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U.S. issues travel warning to Ethiopia after deadly unrest

Tesfa-Alem Tekle October 22, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – The United States government has issued travel warnings to Ethiopia after waves of violent anti-government protests claimed lives of hundreds of people in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Amhara regions.

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South Sudan president calls for all-inclusive governance

October 26, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan president has called on the interim heads of the country’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) to ensure everyone participates in his administrations, stressing that the young nation was not necessarily a one party state. South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (Photo: Reuters)

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Ethiopia ‘detains 1,600’ under state of emergency

3 hours ago   Image copyrightREUTERS Image captionThe most recent protests were sparked by the deaths of at least 55 people at a religious festival The Ethiopian authorities have detained more than 1,600 people under the state of emergency, a government minister has told the BBC. A statement, quoted by state-affiliated FBC website, lists arrests […]

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South Sudan rejects new peace deal with Machar’s faction

October 20, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan government under President Salva Kiir has reiterated objection to any political initiative aiming at striking a new peace deal with a group allied to the former First Vice President, Riek Machar, claiming the current deal is “not dead.” First Vice-President Riek Machar (L) and President Salva Kiir (R) listen […]

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S. Sudan president threatens personal military operation in Equatoria

October 20, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan president, Salva Kiir has threatened to personally lead and direct military operations in Equatoria region, particularly in Yei county, vowing to relocate to the area if armed groups continue causing insecurity. South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

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Ethiopia declares state of emergency over violent protests

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle October 10, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency in the wake of continued anti-government protests across its Oromia region. Demonstrators chant slogans while flashing the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people, in Bishoftu town, Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2, […]

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Gondar uprising leader charged with terrorism (ESAT News (September 28, 2016)

September 28, 2016 | Filed under: News,News Feature | Posted by: zehabesha The leader of the the movement in the Amhara region that is campaigning to restore areas forcefully annexed to Tigray by the Tigrian-led regime has been charged with terrorism. Colonel Demeke Zewdu, seen by many Ethiopians as the leader of the ongoing uprising […]

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Former Murle Cobra leader meets President Kiir over new rebellion

September 28, 2016 (JUBA) – Deputy Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs and former leader of Murle armed Cobra Faction, David Yau Yau, has met President Salva Kiir in Juba on Wednesday, a day after his deputy declared resumption of armed rebellion against the government. Members of the South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army (SSDM/A) faction march […]