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Ethnic clashes kill dozens in Ethiopia

– – Dozens of people have reportedly been killed in western Ethiopia following an outbreak of ethnic violence. Rebels from the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) have reportedly attacked remote villages where ethnic Amharas live. Several homes have been set ablaze in the violence which begun on Saturday. The regional government has also blamed the OLA government for the violence. In… Read More
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Ethiopia: Reports of ethnic cleansing in western Tigray zone

– – Amhara regional security forces and civilian authorities in Ethiopia’s Western Tigray Zone are alleged to have committed widespread abuses against Tigrayans since November 2020. In a report released on Wednesday, two human rights groups, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said the abuses amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Ethiopian authorities have severely restricted access and… Read More
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Norwegian Refugee Council suspension lifted in Ethiopia

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been informed by the Ethiopian authorities that the five-month long suspension on its humanitarian work has been lifted. The Authority for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO) ordered the suspension at the end of July citing the advocacy of NRC on humanitarian needs and access in the country, and a number of administrative issues relating to… Read More
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Abiy Ahmed faces first test as Ethiopians vote

– – Ethiopians are voting in regional and parliamentary elections as ethnic tensions deepen and hunger worsens. It is the first test of the popular vote for the Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, and his Prosperity Party since he took power in 2018. The polls which were supposed to have been held last August were delayed due coronavirus pandemic. Nearly a fifth of… Read More
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COVID-19 PCR Test Requirements to Travel to Ethiopia

– – Ethiopia’s borders remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. Foreign citizens are able to apply for an Ethiopian visa and travel to the country provided they meet all the entry requirements now in place. Visitors from overseas need to take extra steps when preparing for their trip to Ethiopia. The government has introduced a PCR test requirement for most travelers. This article contains important information… Read More
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Ethiopia: Over 100 former peacekeepers seek refuge in Sudan

– – More than 100 former peacekeepers from Ethiopia have sought international protection to apply for asylum in Sudan. The Ethiopian peacekeepers originally from the conflict hit Tigray region have refused to return to Ethiopia out of fear of persecution. They had been part of the recently closed UN mission in Darfur. The UN says instead of returning home when their mission… Read More
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The SUN Business Network Launches in Ethiopia to Scale Up Private Sector Engagement in Nutrition

Addis Ababa- Ethiopia, 27 April, 2021│ The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, GAIN will today launch the Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network, SBN, to support small and medium-sized entrepreneurs involved in Ethiopia’s food sector increase the availability and affordability of safe, nutritious food. The SBN is one of four global networks within the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement which supports… Read More
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Ethiopia: Army kills former foreign minister in Tigray battle

– – The Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) on Wednesday afternoon announced the death of former Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin during a battle in the country’s Tigray region. He served as foreign minister from 1991 to 2010. Seyoum was killed alongside Asmelash Woldeselassie, former Ethiopian parliament chief whip and Abay Tsehaye, Ethiopia’s former minister of federal affairs, during a battle… Read More
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Ghanaian arrested over murder of Ethiopian refugee in Italy

– – An Ethiopian refugee has been reportedly raped and murdered in Italy. Agitu Gudeta was killed on her farm in the northern region of Trentino. The deceased has been hailed as a symbol of integration in Italy after fleeing Ethiopia. In 2010, Agitu fled Adis Ababa after her participation in protests against “land-grabbing” angered local authorities. She has since made… Read More
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Ethiopia: Bomb explosion kills three in Addis Ababa

Three people have been killed and five others wounded after an abandoned bomb exploded in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, police say. The blast happened in the city’s Lideta neighbourhood on Sunday. The people who died were homeless and living on the streets, senior police officer commander Alemayehu Ayalke told state broadcaster EBC. There is no indication that this explosion is… Read More