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Mahlet Fasil @MahletFasil Addis Abeba, April 21/2020 - Federal prosecutors have today charged journalist Yayesew Shimelis with Ethiopia's newly enacted Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation at the federal high court Lideta branch. Yayesew was charged despite having been allowed to leave police

Adem Kassie Abebe @AdamAbebe Addis Abeba, April 14/2020 - The COVID-19 Pandemic has its first electoral casualty in Africa after Ethiopia announced the indefinite postponement of preparations for general elections for members of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (parliament) and Regional Legislative Councils, originally slotted for