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Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

From BBC Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionDemonstrators celebrate the release of political prisoners in Adama, Oromia A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government protests. Hundreds […]

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Ethiopia threatens ‘response’ to clashes with Eritrea

Ethiopia will ‘respond’ to every action by Eritrea to destabilise it, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told Parliament on Tuesday. The Ethiopian premier defended his country’s conduct and blamed Eritrea for last month’s border skirmish. “What we did was to retaliate and silence [Eritrea],” Mr. Desalegn told Parliament. “We will respond to every action it takes […]

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OPEN LETTER OF PETITION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

We are publishing here a very thoughtful letter to the U.S. Congress from Mr. Kebede Yiman on the current situation in Oromia and attempts by some extremist member of the Ethiopian diaspora to sabotage relations between the United States and Ethiopia. Tell us what you think. OPEN LETTER OF PETITION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE […]

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What Ethiopia’s Prime Minister said: “We woke up from our sleep”

by the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn spoke with AllAfrica’s Reed Kramer in Addis Ababa following the U.S.-Africa Business Summit several weeks ago. The Strathink Editorial Team took the opportunity to revisit the Prime Minister’s interview to try to understand the government’s perspective on some of the headlines today. On maintaining security […]

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Lessons from Recent Events around the Addis Ababa Master Plan

  by The Strathink Editorial Team The announcement made by the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO) to roll back the Addis Ababa Master Plan was met with a sigh of relief from many corners inside and outside Ethiopia. The Addis Ababa and Surrounding Oromia Special Zone Integrated Master Plan, referred to as “the Addis Ababa […]

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Ethiopia: new cabinet, new plan, new direction?

From African Arguments Posted on October 21, 2015 by Fadil Elobeid Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has started his second term and the country is embarking on the next phase of its grand development plan. Has anything changed? At the start of this month, Hailemariam Desalegn was re-elected as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister. Earlier in May, the […]

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Fresh border clashes erupt between Sudanese troops and Ethiopian gunmen

From The Sudan Tribune October 13, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sources have disclosed ongoing clashes between Sudanese troops and Ethiopian gangs known as Shifta on the border between the two countries since Sunday saying that military reinforcement has been sent to the area. No official statement has been issued from both governments. The fresh clashes come […]

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Ethiopia PM says agrees with US on intensifying fight against militancy

Reuters ADDIS ABABA, July 27 (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Monday he agreed with visiting President Barack Obama on intensifying the campaign against terrorism in the region and would increase intelligence cooperation. But he told a news conference he had “minor differences” with the United States on the speed of democratisation […]

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