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Ethiopia to release all political prisoners, close notorious prison camp

Ethiopia to release all political prisoners, close notorious prison camp

In a surprise move, Ethiopia’s prime minister on Wednesday announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in what he called an effort to “widen the
Ethiopia Says It Will Close Notorious Prison and Free Some Inmates

Ethiopia Says It Will Close Notorious Prison and Free Some Inmates

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia addressing the United Nations General Assembly in September.
Meet the Five-Year-Old Boy Bill Gates Put on the Cover of TIME

Meet the Five-Year-Old Boy Bill Gates Put on the Cover of TIME

Why Mohamad Nasir’s birthday is an important milestone for the world
Meet the Five-Year-Old Boy Bill Gates Put on the Cover of TIME

Meet the Five-Year-Old Boy Bill Gates Put on the Cover of TIME

Why Mohamad Nasir’s birthday is an important milestone for the world
Ethiopia Has Banned All Foreign Adoptions Amid Concerns Over Abuse

Ethiopia Has Banned All Foreign Adoptions Amid Concerns Over Abuse

Ethiopia is one of the top countries for adoptions to the U.S.
Ethiopia Moves to Ban All International Adoptions After High-Profile Abuse Cases

Ethiopia Moves to Ban All International Adoptions After High-Profile Abuse Cases

Ethiopia’s Parliament voted Tuesday to ban all foreign adoptions of Ethiopian children, citing concern over abuse and neglect of the adoptees. Read more...
Ethiopia Is Falling Apart

Ethiopia Is Falling Apart

Tepid reforms and halfhearted concessions won't save the country's authoritarian government from its existential crisis.
Egypt-Sudan Spat Muddies Prospects for Deal on Big Nile Dam

Egypt-Sudan Spat Muddies Prospects for Deal on Big Nile Dam

Talks are stalled over how to deal with the impact of a $5 billion dam that could threaten Egypt’s lifeblood.
Iranian Regime: Trump ‘Shithole’ Comment Launches ‘Epoch of Modern Savagery’

Iranian Regime: Trump ‘Shithole’ Comment Launches ‘Epoch of Modern Savagery’

Iran's Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani claimed this week that an alleged reference to "shithole countries" by President Donald Trump, referring to Haiti and some African nations, would usher
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea, bus fire in Kazakhstan kills 52, John Kelly said to dub Trump campaign wall promise "uninformed," and more

How Africa’s largest airline will dominate the continent’s skies

With a mix of strategic investments and partnerships, airline acquisitions, and efficient service delivery, Ethiopian Airlines hopes to take over Africa’s skies and change air…
Ethiopia 'pardons 2,000 prisoners' jailed over Oromo protests

Ethiopia 'pardons 2,000 prisoners' jailed over Oromo protests

Hundreds have died in the protests and successive waves of repression since 2015More than 2,000 prisoners jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped Ethiopia between 2015 and 2016 have been
Chinese envoy refutes allegations of spying on African Union

Chinese envoy refutes allegations of spying on African Union

China's ambassador to the African Union on Monday denounced as "absurd" a report by French newspaper Le Monde alleging that Beijing has been spying on the continental body.
China “gifted” the African Union a headquarters building and then allegedly bugged it for state secrets

China “gifted” the African Union a headquarters building and then allegedly bugged it for state secrets

China’s government has denied reports that it spied on the servers at the African Union’s Chinese-built headquarters for more than five years, gaining access to…

Ethiopia to Free 746 Prisoners

Among the prisoners to be freed are a journalist and a senior opposition official who were jailed for conspiracy to commit terrorist acts, the attorney general’s office said.
This DC Taxi Driver Was a Superstar in Ethiopia

This DC Taxi Driver Was a Superstar in Ethiopia

In the 60s and 70s, Hailu Mergia was a famous musician in Africa. But in the 80s, he made the painful decision to leave. Now he's poised for a comeback.
Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader

Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader

Bekele Gerba and seven other political figures suddenly cleared of charges and let out of jail after being arrested in 2015 Ethiopia has released a senior opposition leader from prison and dropped all
Ethiopian prime minister resigns after mass protests

Ethiopian prime minister resigns after mass protests

Hailemariam Desalegn steps down in surprise move intended to end years of unrestEthiopia’s prime minister has submitted a letter of resignation in a surprise move that comes amid protracted
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Resigns Amid Political Turmoil

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Resigns Amid Political Turmoil

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia at the United Nations General Assembly in September. He resigned his post on Thursday.
Ethiopia's prime minister resigns after mass protests

Ethiopia's prime minister resigns after mass protests

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn suddenly resigned on Thursday in what he described as a bid to smooth reforms, following years of violent unrest that threatened the ruling party's hold