Tag Archives: Ethiopia

28 January 20

Ethiopia: Amnesty condemns crackdown on OLF supporters

Amnesty International has condemned the mass arrest of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) supporters by authorities in Ethiopia over the weekend.

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16 January 20

Four elections in 2020 that will shape East Africa for the next decade

There are four key elections taking place in East Africa this year: Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Somalia. Each of these countries faces its own unique set of political and security challenges that risk boiling over. Even if all four of
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16 January 20

Ethiopia sets August 2020 date for elections

Ethiopia’s electoral board on Wednesday announced it expects to hold national elections on 16 August 2020.

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11 January 20

Trump makes bizarre claim over Ethiopia PM’s Nobel Peace Prize

US President Donald Trump puzzled global audiences on Thursday by claiming he was involved in a deal that “saved” Ethiopia and lead to Prime Minister Aboy Ahmed winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

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30 December 19

Ethiopia sets $200,000 minimum spend for foreign investors

Ethiopia has set a minimum threshold of $200,000 for foreigners looking to invest in local businesses and infrastructure projects. The move comes as part of the East African nation’s privatisation plans for the year ahead, part of which welcomes foreign
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23 December 19

Ethiopia launches first satellite – with a lot of help fro China

Ethiopia joined the space race on Friday with the launch of the East African nation’s first satellite.

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23 December 19

Ethiopia: 5 arrested over attack on mosques in Amhara

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested five people suspected of burning down four mosques in the country’s Amhara region.

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21 December 19

HRW: Ethiopia hate speech law threatened freedom of expression

Human Rights Watch (HRW) warns that a new draft law on hate speech in Ethiopia threatens freedom of expression in the country.

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10 December 19

Ethiopia: UN calls for end to internet shutdowns

A senior UN official has called for Ethiopia to put an end to internet shutdowns and revise controversial hate speech laws that could be used to suppress free speech.

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10 December 19

Abiy Ahmed swerves media at peace prize collection

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is refusing to speak to the media as he collects his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo today.

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