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Tension as 166 killed in Ethiopia riots over singer’s death

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA | At least 166 people were killed in Ethiopia after a popular singer’s death sparked violent protests which resulted in riots in the country’s Oromia region and capital Addis Ababa, police sources said Sunday. Girma Gelam, Oromia region’s police deputy commissioner, told media on Saturday …

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Ethiopia: 29 injured in ‘bomb attack’ at pro-Abiy rally

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | A “bomb attack” on a rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed injured nearly 30 people Sunday, a police official said, in the latest sign of instability ahead of elections in August. The incident occurred in the town of Ambo, located roughly …

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Museveni, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Abiy eye Sudan solution

    Juba, South Sudan |  THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Nobel Peace laureate, Ethiopian Prime Minister  Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Ugandan President Yower Museveni, have arrived in Juba for a Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) consultative meeting aimed at reconciling the Sudan Transitional Government and the Sudanese Armed Groups. Also …

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Ethiopia and Eritrea: Decades of discord, then detente

Paris, France | AFP |  Eritrea and Ethiopia ended decades of tensions in 2018 after a whirlwind peace process for which Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the Nobel Peace Prize Friday. Here is a recap of the tensions and reconciliation between the Horn of Africa neighbours. – Eritrea breaks …

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Rough road ahead for Abiy after Nobel triumph

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed faces stark challenges on the very issues that earned him a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, and analysts say the coming months may tell whether he can translate this early applause into concrete success. The Nobel Committee cited …

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Ethiopia army chief of staff shot amid unrest

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on television Sunday as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in a regional state of this Horn of Africa nation. Abiy took to national television in the early …

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