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Ethiopia to get first Muslim Prime Minister.

Ethiopia will have a Muslim Prime Minister by close of this week according to a pro-government blogger, Daniel Berhane. The 180-member Council of the ruling Ethiopia Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is currently meeting to review its activities and to elect a new Prime Minister. Berhane said in a tweet, …

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The Command Post implementing a state of emergency in Ethiopia has said that majority of Ethiopians who fled the country following the army’s killing of civilians in Moyale town have returned to their villages from Kenya. Over 8,000 civilians crossed into Kenya from Moyale, seeking asylum after a botched military …

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Unexplained internet blackout in Ethiopia

Internet services have been cut off in much of Ethiopia’s largest regional state, Oromia, the region’s television network reported on Tuesday. According to the Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN), the blackout which has lasted some two weeks has affected universities and businesses in the region. Ethiopia’s internet is in the hands …

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Botched Moyale operation raises Ethiopian asylum seekers in Kenya to 5,000

About 5,000 Ethiopians have crossed into Kenya seeking refuge since March 10, the Kenyan Red Cross Society said, after several civilians were killed in what the Ethiopian military said was a botched security operation targeting militants. Ethiopian state media reported on Sunday that soldiers had been deployed to an area …

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Ethiopia: Thirty eight people killed in a bus accident.

Thirty-eight people were killed in northern Ethiopia on Monday when the bus carrying them veered off the road, state radio Fana reported on Tuesday. “A total of 38 people (28 men and 10 women) were killed in the accident,” Fana said on its website, citing the Legambo district authorities, where …

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Somalia’s lower house of parliament on Monday backed the federal government’s rejection of the Berbera port deal entered into by semi-autonomous Somaliland, Ethiopia and DP World. A Voice of America journalist, Harun Maruf, reported that the lower house had voted to reject the deal through a landslide with 168 of …

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