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Meles Alem, Spokesperson of Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), told journalists that the U.S. is very keen on partnership with Ethiopia on specific sectors. "Yamamoto and his Ethiopian counterparts have reached agreement on how they can proceed on energy and aviation partnership," said Alem.
At 42 years old, Dr Ahmed is not just the youngest Ethiopian prime minster ever, but also the first from the Oromo community, the largest ethnic group in the ... According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Nega was at one point the longest held journalist in the world and the recipient of numerous ...

Eskinder Nega, an award winning Ethiopian journalist who was jailed for being critical of government has been barred from leaving the country, a writers' body, PEN America and a famed blogger, Befeqadu ... Barely a month after his release, he was rearrested along with other politicians and journalists.
On his part, however, Director of the Ethiopia Civil Aviation Authority, the body in charge of air traffic control blamed the strike on some indisciplined staff ... He said the unnamed journalist had come to peddle unfounded corruption allegations against the authority causing disaffection among the workers and ...
However, after almost three years of internal unrest, Ethiopia witnessed a political sea change in late March after an Oromo ascended to power. The ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition elected Abiy Ahmed as premier following the resignation of prime minister ...
Ethiopia has released 11 anti-government bloggers, journalists and activists jailed last month under a nationwide state of emergency, a member of an ... Also released were journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition politician Andualem Arage, who in February had lengthy prison sentences against them ...

