Former high-level Officials of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Sebhat Nega and his comrades, including Abay Woldu, former President of Tigray, and Abraham Tekeste, Ex-Minister of Finance, appeared before the Arada Branch of the Federal First Instance Court. Keria Ibrahim, who was speaker of the House of Federation from May 6, 2018, until her resignation on June 9, 2020, also appeared before the court. While federal police opened two files for suspects: Sebhat Nega et.al and Abay Woldu et.al, the court accepted its 14 days extension request and adjourned the case for January 29, 2020. Sebhat, Kidusan and Solomon, along with other ex-officials, were arrested on January 8, 2020 and were brought to Addis Ababa the next day. Abay and Abraham were brought to Addis on January 10, 2020 after being apprehended the previous day.
January 16, 2021 07:18 UTC
“wingu.africa is owned by the founders and executive management and backed by leading financial investors with deep sector and investing experience in Africa.”Addis Abeba, January 16,/2021 – wingu.africa, the pan East African data center operator, broke ground on Monday 11th January 2021 to establish Ethiopia’s first-ever Carrier-Neutral Hyperscale Data Center Park, located in the ICT Park, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. wingu.africa has close to 10 years experience of developing and operating data centers in Africa, and an international track-record with many of the leading global telecom companies as customers. The group developed, owns and operates, the multi-award-winning Djibouti Data Center, the most connected location on the African continent. The new Addis Abeba hyperscale facility, along with a second planned facility in Adama, will complement the group’s success in delivering excellence, benefiting customers and the dynamic young population of Ethiopia. wingu.africa’s co-founder and CEO Mr Anthony Voscarides said: “We are delighted to be part of Ethiopia’s ICT development with our new Hyperscale Data Centers.
January 16, 2021 05:48 UTC
Prosperity Party conducts evaluation meeting amid criticism over failure to stop recurring massacres of innocent civilians in Benishangul Gumuz and Oromo regions of EthiopiaborkenaJanuary 15, 2021Ethiopian ruling party, Prosperity Party, claimed that the number of members and leadership at different levels has reached 10 million. He said so at a meeting at the Sheraton Addis on Friday that the party undertook a six-month performance evaluation. It was in late November 2019 that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed established Prosperity Party by merging three former members of the now defunct Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPDRF) and five other support parties based in five different regions — Afar, Benishangul, Somali, Harari and Gambella regions. The ethnic Oromo party that Abiy Ahmed led before the merger to form Prosperity Party is widely criticized for creating TPLF style dominance over the prosperity party. The party has not responded to the accusation which is being a dominant narrative on social media.
January 16, 2021 00:56 UTC
Police told court that captured TPLF leaders attempted to overthrow the constitutional order through violenceTPLF leader, Sebhan Nega, arriving in court in the capital Addis Ababa (Screenshot from EBC)borkenaJanuary 15, 2021Twenty top captured Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) leaders on Friday appeared in a Federal court in the capital Addis Ababa. They appeared in Arada first instance court. The Federal Police told the Federal court that Sebhat Nega, Abadi Zemu, Abraham Tekeste, Keriya Ibrahim, and seventeen others attempted to overthrow the constitutional order through violence. A video released on the state media shows the captured TPLF leaders with invigorated physical condition compared to the one shown when they arrived in Addis Ababa. Sebhat Nega and nine other TPLF key officials were captured last week during a search operation in the wilderness along Tekeze river , and flown to Addis Ababa on Friday (last week) in an Air Force plane.
January 16, 2021 00:45 UTC
"There were eight armed men, they had long hair, their faces were covered, they asked for residents who were Amharas to identify themselves. They told the rest of us to go home and took away about 10 of those who stood up," an Oromo resident said.
January 16, 2021 00:39 UTC
KHARTOUM - Tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia over a contested border area rose this week, as Sudan accused its neighbor of sending military planes over its airspace. Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Ethiopian military warplanes crossed into Sudanese airspace this week in a "dangerous and unjustified escalation" of tensions over the disputed al-Fashaga area. The head of the Sudanese military, Lieutenant General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan, visited the area and talked to the Sudanese troops guarding the borders. Sudan and Ethiopia formed a joint committee in December to resolve the long-standing dispute over al-Fashaga, located where northwestern Ethiopia meets southeastern Sudan. More than 50,000 Ethiopians recently fled the war in the Tigray region for refugee camps in eastern Sudan.
January 15, 2021 19:07 UTC
A woman living in the northern Jordanian city of Irbid who had fled northern Iraq became the first United Nations registered refugee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday. Before the pandemic, Canada committed $2.1 billion in security, humanitarian and development funds to help Jordan and neighbouring Lebanon cope with the massive influx of refugees they face due to the crises in Syria and Iraq. "If you want to defeat the pandemic, you have to include refugees in the vaccine rollout around the world," she said. "That's sort of the bigger context and what we're doing is calling on all governments, Canada included, to ensure that refugees and other displaced populations are included." "COVID has essentially been an emergency on top of an emergency for refugees around the world," said Jamous Imseis.
