[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bangkok/Addis Ababa -Internet shutdowns cannot be justified at a time when access to information is critical to containing the deadly coronavirus pandemic, human rights groups have warned.
[Addis Standard] Amnesty International said it has confirmed that at least 75 supporters of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) were arrested over the weekend from various places in different parts of Oromia Regional State, as Ethiopian authorities intensify the crackdown on dissenting political views ahead of the general elections.
[East African] Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach an amicable deal on how to fill up the new Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile.
EVERY WINDOW of the factory on the outskirts of Adama is smashed. On the side of the road are the scorched remains of a bus and lorries torched by angry young men last week. This scene of mob violence, just 75km from Addis Ababa, the capital, is one that is becoming wearily familiar to many Ethiopians
[The New Humanitarian] Addis Ababa -The long-dormant border crossings re-opened with such fanfare between Eritrea and Ethiopia last year as a symbol of warming relations are all now closed – but that isn’t stopping a steady flow of Eritrean refugees from fleeing across the heavily militarised frontier.
[Nairobi News] An Ethiopian Airlines plane was on Tuesday forced to make an emergency landing minutes after taking off in Senegal when one of its engines caught fire.
[Deutsche Welle] Egypt has accused Ethiopia of being “unfair” in talks over a massive dam project. The impasse has occurred due to technical aspects related to the filling and operating of the multi-billion dollar project.
[News24Wire] The first aircraft assembled, and flown, by South African teenagers arrived safely in Cairo, Egypt, on Monday, after it jetted off from Cape Town last month.
ON JUNE 23rd 2018 Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s newly inaugurated prime minister, took to the podium wearing a bright green T-shirt. Smiling and waving, he offered hope of democratic change to tens of thousands of supporters at a rally in the capital, Addis Ababa
[Addis Standard] Addis Standard has quoted a BBC Amharic story that says 39 people have died from measles.