Ethiopia
Israeli firm's spyware used against Ethiopian dissidents - Canadian group
Israel’s Elbit spyware accused of tracking Ethiopian dissidents
Bright Stars lose to Ethiopia in Cecafa tournament
Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute is ‘life or death’
Weather forecasts help Ethiopian herders, farmers fight climate extremes
‘Hundreds’ dead in Ethiopia ethnic clashes
Week of clashes in Ethiopia kill 50, displace 50,000
US condemns deadly Ethiopia clashes
2017-12-14 09:07:23 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | The United States on Wednesday said it was “troubled and saddened” by clashes in Ethiopia that local reports said has left at least 18 people dead. The violence was reported to be most intense in the eastern town of Chelenko, near the volatile border between the Somali and Oromia regions, home to two of the country’s largest ethnic groups   Read More ...
Ethiopia faces social media blackout after new ethnic unrest
2017-12-14 01:47:37 Addis Ababa - Ethiopia faces a social media blackout as clashes intensify between ethnic groups in various parts of the country. Facebook and Twitter were down on Tuesday after reports emerged of killings on Monday by security forces in the Oromia region. Oromia regional spokesperson Addisu Arega said the violence in Chelenqo town killed six people and was being investigated. On Facebook he called the victims "innocent civilians   Read More ...
US condemns deadly Ethiopia clashes
2017-12-14 01:47:17 Addis Ababa - The United States on Wednesday said it was "troubled and saddened" by clashes in Ethiopia that local reports said has left at least 18 people dead. The violence was reported to be most intense in the eastern town of Chelenko, near the volatile border between the Somali and Oromia regions, home to two of the country's largest ethnic groups   Read More ...
Facing dissent from abroad, Ethiopia turns to spyware
2017-12-13 09:06:27 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | As soon as Ethiopian opposition activist Henok Gabisa read the email, he knew something was not right. With the subject line “Democracy in Ethiopia: Can it be saved?”, the message seemed tailor-made for him. Yet the US-based academic, who teaches law at Washington and Lee University, said it was written vaguely and contained a suspicious hyperlink   Read More ...
Ronaldo hoping to play with Benzema and Bale in Club World Cup
2017-12-13 08:03:22 Cristiano Ronaldo is eyeing a 'BBC' reunion with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale at the Club World Cup. Injuries have prevented Real Madrid's star attacking trio of Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale from playing together for most of the season. However, Ronaldo is hopeful of teaming up with Benzema and Bale again as Madrid kick off their Club World Cup campaign against Emirati outfit Al Jazira in Wednesday's semi-final   Read More ...
Ethiopia faces social media blackout after new ethnic unrest
2017-12-12 20:12:04 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia faces a social media blackout as clashes intensify between ethnic groups in various parts of the country. Facebook and Twitter are down Tuesday after reports emerged of killings on Monday by security forces in the Oromia region. Oromia regional spokesman Addisu Arega said the violence in Chelenqo town killed six people and was being investigated   Read More ...
Facing dissent from abroad, Ethiopia turns to spyware
2017-12-12 18:43:11 Addis Ababa (AFP) - As soon as Ethiopian opposition activist Henok Gabisa read the email, he knew something was not right. With the subject line "Democracy in Ethiopia: Can it be saved?", the message seemed tailor-made for him. Yet the US-based academic, who teaches law at Washington and Lee University, said it was written vaguely and contained a suspicious hyperlink. Indeed, the email was an attempt to infect his computer with spyware that secretly gathers information and similar to hundreds sent to Ethiopian dissidents worldwide that were probably ordered by the country's government, according to a report published last week by the cyber security research group Citizen Lab   Read More ...
Facing dissent from abroad, Ethiopia turns to spyware
2017-12-12 13:48:31 As soon as Ethiopian opposition activist Henok Gabisa read the email, he knew something was not right. With the subject line "Democracy in Ethiopia: Can it be saved?", the message seemed tailor-made for him. Yet the US-based academic, who teaches law at Washington and Lee University, said it was written vaguely and contained a suspicious hyperlink. Indeed, the email was an attempt to infect his computer with spyware that secretly gathers information and similar to hundreds sent to Ethiopian dissidents worldwide that were probably ordered by the country's government, according to a report published last week by the cyber security research group Citizen Lab   Read More ...
