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  • Some of 27 New Appointees Will Be Non-Resident Ambassadors - Foreign Ministry January 28, 2022
    [Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Some of the ambassadors appointed by President Sahlework yesterday are going to be non-resident ambassadors based in Addis Abeba, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said. At today's biweekly press briefing, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) ambassador Dina Mufti defended the government's decision, "They will serve […]
  • Court Grants Bail to Former NISS Deputy and Anti-Terrorism Task Force Chief January 28, 2022
    [Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Judges at the Federal High Court, Lideta Division 1st Corruption Crimes bench have today granted a bail 30, 000 birr each for 22 defendants charged under the file name of the Getachew Assefa, the former Director General of National Intelligence and Security Service(NISS). The defendants were facing charges of gross […]
  • 'It's Like a Mafia State' - The Daunting Task of Reporting the Tigray Conflict January 28, 2022
    [DW] Ethiopia's Tigray conflict erupted in November 2020 and later spread to neighboring regions. Yet, covering the war is a huge challenge, with press freedom severely constrained and journalists facing intense pressure.
  • President Appoints 27 New Ambassadors, List Includes 2 Army Generals, Veteran GERD Negotiator January 27, 2022
    [Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- President Sahle-Work Zewde has today appointed a total of 16 ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary, and 11 ambassadors to represent Ethiopia to various countries, the President's Office said in a statement to state media.
  • Ahadu Radio and TV Editor Released From Detention January 27, 2022
    [Addis Standard] Addis Ababa -- Kibrom Worku, the editor and head of the news department of Ahadu Radio and TV was today released from prison after 70 days of detention. His lawyer Tigabu Desalgn told Addis Standard he was relased on the guarantee of a national ID card.