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Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, April 11/2018 – A statement released by the office of the spokesperson of Ethiopia’s ministry of foreign affairs strongly condemned the decision by the US House of Representatives to pass Resolution 128, saying it “disrespected its sovereignty”. It also said the resolution was  “untimely and inappropriate.” …

  Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, April 10/2018 – Despite a strong objection from Ethiopia, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a critical Ethiopia resolution 128 (HRes128) yesterday.In a letter addressed to the House of representatives, Kassa Teklebirhan, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the United States, said the resolution “would be inappropriate and …

  From left, journalist Zelalem Workagegnehu, blogger and rights activist Mahlet Fatahun and blogger/journalist/rights activist Befeqadu Hailu as pictured next to the police station where the eleven of them were detained for eleven days    Befeqadu Hailu, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, April 09/2018 – Have you ever lived in …