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Anger, Protests on Streets of Dessie After Barbaric Rape and Murder of a Girl

There was anger and protests on the streets of Dessie town in Amhara regional state yesterday, a day after the alleged rape and brutal murder of a seven years old girl. The body of Betselot Birhanu was found in woods near her home on Wednesday, three days after she was abducted from her home, according […]

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Ethiopia’s ethnic divides rock capital as reports of killings prompt angry protests

Thousands of protesters from the capital, as well as people displaced by ethnic-based violence over the weekend in Burayu, demonstrate to demand justice from the

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President Mnangagwa threatens to arrest Nelson Chamisa over planned protests

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday warned that opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa could be arrested if he continues to incite his supporters to picket at the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)’s offices in a bid to disrupt Monday’s general elections. The threat came as police blocked Chamisa’s planned mass demonstrations scheduled for today, with the […]

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Ethiopia suspends gold mining firm’s license after weeks of protests

Mohammed Al Amoudi ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia has suspended a gold mining firm’s license after weeks of protests in a town near the mine by local people who accuse the company of polluting their source of water and the atmosphere, a government official said. “The ministry suspended the license in response to the demands […]

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Ethiopia suspends MIDROC Gold’s mining license amid weeks of protests

The decision to suspend MIDROC Gold’s mining license came in the wake of at least two deaths related to a wave of protests in the restive Oromia region. By Meleskachew Ameha (VOA News) ADDIS ABABA–Pressured by more than a week of sometimes deadly demonstrations, Ethiopia’s mining ministry agreed late Wednesday to suspend the gold-mining operations […]

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Zimbabwe nurses offer free health care to public in protests against firing

Nurses attending to the public at the Africa Unity Square in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital Friday. PIC: CNN Scores of fired Zimbabwe nurses on Friday protested the government’s decision to dismiss them for striking over low salaries and poor working conditions. The nurses were in their white uniforms as they demanded the government to reverse its […]

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South Africa’s Ramaphosa cuts short UK visit to deal with protests at home

   South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his visit to Britain by a day to return home to deal with protests in the country’s North West province, his office said on Thursday. Protesters seeking jobs, better housing, roads and hospitals frequently clash with police in a country faced with weak economic growth and […]

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Ethiopia Authorities Order Security Forces to Quell Protests

FILE – In this June 10, 2005 file photo, members of the Ethiopian army patrol the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after recent clashes with protesters. Violent weekend clashes between protesters and security forces have claimed the lives of more than a dozen people across Ethiopia. The government announced Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 that seven […]

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Ethiopia Authorities Order Security Forces to Quell Protests – Bloomberg

  Security forces instructed to use ‘all necessary measures’ Ethiopia’s government declared a state of emergency Feb. 16 Ethiopian authorities ordered the country’s security forces to “take all the necessary measures” to deal with anti-government agents in the restive Oromia region. The so-called Command Post, which is administering a state of emergency declared on Feb. […]

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Nekemt protests amid state of emergency , chanted “down down TPLF”

Protestors in Nekemt demanded an end to TPLF government Picture from the protest scene in Nekemt. Source : ESAT borkena February 26, 2018 As the state of emergency (SoE) which was decreed a day after Hailemariam Desalegn’s resignation enters its eleventh day today, residents of Nekemte took to the street en masse to oppose government’s […]

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