Iran denies plotting to attack UAE embassy in Ethiopia

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MEMO | Iran has categorically rejected the allegation contained in a New York Times report that it is planning to attack the UAE Embassy in Addis Ababa. The denial was issued by the Iranian Embassy in the Ethiopian capital. "Neither Ethiopia…

Sudan summons home envoy to Ethiopia amid border dispute

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CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has summoned its envoy to Ethiopia home for consultations amid a growing border dispute that has seen military buildup along the two countries' border in recent weeks, an official said Wednesday. Sudan's Foreign Ministry…

Ethiopian Politicians in Hunger Strike Urge End to Impasse

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Bloomberg | Opposition leaders have gone without food for almost 3 weeks. Oromo Federal Congress leaders facing terrorism charges. Time is “running out” to resolve an impasse with imprisoned Ethiopian opposition leaders who’ve spent almost…

Ethiopia Thwarts Iranian Plot to Attack UAE Embassy

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Source | Iran is seeking to “activate sleeper cells” in Africa in order to attack “soft targets” in an attempt to avenge the killing of top commander Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike and its top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh…

‘Ethiopia to welcome mediation of Turkey with Sudan’

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Anadolu Agency | 'War is not an agenda. If mediation is offered by Turkey, Ethiopia will appreciate it,' says Foreign Ministry spokesperson ANKARA If offered, Ethiopia would appreciate the Turkish government's mediation on the recent border…

Ethiopia: Journalist attacked and threatened with death

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International Federation of Journalists | Ethiopian freelance journalist Lucy Kassa was attacked at her home in Addis Ababa on 8 February by three unidentified armed men in plain clothes who threatened to kill her for her reporting. The International…

S&P joins Fitch in downgrade of Ethiopia on potential debt restructuring

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(Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings on Friday downgraded Ethiopia’s long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings to ‘B-’ from ‘B’ on potential debt restructuring, announcing the move days after Fitch Ratings downgraded…

Ethiopia dollar bonds drop after Fitch downgrade

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NASDAQ | Ethiopia's sovereign dollar bonds dropped nearly 2 cents after Fitch downgraded the country to CCC, citing the government's plan to make use of the new G20 common framework to overhaul its debt burden. The country's outstanding 2024…

Ethiopia: Government approves ‘first step’ towards Tigray emergency assistance

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UN agencies have received approval from the Ethiopian Government for 25 international staff to provide humanitarian assistance inside the country’s conflict-torn Tigray region, the UN Spokesperson said on Monday. “This clearance is a first…

EU urges Eritrea to stop meddling in Ethiopia war

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EU Observer | The EU has urged Eritrea to withdraw troops from Ethiopia and for access to diplomats, aid workers, and journalists to war-torn regions. "The EU joins the United States' call for the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Ethiopia,…