Addis Ababa News

Swedish journalists found guilty of supporting terrorism in Ethiopia

An Ethiopian court has found two Swedish journalists guilty of helping and promoting the banned Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebel group, and entering Ethiopia illegally. On 21 December...
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Ethiopian government cracks down on opposition

The Ethiopian government has stepped up its accusations against opposition journalists and politicians in recent weeks with official charges against 24 people, six of whom are journalists, under its s...
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Ethiopia reduces charges against Swedish journalists

The two Swedish journalists facing trial for terrorism in Ethiopia have had some of the charges against them dropped. Photographer Johan Persson and reporter Martin Schibbye no longer face the charge...
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AU meet in Addis Ababa after Gaddafi death

The Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) has been authorised by the African Union (AU) to take their place in the AU, during an emergency meeting at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa on 20 Octo...
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Ethiopia cracks down on journalists

Ethiopia charged two Swedish freelance journalists with terrorism, at a court in Addis Ababa on 6 September. Reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson had been held in jail since they we...
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Crackdown on Ethiopian opposition

Reports of several hundred arrests of supporters of Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa voting registration extended

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia has extended by one week the registration for voting in Addis Ababa
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New US Embassy in Addis Ababa

The US embassy in Ethiopia has been relocated to a safer location on Entoto Road overlooking Addis Ababa. Housing both the US embassy to Ethiopia and the US mission to the African Union, the chancery...
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African Union supports Kenya’s case against the ICC

The African Union (AU) has decided to support Kenya
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African Union meets at moment of turmoil

Ambassadors of the African Union's 53 member states are meeting at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa for the 16th assembly of heads of state and government of the AU. The session
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Addis Ababa sees high turnout for southern Sudan referendum

Large numbers of southern Sudanese living in nearby Ethiopia have turned out at the start of their week-long referendum for independence for the southern region. The result of the 2005 Comprehensi...
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Voter registration for Southern Sudanese in Ethiopia

An independent commission representing the governments of Sudan and its autonomous southern region has started to register Southern Sudanese people living in neighbouring Ethiopia. The provisions...
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Ethiopian election results confirmed

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has confirmed the provisional results of the general election on 23 May, which returned the ruling Ethiopian People
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Ethiopia elections "peaceful and calm"

European Union (EU) observers in Ethiopia are looking into claims by the opposition of electoral malpractice during the 23 May parliamentary and state council elections, which they have however descri...
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Africa Day on 25 May

25 May is Africa Day, when the African Union (AU) officially celebrates unity on the African continent. It marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the fo...
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Ethiopia elections on 23 May

Campaigning for elections ends in Ethiopia ahead of parliamentary and state council elections on 23 May. 29,170,867 people out of a total population of 85 million have registered to vote in the po...
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Ethiopia readies for parliamentary elections

On 23 May 2010 Ethiopians go to the polls to elect their new federal parliament. The main competitors are the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), led by prime minister Me...
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African Union elects Bingu wa Mutharika as new president

The African Union has decided not to confirm the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, as its president for a second year. The position has gone to the president of Malawi, Bingu wa Mutharika, a...

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