed leaders, saying it was difficult to prepare for elections without them.In a statement, the party also demanded its closed offices be opened...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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