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Ethiopia in transition

Nairobi /Brussels, 4 July 2019 What’s new? Officials representing the Sidama, southern Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, are threatening to unilaterally declare the formation of a new regional state within Ethiopia’s federation on 18 July, unless the government meets a constitutionally mandated deadline to organise a referendum on the issue before that …

Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, July 03/2019 – Henok Aklilu, the lawyer representing four suspects detained in connection with the June 21 killing of high level regional and federal officials, told Addis Standard that his clients are detained in “inhuman” condition inside the Addis Abeba Police Commission compound in Piassa which …

Addis Abeba, June 28/2019 – PM Abiy Ahmed has today appointed General Adem Mohammed, head of the National Intelligence & Security Service (NISS), as the new Chief of Staff of the National Defense Force. General Adem replaces slain General Seare Mekonnen, who was shot dead at his house on Saturday …