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News Ethiopia: Ethiopia's security forces accused of torture, evictions and killings – report

Published on: Thursday 28 May 2020
Ethiopia's security forces accused of torture, evictions and killings – report
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/may/29/ethiopias-security-forces-accused-of-torture-evictions-and-killings-report

Prime minister Abiy Ahmed has been lauded for his democratic reforms. But Amnesty International are now urging him to investigate allegations of serious human rights abuses ...

News Ethiopia: New report alleges killings, mass detentions in Ethiopia

Published on: Thursday 28 May 2020
New report alleges killings, mass detentions in Ethiopia
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/report-alleges-killings-mass-detentions-ethiopia-70945367

A new report by the rights group Amnesty International accuses Ethiopia’s security forces of extrajudicial killings and mass detentions even as the country’s reformist prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

News Ethiopia: Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over deadly cross-border attack

Published on: Saturday 30 May 2020
Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over deadly cross-border attack
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/sudan-summons-ethiopia-envoy-deadly-cross-border-attack-200530154306068.html

Ethiopia's chargé d'affaires summoned following attack that left one Sudanese officer killed and seven others wounded.

News Ethiopia: Weatherwatch: Ethiopia's contrasting altitudes bring extreme rain and shine

Published on: Monday 25 May 2020
Weatherwatch: Ethiopia's contrasting altitudes bring extreme rain and shine
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/25/weatherwatch-ethiopia-contrasting-altitudes-bring-extreme-rain-and-shine

Bleak, cold winters and wet summers characterise the higher points of the country ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia, Egypt. Sudan will resume talks on disputed dam

Published on: Thursday 21 May 2020
Ethiopia, Egypt. Sudan will resume talks on disputed dam
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/ethiopia-egypt-sudan-resume-talks-disputed-dam-70827770

Three African countries have signaled their readiness to resume negotiations on a controversial dam that will be the continent’s largest ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Abiy warns of opposition power grab amid pandemic

Published on: Wednesday 06 May 2020
Ethiopia's Abiy warns of opposition power grab amid pandemic
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopias-abiy-warns-opposition-power-grab-amid-pandemic-090005160.html

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Thursday that opposition politicians were trying to exploit uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic to seize power, risking instability. "Those pushing for unconstitutional ways to grab power... will be punished by law," Abiy, the 2019 Nobel

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia Ends Blanket Protection for Eritrean Refugees

Published on: Wednesday 22 April 2020
Ethiopia Ends Blanket Protection for Eritrean Refugees
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/ethiopia-ends-blanket-protection-eritrean-refugees

Ethiopia has stopped granting automatic asylum to Eritreans entering the country. The United Nations and aid groups say the previously unannounced policy change, which went into place about three ...

News Ethiopia: Can Trump resolve the Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam dispute?

Published on: Thursday 23 April 2020
Can Trump resolve the Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam dispute?
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/trump-resolve-egypt-ethiopia-nile-dam-dispute-200423122833640.html

As a biased mediator, the Trump administration cannot deliver a deal that would satisfy both Egypt and Ethiopia.

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia reports first two deaths from coronavirus

Published on: Sunday 05 April 2020
Ethiopia reports first two deaths from coronavirus
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopia-reports-first-two-deaths-coronavirus-182810068.html

Ethiopia on Sunday announced the first two deaths of patients suffering from COVID-19, as officials ramped up testing to get a clearer picture of the outbreak there. "It is my deepest regret to announce the first death of a patient from #COVID19 in Ethiopia," Health Minister Lia Tadesse said

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia to Release Inmates to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Published on: Wednesday 25 March 2020
Ethiopia to Release Inmates to Curb Coronavirus Spread
News source: https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/ethiopia-release-inmates-curb-coronavirus-spread

Ethiopia is set to begin releasing more than 4,000 prisoners Thursday in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Attorney General Adanech Abebe said inmates convicted of minor crimes, with less than a year left on their sentences, and women with babies, qualify for release. Ethiopia is also deporting foreign inmates being held on drug-trafficking charges to their native countries. So far, Ethiopia has had12 confirmed cases of coronavirus, but with the disease spreading rapidly across Africa, the government decided to take action to fight the spread of the virus. Meantime, Prime

