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Former Head of Ethiopia’s Military-run METEC Arrested as He Tries to Flee

BY TESFANEWS Ethiopia arrested the former head of the military-run industrial conglomerate – the Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) – as he tries to flee the country, state-run EBC reported on Tuesday. “Brigadier General Kinfe Dagnew, a suspect in the case, was apprehended around Humera,” the announcement said, referring to a town located at the…

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Cash Runs Out in Khartoum as Sudan Struggles to Halt Economic Crisis

BY KHALID ABDELAZIZ | REUTERS Many cash machines in the Sudanese capital have run out of banknotes as the government scrambles to prevent economic collapse with a sharp devaluation and emergency austerity measures. Rising demand for cash due to inflation, lack of trust in the banking system and the central bank’s policy of restricting the…

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Security Council Set to Lift Eritrea Sanctions on Wednesday

BY MICHAELLE NICHOLS | REUTERS The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country’s rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti. Diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the 15-member council completed negotiations on…

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Attorney General Says Security Chiefs Ordered Attack on PM, Orders Arrests

BY REUTERS Ethiopia’s attorney general accused members of the security service of carrying out a grenade attack on a rally attended by the prime minister, as he announced details of a string of investigations that struck at the heart of the establishment. Members of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) were involved in the…

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President Isaias on Working Visit to Amhara Region of Ethiopia

BY SHABAIT President Isaias Afwerki departed to the Federal Democratic of Ethiopia for two-day working visit today, 9 November, at an invitation of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed. Upon arrival at the Gonder Airport, President Isaias was accorded warm welcome by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Demeke Mokennen, President of the…

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Ethiopia: Over 160 Army Generals, Commanders Fired

BY ENGIDU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS Sources close to the Prime Minister disclosed to ESAT that over 160 army generals and commanders have been let go in a major reform by Abiy Ahmed’s government in the upper echelons of the army that was overwhelmingly dominated by ethnic Tigrayans and members of the Tigray People’s Liberation…

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Sanctions and the Negative Campaigns Against Eritrea

BY RUBY SANDHU As developments toward peace and cooperation quickly unfold in the Horn of Africa, it is important to reflect upon the series of politicized campaigns waged against Eritrea. Although the campaigns differed in terms of their approach and implementation, they all negatively impacted the country and violated the fundamental rights of its people.…

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New Eritrea Ambassador to Ethiopia Present Credentials

Ethiopian FM receive credentials of new Eritrea Ambassador Semere Russom

BY TESFA NEWS Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, today received credentials of the Ambassador of the State of Eritrea to Ethiopia, Minister Semere Russom this morning. On the occasion, the two sides exchanged views on recent rapprochement between the two countries, according to the Spokesperson Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of…

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Natnael Berhane Joins Cofidis Replacing Daniel Teklehaimanot

BY CYCLING NEWS Cofidis have signed another WorldTour rider, picking up Natnael Berhane from Dimension Data for the 2019 season. The Eritrean replaces his compatriot and former teammate Daniel Teklehaimanot, who has not received a contract extension. It will be the second spell at a French team for Berhane, who turned pro with Europcar in…

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The ‘Sankofa’ in President Isaias’ Latest Interview

Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to “Go back and get it BY METKEL SEWRA | SHABAIT President Isaias is known for giving thorough interviews that require three or four takes to fully appreciate the depth of his thinking and grasp the far-reaching implications of his responses. The interview…

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