Ethiopia’s ingenious video pirates

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Ethiopia’s cunning pirates.

Turning blockbusters into booty

Not even a slow internet can stop the bootleggers of Addis Ababa

DOWNLOADING a movie, legally or not, is prohibitively slow in Ethiopia, thanks to glacial internet speeds. Bootleg DVDs are everywhere, but even so it can be hard to find a reasonable-quality version of the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Only one cinema in Addis Ababa, the capital, screens foreign hits. Resourceful pirates spy an opportunity.

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Ethiopian court jails politician for over 6 years

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Yonatan Tesfaye

Former opposition spokesperson Yonatan Tesfaye sentenced over posts criticising the government's response to protests.

An Ethiopian court sentenced opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye to six and a half years in prison on Thursday, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported.

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