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FOUR MISSING OROMO FEDERALIST CONGRESS MEMBERS, CO-DEFENDANTS APPEAR IN COURT THIS MORNING

Twenty two defendants, including four missing senior members of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) have appeared at the Federal High Court 19thCriminal Bench this morning. The court adjourned the next hearing, which will be a defense hearing, until May 10th. Federal prosecutors have charged 22 members of the OFC on Friday April 22nd with

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Ethiopian delegation to hold talks with Galmudug state amid killings by Liyuu police

A delegation from Ethiopia will hold talks with Galmudug state following a week of killings from which has left 20 people dead and displaced families. Goobjoog News has exclusively learnt the Ethiopian team will visit Adado town to hold talks over the killings which both sides are trading accusations on responsibility. Locals interviewed by Goobjoog

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BREAKING – ETHIOPIA CHARGES PROMINENT OPPOSITION MEMBER BEKELE GERBA, OTHERS WITH TERRORISM

    Mahlet Fasil Prosecutors have today charged 22 individuals, including prominent opposition member Bekele Gerba (pictured), first secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), with various articles of Ethiopia’s much criticized Anti Terrorism Proclamation (ATP). Addis Standard could not obtain details of the charges as of yet. However, charges include, but not

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New Russian battle tanks for sale at Russian Arms expo in Moscow 2013.

  MOSCOW — Russia is ready to fulfill weapons sales requests from any country including Somalia, once the sanctions imposed on it are lifted, a senior spokesman of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said Wednesday. “Russia is ready to satisfy requests for arms deliveries from all countries, including Somalia, should they not be subjected to sanctions,” the official told RIA Novosti.On Tuesday, Russian

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Ethiopia, ICRC sign agreement facilitating operations

Ethiopia, ICRC sign agreement facilitating operations   ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have today signed a framework agreement for ICRC’s activities in Ethiopia. Signing the agreement, State Minister of   Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Taye Atske-selassie stated the ICRC’s activities in Ethiopia date back to 1981 and that their

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More than 400 migrants drown in the Mediterranean after four overcrowded boats capsized whilst crossing from Egypt to Italy

More than 400 migrants drown in the Mediterranean after four overcrowded boats capsized whilst crossing from Egypt to Italy Monday April 18, 2016   Most of the 400 migrants aboard the boat were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy. (file picture) Dozens of African migrants have reportedly drowned

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Ethiopia Accuses South Sudan Gunmen of killing 140

Group of armed men from South Sudan crossed the border between Ethiopia and killed more then 140 civilian people according to Ethiopia officials. “The Ethiopian defense force is currently chasing after the perpetrators,” Ethiopia communication minister Getachew Reda told The Associated Press Sunday. The government of Ethiopia blamed Friday’s attack near their border of Gambellla on

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Jubaland president expresses optimism after Mogadishu conference

Jubaland president expresses optimism after Mogadishu conference Kismayo, Jubaland (Waraq News)—President Ahmed Mohamed Islam of Jubaland has expressed optimism of a better future following National Consultation Leadership meeting in Mogadishu between 9-11 April 2016. Speaking with the media in Kismayo, He said Somali politicians discussed the electoral process without any foreign negotiators and that is

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CAN SOMALIA HOLD ELECTIONS IN 2016?

CAN SOMALIA HOLD ELECTIONS IN 2016? April 15, 2016 BY CONOR GAFFE Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, pictured attending a ceremony in Pretoria, South Africa, on May 24, 2014. Mohamud and other Somali leaders are attempting to coordinate national elections in the war-torn Horn of Africa state before the end of 2016.MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Somalia

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US STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SEVER RIGHTS ABUSES IN ETHIOPIA BUT BARELY SCRATCHED RECENT OROMO PROTEST

  April 15 (Addiss Standrad)_Report’s minimal attention on massive rights abuses and killings during the Oromo Protests angered activists The State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor released the latest country report including for Ethiopia on April 13, 2016. Much to its usual details, the Ethiopia report identified harassment and intimidation against opposition

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