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Kuwait will begin re-hiring Ethiopian domestic workers after a hiatus that lasted for years, its interior ministry announced on Tuesday. The decision has been made after a series of meetings with representatives from the Ethiopian government, the Kuwaiti interior ministry's assistant undersecretary for ...
They've been harassed, arrested and prosecuted, but Ethiopia's dissidents say they feel quietly hopeful after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed extended an olive branch to them in his inaugural speech. Referring to opposition politicians as "brothers," and apologising to people hurt in recent ...

Though it may come with risks, it would be in the government's own interests to encourage open dialogue and constructive criticism. ... The young leader, still in his early 40s, is the head of the Oromo party in the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). This ...
While continuing to respond to three concurrent emergencies, and mindful of the fluid socio-political context within the country, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has advocated for stable humanitarian financing, while promoting wider investments in refugees' selfreliance through an improved ...
The chairperson further commended the former premier "for his commitment and contribution to the advancement of Ethiopia and the continent as a whole." The AU Commission Chair Mr Mahamat Mahamat further reiterated AU's full support to the Ethiopian government and people as they strive to ...
Since Ethiopia's government declared the new state of emergency this year, the security forces have killed dozens of people and have been criticized for ... government system, the individual states are powerless and the parties which represent each state and ethnic group in the ruling coalition, ...

"Even if we are poor, it's better to be with our society". The sprawling compound of the Kechene Children's Home is up in the hills of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. The orphanage, which is funded and run by the Ethiopian government, is a collection of brick buildings nestled between towering pine trees.
The Ethiopian government has already made progress in implementing the comprehensive framework. First, civil registration of refugees, including birth, marriage, divorce and death, started in October 2017. This has provided retroactive registration rights to the approximately 70 000 refugee children born ...
But rather than pursue a reform agenda, the Ethiopian government followed his announcement by declaring a state of emergency. This not only jeopardises the regime's apparent intent to institute democratic reforms, it also pits citizens against the security forces. And it's already led to more violence, not ...
Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi, Ethiopia's largest private employer and the most prominent backer of its authoritarian government, is among those ... Amoudi, the gregarious 71-year-old son of a Yemeni businessman and his Ethiopian wife, were swept up with hundreds of billionaires, princes and ...
But rather than pursue a reform agenda, the Ethiopian government followed his announcement by declaring a state of emergency. This not only jeopardises the regime's apparent intent to institute democratic reforms, it also pits citizens against the security forces. And it's already led to more violence, not ...
“While in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Secretary Tillerson should have talks with Ethiopian government about their internal political crisis, and should encourage the regime in power not to fear an opening to transparent democracy,” he tweeted on March 3, 2018. “Ethiopia regime should withdraw SOE ...
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Some Hoosier families are fighting to bring their children home from Ethiopia after the country banned foreign adoptions. ... "We're gonna continue to emphasize to the Ethiopian government that if they want to have strong and positive relations with the United States of America, which ...
According to him, the government has never been united than at this time. The country is without a substantive Prime Minister after the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn. The current state of emergency was announced a day after Desalegn's resignation. The ruling EPRDF accepted the resignation but ...
In a word of advice to the citizenry, he said: “We encourage the Ethiopian people as well to maintain patience, maintain support for your government through this change or this transition but also through this journey of pursuing democracy which takes time and effort. Democracy is not easy, it takes a lot of ...
Ethiopia's defense minister announced the arrests of the "main instigators" linked to anti-government protests roiling the country, insisting that armed federal ... On Wednesday, the country's ruling coalition Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) announced that its executive committee ...
The social shutdown prompted by Ethiopian activists against a recently imposed state of emergency has entered day two with full compliance. ... The Oromia region has been the heartbeat of anti-government protests that started in 2015 through 2016 till a state or emergency was declared in October that ...

