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Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed promises liberty but must be careful not to deliver anarchy

Economist – If any single event sums up the confusion, danger and enormous opportunity posed by the change sweeping across Ethiopia it was when dozens of armed soldiers marched on the office of... Read more »
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Ethiopian Prime Minister among 100 most influential Africans of 2018

FBC–Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed has been named among the 100 most influential Africans of 2018 by the New African magazine. The magazine has featured Dr Abiy on its cover page. The... Read more »
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Ethiopian’s Birtukan Mideksa appointed election boss

BBC- Birtukan Mideksa is the latest significant appointment of a woman to a key public office. Ms Birtukan returned to Ethiopia earlier this month after seven years in exile in the US.... Read more »
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Ethiopia overtakes Dubai as top feeder of air traffic to Africa

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Ethiopia has overtaken Dubai as a conduit for long-haul passengers to Africa, highlighting the success of the state airline’s expansion drive and the reforms of its new prime minister.... Read more »
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Pentecostalism in Ethiopia | AddisNews.net

Economist – “THE REASON why we are poor is inside us,” cries Nigusie Roba, his face sweating with emotion. “It is not the fault of God.” The pastor’s youthful congregants rise, palms... Read more »
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Dozens in court as Ethiopia says security chiefs ordered attack on PM

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Dozens of Ethiopian security officials appeared in court on Monday after the attorney general accused security chiefs of ordering a grenade attack on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The... Read more »
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TPLF accuses Ethiopian government of ethnic crackdown

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A powerful party in Ethiopia’s government accused authorities of arresting members of its ethnic group in a politically-driven crackdown – an unprecedented public charge exposing deep rifts at... Read more »
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Ethiopia Arrests Ex-Head of Army Firm in Crackdown on Security Services

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate on Tuesday and flew him in handcuffs to the capital, state media reported, a day... Read more »
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Ethiopia arrests ex deputy intelligence chief in corruption, rights crackdown

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Ethiopia said on Thursday it had arrested the former deputy intelligence chief after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s administration launched a crackdown this week... Read more »
UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia – Washington Post

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia – Washington Post

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries — but it kept an arms... Read more »