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Addis Abeba Nov. 16/ 2016 – In a rare and unexpected decision, the federal high court 18th criminal bench has today overruled prosecutors’ request for closed hearing of witnesses in the case involving senior opposition party members Bekele Gerba and Dejene Fita Geleta, first secretary general and secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC). Accordingly, the court has decided to preside over all the judicial matters related to the case, under the file name of Gurmesa Ayano, in open court.  

The attack which targeted ten tourists from Slovakia and Czech Republic is likely a result of armed robbery  

Addis Abeba Nov. 16, 2016 – Ten European tourists who were traveling through a famous tourist destination in southwestern Ethiopia were attacked last week on Monday, November 07. The attack has left one of the four local drivers dead and one tourist lightly injured, the Amharic Deutsch Welle radio reported yesterday.