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Ethiopia police arrests leading Oromo opposition politician

Ethiopia has confirmed the arrest of leading opposition politician Jawar Mohammed, a move that risks inflaming ethnic tensions that have led to multiple deaths in the Oromia region following the murder of popular Oromo singer.Jawar, a former media mogul...

Ethiopia boils, 50 killed as protests rock capital over Oromo singer’s death

At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region in protests following the fatal shooting of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said on Wednesday.Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead on Monday night in what police said was...

Ethiopian Oromo singer, Haacaaluu shot dead in Addis Ababa

Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, a prominent Oromo singer, songwriter, was shot dead today in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa around Galan Condominium site.The artist who was rushed to Tirunesh Beijing General Hospital after the attack succumbed to the injuries he sustained shortly...

Coronavirus: Ethiopian Airlines wont stop China flights

Africa's largest carrier Ethiopian Airlines has once again refused to cancel flights to China despite rising pressure following the coronavirus outbreak.By contrast, South African Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Air Tanzania, Air Mauritius, EgyptAir, RwandAir and Kenya Airways have all...

29 injured in ‘bomb attack’ at pro-Abiy rally

A "bomb attack" on a rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed injured nearly 30 people Sunday, a police official said, in the latest sign of instability ahead of elections in August.The incident occurred in the town...

Ethiopia takes back stolen 18th Century crown

Ethiopia Prime Minister, on Thursday received an 18th Century crown that had been stolen then hidden in a flat in the Netherlands since 1999, about 21 years ago.The crown is thought to be one of just 20 in existence....

Ethiopians treacherous journey through desert to Saudi Arabia

The flow of migrants through the Horn of Africa countries, Djibouti and Somalia this has grown over the years. U.N.’s International Organization for Migration said that, 150,000 arrived in Yemen from the Horn of Africa in 2018, a 50%...

Five Ethiopians, one Chinese under observation for Coronavirus

Six people, who have just arrived from China have been quarantined in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, awaiting the test results of the much dreaded coronavirus. The five Ethiopians and a Chinese national had all travelled from Wuhan, the Chinese city...

Detained Ethiopian OLF activist breastfeeding in police station freed

A detained Ethiopian activist, Chaltu Takele, who had been breastfeeding her six-month-old baby in a police station in the western Shambu town has been freed.When Chaltu along with 75 supporters of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), was arrested in...

Ethiopian students in Wuhan China demands evacuation

Alarm is growing among the estimated thousands of African students stranded in the locked-down Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus.An association of Ethiopian students says in a statement released Friday that students...
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ICC hands fmr Ugandan child soldier 25 years for war crime

The International Criminal Court sentenced Ugandan former child soldier Dominic Ongwen,  who turned into a brutal rebel commander to 25...
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