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Ethiopia Parliamentary Elections: Abiy Ahmed wins another 5-year term with overwhelming majority

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the country’s delayed elections with an overwhelming majority, election officials announced on Saturday. The board said Mr Abiy’s Prosperity Party won 410 out of 436 seats, giving him another five-year term in office. However, a fifth of the country failed to carry out voting overall due to insecurity […]

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Ethiopia’s air force bombs market Tigray region killing dozens

At least 60 people were killed and 40 others wounded after Ethiopia’s air force bombed a market in the northern region of Tigray. The Ethiopian air force struck the town of Togoga on Tuesday, 25km from the region’s capital, Mekelle. The Ethiopian military denied targeting civilians, saying it carried out the strikes to neutralise “terrorists”. […]

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Violent demonstrations following death of Ethiopian singer killed over 239

The deadly demonstrations in Ethiopia following the murder of a popular singer from the Oromo ethnic group has risen to 239. The Oromia police have detained at least 3,500 people amid the violence. Hachalu Hundessa, 34, was shot dead on June 29 while he was driving on the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa. The […]

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Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize 2019

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo because of his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”. Ethiopia reached a peace deal with Eritrea last year, ending a 20-year military stalemate […]