Ethiopian opposition leader pleads not guilty to incitement charges

Ethiopian opposition leader pleads not guilty to incitement charges

by Aaron Maasho,Addis Ababa Reuters March 3,2017 An Ethiopian opposition leader from a region hit by deadly anti-government protests last year pleaded not guilty in court on Friday, after prosecutors brought charges against him for inciting unrest. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress from the Oromiya region which was the center of protests […]

Ethiopia to impose lifetime bans on drug cheats:Reuters

Ethiopia to impose lifetime bans on drug cheats:Reuters

By Aaron Maasho Reuters December 28,2016 ADDIS ABABA -Ethiopia, one of five countries the IAAF says is in “critical care” over its drug-testing systems, will impose lifetime bans on drug cheats, the new president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) said on Wednesday. The Horn of Africa country has for many years dominated distance running […]

Eritrean diplomat seeks asylum in Ethiopia – state media

Eritrean diplomat seeks asylum in Ethiopia – state media

Reuters By Aaron Maasho May 13,2015 Addis Ababa May 13 An Eritrean diplomat from the Red Sea state’s mission to the African Union is seeking asylum in Ethiopia, state-run media said, citing rights abuses at home. Mohammed Idris, a member of the ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), had served with Eritrea’s diplomatic […]

Ethiopia bets on grand projects in drive for industrial power

* Government touts cheap power, reliable transport * Ethiopia wants manufacturers and exporters * Economists say must give more room for private business * Foreigners cannot invest in banking, telecoms sectors Reuters By Edmund Blair and Aaron Maasho February 8,2015 ADDIS ABABA, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Chinese workers mingle with Ethiopians putting the finishing touches […]

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