Elias Meseret
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Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders at concert for diplomatic thaw
by Elias Meseret - July 16, 2018 - 2:00am
At least 25,000 Ethiopians are at a concert where new, reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea's President Isaias Afweki are expected to celebrate the new friendship between their neighboring countries.
Ethiopia to release all political prisoners, close camp
by Elias Meseret - January 4, 2018 - 4:00am
In a surprise move, Ethiopia's leader on yesterday announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in what he called an effort to "widen the democratic space for al...
UN chief commends African countries for accepting refugees
by Elias Meseret - January 31, 2017 - 6:24am
The UN Secretary General has commended African countries for opening their borders to refugees and people fleeing violence while other parts of the world, including the developed West, close boundaries and build...
UN says 2 billion people have improved living standards
by Elias Meseret - December 14, 2015 - 5:02am
The United Nations says that 2 billion people have lifted themselves out of low human development in the last 25 years.
Ethiopia government distributes food to hungry people
by Elias Meseret - November 11, 2015 - 3:38pm
Ethiopia's government has started distributing rations of wheat and cooking oil to people facing hunger in the northern and northeastern parts of the country.
With big projects, Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype
by Elias Meseret - March 29, 2015 - 2:04am
Ethiopia's planned new airport on the outskirts of the capital is still years from becoming a reality but Tewodros Dawit can already envision how grand it will look.
Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram
by Elias Meseret - February 1, 2015 - 7:08am
African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said yesterday.
Africa's anti-gay movement spreads to Ethiopia
by Elias Meseret - April 11, 2014 - 5:33am
Two groups in Ethiopia said Thursday that they will hold an anti-gay demonstration later this month, a move that puts Ethiopia in line to become the next African country to increase the public demonization of g...
China condemns Japan leader on visit to Ethiopia
by Elias Meseret - January 16, 2014 - 3:38am
China's diplomatic assault on Japan's prime minister moved to another continent yesterday, as China's top official at the African Union called the Japanese leader a troublemaker just after his three-country visit...
First real peace talks for South Sudan begin
by Elias Meseret - January 6, 2014 - 4:32am
Two warring factions from South Sudan held direct peace talks on yesterday for the first time since conflict began roiling the country last month, sending hundreds of thousands of people fleeing for safety.
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