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Haile-Selassie statue in London vandalized

A monument that was erected in honor of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile-Selassie in the United Kingdom has been destroyed by vandals. Found in a park in the South West of London, in the Wimbledon area, it was said to be erected during the rule of the Emperor.

Hachalu Hundessa 1984-2020

The remains of celebrated artist and political activist Hachalu Hundessa was laid to rest on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in his birth place Ambo, Eyesus Gedam Church, some 120 kilometers west of Addis Ababa. The 36-year-old was gunned down on Monday evening in the vicinity of Gelan condominium, located in Akakai Kality Sub City, in Addis Ababa, and was taken to Tirunesh Beijing Hospital, where doctors tried to save his life but failed.

Media implicated in violence following Hachalu’s death

In one of the most polarizing events in the country’s politics, three media outlets have been implicated in fueling the conflicts that followed the killing of the renowned Oromo musician and political activist, Hachalu Hundessa. The government said that it has been monitoring these media outlets for long.

Solving the Somali puzzle

This week marks the independence of Somalia from the yoke of British and Italian colonization. During its colonization, Somalia was divided between Britain and Italy, whereby the northern part of the country was called British Somaliland and other parts of the country was under the rule of Italy. By July 1, 1960 Somalia became an independent and unified country.

Ethiopian-American to run Biden’s transition team

As the US Presidential Election intensifies ahead of a heated election that is mere months away, the leading candidate against President Donald J. Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden has selected Ethiopian-American, Yohannes Abraham to run his Presidential transition team.

Tigray to push ahead with polls despite NEBE snub

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), which received a notice from the Tigray Regional State Council about holding regional polls, has rejected the request citing the Board does not conduct an election unless and otherwise a reassessment is conducted related to the condition of the global pandemic COVID-19 and a conducive environment is created to hold elections.