Speaking to state-owned Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation on Saturday, Abadula said 395 was the correct number of votes in favour of the legislation. Ethiopia government imposed a state of emergency on February 16 with the view to curb rising insecurity. The measure was imposed by the Council of ...
The state of emergency prohibits, among other things, the distribution of potentially sensitive material and unauthorized demonstrations or meetings. Hailemariam remains in office until a new prime minister is appointed. Ethiopia is, in essence, a one party state led by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary ...
Tweeting the AP report on the re-arrest, Rubio's PressShop wrote on Friday: "Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega, who was recently released after 7 years in prison on false charges, was just re-arrested. "I urge the Ethiopian government to release him and other political prisoners. ... prisoners
Abiy Ahmed, who is expected to become the country's next prime minister, would be the first member of the Oromo ethnic group, which makes up a third of Ethiopia's population, to lead the government. The group, which has suffered political and economic repression, has been at the center of ...
She explained that the situation regarding the dam issue will remain the same as long as the Ethiopian government is able to handle the unrest and restrict it to the level of ineffective protests, even if they continue for a long time. "If protests escalate to a point of overwhelming the state institutions, this will ...
The Ethiopian government has recently indicated its ambition to strengthen economic and investment relations with Russia to cut its trade deficit with Moscow. According to Meles Alem, Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, the current trade relations between the two "historically connected countries" ...
The European Union (E.U.) has cautioned Ethiopian government over the decision to impose a state of emergency on the heels of promised political reforms. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. In a statement released on Monday by E.U. spokesperson, Catherine Ray: “The announced ...
Similar protests have taken place across Ethiopia since late 2015, leading the government to declare a state of emergency in October 2016 after hundreds of people reportedly had been killed. A stampede at a religious event southeast of the capital, Addis Ababa, that month claimed the lives of several ...
In a statement posted on its website, the U.S. embassy said the decision to impose martial law in Ethiopia on Friday reverses positive steps taken to create a more inclusive political space, including the release of thousands of prisoners. "We strongly disagree with the Ethiopian government's decision to ...
Hailemariam, who has sat at the helm of the Ethiopian government since 2012, said he will stay on as prime minister in a caretaker capacity until the EPRDF and the parliament accept his resignation and appoint his successor. This is the second state of emergency to be declared in Ethiopia in the last two ...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported Thursday. "The prime minister said he tried his utmost effort to solve the ...
Since the January 3, 2018 announcement of its intention to release political prisoners and close the Federal Crime Investigation Unit (Maekelawi), the Ethiopian government has released over 3,000 political prisoners through pardons and dropping of charges. Prominent political prisoners including Merera ...
(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced Thursday he has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed and create a “lasting peace.”.
“We are delighted that Eskinder Nega is finally free after close to seven years in jail on trumped up terrorism charges. We hope the release of this courageous journalist, along with hundreds of other prisoners, heralds a new dawn in the Ethiopian government's handling of political dissent, a dawn of ...
The Ethiopian government has released blogger Eskinder Nega and several prominent opposition figures from prison, as part of efforts to ease political tensions in the Horn of Africa ... Ethiopia's attorney general recently promised the government would release suspects and prisoners in three phases.
The Ethiopian government has freed top opposition leader Bekele Gerba barely twenty-four hours after announcing that charges against him and six others had been dropped. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Activists confirmed that Bekele had been released from the Qilinto prisons where he ...
In the lore of the Wild West, cowboys would have quick-draw duels at noon when the sun is high in the sky. It is a do-or-die moment. The U.S. Congress has set high noon on February 28, 2018, for the Ethiopian government to meet its demands for human rights accountability in H.Res.128 or face the music ...
The German government has urged Ethiopia to widen the democratic space in the country whiles noting some level of implementation of recently announced ... Seibert said Germany made its views known in a phone call between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Ethiopian counterpart Prime Minister ...
The figure is way above the government's projections. Addis Ababa has said it was working to resettle the displaced population as quickly as practicable. Last year at the height of the clashes between the Oromia and Ethiopia-Somali region which share a long common border, the government announced ...
The first round of three-day talks between Ethiopian officials and representatives from the Ethiopian rebel group of ethnic Somalis, Ogden National Liberation Front (ONLF), began Sunday at a secret location in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Delegates from the two sides arrived Saturday for the talks that are ...
For the last two decades, Ethiopia has been one of the main sources of international adoption for European and American families, including film stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who adopted their daughter, Zahara, here. But rights groups and the Ethiopian government had decried the adoption process ...
Ethiopian journalist and blogger, Eskinder Nega's freedom is in doubt after he reportedly refused to sign a 'false confession form' in exchange for his prison ... Through this deplorable behavior the Ethiopian government is undermining any goodwill it might have generated by releasing an innocent man from ...
The small Ethiopian town of Dukem has some of the most fertile land in the country. It also is home to Ethiopia's first industrial park. Dukem is part of a government-led push to turn the mostly agricultural country into Africa's manufacturing center. The industrial park, the Chinese-owned Eastern Industrial ...
Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega and two prominent opposition figures have refused to sign letters of pardon from the government, holding up their ... Kesto — all critics of the government — are among 746 prisoners set for release following an announcement Thursday by Ethiopia's attorney general.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia will release 746 more prisoners, including a journalist and a senior opposition official who were jailed for conspiracy to commit terrorist acts, the attorney general's office said Thursday. The decision follows a series of changes announced by the government to try to ...
In 2016, Reuters reported that the Asmara government said its conscription was vital for national security stressing that it fears attack by its Ethiopia – from who they gained independence in 1993 but fought a bloody and expensive war that ended in June 2000. On paper, citizens between the ages of 18 and ...
The Ethiopian government has previously indicated that its relation with China remains one among the major priority partnerships both in the diplomatic and other sectors. Ahmed Shide, Ethiopia's Minister of Transport, told Xinhua that Chinese engagement has benefited the east African country both in ...
“The international community must seize opportunities to support Ethiopia in strengthening Government-led sustainable development structures at all levels that can mitigate human risks and the threat from increasingly frequent and severe droughts,” added the news release, urging support to strengthen ...
The people of Ethiopia's Oromia region have been under the thumb of the federal government since mandatory resettlements outside the capital of Addis Ababa sparked an Oromo uprising in 2015. Since then, hundreds of thousands across the country have been displaced, jailed or killed. That's why Godi ...
Steel-price-fixing-ethiopia January 28, 2018 - Ethiopian Trade Competition and Consumer Protection Authority charged 21 local steel bar producers for price fixing following Ethiopia's birr devaluation. The Ethiopian producers and importers, according to the charges, are guilty of fixed selling prices on the same day the ...
The government of Ethiopia has announced the release of 2,345 prisoners, who were sent to jail following the 2015 and 2016 protests in the country's Oromia region. Addisu Arega Kitessa, a government spokesman on Oromia affairs, said prisoners have been pardoned and would be released within "a few ...
At least seven killed at a religious gathering in northern Ethiopia – UN rights office ... state on Saturday as security forces reportedly tried stop a group of people, who were celebrating the Ethiopian Orthodox festival of Epiphany, from chanting anti-Government songs and allegedly opened fire on them.
Anti-government demonstrators in Ethiopia have been calling for political and economic reforms and an end to state corruption and human rights abuses. ... The Ethiopian government imposed a state of emergency from October 2016 to August 2017 to end an unprecedented wave of protests against its ...


 

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