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Moscow has proposed a face-to-face meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson while both are on Africa tours, a senior Russian diplomat said Monday.Read More
Burayu (Ethiopia) (AFP) Businesses closed in Ethiopia’s capital and its largest region on Monday to protest a state of emergency declared after the prime minister’s resignation last month. Shops were shut and roads deserted in parts of the capital Addis Ababa and in towns in the surrounding Oromia region, a hotbed of anti-government dissent since 2015. “The strike is a response to our fear” of the state of emergency, a resident of the Oromia town Burayu who requested anonymity told AFP. Standing together with like-minded neighbours, the resident said: “IfRead More
Ethiopia's parliament approved a nationwide state of emergency on Friday despite unusual opposition from some lawmakers, in the latest sign of fractures within the all-powerful ruling coalition.Read More
Addis Ababa (AFP) Ethiopia’s parliament approved a nationwide state of emergency on Friday despite unusual opposition from some lawmakers, in the latest sign of fractures within the all-powerful ruling coalition. The council of ministers made the emergency declaration last month, one day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s surprise resignation amid a growing political crisis and divisions in the ruling party. The six-month decree, which required approval from two-thirds of lawmakers, has been condemned by several of Ethiopia’s allies including the United States and the European Union. The ruling Ethiopian People’sRead More
Ethiopia's parliament approved a nationwide state of emergency on Friday despite unusual opposition from some lawmakers, in the latest sign of fractures within the all-powerful ruling coalition.Read More
Addis Ababa (AFP) Ethiopia’s parliament approved a nationwide state of emergency on Friday despite unusual opposition from some lawmakers, in the latest sign of fractures within the all-powerful ruling coalition. The council of ministers made the emergency declaration last month, one day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s suprise resignation amid a growing political crisis and divisions in the ruling party. The six-month decree, which required approval from two-thirds of lawmakers, has been condemned by several of Ethiopia’s allies including the United States and the European Union. The ruling Ethiopian People’sRead More
Ethiopia on Thursday acquired a stake in a port in the breakaway state of Somaliland, its operator DP World said, as a legal dispute rages over another major Horn of Africa shipping hub.Read More
Dubai (AFP) Ethiopia on Thursday acquired a stake in a port in the breakaway state of Somaliland, its operator DP World said, as a legal dispute rages over another major Horn of Africa shipping hub. Dubai-based DP World last week accused Djibouti of illegally seizing a port that is the main transit route to landlocked Ethiopia, the second most populous African nation. More than 90 percent of Ethiopia’s trade passes through Djibouti, located on the Bab al-Mandab strait, the key shipping lane to Europe from the Gulf and Asia beyond.Read More
Ethiopia's ruling coalition will meet to choose a new prime minister next week, a party official said on Saturday.Read More

Posted On February 17, 2018By In None

Ethiopia imposes six-month emergency rule

Ethiopia said Saturday that a state of emergency will remain in place for six months, as the authorities banned protests to quell what they termed "chaos and unruliness" despite condemnation from key ally the United States.Read More