January 15, 2021 19:06 UTC
TPLF troops had destroyed Axum’s airport-Ethiopian gov’tThree rockets exploded around Bahir Dar city, the capital of Amhara region, residents said, in the third such attack since the start of the conflict between Ethiopia’s military and forces backing the leadership in the Tigray region. On Monday morning, residents of Bahir Dar reported hearing loud explosions, amid reports of rockets landing around the city. Tigray’s region’s governing party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) confirmed on its regional media it fired the rockets at Bahir Dar, aiming at the airport. On November 13 and November 20, Tigray fired rockets at Bahir Dar, and Thursday’s attack was the third since the launch of the conflict. Three rockets were also fired at Eritrea’s capital, Asmara on November 14.
January 15, 2021 17:26 UTC
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said the number of the victims were more than 80. He also warned those who are depicting the operation “inappropriately.”Many of victims of the latest attack were Guba, Wenbera, Dibate and Bulen woredas of Metekel zone. #Ethiopia: More than 60 civilians killed in renewed attacks in in #Dibate wereda, #Metekel zone #BanishangulGumuz region, @VOAAmharic cited eyewitnesses. Neither the regional state, nor Meteke zone’s communication offices issued a statement as of yet. This week’s attacks in Metekel occurred in a span of two weeks difference from the last attack in which 207 people were killed overnight in Bekuji kebelle, Bulen Wereda.
January 15, 2021 16:18 UTC
Security forces in Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state have killed or arrested more than 1,100 Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) rebels, an Ethiopian official said on Friday. Ararsa Merdasa, commissioner of the Oromia Police Commission, said more than 1,100 OLA rebels have been arrested or killed during security operations in recent weeks across the region. OLA is a breakaway faction of an ex-rebel group Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). The OLF was designated as a terrorist group by the Ethiopian parliament in 2011. OLF was removed from the terror list in July 2018 to help facilitate negotiations and foster reconciliation.
January 15, 2021 16:18 UTC
In 2019, Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister, received the Nobel Peace Prize. And even though Ahmed released political prisoners, including journalists, when he became prime minister, in 2018, members of the press are once more facing punishment. There was a lot of hysteria, a lot of enthusiasm and happiness around the Peace Prize. That is how the international media functions. The international media is confronted with a reality that we have been trying to highlight for a while.
January 15, 2021 16:07 UTC
“90 Day Fiancé” viewers are in disbelief after seeing pictures of Ariela Weinberg’s remarkable transformation. While “90 Day Fiancé” viewers are still in the dark over the pair’s relationship status, they have expressed their surprise after seeing Ariela’s latest Instagram picture. Fans have praised Ariela after seeing her impressive weight loss picturesThe American reality star recently shared a stunning picture of her amazing new look. During her run on “90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way,” Ariela gave birth to her son, Aviel, and fans have been awestruck by her unbelievable weight loss journey over the past few months. While fans have praised Ariela after she shared her stunning weight loss pictures, the American reality star had earlier admitted that she appeared on “90 Day Fiancé” to support her boyfriend’s career.
January 15, 2021 16:07 UTC
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the end of military operations in Tigray on Saturday evening after the government soldiers entered the regional capital, Mekelle. “I am pleased to share that we have completed and ceased the military operations in the Tigray region,” he said. In a statement on Twitter, Abiy said the army was in full control of Mekelle and that this “marks the completion of the Ethiopian National Forces’ last phase”. The advance on Mekelle came almost a week after Abiy told the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) leadership to surrender or face an assault on their stronghold. Federal police were searching for the leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and would bring them to the court of law, the prime minister said.
January 15, 2021 11:15 UTC
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January 15, 2021 09:56 UTC
By XINHUA More by this AuthorSouth Sudan's President Salva Kiir has expressed readiness to mediate between Sudan and Ethiopia to end their border conflict, said Sudan's Sovereign Council on Thursday. Al-Burhan underlined "the friendly and fraternal solution" for the border dispute with Ethiopia, Gatluak added. Sudan accuses Ethiopian farmers, backed by armed forces, of seizing Sudanese lands at Sudan's Fashaga area along the border and cultivating them since 1995. On December 16, 2020, the Sudanese army announced that Ethiopian forces and militias ambushed its troops on the Sudanese side of the border. On December 19, 2020, the Sudanese army announced the deployment of strong reinforcements to the Gadaref State on the eastern border with Ethiopia.
January 15, 2021 09:40 UTC