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Ethiopia: Poverty the heart of instability in Horn of Africa region – PM

Hailemariam Desalegn, the Ethiopian Prime Minister has identified poverty as the main underlying factor of instability in the Horn of Africa region. He added that economic integration was a sure means to secure the region. The 52-year-old Premier who just ended a three-day official visit to Sudan was addressing Khartoum-based …

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Ethiopia human rights group puts spotlight on abuses in prisons

The Ethiopia Human Rights Project (EHRP) has shone light on instances of rights abuses in the country’s prisons. EHRP used the story of a young woman, Nigist Yirga, who has been held by authorities since 2015 for participating in anti-government protests that hit the East African country. Nigist – born and …

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Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan near Ethiopian border

Heavy fighting erupted in the South Sudanese town of Pagak, near the Ethiopian border, when rebels launched an offensive against government forces, the rebels said. Rebel spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel told Reuters said that the rebels wanted to regain the town of Pagak, which was captured by government forces on …

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Massive assets freeze in Ethiopia high-level anti-corruption crackdown

A court in Ethiopia has ordered the freezing of assets belonging to individuals and entities listed in a recent anti-corruption crackdown. The Addis Fortune portal reports that some 210 individuals had their properties frozen along with 15 companies all linked to the probe. The portal quoted the Information Minister, Negeri …

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55 Ethiopian, Somali migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen – UN

Some 180 Ethiopian and Somali migrants were forced into rough seas off Yemen by smugglers early on Thursday and 55 of them are presumed to have drowned, the U.N. migration agency said. It was the second such incident in as many days off Shabwa province in southern Yemen, where 50 …

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Ethiopia: Capital of Amhara region shut down in memory of 2016 protest deaths

Bahir Dar, capital of Ethiopia’s Amhara region was almost shutdown on Monday but police and residents accounts seem to differ on the cause of the shutdown. According to local media reports, the shutdown was in commemoration of deadly security crackdown on protesters last year. It affected businesses and the transport system in …

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