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US ends economic embargo on Sudan

Sunday, January 15, 2017 @ 3:41 am

(Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee – Associated Press) The Obama administration announced Friday the end of a U.S. economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an eleventh-hour push to expand ties with the long-estranged [...]

Five Takeaways from PM Hailemariam’s new Cabinet

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 4:44 am

Just a year after forming a new government, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn returned to parliament to announce a reshuffle. On Tuesday, the Premier presented a new cabinet to the parliament, entirely populated by the ruling party EPRDF [...]

List of PM Hailemariam’s new Ministers

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn presented the much-anticipated cabinet reshuffle today. Though the ruling party formed government last year, it was forced to launch a “deep reform” following political turmoil that shook its [...]

Ethiopia: State of Emergency grants PM sweeping powers

Sunday, October 9, 2016 @ 10:52 pm

Ethiopian government decreed a state of emergency on Sunday. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced the decree on Sunday at noon on the state-owned tv. The decree followed the deadly week of protests across Oromia and in some parts of the [...]

Ethiopia: Massive protest held in Gondar city

Sunday, July 31, 2016 @ 6:23 pm

Tens of thousands marched in Ethiopia’s northwestern city of Gondar on Sunday morning. Residents descended to the city center “piazza” around 9 am. The rally lasted until noontime. In placards and chants, the protesters denounced [...]

Djiboutian General Soubagleh appointed as Commander of AMISOM

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

(Press release – AMISOM) Mogadishu, 19 July 2016 – The new Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia Lt. General Osman Noor Soubagleh has formally assumed office. Lt. General Soubagleh who replaces Lt. General Jonathan Rono [...]

Ethiopia: Senior ONLF militant and 6 others killed, captured

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 @ 11:49 pm

Ethiopian government claimed to have killed and captured fighters including the logistics head  of Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). An ONLF unit crossing into the country through the southeastern border with Somalia was captured on Monday [...]

Backgrounder: Unrest in Gondar city

Thursday, July 14, 2016 @ 6:34 am

The northwestern city of Gondar was hit by protests and violence on Tuesday and Wednesday. At least six locals and four members of security forces were killed in the two days. The incident was triggered after the Federal Anti-Terrorism Taskforce [...]

Aksum University honors Sebhat Nega

Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 8:09 pm

Aksum University awarded Sebhat Nega an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Leadership and Politics. Sibhat Nega Medhaniye, 81, is one of the founders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). He is commonly referred to as “Aboy [...]

Egypt asks Israeli help on Ethiopian Renaissance dam

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 5:02 pm

(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is reported to have asked the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to intervene and help solve his country’s dispute with Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam crisis. The Al-Araby [...]

Abdirahman Abdishakur announces candidacy for Somalia President

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 3:09 pm

Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame announced his candidacy for Somali president in the 2016 election. The announcement was made at Hotel Jazeera Palace, attended by politicians, intellectuals, members of federal parliament, and leaders of other political [...]
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