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Ethiopia arrests ex deputy intelligence chief in corruption, rights crackdown

Nov 15 2018

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia said on Thursday it had arrested the former deputy intelligence chief after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's administration launched a crackdown this week on senior security officials suspected of human rights abuses and corruption. | Video

Ethiopia arrests ex-head of army firm in crackdown on security services

Nov 13 2018

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate on Tuesday and flew him in handcuffs to the capital, state media reported, a day after authorities announced investigations targeting senior members of the security forces. | Video

Eritrean president says trust growing with Ethiopia, but more work needed

Nov 04 2018

ADDIS ABABA Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki says Eritrea and Ethiopia have built trust since signing a peace deal in July, but need to iron out further elements of their ties to make their cooperation sustainable.

Ethiopia signs peace deal with rebels from gas-rich region

Oct 21 2018

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia signed a peace deal on Sunday with Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels from its Somali Region, whom it had previously outlawed as a "terrorist group," officials said.

Exiled Ethiopian Olympic runner who protested against government returns home

Oct 21 2018

ADDIS ABABA A medal winning Ethiopian Olympic runner, living in exile in the United States since making a protest gesture against government violence at the 2016 games, returned home on Sunday following a series of reforms in the East African nation.

Detained former head of Ethiopian region tried to escape: police

Oct 19 2018

ADDIS ABABA A former president of an Ethiopian region who was arrested on charges of human rights abuses and stoking deadly ethnic clashes tried to escape by climbing out a window while in police custody ahead of a court appearance, police said on Friday.

Ethiopia's PM says soldiers who marched on palace sought to 'abort reforms'

Oct 18 2018

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday that soldiers who marched on his palace last week had had "nefarious aims" to stop reforms and he defended his relaxed attitude to them at the time saying he had sought to defuse tensions.

Ethiopia creates 'Peace Ministry' to tackle violence in sweeping reshuffle

Oct 16 2018

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's prime minister created a new Ministry of Peace and handed half the posts in his cabinet to women in a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday as he sought to tackle a wave of ethnic violence.

UPDATE 1-Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Mogadishu next month

Oct 16 2018

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 16 Ethiopian Airlines will resume regular flights to Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Nov. 2, its first in four decades, the state-owned carrier said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-DP World launches expansion of port in Somaliland

Oct 12 2018

HARGEYSA, Somalia, Oct 12 Dubai state-owned port operator DP World has launched a $101 million project to expand a port in the breakaway region of Somaliland.

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