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  • African Union expressed condolences over the death of people during Irrecha

    Compiled by Elias Meseret

    (DireTubeNews. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)- The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has sent her condolences to the Ethiopian government, people and families of those who lost their loved ones following the stampede. The statement came after a deadly stampede happened on October 2, 2016 at the annual Irrecha Festival of Thanksgiving in Bishoftu town.

    The Government of Ethiopia reported that 52 people were killed in the stampede. But opposition activists and opposition groups have reported a much higher number.

    "The AU Commission Chairperson welcomes the government’s efforts to investigate the cause of the stampede and to bring to justice those responsible, while calling for calm and peace" Dlamini- Zuma said in a statement today adding that she also welcomed the three-days of national mourning. "The AU reiterates its solidarity with the victims and the people of Ethiopia during these trying times."

    The AU Commission Chairperson also said she has welcomed the government’s efforts to investigate the cause of the stampede and to bring to justice those responsible, while calling for calm and peace.

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  • CPJ decried the arrest of blogger Seyoum Teshome, called for his unconditional release

    By Elias Meseret

    (DireTube News. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called for an unconditional release of blogger Seyoum Teshome who was nabbed by Ethiopian police from his house in Wolisso on October 1, 2016. Seyoum, a critic of the government who wrote several articles on his website and Facebook page, has made strong remarks about the government’s handling of the protests in Oromia, Amhara and Konso regions.

    “Ethiopian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release blogger Seyoum Teshome,” CPJ said on Monday evening. “Police arrested him from his home there, searched the house, and confiscated his computer,” an Ethiopian journalist exiled in Nairobi told CPJ, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal.

    Seyoum is a frequent commentator on Ethiopian affairs who writes for the website ethiothinkthank.com and also wrote extensively previously for hornaffairs.com.

    It was not immediately clear what charges, if any, Seyoum faces and Ethiopia’s Communications Affairs Office Head, Getachew Reda, told our reporter Elias Meseret that he is investigating the reasons why he was arrested.

    "This arrest of a prominent writer and commentator is deeply disturbing as it comes against a backdrop of government moves to stifle protests and criticism," CPJ Deputy Executive Director Robert Mahoney said. "Seyoum Teshome should be released without delay and without condition."

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  • African Union expressed condolences over the death of people during Irrecha

    Compiled by Elias Meseret

     (DireTubeNews. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)- The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has sent her condolences to the Ethiopian government, people and families of those who lost their loved ones following the stampede.

     The statement came after a deadly stampede happened on October 2, 2016 at the annual Irrecha Festival of Thanksgiving in Bishoftu town. The Government of Ethiopia reported that 52 people were killed in the stampede. But opposition activists and opposition groups have reported a much higher number.

     "The AU Commission Chairperson welcomes the government’s efforts to investigate the cause of the stampede and to bring to justice those responsible, while calling for calm and peace" Dlamini- Zuma said in a statement today adding that she also welcomed the three-days of national mourning. "The AU reiterates its solidarity with the victims and the people of Ethiopia during these trying times." The AU Commission Chairperson also said she has welcomed the government’s efforts to investigate the cause of the stampede and to bring to justice those responsible, while calling for calm and peace.

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  • Kenyan police arrest 40 Ethiopia's Oromos for illegal assembly

    Kenyan police have arrested 40 members of the Oromo, Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, for holding an illegal meeting in the capital Nairobi.

    Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome said the Oromos were arrested on Sunday evening as they were planning to protest against the Ethiopian government.

    "The 40 Oromos had assembled at the City Park in Nairobi without notifying the police. We are interrogating them," Koome said Monday, adding that they would be charged in court for illegal assembly.

    The police said some of those arrested were in the country illegally and could be deported by court after the scrutiny of their documents.

    The arrest came hours after a celebration in Ethiopia turned into a stampede that reportedly left at least 50 people dead as police dispersed a crowd at an annual cultural festival of the Oromo people.

    It took place in one of Ethiopia's most sensitive regions, Oromia, which has seen several months of protests by Oromos demanding wider freedoms. The protests were initially sparked by a land row and have been turning more broadly against the government.

    Source: Nation.co.ke

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  • The New $4 Billion Railway Could Resolve the Land Locked Ethiopia’s Logistic Crises

    Construction of a Chinese-funded electric railway, linking Ethiopia’s capital along its main trading route to neighboring Djibouti, has been completed, providing the African nation with much-needed improved rail access to a seaport.

    The $4 billion project, implemented by China Railway Engineering Corp. and China Civil Engineering Construction Corp. will be commissioned next month. The government is pinning its hopes on the freight and passenger transportation project, which was started three years ago, to boost robust economic growth that has outstripped regional peers in recent years.

    The line should cut in half the travel time between Addis Ababa and Djibouti, said Ethiopia’s transport minister Workneh Gebeyehu. “With an efficient railway, our economy will perform even better,” Mr. Gebeyehu said. “This project allows us to compete effectively with the rest of the world.”

    Driven by cash-crop fueled agriculture and a growing urban population, Ethiopia posted average economic growth of 9.8% a year during the first half of this decade.


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  • Ethiopian Airlines Presents Formal Proposal to Help Establish New National Carrier for 4 African Countries

    Ethiopian Airlines is in talks with the governments of Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Uganda with a view to assisting them in establishing new national carriers. The Star Alliance carrier's chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam says it has submitted formal proposals to all four countries and that some of these “are at an advanced stage”.

    Gebramariam says the discussions are heavily influenced by the strategy being adopted by each government such as “what type of airline they want, what type of routes, and what type of co-operation, joint venture, equity [they want]”.

    He adds: “So in our case we are open to all kinds of cooperation because we really want them to develop their national airlines." Ghana, Uganda and Zambia do not currently have state-owned airlines, while Zimbabwe is served by Air Zimbabwe which began operations in 2013.

    Ethiopian Airlines already has strategic stakes in Malawian Airlines and Togo's ASKY.

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