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Ethiopia exposes telecoms sector to local competition.

Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms monopoly has agreed to allow some local firms to provide internet services through its infrastructure, a move seen as spurring competition and expanding the data market, officials said. Ethio Telecom has more than 16 million subscribers of internet services in the country of over 100 million people. …

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Ethiopia PM, Opposition leaders reach consensus over national unity.

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed has met with representatives of exiled opposition party, the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) after the latter agreed to participate in Ethiopia’s political discourse peacefully. ODF had confirmed in a May 13, 2018 statement that it had reached an agreement with the government after talks at an undisclosed location …

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Ethiopia: Government to continue talks with exiled opposition party


The Ethiopian government is due to meet with leadership of an exiled opposition party for further political talks, chief of staff of the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed confirmed on Tuesday. According to Fitsum Arega, leadership of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) were due to arrive in the capital Addis Ababa …

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Ethiopian detainees in UAE jails set to be released.

The Ethiopian government says all its nationals being held in jails in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are due to be released soon. This follows a meeting between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi over the weekend. Addis Ababa said they were now …

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Ethiopian born billionaire Al Amoudi to be released from Saudi prison.

Saudi Arabia will soon release Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi, an Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire arrested in November 2017 during a crackdown on corruption, Ethiopia’s prime minister said. Abiy Ahmed made the remarks late on Saturday after arriving from the Gulf kingdom, where he met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a …

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Ethiopian police intercepts smuggling of 350 pistols from Sudan.

Police in Ethiopia say they have intercepted over 350 pistols being smuggled into the country via Sudan. Police said on Wednesday that the weapons were seized at the Awrora village, located in the northern Tigray regional state. State broadcaster, EBC, quoted Capitan Eshete Awoke, head of security office in the area …

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