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Briefing: Repatriation of Ethiopians from Saudi Arabia

Saturday, November 23, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

The last week has seen an intensification of the government’s efforts to repatriate its citizens from Saudi Arabia, a process started at the beginning of November. Following the decision of the Saudi Arabian government to expel hundreds of [...]

Saudi Arabia and Ethiopian laborers | The Economist

Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 1:43 am

Millions of pious pilgrims flock to Mecca every year, but the Muslim holy city’s newest, biggest hotel serves a different clientele. Just months after opening, the Shumeisi Deportation Centre already holds more than 20,000 Egyptians, Ethiopians, [...]

Ethiopian Amb. to Saudi: ‘the past two days has been calm’

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

The Ethiopian Embassy in Riyadh announced today that it is working with community members to repatriate Ethiopians in “a safe and dignified manner.” Speaking about the current situation in the city, Ambassador Mohammed Hassen said “over the [...]

Ethiopia: US firms to build 300 MW Solar power plants

Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 3:45 am

Global Trade and Development Consulting together with its Project Development Partner, Energy Ventures, both Maryland-based companies, today announced that they have been awarded the contract by the Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy and the [...]

Saudi Ambassador summoned over Ethiopian killing

Saturday, November 9, 2013 @ 12:38 am

The government of Ethiopia is providing support to Ethiopian workers residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with no work permits following the expiry of the amnesty period from last Sunday (November 3). The Government is actively working through [...]

Eritrea| Another collapsing state in the Horn of Africa?

Friday, November 8, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

 (Goitom Gebreluel and Kjetil Tronvoll) Just as the Horn of Africa is witnessing the slow restoration of one collapsed state – after more than two decades of anarchic conditions in Somalia – it may be facing the collapse of another. The [...]

Nile| Renaissance dam to start power generation next year

Friday, November 8, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

(Nesru Jemal) The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is to start generating electricity next year, that’s according to the National Coordination Office for the dam. The project is finalizing preparation to start generating 700MW electricity by [...]

Differences of Ahbash and Wahhabia on Politics

Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 1:49 am

The following two sections are from a scholarly article titled “Al-Ahbash and Wahhabiyya: Interpretations of Islam”, authored by Mustafa Kabha and Haggai Erlich, published on International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 38, No. 4 [...]

Saudi publicly backs Egypt’s crackdown, as death toll rises

Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 12:40 am

(DEBKAFile) Facing condemnation at every hand from the West, Egypt’s military rulers received a powerful shot in the arm from Riyadh Friday, Aug. 16, with an unprecedented public assurance from Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz that the kingdom [...]

Shinn: I doubt Ethiopia accepts ‘Ogaden’ secession

Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 1:12 am

Former US Ambassador David Shinn’s interview with OgadenPress on issues pertaining to the Ethiopian Somali region (often misleadingly refereed to as Ogaden). ——— Q: You were the US ambassador to Ethiopia from 1996-1999. What [...]

Egypt’s crackdown: Death toll rises to 638

Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 1:01 am

(By Maggie Michael) Weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead in a Cairo mosque near the smoldering epicenter of support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as the death toll soared past 600 [...]

Huawei wiring Africa: for surveillance, for money?

Monday, August 5, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

(By: John Reed) Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei may have been all-but-barred from doing business in the U.S. over allegations that it’s basically an intelligence agency masquerading as a tech business. In Africa, however, Huawei is [...]

Eritrean officials, Egypt President meet in Cairo

Monday, August 5, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

A high-level Eritrean government delegation headed by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and comprising Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Head of Political Affairs at the PFDJ, as well as the Eritrean Ambassador to Egypt, Mr. Osman Mohammed Omar, held talks in Cairo on [...]

Egypt poised for a ‘Second Revolution’

Monday, July 1, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

Egypt’s armed forces handed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi a virtual ultimatum to share power on Monday, giving feuding politicians 48 hours to compromise or have the army impose its own road map for the country. A dramatic military [...]

Africa50 | Ethiopia, Sudan to hold commemorative football match

Thursday, May 23, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

PRESS RELEASE N0. 21/21ST AU SUMMIT Sudan and Ethiopia gear-up for Commemorative Football Match to Mark OAU/AU 50th Anniversary (23 May 2013, Addis Ababa) On 25 May 2013, 50 years after the founding of the Organization of the African Unity (OAU), [...]
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