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January 3, 2019 7:35 AM Arrest warrant issued for Ethiopia’s ex-spy chief

The authorities in Ethiopia have issued a warrant for the arrest of the country’s former spy chief Getachew Assefa. There has been speculation that this could be in connection with human rights violations. Mr Getachew was the head of the intelligence agency before Abiy Ahmed became prime minister. Mr Abiy has previously promised that officials who committed 22

December 25, 2018 4:46 AM Libya recovers 34 bodies from Islamic State mass grave

TRIPOLI. – The bodies of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed in Libya by Islamic State (IS) in 2015 have been exhumed from a mass grave, Libyan authorities said on Monday. The grave was unearthed on Sunday, after information was obtained during investigations of arrested IS members, the interior ministry’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said on its Facebook 28

December 12, 2018 9:46 AM Liquid Telecom gets $180m funding boost

Liquid Telecom received a $180 million cash injection from UK development finance institution CDC Group as Africa’s largest fibre-network operator expands broadband infrastructure across the continent. The investment will give London-based CDC a stake of almost 10 percent in Liquid, which is majority owned by Mauritius-based Econet Global. The funding 19

November 19, 2018 4:07 AM Rescued migrants refuse to leave ship taking them to Libya

Dozens of increasingly desperate migrants rescued by a cargo ship in the Mediterranean have been refusing to leave after it docked in a Libyan port. Some told journalists they would rather die than be forced to disembark in Libya where they say they were held captive and tortured by smugglers. The ship brought them to Misrata on 10 November after picking 23

November 14, 2018 5:50 PM Eritrea sanctions lifted after nine years

The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. An arms embargo, asset freeze, and travel ban were imposed in 2009 amid claims Eritrea supported al-Shabab militants in Somalia. The resolution, drafted by the UK, was backed by the US and its Western allies. The UN vote comes amid a thaw in relations between 21

November 13, 2018 5:29 AM West Ham’s Pedro Obiang yet to approach Fifa for nationality swap

West Ham’s Spain-born midfielder Pedro Obiang has not yet approached Fifa about changing his nationality to play for Equatorial Guinea. Obiang was last week included in Equatorial Guinea’s squad for a Nations Cup qualifier at home to Senegal. He played for Spain at various youth levels but is eligible to play for Equatorial Guinea through his family 23

October 16, 2018 3:57 PM Ethiopia gets first female defence minister

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed the country’s first female defence minister in a new cabinet in which half the posts are taken up by women. Aisha Mohammed, from the country’s Afar region in the north-east, had served as construction minister before being picked to head the ministry of defence. Prime Minister Abiy has slimmed down the cabinet 24

July 25, 2018 4:08 PM Comesa deploys observer mission for Zim elections

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) has deployed a short-term election observer mission for next Monday’s harmonised elections. The advance party of the Comesa delegation arrived in Harare on Saturday. Ambassador Ashraf Gamal Rashed, a member of the Comesa Committee of Elders from Egypt, is leading the mission. The observer team comprises 37

July 21, 2018 5:47 PM Prophet arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

Getayawkal Ayele had tried to revive the corpse of Belay Biftu by lying on top of him and repeatedly yelling "Belay, wake up". An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to bring a dead man back to life. Getayawkal Ayele had tried to revive the corpse of Belay Biftu by lying on top of him and repeatedly yelling “Belay, wake up”. It was not successful 29

July 9, 2018 9:03 AM Eritrea and Ethiopia to re-establish diplomatic ties

Eritrea and Ethiopia are to re-establish diplomatic and trade ties after long years of hostility. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaia Afwerki made the announcement during a landmark meeting in the latter’s capital Asmara. It is the first time the leaders from the two East African neighbours have met in almost 20 years 60