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Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, conducts informal briefing on Ethiopia

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Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, held an informal briefing on Ethiopia this evening.    The briefing was meant to help member states to avoid violations of human rights. […]

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United Kingdom travel advisory on Ethiopia

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Recently, the federal government of Ethiopia declared a state of emergency.    Now the United Kingdom Embassy in Ethiopia has issued a travel advisory for British Citizens indicating that it may be […]

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Shewa, Menelik and the Ethiopian Empire (1813 – 1889)

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By Kofi Darkwah 15 years of continuous warfare with the Muslim peoples Ahmad Gran of the Sultanate of Adal. Christian Ethiopia had been generally victorious but now the tide turned against her […]

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Current Affairs Updates on Ethiopia

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Ethiopian political prisoners on hunger strike: https://bit.ly/378hSlN Ethiopia Covid-19 roll out plan: https://bit.ly/3rPPHQs  Ethiopia to vaccinate 20% of her population by the end of 2021;  9 million doses of AstraZeneca to be […]

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National Election Board of Ethiopia dismisses TPLF as political party

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The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) on Monday dismissed the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) as a political party for alleged participation in violence and attempt to dismantle the constitutional order […]

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Top TPLF leaders arraigned before court

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TPLF leaders Abay Woldu, Sebhat Negat and Abraham Tekeste appeared before the Arada Branch of Federal First Instance Court.  They were accused of treason. The court adjourned the case for 29 January […]

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Ethiopia’s former PM Fikre Selassie Wogderess passes away

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Fikre Selassie Wogderess served as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister from 10th Sep 1987 to 8 Nov 1989. He died on 12 December 2020.  His newly formed communist government replaced the Derg government.  In […]

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Ethiopia passes a law to develop nuclear capacity

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Ethiopia parliament has passed a new law to allow it to develop nuclear weapons for peaceful purposes.  Ethiopia will have an opportunity to develop her capacity and develop new energy options. The […]

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Ethiopia gives TPLF leaders another 72 hours to surrender

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Currently, the National Defense Force of Ethiopia is approaching Mekele City (Headquarters of Tigray) from all directions and Ethiopia ‘s Prime Minister has given the leaders of TPLF another 72 more hours […]

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African Union Chairperson terms appointment of envoys as fake news

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Cyril Ramaphosa, AU Chairperson and President of South Africa, appointed three former African presidents to mediate between Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Tigray region. The AU Special envoys were to engage […]

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Police in Ethiopia arrest more journalists and keep them incommunicado

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Ethiopian Human Rights Commission condemns the arrest of journourists Haftu Gebregzhiabher, Abreha Hagos & Tsegaye Hadush from Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA’s) and Udi Mussa from Oromia Media Network (OMN). Medihane Ekubamichael, the […]

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Ethiopia’s 450,000 Grade 12 students to be given tablets

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According to official data, exams will start on December 7 to Dec 10. Before the exams, students will take 45 days of classes and technology guidance.  Many people are questioning how this […]

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TPLF wins Tigray elections by landslide

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Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the ruling party of Tigray Regional State has won 98.2% of votes for the regional parliament which was cast on 9 September, 2020.  The ruling party won […]

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Education in Ethiopia gets a boost from Global Partnership for Education with $15 million Covid-19 Response

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The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has granted Ethiopia $14.85 million for Covid-19 Responses to focus on boosting the government efforts in handling disruptions in education. The grant will be used to […]

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Ethiopian economist predicts a negative GDP growth in 2021

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A prominent Ethiopian economist Professor Alemayehu Geda (PhD) has predicted a -2.7% GDP growth in 2021.  This is a complete different story from Ethiopian government projection of 8.5% GDP growth in 2021.  […]

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Ethiopia vaccinates 15 million children against Measles

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Approximately 15 million children have been vaccinated against measles in Ethiopia. This was done under a countrywide campaign under the leadership of Ethiopian Ministry of Health with support from Vaccine Alliance, US […]

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Ethiopian Consulate in Jeddah condemns ethnic-based clashes in Mecca

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On Sunday, the Ethiopian Consulate General in Jeddah reported that Ethiopians sustained injuries during an ethnic based violence among Ethiopians in the Holy City of Mecca. The consulate wrote a letter and […]

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What is in Ethiopia federal budget?

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It took four hours of intense debates to approve the federal budget of Ethiopia. The budget for the current financial year is 476 billion birr which makes it the largest budget in […]

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A professor who never left students with unsolved missing marks

Prof. Ezra Maritim Kiprono of Egerton University announced that he was leaving the institution and any one who had missing marks in the courses that he taught should make claims before he […]

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Rainy season washes away city roads

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Every time it rains, it washes away estate roads like dirt.   This has always amazed me. What is the problem?   Is it shoddy work or it is business as usual? […]

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