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Ethiopia says at least 78 people killed in protests last week, number could rise

31 Oct 2019

ADDIS ABABA At least 78 people were killed in protests in Ethiopia last week against the treatment of a prominent activist, the prime minister's spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Prominent activist won't rule out election challenge to Ethiopia PM

25 Oct 2019

ADDIS ABABA Prominent activist Jawar Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, in next year's election, he told Reuters on Friday, after days of demonstrations by his supporters resulted in dozens of deaths.

Prominent activist won't rule out election challenge to Ethiopian PM

25 Oct 2019

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 25 Prominent activist Jawar Mohammed does not rule out challenging his erstwhile ally, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, in next year's election, he told Reuters on Friday, after days of demonstrations by his supporters resulted in 16 deaths.

Protests spread after stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home

23 Oct 2019

ADDIS ABABA Police fired gunshots and teargas as thousands protested in Ethiopia on Wednesday over the treatment of a prominent activist, residents said, in a sign that the country's Nobel Prize-winning prime minister might be losing support among his powerbase.

Stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home amid tensions with PM - Reuters witness

23 Oct 2019

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 23 Hundreds of supporters of an Ethiopian ethnic activist and media entrepreneur gathered outside his house on Wednesday, a day after it was surrounded by security forces following a warning by the prime minister against media owners "fomenting unrest".

Ethiopia's Oromo celebrate festival in Addis amid tight security

05 Oct 2019

ADDIS ABABA Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group celebrated in Addis Ababa on Saturday at the start of an annual thanksgiving festival which was marred by violence in 2016.

CORRECTED-Ethio Telecom appoints evaluator for assets, seeks advisor for privatisation

04 Oct 2019

ADDIS ABABA, Sept 26 Ethio Telecom has appointed international consulting firm KPMG to evaluate its assets, and an advisor on the privatisation process will be appointed soon, a senior finance ministry official said on Thursday.

Ethiopia appoints Ethio Telecom privatization adviser, seeks another for licensing

26 Sep 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia has appointed a transaction adviser in the privatization process for state-run Ethio Telecom, and another adviser will be selected in coming weeks to oversee licensing in the telecoms sector, a senior finance ministry official said.

Congo president turned down predecessor's PM pick - sources

09 Apr 2019

KINSHASA/BRUSSELS Former Congolese President Joseph Kabila wanted his successor, Felix Tshisekedi, to appoint Albert Yuma, a Kabila ally and chairman of state mining company Gecamines, as prime minister, but Tshisekedi refused, sources familiar with the matter said.

Smileys and selfies - Europe's far-right tries to end divisions

07 Apr 2019

BRUSSELS Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini sends texts with smileys to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and posts selfies with Austrian far-right politician Heinz-Christian Strache.

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