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A rally has been planned for Ethiopia’s northern Tigray regional state’s capital, Mekelle, on Saturday. Dubbed ‘Respect the Constitution,’ it will be the second such in a space of three weeks. The regional state is behind the rally targeted at the federal government led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Recent arrests of former Tigray generals accused of corruption is largely behind the rally. The first rally took place on November 25 in Mekelle and other cities and towns in...

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In 2017 there was only one African on the Forbes list of 100 Most powerful women. Same is the case for 2018 with Ethiopian president Sahle-Work Zewde, being the lone African. Sahle-Work, a long serving diplomat and international civil servant was nominated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and subsequently confirmed by parliament. As at the time, she became the sole female president in Africa and Ethiopia’s first. She ranked 97th on the list that was topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As...

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Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Uganda and South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province are the African destinations named in National Geographic Traveler’s ‘Cool list’ for 2019.* The much anticipate Cool List 2019, lists the must-see countries and cities for the year ahead. ‘‘Our team of editors, writers and industry experts have compiled the 19 destinations set to hit the headlines, with key openings, new routes and rising-star destinations,’‘ said Pat Riddell, the editor of National Geographic Traveler. The Cool List 2019 includes stellar destinations such Eritrea, finally...

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The ruling bloc in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, the Oromo Democratic Party, ODP, continues building political alliances with competing parties ahead of elections slated for 2020. ODP’s spokesperson, Taye Dendea, confirmed this information to the Voice of America’s Amharic service. He said the party was preparing to enter talks with over ten parties that shared a similar political agenda and plan of action. Dendea added that further talks were being held with the Oromo Liberation Front, an ex-rebel group...

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Ethiopia’s Attorney General has dispatched team on investigators to probe recent conflicts in parts of the country, the state-run FBC reported on Tuesday. A statement sent to FBC said the teams were tasked to “investigate and identify those who are accountable for the conflicts that have led to death and displacement of people and caused damages to property.” The statement further emphasized the resolve of the AG to ensure the rule of law and safeguard the wellbeing of citizens...

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