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After five months of investigations, Ethiopian authorities have arrested over thirty officials of the intelligence services, the attorney general Berhanu Tsegaye told reports on Monday. According to him, the 36 officials currently being held have questions to answer over human rights abuses and alleged corruption. The officials were detained over the weekend, he added. Local media portals quotes him as revealing grim details of rights violations on especially Ethiopians suspected and detained in connection with terrorism. He said investigators have uncovered...

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Capital of Ethiopia Addis Ababa was flooded by runners over the weekend. Runners running in support of the peace deal signed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his Eritrean counterpart, Isaias Afwerki in July 2018. Thousands of nationals from both sides cheered as they ran a 10 km race, which is the first major sporting event since the signing of a peace agreement in Asmara. This race saw persons of all ages and from all walks of life line up and run...

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Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, who has been winning praise for appointing more women in key government positions, celebrated the ‘first woman’ in his life, while on an official trip in the Amhara region. Abiy, who held several diplomatic, development and administrative meetings on his official visit, took time off to celebrate and show affection to his wife, Zinash Tayachew. Photos shared on the Twitter account of the office of the prime minister, showing Abiy and the first lady...

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The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have pledged to respect the ‘sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence’ of Somalia, following a second tripartite meeting, held in the Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar. In a joint statement issued after the meeting of Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed, Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki and Somalia’s Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo agreed to consolidate their mutual solidarity following the September tripartite agreement. READ MORE: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia pact boost for regional peace, devt Eritrea and Somalia...

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Ethiopian Prime Minister and his colleague leaders of government from Eritrea and Somalia started their trilateral meeting on Friday after a busy schedule visiting projects in the Amhara regional state. According to Abiy’s office, the discussions with Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki and Somalia’s Mohammed Abdullahi Farmaajo were based on three broad areas. “The tripartite discussions have continued, focused on regional economic integration; strengthening peace and security in the Horn region, and on developing a common and aligned voice...

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