Human Rights Commission tells lawmakers to “pay special attention” to rising rights abuse including extrajudicial killings, excessive use of force

By Getahun Tsegaye @GetahunTsegay12 Addis Abeba – Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) told lawmakers to pay “special attention” to the increasing level of human rights abuses in Ethiopia including extrajudicial killings, excessive use of force, random detentions, including extended detentions without due process by the court of law,…

Ethiopia: Ethio Telecom solidifies market dominance by embracing 5G

By Yanitsa Boyadzhieva May 11, 2022 State-run Ethio Telecom launched a pre-commercial 5G network in Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa It demonstrated capabilities of the next-generation communications technology through a robot interaction Commercialisation of 5G hinges on market demand for consumer and enterprise services, alongside…

Horn of Africa drought response too slow

Amina Abdulla Regional Director, Horn of Africa In the time it takes for you to read this, hundreds more mothers and fathers in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia will be putting their children to bed hungry, or packing their belongings to move in search of food and safe shelter. Desperately needed rains across the Horn of Africa have so far failed for the fourth consecutive time almost two months into the current rainy season, adding to fears that it could lead to the worst drought in 40 years in the region. The UN has warned that if these conditions continue, the…

Ethiopia: Civil War to Blame for Surge in Online Sales of Ethiopian Artifacts

By Azeb-Tadesse Hahn/DW Experts have noticed a surge in online sales of Ethiopian artifacts. They fear these relics could have been looted during Ethiopia’s ongoing civil war. Many Ethiopians were shocked when the news spread that Ethiopian antiquities can be bought on the online marketplace eBay, as well as on other trading sites. The items listed for sale included centuries-old scrolls and Christian Orthodox bibles, often offered at below-market prices. One antique manuscript cost just €688 ($754). Manuscript expert Hagos Abrha Abay, an Ethiopian academic based in Germany, was one of the first to draw attention to the eBay listings…

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Ethiopian Athlete, Geleta Ulfata, Wins Lagos City Marathon

Dagne Siranesh Yirga, was the first woman to cross the finish line at two hours 33 minutes and 50 seconds. An Ethiopian, Geleta Ulfata, has emerged winner of the 2022 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Ulfata defeated about 300 participants on Saturday morning to win the 42km race. He went away with the grand prize of $30,000 (N12.5million). He crossed the finish line at two hours 11 minutes and 54 seconds, Access bank said in a tweet. Ulfata bested Kenya’s David Barmasai and Emmanuel Naibei, who finished second and third, respectively and will go home with $20,000…