News Ethiopia: Worshippers in Ethiopia Defy Ban on Large Gatherings Despite Coronavirus

Published on: Thursday 26 March 2020
Worshippers in Ethiopia Defy Ban on Large Gatherings Despite Coronavirus
News source: https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/worshippers-ethiopia-defy-ban-large-gatherings-despite

Health experts in Ethiopia are raising concern, as some religious leaders continue to host large gatherings despite government orders not to do so in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this week, Ethiopia’s government ordered security forces to enforce a ban on large gatherings aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Ethiopia has seen only 12 cases and no deaths from the virus, and authorities would like to keep it that way.  But enforcing the orders has proven difficult as religious groups continue to meet and, according to religious leaders, fail to treat the risks seriously

News Ethiopia: Catherine Hamlin: Grief in Ethiopia as trailblazing Australian doctor dies

Published on: Thursday 19 March 2020
Catherine Hamlin: Grief in Ethiopia as trailblazing Australian doctor dies
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/catherine-hamlin-grief-ethiopia-trailblazing-162630263.html

No-one came to meet Catherine Hamlin the day she arrived at a tiny airport in Ethiopia in 1959. More than 60 years later, the news of the Australian gynaecologist’s death at the age of 96 was met with ...

News Ethiopia: Maaza Mengiste on the untold story of Ethiopia's women warriors during Italian occupation

Published on: Friday 20 March 2020
Maaza Mengiste on the untold story of Ethiopia's women warriors during Italian occupation
News source: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/writersandcompany/maaza-mengiste-on-the-untold-story-of-ethiopia-s-women-warriors-during-italian-occupation-1.5502997

In her new novel, The Shadow King, Maaza Mengiste draws on surprising discoveries about the role of women during Italy's 1935 invasion of Ethiopia — a conflict that many consider to be the start of ...

News Ethiopia: Humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians detained in Ethiopia back home

Published on: Friday 13 March 2020
Humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians detained in Ethiopia back home
News source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/global-affairs-canadian-humanitarian-detained-ethiopia-return-home-1.5497154

An Alberta-based humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians who were detained in Ethiopia have returned to Canada. Canadian Humanitarian says in a statement on its website that it is thrilled to see ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia, Kenya confirm first virus cases in East Africa

Published on: Friday 13 March 2020
Ethiopia, Kenya confirm first virus cases in East Africa
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/ethiopia-kenya-confirm-first-virus-cases-east-africa-132401551.html

Kenya and Ethiopia on Friday announced their first confirmed cases of coronavirus, as East Africa, which has so far been unscathed by the global pandemic, scaled up emergency measures to contain its spread. In Kenya, a 27-year-old Kenyan woman tested positive for the virus on Thursday in Nairobi, a

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia report blames jet crash mostly on Boeing software

Published on: Monday 09 March 2020
Ethiopia report blames jet crash mostly on Boeing software
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/ethiopia-jet-crash-report-blame-boeing-pilots-69478393

Ethiopian investigators are mostly blaming Boeing for last year’s crash of a 737 Max jet shortly after takeoff, saying in an interim report that there were design failures and inadequate training for pilots

News Ethiopia: Fifa delays its Congress in Ethiopia because of coronavirus

Published on: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Fifa delays its Congress in Ethiopia because of coronavirus
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/africa/51837840

Football's world governing body Fifa has postponed its Congress in Ethiopia, scheduled to take place in June, by three months owing to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The Congress has been set to ...

News Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Ambo city: 'From freedom to repression under Abiy Ahmed'

Published on: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Ethiopia's Ambo city: 'From freedom to repression under Abiy Ahmed'
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-51657291

Most of Ambo's residents are Oromos - and the protests were largely driven by anger that despite being Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, they were marginalised from political and economic power, with ...