Tag Archives: Ethiopia

19 September 19

What do Ethiopia’s election law changes mean ahead of 2020 vote?

Last month, Ethiopia’s parliament passed a new election law that amends a total of 149 articles in what is now called the “Ethiopian Election, Political Parties Registration and Election Ethics.” While the law passed unanimously through parliament, it has caused
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07 September 19

Ethiopia opens infamous Maekelawi detention centre to public

Ethiopia has opened one of its most notorious detention centres to the public, in a move described by Human Rights Watch as a “symbolic step towards justice for past abuses”.

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02 September 19

Egypt calls on Ethiopia to fill Renaissance Dam within 7 years

Egypt has submitted an official request to Ethiopia that the East African nation fills the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) within seven years.

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01 September 19

Ethiopia eyes economic reforms to ease forex shortage

Ethiopia’s government says it is considering significant economic reforms as part of an effort to ease the country’s foreign currency shortage.

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01 September 19

Ethiopia set 13 November date for Sidama referendum

The government o Ethiopia has announced it will hold a referendum on 13 November for the Sidama ethnic group to vote on creating a 10th autonomous region.

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28 August 19

Ethiopian police caught assaulting man in viral video

Two policemen in Ethiopia have gone viral in a video which shows them assaulting a man already retrained in handcuffs.

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16 August 19

HRW: Ethiopian migrants face violence, rights abuses in the Gulf

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Ethiopian migrants are facing violence, human trafficking, exploitation, torture and abusive prison conditions in Yemen and the Gulf region.

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08 August 19

A Sidama referendum won’t fix Ethiopia’s ethnic troubles

Dozens of people were killed in southern Ethiopia last month during clashes between activists from the country’s Sidama ethnic group and security forces. Ethiopia’s fifth-largest ethnic group is demanding its own federal state and the constitution legally binds the government
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29 July 19

Ethiopia: Dozens killed in Sidama clashes

At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and activists in Ethiopia’s southern Sidama region.

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29 July 19

Ethiopia plants world-record 350m trees to combat climate change

Ethiopia has planted more than 350 million trees in one day, which officials believe is a world record – as part of an initiative to combat climate change.

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