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Among the thousands facing criminal charges in the wake of the SoE are these group of women in Assela town.  Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, August 22/2017 – On Friday August 04, members of the Ethiopian parliament have reconvened after having been called off their summer recess. Of the three topics …

Witnesses
    Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, August 19/2017 –A panel of judges at the Federal high court 4th criminal bench have today ruled to subpoena Prime Minister Hailemeriam Desalegn and other senior government officials to appear in court in November 2017 as defense witnesses for the case involving prominent opposition …

IOM
Aden, Yemen, August 11/ 2017 – 160 Ethiopian migrants were violently forced into the sea off Yemen’s coast this morning (10/08). This comes one day after the presumed death of 50 Ethiopian and Somali migrants during a similar incident. As with yesterday, this tragedy took place off the coast of …

Ambo Vehicle
A pick-up vehicle carrying uniformed security officers in Ambo   Addis Abeba, August 10/2017 – In addition to a twitter reaction posted yesterday and was reported by Addis Standard, the US embassy in Addis Abeba has given further explanation on the ‘possible misuse’ of a pick-up vehicle belonging to Ethiopia’s …

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  Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, August 10/2017 – A panel of three judges at the Federal High Court 4th criminal bench have today passed a decision denying the request for bail submitted by Bekele Gerba, (pictured), first secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC). The decision came after …

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Addis Abeba, August 08/2017 Several businesses in Ambo city, 120 kms west of the capital Addis Abeba, have spent a second day closed off for business, according to these pictures received exclusively by Addis Standard. This is the second time in just a month that residents of the city decided …

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Addis Abeba, August 07/2017 Several businesses in the city of Bahir Dar, the capital of the Amhara Regional state, 558 kms from Addis Abeba, have spent today closed off.   Residents of the city are commemorating the one year anniversary of the killings by security of several civilians during a …

Irreecha
  Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, August 04/2017 – Ethiopian members of parliament who are conducting an emergency session after having being called off summer recess have lifted the ten month old State of Emergency.

Khat
A trader carries bundles of Khat (Chat) for the market   Hewan Semon Addis Abeba, July 27/2017 – Increasingly popular among the youth of Addis Abeba, Khat, commonly known as Chat by Ethiopians, is a controversial perishable stimulant. Attempts, albeit unsuccessful, have been made to link the use of Khat …

Ayele
  Mahlet Fasil  Addis Abeba, July 26/2017 – The body of Ayele Beyene, who died while in police custody at Qilinto prison, a maximum prison facility on the southern outskirt of Addis Abeba, was buried yesterday in his home town in Gidami, east Wallaga zone of western Ethiopia. Before he …
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