• Ethiopia Blocks Internet On National Exam Day

    Ethiopia blocks internet as Grade 10 students goes to National Exam today and as Grade 12 students are preparing for their University entrance exam that will commence next Monday. There has been no official confirmation from the government with regards to the internet blockage but different sources were able to confirm that the internet service was interrupted on Tuesday.

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  • European Parliament Demands Investigation Into Ethiopia Killings

    The European Parliament passed a resolution calling for a United Nations-led independent investigation into the killing of protesters in Ethiopia.

    Between November 2015 and October 2016, Ethiopian security forces killed hundreds of protesters, and detained tens of thousands. An overly restrictive state of emergency has been in place for the past seven months, and tens of thousands more people have been detained under it. On

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  • Muslim cleric urges Fifa to BAN Christian players from making the sign of the cross after scoring

    A SAUDI Muslim cleric said Fifa should ban Christian football players making the sign of the cross after scoring or coming onto the pitch.

    Mohammed al Arefe demanded the world football governing body step in to outlaw the prayer symbol.
    The university religion professor who has a massive following in Saudi Arabia made his call on Twitter to 17.4million people.

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  • Candidate to Lead the W.H.O. Accused of Covering Up Epidemics

    A leading candidate to head the World Health Organization was accused this week of covering up three cholera epidemics in his home country, Ethiopia, when he was health minister — a charge that could seriously undermine his campaign to run the agency.

    The accusation against Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was made by a prominent global health expert who is also an informal adviser to Dr. David Nabarro, a rival candidate in the race for W.H.O. director general.

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    Axum | The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, His Holiness Abune Mathias, announced this morning that the most prized biblical treasure in the world, the Ark of Covenant, was stolen last night from the catacombs of the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion.  The guardians of the artefact were allegedly put to sleep through the use of chemical weapons, before the robbers entered the crypt and stole the precious Holy item.

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  • Over 20,000 jailed under Ethiopia’s state decree released

    The state decree inquiry board said a total of 20,659 citizens jailed since the imposition of the decree have so far been freed after receiving renewal training, including on the constitution, rule of law and color revolution, among others.

    According to the board, 475 of the total detainees were freed on advice. The remaining nearly 5,000 suspects, however, will remain in custody to face justice.

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