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Why the 'planned' human rights violation in Ethiopia should be a global concern - Ventures Africa;

Why the 'planned' human rights violation in Ethiopia should be a global concern - Ventures Africa

Ventures AfricaWhy the 'planned' human rights violation in Ethiopia should be a global concernVentures AfricaThe Ethiopian government has announced the rules that will guide the 6-month state of emergency declared last week. The conditions bar diplomats from going beyond 40km outside the country's capital city of Addis Ababa because of “their own safety”.and more »

Ethiopia's list of banned activities - CNN;

Ethiopia's list of banned activities - CNN

CNNEthiopia's list of banned activitiesCNN(CNN) Ethiopia has imposed severe regulations under a new six-month "state of emergency" as it faces unprecedented levels of unrest across the country, a first in the government's 25-year rule. The government says the state of emergency was put in ...and more »

Ethiopia Issues Ban on Facebook Posts Related to Deadly Protests - Face 2 Face (press release) (registration) (blog);

Ethiopia Issues Ban on Facebook Posts Related to Deadly Protests - Face 2 Face (press release) (registration) (blog)

Face 2 Face (press release) (registration) (blog)Ethiopia Issues Ban on Facebook Posts Related to Deadly ProtestsFace 2 Face (press release) (registration) (blog)Ethiopia Bans Facebook A group of Ethiopians protesting against the government's plan to expand Addis Ababa. Photo Credit: Quartz. Ethiopia has banned citizens from making Facebook posts about the current political tension in the country following ...and more »

One of the world's most important diplomatic hubs is restricting the movement of diplomats - Quartz;

One of the world's most important diplomatic hubs is restricting the movement of diplomats - Quartz

QuartzOne of the world's most important diplomatic hubs is restricting the movement of diplomatsQuartzEthiopia, home to the third largest number of diplomatic missions in the world, only after New York and Geneva—has limited foreign diplomats from traveling beyond a 40-kilometer radius (25 miles) out of the capital Addis Ababa. It's part of new ...and more »

After deadly protests, religious leaders in Ethiopia call for peace - Catholic News Agency;

After deadly protests, religious leaders in Ethiopia call for peace - Catholic News Agency

Catholic News AgencyAfter deadly protests, religious leaders in Ethiopia call for peaceCatholic News AgencyAddis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct 18, 2016 / 06:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious leaders in Ethiopia have joined together to plead for peace amid ongoing protests that have sometimes resulted in deadly violence. “We the religious leaders of Ethiopia firmly ...and more »

Ethiopians face five years in jail for posting on Facebook as 'state of emergency' rules set in - The Independent;

Ethiopians face five years in jail for posting on Facebook as 'state of emergency' rules set in - The Independent

The IndependentEthiopians face five years in jail for posting on Facebook as 'state of emergency' rules set inThe IndependentEthiopians who post statuses on Facebook about the country's growing political unrest could face up to five years in jail, as part of a series of measures under a “state of emergency” that grow more stringent by the day. The government has imposed the ...and more »

Ethiopia issues directive on declared state of emergency - Sudan Tribune

Ethiopia issues directive on declared state of emergencySudan TribuneOctober 17, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) -The Ethiopian government over the weekend issued a set of directives and rules to implement a state of emergency it declared last week. JPEG - 53.4 kb; Demonstrators chant slogans while flashing the Oromo protest ...and more »

Ethiopia: Western diplomat fears repression under new curfew restrictions - africanews;

Ethiopia: Western diplomat fears repression under new curfew restrictions - africanews

africanewsEthiopia: Western diplomat fears repression under new curfew restrictionsafricanewsA western diplomat in Ethiopia is concerned over restrictions imposed on their movement by the Ethiopian government. According to the unnamed diplomat the move indicates that the regime was set to impose “repressive measures” as part of a recently ...and more »

Ethiopia detains over 1000 suspects for attacks on foreign businesses - africanews;

Ethiopia detains over 1000 suspects for attacks on foreign businesses - africanews

africanewsEthiopia detains over 1000 suspects for attacks on foreign businessesafricanewsOver 1,000 suspects have been arrested in Ethiopia's Sebeta town located near the capital, Addis Ababa. The suspects are believed to be responsible for the violence and property damage to businesses in the region. ADVERTISING. ADVERTISING.and more »

Ethiopia story a reason to take a second look at our policies - Business Daily (press release) (blog);

