Ethiopia
2,000 Ethiopians flee to Kenya as army kills 9 civilians
Ethiopian-Israelis call for family unifications outside Knesset
Ethiopian-Israelis decry separation from relatives as discriminatory
China builds ambitiously in Africa as US sounds the alarm
Ethiopians protesting state of emergency shut down capital, Oromia region
Musamali left out of KCCA team to Ethiopia
Ethiopia's parliament ratifies emergency rule imposed after PM's resignation
Ethiopia installs new PM amid hopes he can stop protests
2018-04-02 12:56:56 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia's legislature has elected young and outspoken Abiy Amhed as prime minister, amid hopes that he will be able to quell sustained anti-government protests in Africa's second most populous nation. Abiy was immediately sworn in to office Monday, succeeding Hailemariam Desalegn who resigned in mid-February as a result of widespread anti-government protests that claimed the lives of several hundred people mainly in the restive Oromia and Amhara regions   Read More ...
Ethiopian PM must ease ethnic and youth tensions
2018-03-30 10:01:28 In choosing a 42-year-old polyglot from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group as prime minister, the ruling coalition is trying to ease ethnic tensions and appeal to the legions of disaffected youth. Former army Lieutenant-Colonel Abiye Ahmed, who speaks three Ethiopian languages and co-founded a branch of the intelligence services, is now under pressure to deliver the stability that his Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) craves   Read More ...
Bus accident kills 38 in Ethiopia
2018-03-13 15:00:11 Thirty-eight people have died after the bus they were travelling in plunged off an embankment in northern Ethiopia, state media said on Tuesday. "A total of 38 people, (28 male, and 10 female) were killed in the accident," state-affiliated Fana Broadcast Corporate said of the crash in the Legambo district of the regional state of Amhara, citing local authorities. Ten passengers survived but suffered "serious and minor injuries" in the accident, which took place between the towns of Dessie and Mekane Selam, Fana reported   Read More ...
38 killed, 10 injured as Ethiopia bus falls off embankment
2018-03-13 12:45:05 ADDIS ABABA (AFP) – Thirty-eight people have died after the bus they were travelling in plunged off an embankment in northern Ethiopia, state media said on Tuesday (March 13). “A total of 38 people, (28 male, and 10 female) were killed in the accident,” state-affiliated Fana Broadcast Corporate said of the crash in the Legambo district of the regional state of Amhara, citing local authorities   Read More ...
2,000 Ethiopians flee to Kenya as army kills 9 civilians
2018-03-13 10:11:37 At least 2,000 Ethiopian asylum seekers have fled to the north Kenyan town of Moyale, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said yesterday. Red Cross said the displaced people were hosted in four centres - Butiye, Somare, Cifa and Sessi. Some are staying with relatives and well-wishers, KRCS added. "The asylum seekers began streaming in on Saturday, March 10, 2018, around 10pm, majority of them being women and children," KRCS said in a statement yesterday, adding that it had provided humanitarian assistance   Read More ...
Ethiopia says 9 civilians killed in accidental shooting
2018-03-13 10:03:20 Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian army has confirmed killing nine civilians and wounding 12 others by mistake in Moyale town in Shoaber District. The command post, which is in charge of enforcing the state of emergency, stated that the killings happened on Saturday morning. The soldiers opened fire on local civilians based on false information about the presence of the militant group - the Oromo Liberation Forces (OLF), according to the command post’s statement to the state media   Read More ...
Killing of civilians by Ethiopia troops no accident, say residents
2018-03-13 06:09:38 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Residents of a town in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region on Monday disputed the government’s characterisation of a deadly shooting that left nine civilians dead as an accident. Ethiopian state media said Sunday that soldiers shot nine civilians near the town of Moyale on the Kenyan border after mistaking them for members of the banned Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) who were trying to sneak into the country   Read More ...
Killing of civilians by Ethiopia troops no accident: residents
2018-03-13 05:06:10 Addis Ababa - Residents of a town in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region on Monday disputed the government's characterisation of a deadly shooting that left nine civilians dead as an accident. Ethiopian state media said Sunday that soldiers shot nine civilians near the town of Moyale on the Kenyan border after mistaking them for members of the banned Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) who were trying to sneak into the country   Read More ...
Ethiopian-Israelis call for family unifications outside Knesset
2018-03-12 22:23:46 Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants demonstrated outside the Knesset on Monday, demanding the government fulfill a pledge to bring some 8,000 of their countrymen remaining in Ethiopia to Israel. The government agreed in 2015 to bring the remaining Ethiopians to Israel, but it has not authorized funding for their move. Most of the stranded Ethiopians have close relatives in Israel. Although the families have Jewish roots, Israel does not consider them Jewish, meaning they need government approval to immigrate   Read More ...