Eleven journalists, politicians and bloggers in Ethiopia who were detained last month for allegedly displaying an outlawed flag and gathering in violation of a state of emergency ... And a proclamation regarding the use of the Ethiopian flag prohibits the display of the flag without the emblem at its center.
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Among them was Eskinder Nega, an award-winning journalist who had been held since 2011 over charges of terrorism. Others picked up included Andualem Aragie, leader of Ethiopian opposition UDJ party, journalist Temesgen Desalegn and bloggers Befeqadu Hailu and Zelalem Workagegnehu.
The United States Senator for Florida, Marco Rubio, has waded into the recent re-arrest of Ethiopian journalists and other political prisoners, urging the ... Tweeting the AP report on the re-arrest, Rubio's PressShop wrote on Friday: “Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega, who was recently released after 7 ...
The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with 40 civil society organizations, yesterday sent a joint letter to Ethiopia's prime minister-designate, Abiy ... Reeyot Alemu, an Ethiopian journalist who worked for the independent weekly Feteh, spent almost 1,500 days in prison after being arrested in June 2011 ...
On March 26, Ethiopian authorities arrested journalists Eskinder Nega and Temesghen Desalegn, Zone 9 bloggers Befekadu Hailu and Mahlet ... Since mid-2015, thousands of Ethiopians have begun to demand more political freedoms and social equality and a stop to government land grabs in the Oromia ...
Ethiopians in the opposition have on several occasions expressed their displeasure with the new flag arguing that the EPRDF blue disc star symbolises ethnic division. A proclamation regarding the use of the Ethiopian flag prohibits the display of the flag without the emblem at its center and those ...
Authorities have not publicly disclosed any charges against the journalists. Under the state of emergency Ethiopia declared in February, permission is needed to host large gatherings and authorities can carry out arrests without warrant, according to a report by the state-owned Ethiopian News Agency.
Security forces in Ethiopia on Monday re-arrested eight politicians and journalists who were recently freed under a government directive aimed at opening ... told newsmen that the groups were arrested on Sunday while they were meeting for a social event at a journalist's house in the capital Addis Ababa.
Since the event, residents of the Ethiopian part of the town have been pouring into Kenya. On Thursday at least 100 people held protests against the Ethiopian government in the Kenyan part of the town. Sam Gurale, who crossed over from Ethiopia, told the Red Cross what he experienced. "I was in my ...
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Ethiopian government's deportation of British journalist William Davison in the space of just a few hours last ... on journalists in order to obstruct their work and expelling those who know the country best will not help Ethiopia to emerge from its political crisis.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN) At least 38 people were killed in northern Ethiopia after a bus they were traveling in hurtled off a cliff, officials said. The crash took place ... in the East African country. Journalist Aaron Maasho reported from Addis Ababa, and CNN's Bukola Adebayo wrote from Lagos, Nigeria.
Zecharias Zelalem, an Ethiopian journalist based in Canada, argues that it is thanks to prominent social media activists that the Qeerroo have acquired the political heft that youth movements in other parts of the country still lack. He highlights in particular the work of Jawar Mohammed, the controversial ...
The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins the International community to condemn the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression rights in Ethiopia. AFEX calls on the government of Ethiopia to uphold freedom of expression rights of journalists, bloggers and ordinary citizens in the ...
Moscow also cancelled Ethiopia's debt worth around 162 million USD. This was highlighted as Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu yesterday held discussion with visiting Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov followed by a joint press conference with local and foreign journalists. "Russia sees ...
In a separate incident, Ethiopian officials detained prominent blogger and university lecturer Seyoum Teshome on Thursday. Ethiopia is an ally of the West, especially on security issues, but it is often accused by rights groups of arresting journalists, activists and opposition figures. Officials recently released ...
Meanwhile, Ethiopia is also rocked by political problems. Its prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, surprised everyone in mid-February by stepping down suddenly. A day later, the government declared a nationwide state of emergency that has lasted ever since. Asked by an Ethiopian journalist on ...
Ethiopian immigration officials have deported a British journalist over an accreditation row that both sides are disputing. William Davison ... Ethiopia is an ally of the West, especially on security issues, but it is often accused by rights groups of arresting journalists, activists and opposition figures. Officials ...
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Immigration officials in Ethiopia have deported William Davidson, a British freelance journalist based in the UK and ... As such, these are issues that are relevant not only to all journalists in Ethiopia, but for anybody interacting with the authorities, and indeed all Ethiopians.
In 2014, IPI and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) travelled to Ethiopia on a joint mission to urge the release of Nega, Taye and other jailed journalists. Mesfin Negash, an Ethiopian journalist currently living in exile in Sweden who accepted the World Press Freedom ...
Ethiopian journalist and blogger, Eskinder Nega has finally been released from a prison facility after seven years in jail, a top Oromo activist has said. ... The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) quoted Eskinder's wife, Serkalem Fasil, saying that at 11am, local time late last week, a prison official asked ...
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia freed a journalist on Wednesday who had been jailed since 2011 on terrorism charges, the latest in a raft of ... He was released a week after Ethiopia's attorney general announced his pardoning alongside 745 other prisoners, including a senior opposition official.
The International Press Institute (IPI) today called for the immediate and unconditional release of Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega, whose presidential ... law in line with international standards and to repeal criminal defamation and false news provisions that have been used to target critical journalists.
New York, February 9, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Ethiopian government's attempts today to compel Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega to sign a false confession before releasing him under a presidential pardon. Eskinder, who has spent almost seven years in ...
Eskinder, who has been in jail since 2001, convicted of having links with banned groups, was among the over 740 prisoners that have been pardoned by Ethiopian authorities as part of political reforms. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) quoted Eskinder's wife, Serkalem Fasil, saying that at 11am, ...
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 ... Among the others were five exiled journalists who were sentenced in absentia to prison terms of 15 years to life.
A town on Ethiopia's border with Kenya is on edge after Ethiopian security forces shot and killed 10 people and injured 11 others Saturday, the mayor said. ... At a press conference for local journalists, a Command Post official confirmed that security forces had killed nine people in the town and injured 12 ...
The Associated Press reports an Ethiopian official said Davison was kicked out the country because he did not have any foreign media affiliation. “I'm not aware that he has ... Also in Ethiopia, blogger Seyoum Teshome has been detained, the Committee to Protect Journalists reports. CPJ said Friday the ...
It's not that there weren't mental health problems in Ethiopia in the past, Baheretibeb said. During its modern history, Ethiopia has battled widespread starvation, political turmoil and civil war, with predictable psychiatric consequences. Ethiopians — among the world's most religious people — have always ...
The report caught Ethiopia observers (and no doubt many Ethiopians) off guard. ... it's too good to be true. Twenty-four hours later, a different picture is emerging from a closer review of the prime minister's actual comments and a thorough parsing by Ethiopian journalists, social media activists, and netizens.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — In a surprise move, Ethiopia's leader on Wednesday announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and ... used by the Ethiopian authorities to brutally interrogate anybody who dares to dissent including peaceful protesters, journalists and opposition figures.".
Ethiopia's government has long been accused of arresting critical journalists and opposition leaders. ... has essentially functioned as a torture chamber, used by the Ethiopian authorities to brutally interrogate anybody who dares to dissent including peaceful protesters, journalists and opposition figures." ...
Ma'ekelawi is one of Ethiopia's most notorious prisons, where dissidents, journalists, bloggers and protesters have been held for speaking out. According to a 2013 Human Rights Watch report, political prisoners and others have been tortured in Ma'ekelawi through beatings, prolonged stress positions and ...
The journalist popularly referred to as 'King of the Central' has since returned to Mogadishu. Reports indicate that the government had intervened in his case and facilitated his release. He was found guilty under Ethiopia's anti-terror laws and was sentenced to 27 years in jail. The National Union of Somali ...
Israel's CyberBit Solutions Ltd sold spyware to Ethiopia, which used the technology "to target activists and journalists, even PhD students and lawyers", explained ... Jawar Mohammed, an Ethiopian journalist based in the US state of Minnesota, told Al Jazeera he received an email that appeared strange.
The Ethiopian federal supreme court has today reduced the jail terms of 20 defendants who were accused and sentenced to various years in jail after ... of the defendants under the file name of the first defendant Kedir Moahmmed Yusuf to five years and six months each while the journalist Darsema Sorri, ...
Since 2016, the Ethiopian government has targeted dissidents and journalists in nearly two dozen countries with spyware provided by an Israeli software company, .... Salem Solomon is a digital journalist at the Voice of America's Africa Division and covers the latest news from across the continent. Salem ...
The Ethiopian government targeted dissidents around the world with spyware developed by the Israeli firm Cyberbit, according to the Toronto-based research institute The Citizen Lab. Dissidents in the United States, United Kingdom and approximately 20 total countries were targeted with phishing emails ...
More than a thousand investigative journalists convened over the ... chair where Ethiopian journalist, 'X,' should be sitting, but he's taken up a ...
Oromia is a region of Ethiopia and Oromos are an oppressed ethnic minority. More ... in Ethiopia against the Oromo — an Ethiopian ethnic minority with a ... and arresting thousands of dissidents, journalists and other civilians ...
Journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen were honored ... Veteran journalist and “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker ...
The person who courageously hanged the starless flag of Ethiopia was ... In a similar news, Ethiopians residing in Washington DC were seen ... of Ethiopia, shouting slogans for the release of jailed journalists and political prisoners. ... and journalist Eskinder Nega and chanting slogans “You can't live in ...
The Case of Activist Daniel Shibeshi and Journalist Elias Kifle is ... by the ruling Ethiopian party, EPRDF, and have suffered in prison. Reports ...
November 10, 2017 - The recent Ethiopia's government measure of ... up the rapid growth of the country, the Premier told journalists in his press briefing today. ... claim of controlling inflation, many Ethiopians have expressed that inflation ...


 

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