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Ethiopia gives journalist 18-month jail term for subversion

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Ethiopia gives journalist 18-month jail term for subversion


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23 sentenced in Ethiopia for al-Qaida, al-Shabab links

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23 sentenced in Ethiopia for al-Qaida, al-Shabab links


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Ethiopia activist guilty of terrorism for Facebook posts

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Al Shabaab take over Somalia town after Ethiopian troops leave

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Ethiopia opposition leader charged with inciting unrest

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Jury in people smuggling trial returns not guilty verdict

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  • Ethiopia activist guilty of terrorism for Facebook posts
    Ethiopia activist guilty of terrorism for Facebook posts

    , newvision.co.ug

    A judge in Ethiopia's capital on Tuesday found a former opposition spokesman guilty of encouraging terrorism with a series of anti-government Facebook posts. Yonatan Tesfaye was arrested in December 2015 after writing on the social media platform that the government had used "force against the people instead of using peaceful discussion with the public." While Yonatan's lawyer and defence witnesses argued the former spokesman of the opposition Blue Party was exercising his right to free speech, judge Belayhun Awol ruled the comments "exceeded freedom of expression" and amounted to encouraging terrorism
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Wars

  • Al Shabaab take over Somalia town after Ethiopian troops leave
    Al Shabaab take over Somalia town after Ethiopian troops leave

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Somalia's al Shabaab militant group has taken control of El Bur, a town in the Horn of Africa's semi-autonomous region of Galmudug, after Ethiopian forces left, a government official has said. Al Shabaab is seeking to drive the African Union-mandated peace keeping force, AMISOM, out of Somalia and topple the country's Western-backed central government. The militants also want to rule the country according to a harsh version of sharia, or Islamic law
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Prisons

  • Ethiopia gives journalist 18-month jail term for subversion
    Ethiopia gives journalist 18-month jail term for subversion

    , channelnewsasia.com

    ADDIS ABABA: An Ethiopian journalist was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in prison on charges of subversion, his lawyer said, but is expected to be freed within a week as he has been in jail since his arrest in late 2015. Critics say Ethiopia, an important Horn of Africa ally of the West sandwiched between volatile Somalia and Sudan, regularly targets journalists for alleged security offences as a way to stifle dissent and clamp down on media freedoms
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Rebels

  • Ethiopia says Somalia helped in rebel leader's 'surrender'
    Ethiopia says Somalia helped in rebel leader's 'surrender'

    , news24.com

    Addis Ababa - Ethiopia on Friday said a senior figure with the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front has willingly surrendered, days after the group accused neighboring Somalia's security forces of kidnapping and forcibly extraditing him. Ethiopia foreign ministry spokesman Meles Alem told The Associated Press that Somalia "played a facilitation role" in the surrender of Abdikarin Sheikh Muse. The incident involving the ethnic Somali rebel leader has sparked outrage in Somalia, with some accusing the government of violating the constitution, which bars the extradition of Somali citizens to another country
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Judiciary

  • Jury in people smuggling trial returns not guilty verdict
    Jury in people smuggling trial returns not guilty verdict

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    A jury has cleared an Ethiopian man who had been on trial accused of people smuggling and conspiracy to traffic in persons A jury on Saturday cleared an Ethiopian man who had been on trial accused of people smuggling and conspiracy to traffic in persons. Returning 6-3 verdicts of not guilty on both heads of indictment, the jury brought the trial of 58-year-old Hadish Abayu from Ethiopia
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Trials

  • Ethiopia opposition leader charged with inciting unrest
    Ethiopia opposition leader charged with inciting unrest

    , news24.com

    Addis Ababa - A prominent Ethiopian politician arrested after meeting European lawmakers last year has pleaded not guilty to inciting unrest in a country that remains under a state of emergency after anti-government protests. Merara Gudina, who leads the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, was charged Friday after being arrested upon his return from Brussels in November. He had spoken to the European lawmakers about Ethiopia's human rights situation after months
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Civil Actions

  • 23 sentenced in Ethiopia for al-Qaida, al-Shabab links
    23 sentenced in Ethiopia for al-Qaida, al-Shabab links

    , kassweekly.co.ke

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A court in Ethiopia has sentenced 23 people to up to 15 years in prison for establishing links to the al-Qaida and al-Shabab extremist groups. The Ethiopian Federal High Court says they had been accused of planning to carry out terror attacks inside the East African country. The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate quotes the court ruling as saying three of those sentenced had been planning to establish an Islamic state
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Jihadists

  • Al Shabaab take over Somalia town after Ethiopian troops leave
    Al Shabaab take over Somalia town after Ethiopian troops leave

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Somalia's al Shabaab militant group has taken control of El Bur, a town in the Horn of Africa's semi-autonomous region of Galmudug, after Ethiopian forces left, a government official has said. Al Shabaab is seeking to drive the African Union-mandated peace keeping force, AMISOM, out of Somalia and topple the country's Western-backed central government. The militants also want to rule the country according to a harsh version of sharia, or Islamic law
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