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Kenya’s president warns judiciary not to help opposition

Kenya’s president has warned the country’s judiciary not to help the opposition throw the next election into disarray. The presidential poll will take place next month and Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking re-election. On Friday, after a case brought by the opposition, the High Court ordered the electoral commission not to print ballot papers. Mr Kenyatta […]

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Kiir cancels South Sudan independence celebration due to economic crisis

July 9, 2019 (JUBA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir said on Sunday his administration was forced to call off the celebration of 6th Independence Day because of 6ththe economic crisis with which the country was battling to address since the eruption of the armed conflict in December 2013.

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How long can Ethiopia state of emergency last?

A decade of development in Ethiopia, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, is at risk if the country continues to ban political opposition and muzzle the media, the UN has warned. Ethiopia is now in its eighth month of emergency rule, which was imposed in October last year to crush its biggest protests in 25 […]

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UK issues travel alert in Ethiopia

June 14, 2017 | Filed under: News,News Feature | Posted by: zehabesha Latest update: Summary – internet services have now been restored; however, internet and other mobile data services can be restricted without notice, hampering the British Embassy’s ability to assist you; you should have alternative communication plans in place when travelling in Ethiopia; Safety […]

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Ethiopia’s Civil Society Getting Squeezed

June 13, 2017 1:09 PM Salem Solomon FILE – People walk past the Federal High Court building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov. 1, 2011. Observers say Ethiopian courts frequently use the country’s anti-terrorism laws to restrict activities of government critics. WASHINGTON — From an internet shutdown to convictions of journalists and opposition members, Ethiopia’s civil society […]

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The paradox of TPLF’s success and survival

By Teshome M. Borago May 26, 2017 As the latest development with WHO’s appointment of Tedros Adhanom shows, the TPLF continues to benefit from the achievements of our ancestors. The fact is, if the TPLF was not able to mobilize and secure the support of all African nations; let alone winning the W.H.O. Director general […]

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Ethiopia’s star singer Teddy Afro makes plea for openness

By Elias Meseret, AP May 13, 2017 Teddy Afro – Inspiring millions for Ethiopian revival DDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s superstar singer, is topping the Billboard world albums chart with “Ethiopia,” which less than two weeks after its release has sold nearly 600,000 copies, a feat no other artist here has achieved.