politics

Prime Minister Abiy of Ethiopia warns opposition parties – etbaba.com

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia warns opposition political parties who called for the establishment of transitional government and those who vowed to hold election amid COVID-19 pandemic and violating federal government decision. He stated that some political groups are looking for excuses to come to power backdoor without being elected and are aspiring power …

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Eritrean President Isaias concludes Ethiopia visit – etbaba.com

President of Eritrea Afwerki returns to Asmara this morning concluding his two days visit in Ethiopia including tour of agricultural projects. President Isaias has returned home after “a fruitful working visit to Ethiopia” which was marked by extensive talks on enhancement of bilateral ties, regional issues of mutual importance and site visits to developmental projects …

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Ruling party in Tigray of Ethiopia to hold election – etbaba.com

Contrary to recent decision of Electoral Board of Ethiopia to suspend this year’s planned general election in the country because of COVID-19, Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) today decided to start preparation for holding general election in Tigray separately. After leading the overthrow of the Derg Regime of Ethiopia in 1991 forming the ruling coalition …

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Politicians discuss fate of Ethiopia amid election suspension – etbaba.com

Following the suspension of the upcoming July general election because of COVID-19, which forced the country to declare a state of emergency for five months, the Government of Ethiopia has presented a study to political parties with four potential options on the way forward. The options aim to address legally how Ethiopia should be governed …

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U.S. says al-Shabaab spreads false information after airstrike – etbaba.com

The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) issued a statement indicating that al-Shabaab is releasing false information following April 10 U.S. airstrike in Somalia. “U.S Africa Command is aware of two news affiliates alleging an innocent civilian was killed as a result of the command’s precision airstrike in the vicinity of Jamaame, Somalia, on Apr. 10, …

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AFRICOM airstrike kills al-Shabaab senior leader – etbaba.com

United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) post-strike assessments confirm that one of the three terrorists killed in the command’s Apr. 2 precision airstrike. One of the deceased was a long-standing, high-ranking leader in the al-Shabaab terrorist organization, according to AFRICOM’s press statement. It is stated that the terrorist, Yusuf Jiis, was one of the foundational members …

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Armed conflicts fuels human rights violations – etbaba.com

Protesters across sub-Saharan Africa have braved bullets and beatings to defend their rights in the face of continuing conflict and state repression, Amnesty International said today as it published its annual review of human rights in the region. In Ethiopia clashes between ethnic communities were met with a disproportionate response by security forces, according to …

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Amnesty urges Ethiopia to release journalists, opponents – etbaba.com

Amnesty International today calls on the Government of Ethiopia to immediately release recently detained journalists and political opponents. Amnesty stated that the Government of Ethiopia has recently jailed two journalists from the Oromia News Network and three Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) officials “who remain in custody a week after charges against them were dropped and …

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Ethiopia pardons additional 12,500 prisoners – etbaba.com

To avoid suffocation and avoid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in jails the Southern region of Ethiopia decided to pardon and set free over 12,553 prisoners. This will increase the total number of prisoners Ethiopia released to over 18,000 prisoners after the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The prisoners in Southern Region of Ethiopia who benefited …

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Abiy urges Ethiopians to complete Nile Dam united – etbaba.com

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia todays urges all Ethiopians to unite and complete the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), his country is building on the Nile River. He urged all the citizens of Ethiopia to continue their financial contribution to complete the over 70 percent completed construction of GERD, which is set to begin …

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