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Protest in Adola town on May 08/2018 Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, May 09/2018 –  Ethiopia’s Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoMPNG) said it cancelled recently renewed controversial license of MIDROC Gold, the largest gold mine in Ethiopia after protesters took to the streets for the last ten days.  …

Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, April 27/2018 – Starting from the past weekend at least five towns located in the Ethiopian Somali regional state were hit by rare public protests for four consecutive days. The protesters in the towns of  Afdem, Bike, Erer, Shinile and Hadhagala district, Sitti zone, were denouncing …

Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, April 16/2018 –  Among the flurry of public tours and speeches Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, made last week, his remarks about Welqait made in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray regional state, during a town hall meeting on Friday April 13 drew criticism from …