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Ethiopia: 3 federal police killed in downtown shootout

Anadolu Agency ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Three federal police were killed in a shootout in the center of capital Addis Ababa early Thursday, according to police. The incident took place at Wolo Sefer area, the busiest neighborhood along Bole road...

Ethiopia faces reforms' next steps as ruling coalition meets - AP

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Declaring “a true measure of leadership is not indispensability,” Ethiopia’s prime minister on Wednesday urged the next steps in the country’s sweeping reforms as the ruling coalition that has led...

Ethnic Clashes Kill 44 in Restive Western Ethiopia - VOA

ADDIS ABABA — Weekend fighting between rival ethnic groups in western Ethiopia killed at least 44 people, state affiliated media reported Tuesday. The clashes occurred on the border between the central Oromia and western Benishangul-Gumuz...

Ethiopia's Challenge: Overcoming 'Mafia'-Style Violence - Bloomberg

By Nizar Manek Somali region’s chief was ousted by federal forces in August  Local authorities accused by rights groups of years of abuse Roving militias killing civilians. Prisoners stripped naked and rolled in hot ashes. “Mafia”-style...

Former Saudi Billionaire Mohammed Al-Amoudi Loses Land In Ethiopia - Forbes

Mfonobong Nsehe Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al-Amoudi is among dozens of investors who have had their land leases in Addis Ababa revoked by the Ethiopian government. According to a report by Voice of America, more than 410...

At UN, Eritrea’s Foreign Minister says peace deal with Ethiopia ends ‘dark chapter,’ paves way for development - UN News

Osman Mohammed Saleh, Eritrea’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, told the United Nations General Assembly that the recently signed Peace Agreement between his country and Ethiopia “brings to an end a dark, two-decades-old, a chapter of war,...

Ethiopia's Meskel festival: Bonfires, robes and crosses - BBC

Ethiopians are celebrating the annual Meskel festival, the first big festival of the Ethiopian religious year. According to Ethiopian Orthodox Christian tradition, the national holiday marks the finding of the cross that Jesus was crucified...