An Ethiopian court sentenced 18 prominent Muslim figures on Monday to up to 22 years of imprisonment on terrorism-related charges. The defendants, accused of plotting terrorist attacks to form an Islamic state in Ethiopia, were arrested three years ago while trying to mediate the row between the Muslim community and the government.
Ethiopia’s ruling front swept virtually every single seat in the general elections held last month, according to the final results released on Tuesday. The preliminary results released on May 28 showing all of the seats going for the ruling Revolutionary Democrats, made it apparent that it is unlikely to see oppositions gaining more Parliament seats in the finally tally. Continue reading
The Celebrated Story of Honey Wine, a book by The Honey Wine Company, placed second in the “Best Wine History Book” category at this year’s Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Yantai, China. This is the second Gourmand Award for the San Francisco based meadery, which has won the “Best Drinks History Book” award in the United States earlier this year. Continue reading
Lemn Sissay, the award-wining British author of Ethiopian origin, is among three candidates nominated for the office of Chancellor at the University of Manchester, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the university announced late April. The election of the Chancellor, whose term of office commences on August 1, will take place via postal & online ballot set to open on May 26. Continue reading
With only 8 days left to Ethiopia’s fifth national elections, Ethiopian activists are set to conduct an online poll to survey the public’s opinion on the ruling front’s performance over the last decades. The poll is a collaborative effort by the Ethiopian Human Rights Project, an NGO seeking to bolster human rights advocacy works in Ethiopia, and mircha.org, a website tracking human rights violations in elections. Continue reading