On Facebook, Mr. Davison said, "the Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) appeared to be unhappy that I had ceased working for Bloomberg in January, yet I had remained active as a journalist under that license."

According to Command Post Secretariat, a Facebook page which claims to be a part of Ethiopian government and displays Ethiopian flag, the armed forces made a mistake while hunting Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) fighters on the southern border.

The new state of emergency declaration also followed a release of hundreds of political prisoners including prominent opposition leaders. While activists and opposition groups welcomed the release of prisoners, a regime change appeared to be within reach to some.

Sporadic protests since early November 2015 in Oromia Region, the most populous and the largest regional state, have forced the Ethiopian government declare a state of emergency which ended in August 2017 after 10 months of enforcement.

Ethiopia, a nation fighting the worst famine in decades and popular unrest, brought a very old concept of punishment back–chain gang! New pictures circulating on social media show Suri tribesmen on trucks tied-together with ropes.

The sudden departure of the U.S. personnel operating the drone base in Arba Minch, about 300 miles south of Addis Ababa got analysts speculating that the United States might abandon the dictatorial Ethiopian regime.

President Obama wasn’t planning to let common sense and logic detract him from his mission—standing by Ethiopia, a key ally in global war on terrorism. As a result, he confirmed many skeptics’ outlook on U.S. foreign policy towards Africa–paying lip service.

Ethiopia and hunger have been interchangeably used in informal conversations in the West. The adjective “Ethiopian” is butt of every joke pertaining to starvation and fly-infested children. If anything “positive,” it would be the occasional reference to Hailesellasie, in part thanks to the Jamaicans.

Eritrea and Ethiopia, the two neighboring countries in the Horn of Africa, have been in a perpetual standoff since the former seceded from the latter in the early 90s. Even though the animosity dates back to Italy’s colonial era, it got worse during the 1998-2000 border war. In recent weeks, the situation has become more tense as both sides are trying to rattle one another.

The darling of the West in East Africa — Ethiopia has faced unprecedented public uprising since early November of last year, due to protests against Addis Ababa Integrated Urban Development Plan. The criticisms by the United States and the European Union is getting louder by the day.

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