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Journalists arrested in Ethiopia this month should be freed, says CPJ

Two journalists arrested in Ethiopia this month should be freed, an international press freedom group says. The detentions come amid deadly protests over a plan to expand the capital’s administrative control into the Oromia region, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said. The government has accused Oromo protesters of links …

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Ethiopia: Statue of Abune Petros to be returned next month

The Authority for Research and Conservation Cultural Heritage said statue of the martyred Archbishop, Abune Petros,  that has been at the National Museum awaiting completion of light rail transit, is to be returned to its previous location next month. Director of the Authority, Yonas Desta, told WIC that the statue …

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UK provides an extra £30m in aid for Ethiopia to fight drought

Visiting Ethiopia, UK minister Nick Hurd says although government response has been impressive, relentless drought is affecting millions of people. The UK will provide an extra £30m in aid for Ethiopia, to help those people affected by drought in the country, according to the Department for International Development (DfID). Half …

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Ethiopia: “Oromia stabilizes from recent violence” – EBC

The Oromia regional state has stabilized from the violence and chaos that happened during the last few weeks, Oromia regional state  disclosed.    Communication affairs bureau head with the regional state, Fikadu Tessema, told WIC that the recent chaos and violence that occurred in Oromia is caused by the propaganda …

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