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Death toll rises to seven in Woldia’s Epiphany clash

The number of deceased in yesterday's clash in Woldia Town at the Kana Zegelila celebration in connection to the Epiphany Festival reached seven, the Northern Wolo Zone Police Department Head, Commander Amare Goshu, told the regional broadcaster Amhara TV, this evening. Kana Zegelila is the second day of the Epiphany Festival.

Many dead in Woldia’s Epiphany Festival

A number of people have been reported dead in a clash between the security forces and the youth that swarmed the streets of Woldia, a town in the Amhara Regional State, for the celebration of Kana Zegelila, the second day of the Epiphany Festival, it was learnt.

Int’l trade union laments labor exploitation

Campaigns for minimum wage in Africa The International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC) joining African trade unions campaigning for a minimum wage Wednesday called on Ethiopian authorities to rein in exploitative wages in the country.

Decision to free detainees lauded far and wide

Western governments as well as global human rights advocates and others have commended the Ethiopian government for releasing prominent opposition politician Merera Gudina (PhD) along with hundreds in detention over the past few years.

A hero’s welcome

None but one phrase best describes the commotion around the gates of Kilinto prison and in the vicinities of Merera Gudina’s (PhD) home to congratulate the famous opposition leader for his release from prison after a year and a month – a hero’s welcome.

Ethiopia, Egypt reigniting talks on dam cooperation

On separate visits to Cairo this week, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu met their Egyptian counterparts in a bid to settle recent diplomatic turmoil in the wake of the political upheaval at home.

Attorney General drops 528 charges

The Federal Attorney General, Getachew Ambaye, announced today that the government of Ethiopia has given an order to terminate a total of 528 ongoing cases involving politicians and other suspects on federal and Southern Regional State levels.