Breaking/Ethiopia Latest: MIDROC Gold Mining License Suspended

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Breaking/Ethiopia Latest: MIDROC Gold Mining License Suspended   May 9, 2018 (OiPlatform): The Ethiopian Federal government has suspended MIDROC Gold license for Lega Dembi, according to different sources. The sources cite the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas, which…

Breaking/Latest Ethiopia news: Ethiopian Prime Minister to Visit Sudan

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Breaking/Latest Ethiopia news: Ethiopian Prime Minister to Visit Sudan May 1, 2018 (Oiplatform):- Ethiopian Prime Minister is to visit Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan on May 2, 2018.  The newly elected premier has just returned from Djibouti and today…

Human Rights/Ethiopia Latest: UN Human Rights Commissioner sees ‘hope’ and ‘anxiety’ in Ethiopia

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April 26, 2018 (OiPlatform): Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Right, has visited Ethiopia and has said he sees ‘hope’ in Ethiopia, but also ‘anxiety’. The High Commissioner has said he conveyed to the…

Ethio-Egyptian Latest: The Egyptian Parliament has activated one of its contingency plans

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April 23, 2018 Associated Press, as reported by Washington Post,  has reported that the Egyptian parliament has passed a bill that prohibits cultivation of crops that are water-intensive. The bill bans the cultivation of bananas, rice, and other crops that…

Breaking: Judge Abinnet Tadesse has been released today

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April 23, 2018 (OiPlatform): Judge Abinnet Tadesse has been released today. East Harerge Zone Bedenno Wereda First Instance Court Judge Abinnet Tadesse who was arrested alongside Prosecutor Tereffa Dessie by the Command Post on Friday, has been released today around…

Breaking/Ethiopia Latest: Tension is building up between the New Prime Minister and the Army and Security

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  April 23, 2018   (OiPlatform): According to sources of OiPlatform, tension is building between the new prime minister’s team and the army and security chiefs. According to the sources, the Intelligence chief Ato Getachew Assefa and the army Chief…

Ethiopia State of Emergency: The Command Post arrested a Judge and a Prosecutor in East Harerge Zone Bedenno Wereda

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(By EBK) On Friday April 20, 2018, a Fist Instance court judge and a prosecutor in East Harerge Zone Bedenno Wereda were arrested by the Command Post. Prosecutor Tereffa Dessie and First Instance Court judge Abinnet Taddesse were arrested Friday…

Breaking/Ethiopia Latest: The US State Department has accused Ethiopia of serious violations of human rights

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Breaking/Ethiopia Latest: The US State Department has accused Ethiopia of serious violations of human rights April 20, 2018 (OiPlatform): The United States State Department report has accused Ethiopia of serious violations of human rights.  According to the report, “arbitrary deprivation…

Eskinder Nega allowed to leave the country

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Eskinder Nega left Ethiopia after his passport was given back April 21, 2018 (OiPlatform): Journalist and former prisoner of conscience Eskinder Nega has left Ethiopia for the Netherlands after his passport was given back to him. …………… Initially he was…

Ethiopia Latest: Egypt warns Ethiopia over Nile Dam

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Ethiopia Latest: Egypt warns Ethiopia over Nile Dam   (OiPlatform): Egypt foreign Minister has warned Ethiopian over the construction of Renaissance Dam on the Nile River. The Minister was quoted saying: “everyone should know that Egypt will not accept the…