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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...

Ethiopia rejects independent probes into Tigray conflict

Ethiopia’s government is rejecting calls for independent investigations into the deadly conflict in its Tigray region, saying it “doesn’t need a babysitter”.The declaration by senior government official Redwan Hussein came amid international calls for more transparency into the month-long...

Ethiopia forces shoot, detain UN staffers in Tigray

Ethiopia’s security forces shot and detained United Nations staffers as they tried to reach part of the embattled Tigray region, a senior official said Tuesday, and he blamed the U.N. staffers for trying to reach areas where “they were...

Concern grows over Ethiopia continued aid blockade to Tigray

Impatience is rising as humanitarian officials say they still don’t have access to Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region more than a week after Ethiopia’s government and the United Nations signed a deal to allow in desperately needed food and other...
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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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