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[Breaking News] 9 civilians shot dead as unknown armed men open fire in Benishangul

[Breaking News] 9 civilians shot dead as unknown armed men open fire in Benishangul

Apr. 16 | Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Nine civilians lost their lives on Wednesday morning as unidentified armed men sprayed bullets on a civil car in Benishangul Gumuz, Sherkole woreda, a press statement from the government communication affairs office said. “Unknown...

Goran Stevanović fails to reach deal to coach Ethiopian national team

Goran Stevanović fails to reach deal to coach Ethiopian national team

Apr. 15 | Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Serbian football manager and former player, Goran Stevanović won’t be taking charge of the Ethiopian National Football Team. The 47-year-old Stevanović had been close to filling the head coach’s position...

Ethiopia: Defense Ministry Ready to Protect the Grand Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia: Defense Ministry Ready to Protect the Grand Renaissance Dam

Apr. 12 | Ethiopia’s Minister of Defense, Siraj Fegessa, has told the country’s legislators that his ministry is prepared to shield the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) from any attacks. He relayed this information while presenting his ministry’s bi-annual...

ARTICLE 19 says its staffer detained in Ethiopia

ARTICLE 19 says its staffer detained in Ethiopia

Apr. 11 | (Article 19)  – Ethiopian immigration officials detained a member of staff from ARTICLE 19’s East Africa office on 3 April for 29 hours without any access to legal advice or consular support. Fortunately, Patrick Mutahi, a trainer in protection,...

MEDREK or the End of a Political Masquerade? (Messay Kebede, PhD)

MEDREK or the End of a Political Masquerade? (Messay Kebede, PhD)

Apr. 9 | It is now abundantly clear that the project of creating a strong multiparty opposition by uniting unitary parties and ethnic parties is anything but feasible. The inability of MEDREK to achieve unity despite numerous attempts as well as Dr. Negaso Gidada’s––who...

Aanolee Memorial Monument colorfully inaugurated in Arsi

Aanolee Memorial Monument colorfully inaugurated in Arsi

Apr. 8 | Awramba Times (Hetosa, Arsi) – The Aanolee memorial monument which was erected as a tribute to the Arsi Oromos who were victims of the Emperor Menelik’s imperial expansion, in the 19th century, colorfully inaugurated in the presence of high-level...

Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency Found Guilty of Defamation

Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency Found Guilty of Defamation

Apr. 6 | The Federal First Instance Court Ninth Civil Bench at Lideta on Tuesday found the state-owned broadcaster, the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA), guilty of defamation. The charge that was brought by Unity Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party accused...

US aid to Egypt used for terrorism: Ethiopia official

US aid to Egypt used for terrorism: Ethiopia official

Apr. 5 | By MGoth A Member of Ethiopia’s largest opposition party UDJ blamed Egypt’s financial assistance to al Shabab militants in Somalia for spreading terrorism in the horn of Africa. According to MP Girma Seifu of the Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ)...

Celebrating the Third Anniversary of GERD in Guba (Video)

Celebrating the Third Anniversary of GERD in Guba (Video)

Apr. 4 | Celebrating the Third Anniversary of the launching of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Guba, Benishangul Gumuz regional state.

Discussion: The saga of jailed journalists in Ethiopia

Discussion: The saga of jailed journalists in Ethiopia

Apr. 1 | Editors of Awramba Times discuss on the saga of jailed journalists in Ethiopia.

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