Scores of Shabaab Suspects Arrested
[The Star]65 Ethiopians suspected to be members of the Al Shabaab were arrested this morning in Ruiru.
Rwanda, Nigeria's National Conference and an Ethiopia-Eritrea War
[Daily Trust]"A nation of 4 million cannot deny 70 million people access to the sea, It is a matter of time, but another war is inevitable" (Teshome Gabre Mariam - former attorney general of Ethiopia).
President Kiir, Ethiopian PM Meet Over South Sudan Crisis
[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -The South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir, on Thursday arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where he held talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn on the political turmoil in South Sudan.
World's Media Chiefs Press African Leaders on Freedoms
[allAfrica]Cape Town -Editors and publishers from across the world have singled out the governments of Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa and Swaziland for threatening free expression and media freedom.
Stop Arresting Journalists, Say World Editors, Publishers
[allAfrica]The text of a resolution of the General Assembly of the International Press Institute calling on the Ethiopian government to review its use of anti-terrorism laws against journalists:
IPI Members Call for Court Review of South African Bill
[IPI]Cape Town -Leading global journalists are urging South African President Jacob Zuma to send controversial legislation to the Constitutional Court for review amid concerns that the bill could block reporters' access to sensitive public information.
Gunmen Attack Bus in Western Ethiopia, 9 Killed
[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -Unknown gunmen on Tuesday opened fire at a passenger bus in western Ethiopia killing nine and wounding seven others, some with severe injuries, Redwan Hussein, a government spokesperson, told reporters today.
Ethiopian Authorities Detain Article 19 Staff for 29 Hours
[IFEX]Ethiopian immigration officials detained a member of staff from ARTICLE 19's East Africa office on 3 April for 29 hours without any access to legal advice or consular support.
UNHCR Increases Aid As South Sudanese Refugees Stream Into Ethiopia
[UNHCR]Geneva -UNHCR announced on Tuesday it had begun airlifts and construction of new camps to help South Sudanese refugees fleeing to Ethiopia, who now total more than 95,000 and are growing at up to 1,000 a day.
46 Ethiopians Charged With Illegal Residence in Kenya, Security Sweep Continues
[Sabahi]Forty-six Ethiopians were charged Monday (April 14th) in Kenyan courts with illegal residence after they were arrested during an ongoing security sweep, Kenya's Capital FM reported.
Ethiopians Deny Illegal Residence
[The Star]Twenty Eight Ethiopian nationals were yesterday charged in a Makadara court with being in Kenya illegally. Munira Bashir, Hamdi Abdihakim, Tafakar Ndambike, Isaack Kabare and 24 others were charged with being found at Eastleigh in Nairobi with no identification documents.
Ethiopia's Chickpea Industry Sees Boost By Large-Scale Initiative
[Addis Fortune]A Guts Agro Industry initiative means that Ethiopia's staple Shiro dish will soon be pre-packaged and available in supermarkets and shops after the company secured 66,000 dollars in funding from USAID.
Court Orders United, Chamber for Proofs Over Assembly Attendance
[Addis Fortune]The Federal First Instance Court's Fifth Commercial Bench ordered the Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association (AACCSA) to come up with evidence proving that the representative of United Insurance S.C, Zafu Eyesuswork, attended the Ninth General Assembly Meeting of the Chamber held on December 19, 2013.
Kuriftu Branches Out to Djibouti With Luxury Lodge On Red Sea Island
[Addis Fortune]Though only at the beginning of its design stage, modern construction techniques mean that Kuriftu Resort & Spa will be enticing tourists to Moucha Island in a year's time
Access Drags Heels in Quarter Billion Birr Lawsuit
[Addis Fortune]A judge at the Federal High Court's Sixth Civil Bench postponed until April 17,2014 the decision of whether Access Real Estate (ARE) can amend its statement of defence, submitted to the charge filed against it by Gabby Investments Plc. Gabby claims that this request by Access was an unnecessary move to drag out proceedings.
Ethio-Kenyan Commercial Ties Strengthened By SSA Ratification
[Addis Fortune]Cross-border business opportunities are expected to improve as the two countries agree to create a less restrictive and protectionist environment for bilateral investment and commerce within the limits set by national legal frameworks.
MSES to Benefit From Br5.5 Million Civil Society Fund
[Addis Fortune]Funded by the Ethiopian government and the EU, approximately 3,000 businesses are expected to benefit from a project that will develop market chains while also offering training and marketing opportunities to entrepreneurs.
International Pharmaceutical Giant to Enter the Ethiopian Market
[Addis Fortune]50 million dollar Hikma Cure Pharmaceutical SC awaiting the ratification of its investment license before beginning business in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia Is Growing Fast, but Not As Fast the Govt Wants
[Addis Fortune]With only one year to go before the expiry of the Growth & Transformation Plan (GTP), Members of Parliament expressed concerns about the failure to trigger economic structural transformation when the Plan's implementation performance for the year 2012/13 was presented to them on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Discussion was dominated by problems related to export performance and limited resource allocation to the private sector.
From North to South, East to West, Media Freedom in Africa Under Challenge
[allAfrica]The executive director of the International Press Institute (IPI), Alison Bethel McKenzie, delivered a wide-ranging report on press freedom in the world to the institute's world congress in Cape Town on Sunday. Excerpts from the report relating to the state of press freedom in Africa: