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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...

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...

Zambian woman sues partner of 8 years for not marrying her

A Zambian woman who sued her partner for reconciliation on the grounds that she'd been waiting eight years for them to marry has now been advised to try a different legal route, reports the state-owned Sunday Times.It says Getrude...

Tanzanian MP loses ministerial job after hesitating over oath of office

A Tanzanian Member of the Parliament nominated for a ministerial position has been dropped and replaced after he hesitated and struggled to take the oath of office.Francis Ndulane, who was to become assistant minister in the mines ministry, attempted...

Retired Uganda Chief Justice hired by China’s Supreme court

China's Supreme Court has hired Uganda's former Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe, as a member of its expert committee on adjudication of international commercial disputes.Justice Katureebe will sit on the committee for the next four years.He retired from Uganda's Supreme...

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...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...
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