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Ethiopian military forces burn crops and forests in Oromia

Ethiopian military forces burn crops and forests in Oromia While 8.4 million people, according to UN report on January 19, 2020, in need of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia, the regime of a laureate of 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, Abiy Ahmed,… Read More »

Degefa sizzles 2:19:38 in Dubai, debutant Adugna prevails in men’s race

Degefa sizzles 2:19:38 in Dubai, debutant Adugna prevails in men’s race (World Athletics) — For tenacity, Worknesh Degefa was the star of the show in the 21st anniversary race of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, a World Athletics Gold Label road… Read More »

Anti-corruption alarm: Efforts are stagnating, warns watchdog

Anti-corruption alarm: Efforts are stagnating, warns watchdog Click on each country on the last map to see a rank. Ethiopia is 37/100 Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International says political financing is susceptible to corporate interests. (Al Jazeera) — Efforts to combat… Read More »

Recent Fighting in Guji Zone, Oromia, Displaces Hundreds

Recent Fighting in Guji Zone, Oromia, Displaces Hundreds PDF (Addis Standard) — Following recent fighting between what the UN called “unidentified armed groups (UAG) and government security forces” in various kebeles of Seba Boru woreda, Guji zone, Oromia region, hundreds of people… Read More »

Ambassador Alex Rondos EU Special Representative to the horn of Africa at Woodrow Wilson Center

Ambassador Alex Rondos EU Special Representative to the horn of Africa at Woodrow Wilson Center7 Warri Orooppaa kun Kolonel Abiy Ahmed kana akka malee shakkaniiru! Qilleensa kana-Viidiyoo kana gadii dhaggeeffadhu! ~ የአውሮፓ ህብረት አምባሳደር የሆኑት አሌክስ ሮንዶስ ስለ አብይ አሕመድ… Read More »

New Swarms of Locusts Threaten Crops, Food Security in Ethiopia

New Swarms of Locusts Threaten Crops, Food Security in Ethiopia By Sora Halake, January 21, 2020 (VOA News) — A new round of locust swarms has hit Ethiopia and is again threatening crops and food security, say agricultural officials. Dereje… Read More »

Urgent Appeal to stop the killings of innocent civilians in Oromia/Ethiopia

Urgent Appeal to stop the killings of innocent civilians in Oromia/Ethiopia January 20, 2020 To:     The United Nations Security Council Office of the Ombudsperson Room DC2 2206 United Nations New York, NY 10017 United States of America Tel: +1 212… Read More »

Will Abiy Ahmed’s Bet on Ethiopia’s Political Future Pay Off?

Will Abiy Ahmed’s Bet on Ethiopia’s Political Future Pay Off? The Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has disbanded Africa’s largest political party in an effort to reinvent the country’s politics—but some powerful players stand to lose, and they won’t go… Read More »

Democratic reform must mean fair deal for long-suffering Somalis

Democratic reform must mean fair deal for long-suffering Somalis By Mohamed Olad, January 21, 2020 The Somali people’s under-representation in parliament since the beginning of the federal era need to be corrected, writes Mohamed Olad, Media and Communications Advisor to Somali… Read More »

3 killed when stand collapses in Ethiopian Epiphany (Timket) ceremony

3 killed when stand collapses in Ethiopian Epiphany (Timket) ceremony ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A hospital source in Ethiopia’s city of Gondar confirms that at least three people are dead after a wooden stand erected for the colorful Epiphany… Read More »

Can Ethiopia hold a credible 2020 election?

Can Ethiopia hold a credible 2020 election? PM Abiy Ahmed, upon coming to power in April 2018, promised to hold democratic, credible polls with a clear timeline By Addıs Getachew Tadesse | 18.01.2020 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Anadolu Agency) — The… Read More »

Cheetah smuggling out of Ethiopia ‘fuelled by exotic pets demand’

Cheetah smuggling out of Ethiopia ‘fuelled by exotic pets demand’ (BBC)–A growing demand for exotic pets in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is fuelling the smuggling of cheetahs in Ethiopia, a top Ethiopian wildlife official has told the BBC. Every… Read More »