Ethiopian Israelis call for family unifications
2018-03-12 20:13:00 JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants demonstrated outside Israel's parliament on Monday, demanding the government fulfill a pledge to bring some 8,000 of their countrymen remaining in Ethiopia to Israel. Israel's government agreed in 2015 to bring the remaining Ethiopians to Israel but it has not authorized funding for their move. Most of the stranded Ethiopians have close relatives in Israel   Read More ...
Killing of civilians by Ethiopia troops no accident: residents
2018-03-12 18:12:30 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Residents of a town in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region on Monday disputed the government’s characterisation of a deadly shooting that left nine civilians dead as an accident. Ethiopian state media said Sunday that soldiers shot nine civilians near the town of Moyale on the Kenyan border after mistaking them for members of the banned Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) who were trying to sneak into the country   Read More ...
Ethiopian Israelis push government for family unifications
2018-03-12 17:13:41 JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants are protesting outside Israel's parliament, demanding the government fulfill a pledge to bring some 8,000 of their countrymen remaining in Ethiopia to Israel. Israel's government agreed in 2015 to bring the remaining Ethiopians to Israel but it has not authorized funding for their move. Most of the stranded Ethiopians have close relatives in Israel   Read More ...
Ethiopian Israelis push government for family unifications
2018-03-12 17:11:26 JERUSALEM – Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants are protesting outside Israel's parliament, demanding the government fulfill a pledge to bring some 8,000 of their countrymen remaining in Ethiopia to Israel. Israel's government agreed in 2015 to bring the remaining Ethiopians to Israel but it has not authorized funding for their move. Most of the stranded Ethiopians have close relatives in Israel. Although the families have Jewish roots, Israel doesn't consider them Jewish, meaning they need government approval to immigrate   Read More ...
Ethiopian Israelis push government for family unifications
2018-03-12 16:48:46 JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants are protesting outside Israel's parliament, demanding the government fulfill a pledge to bring some 8,000 of their countrymen remaining in Ethiopia to Israel. Israel's government agreed in 2015 to bring the remaining Ethiopians to Israel but it has not authorized funding for their move. Most of the stranded Ethiopians have close relatives in Israel   Read More ...
Ethiopian soldiers kill 9 civilians mistaken for militants
2018-03-12 16:15:01 Ethiopian soldiers killed nine civilians and injured 12 after mistaking them for rebels near a town along the country’s border with Kenya, state media said on Sunday. The soldiers were deployed to the Moyale area of the country’s Oromiya region in pursuit of Oromo Liberation Front fighters who had crossed into Ethiopia from three locations, the Ethiopian News Agency said. “Nine civilians were killed and 12 others were injured during an operation that was launched with faulty intelligence,” members of the armed forces told the agency   Read More ...
Ethiopia command post says 9 civilians killed by mistake
2018-03-12 11:04:16 Addis Ababa - A command post overseeing Ethiopia's state of emergency said security forces mistakenly killed nine civilians in Moyale, near the country's southern border with Kenya. The command post said in a statement on Sunday that five members of Ethiopia's National Defense Forces involved in the killings have been disarmed and are under investigation. A human rights group said that since Ethiopia's government declared a state of emergency in mid-February the security forces have killed several other people   Read More ...
Ethiopia: Nine civilians killed in 'accidental firing' by soldiers
2018-03-12 04:07:22 The deaths of nine civilians in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region, home to its largest ethnic group, was due to an accidental shooting by soldiers, state media has said.   Read More ...
Ethiopian military mistakenly kills 9 civilians
2018-03-12 04:06:44 (CNN)Ethiopian soldiers accidentally killed 9 civilians and injured 12 others in a military operation targeting insurgent militants, state media announced Sunday. The civilians were mistakenly identified as members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), according to the government's Ethiopia News Agency (ENA), citing the military's Secretariat of the Command Post. The incident occurred in the Moyale area of the Oromia regional state in central Ethiopia   Read More ...
Ethiopia says nine civilians were killed in accidental shooting
2018-03-12 04:00:08 The deaths of nine civilians in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region, home to its largest ethnic group, was due to an accidental shooting by soldiers, state media said Sunday. Soldiers opened fire on the civilians near the town of Moyale on the southern border with Kenya after mistaking them for members of the banned Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) who were attempting to sneak into the country, Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) reported   Read More ...
Immigration of thousands of Ethiopians in doubt ahead of Israeli budget vote
2018-03-12 02:07:20 JERUSALEM – A vote by Israel’s government to approve the immigration of thousands of Ethiopians did not occur Sunday, a government official said, casting doubt on an attempt to reunite hundreds of families split between the two countries. The families need the Cabinet to agree to fund the immigration of 8,000 Ethiopians before parliament votes on the national budget, expected this week   Read More ...