Ethiopia targets activists with Israeli spyware: Report
2017-12-11 21:02:39 The government of Ethiopia has "apparently" employed spyware purchased from an Israeli defence contractor to spy on independent journalists and dissidents living outside of the country, a recent report has revealed. Israel's CyberBit Solutions Ltd sold spyware to Ethopia, which used the technology "to target activists and journalists, even PhD students and lawyers", explained Bill Marczak, a researcher at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, which authored the report   Read More ...
Israeli firm's spyware used against Ethiopian dissidents - Canadian group
2017-12-06 18:30:49 TORONTO/TEL AVIV: Surveillance software from Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems Ltd was used in an espionage campaign targeting Ethiopian dissidents living outside the East African nation, a Canadian research institute said on Wednesday. Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs said it found evidence Ethiopian dissidents in Britain, the United States and other nations were targeted with emails seeking to infect their computers with surveillance tools that Elbit sells to law enforcement and intelligence agencies   Read More ...
Israeli firm's spyware used against Ethiopian dissidents: Canadian group
2017-12-06 17:43:34 TORONTO/TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Surveillance software from Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems Ltd was used in an espionage campaign targeting Ethiopian dissidents living outside the East African nation, a Canadian research institute said on Wednesday. Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs said it found evidence Ethiopian dissidents in Britain, the United States and other nations were targeted with emails seeking to infect their computers with surveillance tools that Elbit sells to law enforcement and intelligence agencies   Read More ...
Researchers say Ethiopia used Elbit products to spy on dissidents
2017-12-06 15:43:06 TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli defense company Elbit Systems’ shares fell 1.7 percent in premarket Nasdaq trade after researchers claimed Ethiopia used products made by its Cyberbit unit to spy on dissidents. The report from Toronto-based research institute The Citizen Lab said Ethiopian dissidents were targeted with emails containing sophisticated commercial spyware posing as Adobe Flash updates and PDF plugins. “Our analysis of the spyware indicates it is a product known as PC Surveillance System, a commercial spyware product   Read More ...
Israel’s Elbit spyware accused of tracking Ethiopian dissidents
2017-12-06 15:28:15 A surveillance system sold by a unit of Israel’s Elbit Systems Ltd. was used by the Ethiopian government to carry out digital espionage against journalists, activists and other entities, a Toronto-based human rights watchdog called The Citizen Lab wrote in a report. The report, released Tuesday, describes how Ethiopian dissidents in the US, UK, and other countries received emails containing sophisticated commercial spyware posing as Adobe Flash updates and PDF plugins   Read More ...
Bright Stars lose to Ethiopia in Cecafa tournament
2017-12-06 12:26:34 The two goals from Abel Yalew and Abubakher Sanni made South Sudan loose to Ethiopia in their opening Group B match at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, Kenya. The result handed new coach Abdraman Rajab his first lost since taking charge of the team last month and the Bright Stars now sit bottom of Pool B with no points. “It was a good game but we failed to take our chances,” coach Rajab said after the match   Read More ...
German tourist killed in attack in northern Ethiopia
2017-12-05 18:37:39 Addis Ababa - The German Foreign Office confirms that a German national has been killed in an attack in northeastern Ethiopia. Ethiopia's state-run news agency says Sunday's attack occurred near a volcanic lake at Erta Ale. The tourist's local guide was wounded. "The two got separated from a group of tourists and were taking photos around when they were shot at by unknown armed men," the news agency quotes a local official as saying   Read More ...
