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Oromia police arrests Ministry of Mines official

Oromia Regional State Police arrested Tewolde Tekleberhan, director of Mineral marketing and Value Chain Directorate with the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas, in Modjo town on April 21 in connection with an export mineral shipment.

UN Human Rights chief to visit Ethiopia

Just a week after Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn rejected calls by the UN and EU for an independent probe into the deaths of hundreds of people during months of anti government protests in parts of the country, the UN Human Rights Chief, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is set to visit Ethiopia next week.

Fist of fury

The Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa is slowly evolving to become one of the sought after security summits in Africa. Launched in 2012, the summit is an independent initiative of ex-presidents and prominent personalities in Africa including Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Thabo Mbeki of South Africa.

Stirring Africa’s resource ‘curse’ into blessing

The annual Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, which convenes in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, every year, is an independent initiative of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University and of eminent African personalities.

Bahraini newspaper domestic worker ad angers Ethiopians

As the United States is set to drop the issues of human rights condition in the selling of arms and jets to an ever totalitarian Bahrain society, a Bahrain recruitment agency has come under fire for advertising a competition to win an “Ethiopian domestic worker”.

Ethiopia to reorient policy on Eritrea

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn hinted on Wednesday that a new policy direction might be in the pipeline to replace the existing policy towards its arch foe, Eritrea, which has resulted in the protracted “No War No Peace” situation between the two neighboring countries.