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Ethiopia ex-official pleads not guilty to fomenting ethnic violence

Feb 06 2019

ADDIS ABABA A former Ethiopian administrator pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of instigating ethnic violence in an eastern region, where a government investigation found authorities presided over a litany of crimes including beheadings, torture, and mass rape.

Ethiopia charges former regional president, others of instigating ethnic violence

Jan 30 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian prosecutors on Wednesday charged the former president of the Somali Region and 46 others with instigating ethnic violence there last year, as the new prime minister cracks down on the security services and senior members of past administrations.

Saudi Arabia frees Ethiopian-born tycoon amid flurry of releases

Jan 27 2019

RIYADH/ADDIS ABABA Saudi Arabia has freed Saudi-Ethiopian businessman Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi more than 14 months after he was detained in a crackdown on corruption, the latest in a flurry of releases as the kingdom faces intense scrutiny over its human rights record.

Ethiopia to charge restive region's former leader with civil war plot

Jan 25 2019

ADDIS ABABA Prosecutors will charge the former head of Ethiopia's strife-torn Somali region and dozens of other officials with plotting to incite a civil war and ordering abuses including beheadings, officials said on Friday.

Ethiopia arrests ex-minister for mismanagement of funds: FANA

Jan 23 2019

ADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian ex-minister was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of "mismanagement of public funds" while he was head of a regional public investment fund, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting said.

African Union cites 'serious doubts', urges delay to final Congo election result

Jan 17 2019

ADDIS ABABA/KINSHASA The African Union on Thursday called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend the release of the final results of its disputed presidential election due to its doubts over the provisional results.

Ethiopia says launches offensive against Oromo rebels

Jan 16 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian troops have launched operations against members of a rebel group that signed an agreement to end hostilities with the government last year, an official said on Wednesday.

Coffee price slump leaves farmers earning less than a cent a cup

Jan 14 2019

LEKU, Ethiopia/LONDON In the verdant southern highlands of Ethiopia, coffee farmer Gafeto Gardo is thinking about calling time on an industry that has sustained families for generations. | Video

Ethiopia protesters block main highway to the sea

Jan 14 2019

ADDIS ABABA Protesters in Ethiopia's northeastern Afar region have blocked the landlocked country's main route to the sea to demonstrate against surging ethnic violence, organizers said on Monday.

Coffee price slump leaves farmers earning less than a cent a cup

Jan 14 2019

LEKU, Ethiopia/LONDON, Jan 14 In the verdant southern highlands of Ethiopia, coffee farmer Gafeto Gardo is thinking about calling time on an industry that has sustained families for generations.

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