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Monday, 05-25-15, 9:11'Even if Govt Changes, I Want It to Be a Peaceful Change'[Deutsche Welle] The ruling EPRDF party is poised to extend its 24-year rule in an election many have dismissed as a farce. Simona Foltyn reports from Addis Ababa. read more...
Monday, 05-25-15, 7:10Ethiopians Flock to Polls Amid Little Prospect for Change[Deutsche Welle] The ruling EPRDF party is poised to extend its 24-year rule in an election many have dismissed as a farce. Simona Foltyn reports from Addis Ababa. read more...
Sunday, 05-24-15, 7:57Ruling Party on Track to Win As Polls Open[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopians head to the polls on Sunday, with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn likely to stay in office as successor to the late Meles Zenawi. Rights groups say polling is unlikely to be free or fair. read more...
Saturday, 05-23-15, 18:15Rights Group Alleges Onslaught Ahead of Polls[AI London] The run-up to Ethiopia's elections on Sunday has been marred by gross, systematic and wide-spread violations of ordinary Ethiopians' human rights, says Amnesty International. read more...
Saturday, 05-23-15, 15:06With Limited Independent Press, Ethiopians Left Voting in the Dark[CPJ] On Sunday Ethiopians go to the polls in the country's fifth general election since the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front came to power more than 20 years ago. Citizens are expected to choose the right party to lead them for the next five years. To do so, they need to have a clear understanding of their country's political, social, and economic situation. They need to know which parties have the candidates and policies best suited to their own hopes and aspirations. But in a country w read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 18:18The UN Security Council repeats demands for South Sudan warring parties to engage meaningfully in the peace process[Ethiopia Government] The United Nations Security Council has condemned the renewed and ongoing large scale violence in South Sudan's Unity state, saying military offensives by pro-government forces had led to the displacement of over 100,000 civilians and with another 300,000 civilians being denied access to the aid being provided by humanitarian agencies as a result from fighting between the two sides. It also condemned the large-scale attack by armed opposition forces in Malakal, Upper Nile State capital on 15 May. read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 13:13Jovago Opens New Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia[CIO] Online hotel booking portal Jovago has announced the opening of an office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this May. The office will be the company's first in Ethiopia, in a move aimed at bringing service development and business management closer to the Ethiopian market. read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 12:29Five Sentenced for Gang Rape, Murder of Lalango[Addis Standard] The Third Criminal Bench of the Lideta Federal High Court sentenced five individuals found guilty of the gang rape and subsequent death in September last year of Hana Lalango. read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 7:26Landslide Likely for Ethiopia's Long-Time Rulers[Al Jazeera] When Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies won 99.6 percent of the vote in the country's last elections five years ago, some wondered if a government often accused of suffocating the opposition would be embarrassed. read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 13:45Soft Approach to Hardcore Groups in Africa[Al Jazeera] The al-Shabab attack on Garissa University in Kenya, the ongoing battle with Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the arrival of ISIL in Libya highlight the expansion of violent groups in Africa. read more...

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