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Council directs regions to address recurring protest

Regions to be accountable for unrest in their regions The National Security Council of Ethiopia issued a stern warning to regional governments on Friday that they will be held accountable if they do not control the simmering protests in their respective jurisdictions for they are no longer tolerated by the state.

Al-Amoudi detained in Riyadh

Mohammad Hussein al-Amoudi, an Ethiopian-born Saudi Arabian businessman and owner of MIDROC – a multinational investment company that has substantial interests in petroleum, agribusiness, property, industry and industrial services, engineering and construction, tourism and trade and investment – has been arrested over the weekend together with dozens of prominent officials and members of the royal family in Saudi Arabia for allegations of corruption.

Movers and Shakers!!!

The Oromo People Democratic Organization (OPDO), one of the four parties making up the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), has concluded its most anticipated four day conference agreeing up on ten decisive points which include the need to solve the border conflict along its administrative region: Oromia and Somali Regional States.

Ethiopia’s first tobacco survey reveals alarming trend

Bahir Dar bans Khat By Yonas Abiye and Dawit Endeshaw In the wake of international tobacco companies’ vying to gain a foothold in the Ethiopian tobacco market, a new survey released on Wednesday revealed that there are around 3.7 million tobacco users and 2.9 million adult cigarette smokers in the country.