Ethiopian immigration in doubt ahead of Israeli budget vote
2018-03-11 23:12:21 AP — A vote by Israel’s government to approve the immigration of thousands of Ethiopians did not occur Sunday, a government official said, casting doubt on an attempt to reunite hundreds of families split between the two countries. The families need the Cabinet to agree to fund the immigration of 8,000 Ethiopians before parliament votes on the national budget, expected this week   Read More ...
Ethiopia command post says nine civilians were killed by mistake
2018-03-11 23:07:08 ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian security forces mistakenly killed nine civilians in Moyale, located on the country’s southern border with Kenya, according to a command post established to oversee Ethiopia’s state of emergency. Five members of Ethiopia’s National Defense Forces involved in the killings have been disarmed and are under investigation, the command post stated. “A special armed unit set up in the border area to take measures against the Oromo Liberation Front militants mistakenly attacked civilians that resulted in the deaths of nine people,” said a statement issued by the command post, adding that 12 other civilians were also injured in the incident   Read More ...
Ethiopian immigration in doubt ahead of Israeli budget vote
2018-03-11 21:07:48 JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli government official says a last-ditch attempt to approve the reunification of hundreds of families split between Israel and Ethiopia has fallen through. The families are relying on the Cabinet to agree to fund the immigration of 8,000 Ethiopians before parliament votes on the national budget, expected this week. The official says the government discussed the issue at its meeting Sunday but it did not vote on whether to allocate funding   Read More ...
Ethiopian soldiers kill nine civilians mistaken for militants
2018-03-11 17:47:39 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian soldiers killed nine civilians and injured 12 after mistaking them for rebels near a town along the country's border with Kenya, state media said on Sunday. The soldiers were deployed to the Moyale area of the country's Oromiya region in pursuit of Oromo Liberation Front fighters who had crossed into Ethiopia from three locations, the Ethiopian News Agency said   Read More ...
Ethiopia command post says 9 civilians killed by mistake
2018-03-11 17:35:39 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian security forces mistakenly killed nine civilians in Moyale, located on the country's southern border with Kenya, according to a command post established to oversee Ethiopia's state of emergency. Five members of Ethiopia's National Defense Forces involved in the killings have been disarmed and are under investigation, the command post stated. "A special armed unit set up in the border area to take measures against the Oromo Liberation Front militants mistakenly attacked civilians that resulted in the deaths of nine people," said a statement issued by the command post, adding that 12 other civilians were also injured in the incident   Read More ...
Ethiopian soldiers kill 9 civilians mistaken for militants
2018-03-11 17:09:17 ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopian soldiers killed nine civilians and injured 12 after mistaking them for rebels near a town along the country's border with Kenya, state media said on Sunday. The soldiers were deployed to the Moyale area of the country's Oromiya region in pursuit of Oromo Liberation Front fighters who had crossed into Ethiopia from three locations, the Ethiopian News Agency said   Read More ...
Ethiopia command post says 9 civilians killed by mistake
2018-03-11 17:08:06 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian security forces mistakenly killed nine civilians in Moyale, located on the country's southern border with Kenya, according to a command post established to oversee Ethiopia's state of emergency. Five members of Ethiopia's National Defense Forces involved in the killings have been disarmed and are under investigation, the command post stated. "A special armed unit set up in the border area to take measures against the Oromo Liberation Front militants mistakenly attacked civilians that resulted in the deaths of nine people," said a statement issued by the command post, adding that 12 other civilians were also injured in the incident   Read More ...
Ethiopia command post says 9 civilians killed by mistake
2018-03-11 17:07:30 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A command post overseeing Ethiopia's state of emergency said security forces mistakenly killed nine civilians in Moyale, near the country's southern border with Kenya. The command post said in a statement Sunday that five members of Ethiopia's National Defense Forces involved in the killings have been disarmed and are under investigation. A human rights group said that since Ethiopia's government declared a state of emergency in mid-February the security forces have killed several other people   Read More ...
Ethiopian soldiers kill nine civilians mistaken for militants
2018-03-11 17:07:05 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian soldiers killed nine civilians and injured 12 after mistaking them for rebels near a town along the country’s border with Kenya, state media said on Sunday. The soldiers were deployed to the Moyale area of the country’s Oromiya region in pursuit of Oromo Liberation Front fighters who had crossed into Ethiopia from three locations, the Ethiopian News Agency said   Read More ...
