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Police apprehends more than 40 firearms destined to Addis Ababa

Police have apprehended more than 40 Kalashnikov firearms at Sululta check point in Oromia, north of Addis Ababa, while they were being transported to the capital on September 20, 2018.

Although the truck driver that was carrying the illegal firearms tried to escape, the Oromia Police blocked his vehicles and put him under arrest.

Teddy Afro gives a million birr in aid for Burayu incident victims

The renowned artist Tewodros Kassahun aka Teddy Afro has given one million birr in support of the victims of the attack in Oromia Special Zone Burayu and surrounding areas, today September 20, 2018.

Condemning the sorrowful mishap in the area, Teddy Afro wished for their souls to rest in peace for the deceased and extended his condolence for the bereaved.

He said that, “we have to work hard for love and brotherhood.”

US Embassy security alert puzzles Addis

A statement issued by the US Embassy in Addis Ababa on September 18, 2018 regarding a planned demonstration in the city on September 19, 2018 and advising its employees to stay home have puzzled Addis Ababans since the speculated protest hasn’t taken place in the capital today.

Five die, bombs apprehended in Addis Ababa’s demonstration

Five people have died due to a clash with the police today, September 17, 2018 amidst a massive demonstration in Addis Ababa where residents of the city took to the streets to protest what was said to be an ethnically charged attack on civilians over the weekend.

Addis Ababa demonstrates against recent violence

Following the brutal violence that commences at the end of the week and over weekend in Burayu and the surrounding areas of Addis Ababa claiming the lives of unknown number of individuals, injured hundreds and displaced thousands, the residents of Addis Ababa are demonstrating at Meskel Square today September 17, 2018.

Investment Commission commissioner resigns

At the helm for a mere six month after replacing the long-time commissioner, Fitsum Arega; the recently promoted commissioner of an institution that has become an important government agency in charge of luring foreign investment and changing the narrative of the nation, Belachew Mekuria (PhD) has cited family obligations as a reason for his resignation.

Korean court sentences diplomat recalled from Ethiopia

A year after South Korea recalled its ambassador to Ethiopia over accusations of using his power to pressure and sexually abuse young aid workers associated with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the Seoul Central District Court has passed judgment on his actions.

Too early to lift UN sanctions on Eritrea: Tibor Nagy

Tibor Nagy, Assistant Secretary for the US Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs, in his testament in front of the Congress welcomed the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea but said it is too early to lift the sanction imposed on Eritrea nine years ago.

Marie Stopes, BlueStar team-up on family planning issues

Marie Stopes and BlueStar Healthcare Network are teaming up to help the issue of family planning. The new effort is set to target vulnerable populations in the rural parts of the nation. The new campaign worth 10 million birr is expected to target those between the ages of 15 – 29 dubbed – Family Planning Demand Creation Campaign.