Gunmen kill German tourist in Ethiopia's Afar region
2017-12-05 17:01:58 ADDIS ABABA: A German tourist was killed and his Ethiopian tour guide injured in an attack by gunmen in northern Ethiopia's remote Afar region, officials said on Tuesday. The attack on Sunday evening took place while the tourist camped near the region's Erta Ale volcano, security officials told Reuters. Government spokesman Negeri Lencho confirmed the incident. "The perpetrators of the attack are being sought by security forces," he said, adding they were yet to identify who the attackers were   Read More ...
Gunmen kill German tourist in Ethiopia's Afar region
2017-12-05 16:47:44 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A German tourist was killed and his Ethiopian tour guide injured in an attack by gunmen in northern Ethiopia's remote Afar region, officials said on Tuesday. The attack on Sunday evening took place while the tourist camped near the region's Erta Ale volcano, security officials told Reuters. Government spokesman Negeri Lencho confirmed the incident. "The perpetrators of the attack are being sought by security forces," he said, adding they were yet to identify who the attackers were   Read More ...
German tourist killed in attack in northern Ethiopia
2017-12-05 16:38:57 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The German Foreign Ministry confirms that a German national has been killed in an attack in northeastern Ethiopia. Ethiopia's state-run news agency says Sunday's attack occurred near a volcanic lake at Erta Ale in the Afar region. The tourist's local guide was wounded. "The two got separated from a group of tourists and were taking photos around when they were shot at by unknown armed men," the news agency quotes a local official as saying   Read More ...
German tourist killed in attack in northern Ethiopia
2017-12-05 16:11:56 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The German Foreign Ministry confirms that a German national has been killed in an attack in northeastern Ethiopia. Ethiopia's state-run news agency says Sunday's attack occurred near a volcanic lake at Erta Ale in the Afar region. The tourist's local guide was wounded. "The two got separated from a group of tourists and were taking photos around when they were shot at by unknown armed men," the news agency quotes a local official as saying   Read More ...
AfDB approves $101m for Addis Ababa power project
2017-12-05 12:09:18 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $101.46 million to finance the rehabilitation of Addis Ababa’s power infrastructure. A $86.26 million loan and $15.2 million grant from African Development Fund concession window will cover a part of cost of the Addis Ababa Transmission and Distribution System Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project (AATDRUP). AfDB financed the Addis Ababa Distribution Master Plan Study in 2015, which provides the basis for the three-year AATDRUP   Read More ...
Ethiopian FM urges strengthened Ethiopia-China ties
2017-12-05 08:02:39 ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister on Monday called for strengthening the socioeconomic partnership between Ethiopia and China. Workneh Gebeyehu made the call during his meeting with the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Tan Jian. The foreign minister has on Monday received copies of credentials of the incoming Chinese ambassador. According to Gebeyehu, the ties between Ethiopia and China has shown consistent upward trajectory over the past years   Read More ...
A New African Tradition for Hanukkah
2017-12-04 20:36:42 Photo For Meskerem Gebreyohannes, all of the Jewish holidays bring doro wat, a luxurious chicken dish she makes with slowly cooked onions and a red chile sauce layered with flavors from the African spice trail. Despite growing up in a Jewish family in Harar, a city in Ethiopia a few hours by car from Somalia, she never celebrated “modern” holidays like Hanukkah   Read More ...
Ethiopia force Flamingos to 1-1 draw in Addis Ababa
2017-12-03 18:07:23 Nigeria’s U-17 girls, Flamingos on Sunday had to battle both their Ethiopian counterparts and an unfriendly weather in Addis Ababa, but still came off the pitch with a 1-1 draw in the second round, first leg of a 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture. Joy Jerry put the Nigerian girls in front after 20 minutes as they struggled to cope with the biting weather, and although the hosts created a number of chances, the scoreline stayed that way until the end of the first half   Read More ...
BBC Blackout: The stats prove Real can no longer rely on Bale, Benzema & Ronaldo
2017-12-02 10:03:55 Few can deny that Real Madrid are a better team when Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are all fit and firing. Unfortunately for coach Zinedine Zidane, however, that seems to be something of a rare occurrence these days. Bale returned from injury in some style on Tuesday night as he emerged from the bench to help Los Blancos to a 2-2 draw at home to Fuenlabrada, and with it, passage to the next round of the Copa del Rey   Read More ...
