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Oct 14th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Normal life is returning to Sebeta a week after violent protests rocked the burgeoning industrial town, located some 24 kilometers (14.9 miles) west of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Angry protesters attacked factories during demonstra...
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Oct 14th, 2016
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Abuja, Nigeria ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The wife of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says she may not back her husband at the next election unless he shakes up his government. Aisha Buhari, who has never held political office but joined her husband on the campaign trail last year, told the...
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Oct 14th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (DIPLOMAT.SO) – According to security sources, Eritrea has declared a state of high alert due of the conditions of internal security concerns and border areas with Ethiopia. Eritrea increased defence capabilities and deployed more troops along the Ethiopian border, and iss...
By Tajuddin
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Oct 13th, 2016
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Cairo, Egypt ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi denied on Thursday Ethiopian accusations that his country was supporting the opposition after a wave of violent protests that left hundreds dead. Ethiopia accused “elements” in Eritrea, Egypt and elsewhe...
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Oct 13th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Danish ambassador to Ethiopia, Mette Thygesen, has disclosed that the Ethiopian government has failed to give concrete promises on when mobile internet and social media service will be restored. Thygesen who is the Danish representative for ...
By Tajuddin
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Oct 12th, 2016
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Washington (AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United States warned its African ally Ethiopia not to abuse the state of emergency it declared this week to suppress dissent and welcomed talk of political reform. Ethiopia declared an emergency on Sunday after six months of anti-government protests, but yes...
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Oct 12th, 2016
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Cairo, Egypt ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Egypt has dismissed allegations that it funds and trains members of Ethiopian opposition groups responsible for the ongoing violent anti-government protests in the East African country. On Tuesday, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry denied the claims made by Ethio...
By Tajuddin
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Oct 11th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled support for protesters demanding wider freedoms in Ethiopia during a visit to the country on Tuesday, saying “a vibrant civil society is part and parcel of a developing country.” After meeting with Prime Minister Hai...
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Oct 11th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Ethiopia, where her meeting on Tuesday with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is expected to focus on the country’s newly declared state of emergency and other issues including migration. This East A...
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Oct 11th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( ENA + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) has disclosed that through the nationwide state of emergency, the government plans to calm down violence and pacify the nation. Getachew Reda, Ethiopia’s communication minister, briefed foreign...