Ethiopia

What’s Behind Ethiopia’s Recent Political Violence?

Prime Minister Abiy faces a serious test: preparing the country for the 2020 elections.

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In Era Of Reform, Ethiopia Still Reverts To Old Tactics To Censor Press

Ethiopians read newspapers in Addis Ababa on June 24. Following what the government refers to as a failed attempted coup, access to the internet was cut and journalists were arrested. (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)By Muthoki MumoNAIROBI, Jul 10 2019 (IPS)...
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The Glow Of The Historic Accord Between Ethiopia And Eritrea Has Faded

Exactly a year ago Eritreans could hardly contain their joy as Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed touched down in Asmara. The city had seen nothing like it in a generation that knew war rather than peace. Men and women lined the streets and waved...
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Boeing’s 737 Max Woes Just Cost It A $5.9 Billion Order

The Boeing 737 Max hasn’t been taking off, neither literally nor figuratively. The jets have been grounded worldwide since this spring after two fatal crashes—one last October in Indonesia, and another in Ethiopia in March—that killed 346...
Related topics: Boeing, Indonesia

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Internet Restored In Ethiopia 10 Days After Assassinations

Ethiopia has begun restoring internet access Tuesday, 10 days after it was cut following the assassinations of six top government officials.

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Sudan's Military Council Says Ethiopian, Au Proposal Is Enough To Resume Talks With Opposition

Sudan's ruling military council said on Friday that a proposal submitted by the African Union and Ethiopia is suitable for resuming talks on a transition to democracy with Sudan's opposition coalition. The proposal reportedly addresses a major...
Related topics: Sudan, Military

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It Has Africa’s Most Thriving Economy But Could Ethnic Tensions Shatter Ethiopia?

An Ethiopian army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a shootout with the security forces. Sputnik looks at the ethnic puzzle which is Ethiopia and muses about whether it is about to...

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People Problems Between The Gulf And The Horn Of Africa - Aei - American Enterprise Institute:...

There is a lot of money, or at least the prospect of it, flowing into East Africa and the Horn from the Gulf Arab states these days. The UAE deposited $1 billion into the central bank of Ethiopia in the last year. The UAE and Saudi Arabia have...
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Suspected Mastermind Of Failed Coup In Ethiopia Shot Dead, Report

The man accused of trying to seize control of Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region was shot dead on Monday, a senior government official said, and a number of other plotters have been arrested. The government accused General Asamnew Tsige of...

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Ethiopia Pm Says Nation's Army Chief Of Staff Shot - Reports

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Sunday that Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen had been shot although his condition is not known, AFP reported, citing local media.

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Ethiopia Says Army Chief Of Staff Shot During Coup Attempt — But The Internet Was Turned Off So...

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on television Sunday as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in a regional state of this Horn of Africa nation. Abiy took to national television...

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Ethiopia’s Bid To Become An African Startup Hub Hinges On Connectivity

Ethiopia is flexing its ambitions to become Africa’s next startup hub. The country of 105 million with the continent’s seventh largest economy is revamping government policies, firing up angel networks, and rallying digital...
Related topics: Startup

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As Sudan Struggles, Au Should Press For Justice And Accountability

View of the Headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Credit: UN Photo/Antonio Fiorente. By Carine Kaneza NantulyaWASHINGTON DC, Jun 18 2019 (IPS) On June 6, the African Union (AU) suspended Sudan from the 55-member group with...
Related topics: Sudan, World Photos

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Ethiopia’s First App-based Taxi Service Is Expanding Into West Africa

Ethiopia’s first e-hailing taxi service is scaling beyond the streets of Addis Ababa. ZayRide, which launched in July 2016, is expanding to the Liberian capital, Monrovia. In collaboration with the Liberian web solutions firm Hak Technologies, the...

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Days After Pledging To Expand Internet, Ethiopia’s Government Shuts It Off

Days after Ethiopian ICT officials made public pledges to improve net access, the government began playing on-again, off-again with the internet — shutting it down (almost completely) to coincide with the country’s national exams. Data provided...

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Netizen Report: Amid Demonstrations For Democracy, Sudanese Civilians Face Military Violence —...

Liberia, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan also faced internet shutdowns this week.A protest in Khartoum, April 2019. Photo by M. Saleh via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0) The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories,...
Related topics: Military, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Protests, World Photos

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15 Shortlisted Participants Of The Greenpreneurs 2019 Program To Take Part In A 12-week Global...

By GGGIJun 12 2019 (IPS-Partners) SEOUL, Republic of Korea  (GGGI) – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India,...
Related topics: South Korea, Seoul, Cambodia, Colombia, India, Morocco

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Ethiopia Suggests Power Division, Democratic Transition And Compromise For Sudan Crisis – Reports

CAIRO (Sputnik) - Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is currently in Sudan in a bid to mediate the civil crisis amid the recent escalation of tensions in Khartoum, urged the ruling military generals and opposition leaders to form a consensual...
Related topics: Sudan, Egypt, Cairo, Military

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Gay Tour Group Stirs Controversy In Ethiopia

A tour company with a mainly gay clientele is facing backlash over plans to visit religious sites in Ethiopia. Chicago-based Toto Tours organizes sightseeing vacations around the world. It was founded in 1990 primarily catering to all-male, gay...
Related topics: Religion

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After Allegations Of Spying, African Union Renews Huawei Alliance

The accusations were explosive: For five years, the Chinese government had spied on communications at the African Union. Every night, data streamed from computers at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to unknown locations controlled by...
Related topics: Huawei, China

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