Ethiopia bets on clothing companies to fashion industrial future
2017-12-01 12:07:29 Chequered shirts for American chain Gap. Slate leggings for Swedish store H&M. Twill shorts for Germany’s Tchibo. They are among a growing list of clothes being stitched for big brands in Ethiopia. As labour, raw material and tax costs rise in China — the world’s dominant textiles producer — the Horn of Africa country is scrambling to offer a cheaper alternative, and go up against established low-cost garment makers like Bangladesh and Vietnam   Read More ...
Ethiopia says Saudi Arabia expels more than 1 300 citizens
2017-11-30 05:38:02 Addis Ababa - Ethiopia says more than 1 300 citizens have been expelled from Saudi Arabia in "recent days" after a warning for undocumented migrants to voluntarily leave the Gulf nation expired. The foreign ministry's statement late on Tuesday came after Saudi officials began a crackdown against undocumented migrants, including tens of thousands of Ethiopians. "The government is working with Saudi Arabia to safely return our citizens home," the ministry's director general of diaspora affairs, Demeke Atinafu, told the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate   Read More ...
Ethiopia says Saudi Arabia expels more than 1,300 citizens
2017-11-29 17:11:33 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's foreign ministry says more than 1,300 citizens have been expelled from Saudi Arabia in "recent days" after a warning for undocumented migrants to voluntarily leave the Gulf nation expired. Ethiopian officials have said more than 70,000 people have returned home since Saudi Arabia in March ordered all undocumented migrants to leave. Those who don't face forced deportation and a range of fines   Read More ...
Ethiopia says Saudi Arabia expels more than 1,300 citizens
2017-11-29 17:10:58 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia says more than 1,300 citizens have been expelled from Saudi Arabia in "recent days" after a warning for undocumented migrants to voluntarily leave the Gulf nation expired. The foreign ministry's statement late Tuesday came after Saudi officials began a crackdown against undocumented migrants, including tens of thousands of Ethiopians. "The government is working with Saudi Arabia to safely return our citizens home," the ministry's director general of diaspora affairs, Demeke Atinafu, told the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate   Read More ...
BRIEF-Chorus Aviation - ‍Agreements To Purchase Two New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft And Lease Them To Ethiopian Airlines Group​
2017-11-29 14:10:34 Nov 29 (Reuters) - Chorus Aviation Inc: * CHORUS AVIATION INC - AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE TWO NEW BOMBARDIER Q400 AIRCRAFT AND LEASE THEM TO ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES GROUP * CHORUS AVIATION INC - AIRCRAFT WILL BE PURCHASED NEW FROM BOMBARDIER BY A SUBSIDIARY OF CHORUS AVIATION CAPITAL * CHORUS AVIATION INC - AIRCRAFT ARE EXPECTED TO BE DELIVERED AND PLACED ON   Read More ...
Le premier vol africain du Boeing 787- 900 d’Ethiopians atterrit à Conakry
2017-11-28 10:03:29 La compagnie aérienne éthiopienne, Ethiopian Airlines, après la reprise de ses vols en Guinée en février, poursuit sur sa lancée en Afrique. Hier lundi, elle a procédé à l’inauguration du vol du Boeing 787-900 à l’aéroport international de Conakry, en présence des membres de l’équipage. Présent à l’aéroport de Conakry, entouré de certains de ses collaborateurs et des autorités aéroportuaires, le ministre des transports, Oyé Guilavogui, n’a pas caché ses sentiments   Read More ...
'Bale wants to retire at Madrid' - Agent speaks out ahead of Real star's return
2017-11-27 16:04:51 Gareth Bale's agent has confirmed that the Wales star wants to spend the rest of his career at Real Madrid ahead of his return to action in Tuesday's Copa del Rey match against Fuenlabrada. Bale has not featured for the Spanish and European champions since scoring in a 3-1 Champions League win at Borussia Dortmund in late September as a result of calf and groin injuries but had suffered criticism for his performances prior to that   Read More ...
