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The Ogaden War

The Ogaden War Witness Listen in pop-out player In 1977 Somalia invaded Ethiopia in an attempt to take control of disputed territory where most of the inhabitants were ethnic Somalis. The ensuing war would become one of the defining events in recent EastAfrican history. Hear from General Mohamed Nur Galal, one of the architects of


Deafening Silence from Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government is cracking down on journalists and NGOs. Where’s the outrage from the international community? By Felix Horne, April 12, 2016. Protest in Addis Ababa (from Gadaa.com via Flickr) Since November, state security forces have killed hundreds of protesters and arrested thousands in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest region. It’s the biggest political crisis to

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Ethiopia to begin online tax payment system

Ethiopia to begin online tax payment system ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) said it will launch e-payment (payment of taxes online by taxpayers) as of next Ethiopian fiscal year. ERCA’s Director of Education and Communications, Ephrem Mekonnen, told FBC today that the system helps to save time and money as


Car bomb kills four at restaurant in Mogadishu

Car bomb kills four at restaurant in Mogadishu   Hiiraan Online MOGADISHU (HOL) – A car bomb blast outside a restaurant in the Somali capital killed at least four people Monday, police said.Somali capital has witnessed a surge in bombings over the few months. The attacks claimed by Al Shabab militants highlight challenges facing efforts


Leaders of Somali Federal Government and Regional States meet in Mogadishu

Leaders of Somali Federal Government and Regional States meet in Mogadishu. A closed-door meeting on issues about Vision 2016 and Elections started today in Mogadishu, where Somali Federal government leaders and heads of Regional States struggle to reach a comprehensive idea to accelerate and build electoral committee. According to sources, meetings came after agreeing on


Ethiopia’s clampdown on dissent tests ethnic federal structure

Kala Gezahegn, the leader of the Konso people, addresses a crowd. His arrest highlighted growing tensions in Ethiopia between state power and ethnic groups’ desire for autonomy. Photograph: Courtesy of Kasaye Soka Protests sparked by the arrest of Konso leader Kala Gezahegn underlined growing tensions between Ethiopia’s central government and many ethnic populations Nothing seemed

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