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Mahlet Fasil A court in Addis Abeba today granted the police investigating the case of three independent journalists and six bloggers ten more days before the next hearing. According to defense lawyer Amha Meokonnen, the police have submitted an application for no-bail at the Arada First Instance Court, First Bench …

“I believe my candidacy won’t be as much effective as leaving the Chamber [now]”: Mulu Solomon Kiram Tadesse Mulu Solomon, the first female President of the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations, says she will not stand for the second term in the upcoming presidential election of the Chamber …

A statement from the European External Action Service (EEAS), EU’s Foreign & Security Policy Service led by Catherine Ashton (pictured), said the EU was “concerned about the recent arrests of bloggers, journalists and opposition members.”   The EU reiterates the importance of “protecting space for genuine political dialogue and creating …