Ethiopia says ethnic clashes kill more than 20 in past week
2017-11-27 09:38:27 Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's government says more than 20 people have been killed in renewed clashes between ethnic Oromos and Somalis in the past week. Spokesperson Negeri Lenco says 98 people were arrested in the Oromia region and five arrested in the Somali region. A long-standing border dispute and an increased military presence in the regions triggered the recent fighting. Officials agreed to reconcile differences in April and troops were deployed to major roads, but clashes have continued   Read More ...
Over 20 killed in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia
2017-11-26 23:03:10 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopia‘s government says more than 20 people have been killed in renewed clashes between ethnic Oromos and Somalis in the past week.Spokesman Negeri Lenco says 98 people were arrested in the Oromia region and five arrested in the Somali region. A long-standing border dispute and an increased military presence in the regions triggered the recent fighting.Officials agreed to reconcile differences in April and troops were deployed to major roads, but clashes have continued   Read More ...
Ethiopia says ethnic clashes kill more than 20 in past week
2017-11-26 20:08:20 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government says more than 20 people have been killed in renewed clashes between ethnic Oromos and Somalis in the past week. Spokesman Negeri Lenco says 98 people were arrested in the Oromia region and five arrested in the Somali region. A long-standing border dispute and an increased military presence in the regions triggered the recent fighting   Read More ...
[People] Surgeon finds true meaning of life in Ethiopia
2017-11-26 15:03:57 In search for meaning, Kim Tae-hoon, 43, left his profession as a surgeon in Korea and went to Ethiopia with his wife and three little boys. Although the decision has taken him away from one of the most revered jobs in the country and from one of its largest hospitals, Kim says the heart of his work in Ethiopia is still the same: saving lives   Read More ...
Ethiopia arrests 100 suspects over ethnic clashes
2017-11-26 15:01:17 ADDIS ABABA: More than 100 people have been arrested in Ethiopia over a string of clashes earlier this year between two of the country's largest ethnic groups that killed hundreds, the state-run broadcaster reported.   Read More ...
Quick cash ahead as Meru pilots Sh400m Ethiopian coffee industry model
2017-11-26 08:04:46 The national and Meru governments have partnered to uplift Kenya's ailing coffee industry at a cost of Sh400 million. Governor Kiraitu Murungi said on Friday that the county is "lucky" to pilot a project that emulates Ethiopia's in the areas of production and payments to farmers. Kiraitu noted that the country, the biggest producer in Africa with about 700,000 tonnes annually compared to Kenya's 40,000, pays its farmers in time   Read More ...
Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia tensions over dam flare up again
2017-11-24 04:45:40 CAIRO (AP) -- Tensions between Egypt and upstream Nile basin countries Sudan and Ethiopia flared up again Thursday over the construction and the effects of a massive dam being built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile, the waterway's main tributary. A mostly desert nation of some 100 million people, Egypt fears the dam would reduce its vital share of the Nile waters and accuses Addis Ababa of not sufficiently cooperating on containing the dam's effects   Read More ...
Ethiopia says massive dam is 'a matter of life and death'
2017-11-23 18:50:38 Addis Ababa - Ethiopia says the construction of its massive Grand Renaissance Dam is a "matter of life or death" for its people, too. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' remarks on Thursday came after Egypt's president called water "a matter of life or death" for his country. Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan recently failed to approve a study on the dam's potential effects   Read More ...
Ethiopia bets on clothes to fashion industrial future
2017-11-21 17:08:59 KOMBOLCHA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Checkered shirts for American chain Gap. Slate leggings for Swedish store H&M. Twill shorts for Germany’s Tchibo. They are among a growing list of clothes being stitched together for big brands in Ethiopia. As labor, raw material and tax costs rise in China - the world’s dominant textiles producer - the Horn of Africa country is scrambling to offer a cheaper alternative, and go up against established low-cost garment makers like Bangladesh and Vietnam   Read More ...