Ethiopia: Paramilitaries ‘Kill At Least 40’ in Oromia Region

Officials say paramilitary forces from the Somali region carried out cross-border attacks in Oromia’s East Hararghe. At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, a... Read more »
Ethiopian gold

Saudi Billionaire Al-Amoudi’s Ethiopia Gold Mine Has 128 Tons Ready

National Mining Corp., a closely held company majority-owned by Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi, said it has 128 tons of gold ready to be mined at its Okote project in south Ethiopia. “With... Read more »

Meles Zenawi warning opposition groups on organizing people’s revolution

VOA: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi issued a blunt warning to opposition groups he says are trying to organize a people’s revolution. Mr. Meles on Tuesday accused the largest opposition coalition of... Read more »
Ethiopian federal police

Ethiopia Accused of Detaining Activists in Oromia to Deter Uprising

Peter Heinlein:VOA Ethiopia has detained dozens of political activists as part of what opposition groups say is a crackdown aimed at preventing a North African or Middle Eastern style popular uprising. Our... Read more »
Church burned by extrimists

Ethiopia: Police Arrested 130 People in Church Burning Incidents

(VOA): Police in Ethiopia have arrested 130 people described as religious extremists in connection with a series of church burnings in a Muslim-majority area. Tensions are simmering in a region where Muslims... Read more »
Muslim extremists burn churches in Asendabo, Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Islamist extremists burned dozens of churches and residences in Oromia

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle (ADDIS ABABA) – An unidentified group of angered Islamist extremists have burnt dozens of churches and homes at a Christian neighbourhood in Ethiopia’s vast Oromya region. It is believed... Read more »