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#OromoProtests in Ethiopia take an unexpected turn

< (OPride) — At least 8 people were killed and more than 30 others injured on October 11, 2017 in renewed protests across Ethiopia’s restive Oromia state. Peaceful protests were reported again on Thursday in several Oromia towns, including Woliso in West Shawa, where locals reported a peaceful rally of more than 15,000 people. Yesterday’s […]

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Concern as flower farmers relocate to Ethiopia

By Antony Gitonga | Published Fri, October 13th 2017 Prolonged labour disputes and high cost of production are driving flower farmers out of the country, players have said. According to Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui, unending strikes by workers agitating for higher pay against the backdrop of a shrinking market had seen flower farmers relocate to […]

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Ethiopiachin: 1st Anniversary – SBS Amhari

Ethiopiachin: 1st Anniversary – SBS Amhari

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TPLF regime responds to Prof. Al Mariam for the first time ever. Questions Prof. Al’s Ethiopian-ness.

Prof. Al Mariam VOA Interview 10 12 2017 TPLF regime responds to Prof. Al Mariam for the first time ever. Questions Prof. Al’s Ethiopian-ness.

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Ethiopia: BBN Daily News October 12, 2017

Ethiopia: BBN Daily News October 12, 2017

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Ethiopia treats 617,000 hectares of maize amid armyworm outbreak

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia has treated some 617,056 hectares of maize that would otherwise be ravaged by the fall armyworm, Ethiopia’s agricultural ministry said Thursday. Tewabe Chane, communication expert at the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, told Xinhua that the fall armyworm, first spotted in Ethiopia in late February, has […]

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A Mass Protest  Ambo University Woliso Campus

A Mass Protest is going on in Woliso town. The protest is still going on in front of the Campus!

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Summit Call for Peace and Reconciliation SBS Amharic

Summit Call for Peace and Reconciliation SBS Amharic

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BBN Daily News October 11, 2017

BBN Daily News October 11, 2017

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Violent protests and road closures in and around Shashamane

The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of violent protests and road closures in and around Shashamane, approximately 250 km south of Addis Ababa.  There are reports of casualties.  The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid travel to Shashamane at this time.  As always, review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including […]

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Cartoon of the day: Abdi Mohamoud Omar & Federal Government

Cartoon of the day: Abdi Mohamoud Omar & Federal Government

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Ethiopia Devalues Currency by 15 Percent

REUTERS Ethiopia devalues currency by 15 percent to boost exports ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s central bank devalued the Ethiopian birr ETB= by 15 percent on Tuesday, its first such move in seven years to boost lagging exports. The birr was quoted by the National Bank of Ethiopia at a weighted average of 23.4177 against the […]

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The TPLF: An Unreliable Ally in the War Against Terror – NY/NJ Ethiopian Task Force

Congress should pass H.R. 128 and the Senate should pass S.R. 168. Neither should succumb to the deceptive games of the TPLF and SGR lobbying group As a member of AMISOM TCC (African Union Mission in Somalia Troop Contributing Countries), the TPLF regime in Ethiopia has shamelessly used the war on terror to enrich its […]

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BBN Special Ethiopian News October 10, 2017

BBN Special Ethiopian News October 10, 2017

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News Analysis: Abadula Gemeda | by Sadik Ahmed

News Analysis: Abadula Gemeda | by Sadik Ahmed

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Tewodros Tsegaye Interview with Dr Bereket Habtesilasie

Tewodros Tsegaye Interview with Dr Bereket Habtesilasie

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News October 9, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News October 9, 2017

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Ethiopia: HK airport customs finds HK$2 million of cocaine in bag’s false bottom

Customs officers seized almost HK$2 million (US$255,000) worth of suspected cocaine at Hong Kong International Airport from a 31-year-old man arriving from Ethiopia, who allegedly stowed the drug in a hidden compartment of his hand luggage. The man, who faces a maximum fine of HK$5 million and potential life imprisonment under the city’s drug laws, […]

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Habtemichael Demissie dies in car accident

Habtemichael Demissie dies in car accident

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Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News October 9, 2017

Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News October 9, 2017

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WARNS SOMALI REGIONAL STATE COMMUNICATION OFFICE AGAINST PUBLISHING INCITING MESSAGES

Addis Abeba – Oct. 10/2017 – In an urgent statement released to the media this afternoon, the federal government communication affairs bureau issued a stern warning to the Somali regional state communication bureau to stop publishing and distributing inciting messages immediately. According to the statement, at such a time when the Oromia and Somali regional […]

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Ethiopia’s ex-speaker Abadula confirms his exit, mute on reasons

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Abadula Gemeda, was Speaker of the Ethiopian parliament until last Saturday after the news broke that he had resigned his position. The 59-year-old in a broadcast on Oromia State television confirmed the news but opted to keep the reasons for later. He will not also disclose his next political moves as […]

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Ethiopia: Watch Abadula Gemeda’s Statement on his resignation

Watch Abadula Gemeda’s Statement on his resignation

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Tirunesh Dibaba Dominates Chicago Marathon

Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba, a three-time Olympic champion, captured the women’s crown of the Chicago Marathon, while Galen Rupp became the first American man in 15 years to win the men’s race. DIBABA DOMINATES Dibaba vowed to challenge the women’s course record of 2:17:18 set by British world record holder Paula Radcliffe in 2002 and was […]

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South Sudanese rebels deny recruiting Ethiopian citizens

October 7, 2017 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese armed opposition official has dismissed claims that the rebel group was recruiting Ethiopian citizens from the Gambella region to engage in the armed conflict. Rebel fighters aligned with former vice-president Riek Machar gather in a village in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state on 8 February 2014 (Photo: […]

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OMN Breaking News October 7, 2017 – Abadula Gemeda

OMN Breaking News October 7, 2017 – Abadula Gemeda

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Ethiopia: Year-on-year inflation hits 10.8 percent in September

by APA News Ethiopian year-on-year inflation increased to 10.8 percent in September from 10.4 percent in August, according to the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA).September is a month of multiple holidays in Ethiopia which leaves its own influence on the rise in inflation, the agency said in a statement on Saturday. It said food […]

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Abadula Gemeda Resigns Speakership: Here’s Why He’s Leaving

Abadula Gemeda Resigns Speakership: Here’s Why He’s Leaving

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Forum 65: Dr Birhanemeskel Abebe Segni on Ireecha & President Lemma Megersa’s leadership

Forum 65: Dr Birhanemeskel Abebe Segni on Ireecha & President Lemma Megersa’s leadership

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News October 6, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News October 6, 2017

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