Ethiopian-Israelis decry separation from relatives as discriminatory
2018-03-10 13:12:40 AP — Zemenech Bililin has not seen her sisters in more than a decade, since she immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with part of her family. Now a 19-year-old infantry soldier in Israel’s military, Bililin says she is outraged that she is fulfilling her duties as a citizen but the state is shirking its responsibility to bring her relatives to Israel   Read More ...
Ethiopian-Israelis decry family separation as discriminatory
2018-03-10 12:41:48 JERUSALEM – Zemenech Bililin has not seen her sisters in more than a decade, since she immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with part of her family. Now a 19-year-old infantry soldier in Israel's military, Bililin says she is outraged that she is fulfilling her duties as a citizen but the state is shirking its responsibility to bring her relatives to Israel   Read More ...
China builds ambitiously in Africa as US sounds the alarm
2018-03-10 12:20:58 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: The sleek, green-and-white trains glide past the congested, ragged streets of Addis Ababa along the city’s new light rail — built and financed by China. The towering silver African Union headquarters here was built by China, too. So was the new ring road system around the city. And the new railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti. Across the Atlantic Ocean, America has noticed   Read More ...
Ethiopian Airlines now flying to Argentina
2018-03-10 12:14:02 Ethiopian Airlines launched its inaugural trip from Addis Ababa to Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday with an all-female crew. The flag carrier will fly five times a week between the two capitals. The Buenos Aires route increases the airline’s destinations in the Americas to six. Ethiopian flies to Washington, New York, and Los Angeles in the United States, Toronto in Canada, and São Paulo, Brazil   Read More ...
Ethiopian-Israelis decry family separation as discriminatory
2018-03-10 10:24:12 JERUSALEM (AP) — Zemenech Bililin has not seen her sisters in more than a decade, since she immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with part of her family. Now a 19-year-old infantry soldier in Israel's military, Bililin says she is outraged that she is fulfilling her duties as a citizen but the state is shirking its responsibility to bring her relatives to Israel   Read More ...
Ethiopia deports British journalist over accreditation issue
2018-03-10 09:03:08 Addis Ababa - Ethiopian immigration officials have deported a British journalist over an accreditation row that both sides are disputing. William Davison, who was a Bloomberg reporter for seven years before he started writing for The Guardian, said he was expelled from Ethiopia on Wednesday after being detained at a police station for a day. "Officials from Ethiopia's Immigration department deported me and I am now back in the UK," Davison posted on Facebook, saying the Ethiopian government failed to grant him accreditation to report for The Guardian after he stopped working for Bloomberg   Read More ...
Ethiopian-Israelis decry family separation as discriminatory
2018-03-10 09:03:02 Jerusalem - The fate of hundreds of Ethiopian families hinges on an Israeli government decision over whether to allow for their reunification. Ethiopians in Israel say the bitter public feud to see their relatives again has exacerbated a feeling that the state discriminates against its Ethiopian minority. Zemenich Bililin's family is one of hundreds who have been split between Israel and Ethiopia over what they say is an inconsistent immigration policy   Read More ...
Ethiopian-Israelis decry family separation as discriminatory
2018-03-10 07:39:26 JERUSALEM (AP) — Zemenech Bililin has not seen her sisters in more than a decade, since she immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with part of her family. Now a 19-year-old infantry soldier in Israel's military, Bililin says she is outraged that she is fulfilling her duties as a citizen but the state is shirking its responsibility to bring her relatives to Israel   Read More ...
Ethiopia deports British journalist over accreditation issue
2018-03-09 19:38:14 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian immigration officials have deported a British journalist over an accreditation row that both sides are disputing. William Davison, who was a Bloomberg reporter for seven years before he started writing for The Guardian, said he was expelled from Ethiopia on Wednesday after being detained at a police station for a day. "Officials from Ethiopia's Immigration department deported me and I am now back in the U   Read More ...
Ethiopia deports British journalist over accreditation issue
2018-03-09 19:11:27 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopian immigration officials have deported a British journalist over an accreditation row that both sides are disputing. William Davison, who was a Bloomberg reporter for seven years before he started writing for The Guardian, said he was expelled from Ethiopia on Wednesday after being detained at a police station for a day. The journalist, who was chairman of the Ethiopian Foreign Correspondents Association, said he was not given a specific reason for his deportation but an official at the Ethiopian spokesman office said the journalist was deported because had no foreign media affiliation   Read More ...
Huge traffic expected with arrival of US Secretary of State
2018-03-09 12:42:41 There will be huge traffic in Nairobi with the Friday arrival of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway, State House Road and Waiyaki Way are among those that will be affected once he lands at the expected 4.30 pm. Tillerson is on his first tour of Africa that includes Chad and Nigeria. He has already been to Djibouti and Ethiopia where he met government and African Union Commission officials in Addis Ababa   Read More ...