Ethiopia story a reason to take a second look at our policies - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Business Daily (press release) (blog)Ethiopia story a reason to take a second look at our policiesBusiness Daily (press release) (blog)The Addis Ababa- Djibouti train line: Moving at 120km/h, the train cuts the journey time from three days by road to about 12 hours. PHOTO | AFP. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Whatsapp Messenger. Last year my wife and I visited Ethiopia. The first ...and more »

Seven things banned under Ethiopia's state of emergency - BBC News;

Seven things banned under Ethiopia's state of emergency - BBC News

BBC NewsSeven things banned under Ethiopia's state of emergencyBBC NewsEthiopia's government has declared a six-month state of emergency in the face of an unprecedented wave of violent protests. Activists in the country's Oromia region have been holding demonstrations since last November, and protesters from the Amhara ...and more »

Ethiopia Arrests 1000 People for Recent Anti-Government Violence in Oromia - Zegabi;

Ethiopia Arrests 1000 People for Recent Anti-Government Violence in Oromia - Zegabi

ZegabiEthiopia Arrests 1000 People for Recent Anti-Government Violence in OromiaZegabiAbout 1,000 Ethiopians suspected of attacking and destroying the properties of foreign companies in the Oromia region have been arrested. The suspects were detained on Monday in Sebeta, a town near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, Fana Broadcasting ...and more »

Mass arrests in Ethiopia's Oromia region days after state of emergency declared - International Business Times UK;

Mass arrests in Ethiopia's Oromia region days after state of emergency declared - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKMass arrests in Ethiopia's Oromia region days after state of emergency declaredInternational Business Times UKThe 1,000 arrested are accused of violence and property damage and more are expected to be detained. Ludovica Iaccino. By Ludovica Iaccino. Updated October 17, 2016 15:35 BST. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: ...and more »

Foreign Investors Under Attack in Ethiopia - Frontera News;

Foreign Investors Under Attack in Ethiopia - Frontera News

Frontera NewsForeign Investors Under Attack in EthiopiaFrontera NewsMounting violence in Ethiopia has seen over 500 killed, as protests against the government's economic and human rights policies continue. The tensions at the heart of the crisis are systemic ones, yet what makes the violence particularly worrisome is ...and more »

Ethiopia limits diplomats' movements, media access - Press TV;

Ethiopia limits diplomats' movements, media access - Press TV

Press TVEthiopia limits diplomats' movements, media accessPress TVThis file photo taken on October 2, 2016 shows ethnic Oromo taking part in an anti-government protest in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. (Photo by AFP). Just over a week after declaring a state of emergency, Ethiopia's government has introduced a new set of ...and more »

Ethiopia reveals new rules during state of emergency over continuing protests - International Business Times UK;

Ethiopia reveals new rules during state of emergency over continuing protests - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKEthiopia reveals new rules during state of emergency over continuing protestsInternational Business Times UKThe Ethiopian government has unveiled rules for a state of emergency it declared earlier in October. The new measures were declared after months of anti-government protests in Oromia state, and occasionally in the Amhara region. The state of emergency ...and more »

Command Post unveils rules for state of emergency - Walta Information Center (blog)

Command Post unveils rules for state of emergencyWalta Information Center (blog)The Command Post government has unveiled rules for the declared state of emergency in Ethiopia. The rules restrict the movement of diplomats 40 kilometers outside of the capital, Addis Ababa, without official permission, and prohibit contact with ...and more »

Social media blackout in Ethiopia - Jacaranda FM;

Social media blackout in Ethiopia - Jacaranda FM

Jacaranda FMSocial media blackout in EthiopiaJacaranda FMThe Ethiopian government has announced that opening and posting the current situation in the country on Facebook and accessing social medial are crimes in the country. Ethiopia protests AFP. "The military command will take action on those watching and ...and more »

Made in Ethiopia: Fashion's Next Sourcing Hub? - The Business of Fashion;

Made in Ethiopia: Fashion's Next Sourcing Hub? - The Business of Fashion

The Business of FashionMade in Ethiopia: Fashion's Next Sourcing Hub?The Business of FashionEthiopian manufacturers are becoming increasingly competitive and ambitious, but can East Africa really provide an affordable sourcing alternative to Asia? The Huajian shoe factory near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Photo: Aida Muluneh. 2,542 Shares.and more »

Ethiopia: From Role Model to Cautionary Tale - The Globalist;

Ethiopia: From Role Model to Cautionary Tale - The Globalist

The GlobalistEthiopia: From Role Model to Cautionary TaleThe GlobalistEthiopia is believed to be the origin point of the human race and has maintained a high ethnic diversity. Ethiopia's government rules a democracy on paper, but restricts free speech, the right to trial and religious freedom. The average income in ...and more »