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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister to Announce Cabinet Shuffle


The Ethiopian Prime Minister will shuffle its cabinet on November 1, 2016, as a response to the current turmoil across the country that has led to the declaration of sis months state of emergency, according to local newspaper, Fortune. The administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hopes the new cabinet …

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Breaking: Two Eritrean pilots defected to Ethiopia with their fighter jets


An Eritrean opposition group has confirmed the defection of two Eritrean pilots with their fighter jets to Ethiopia on Wednesday morning, according to Ethiopia’s independent local media, Ethio Newsflash. The confirmation came on Thursday after local media reported about the defection of the pilots to the northern Ethiopian city of Mekelle. …

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Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki disappeared from public view for weeks


Eritrean strong man and president Isaias Afewerki has not appeared in public since September 2. According to AllEastAfrica, Isaias travelled to Uganda for medical treatment, prompting debate about his successor. Isaias, 70 who has been elected as president soon after the East African nation gained its independence from the neighbouring Ethiopia …

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Ethiopia: More than 10 people killed in Gonder clashes


At least 10 people have been killed in Gonder northern Ethiopia in clashes as locals with security forces. The government blames Eritrea for the unrest but residents cite disputes over land and ethnicity. According to several reports, the unrest in Gonder began earlier this week when armed police entered the …

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