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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Next WHO chief is Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom

By Carmen Paun | POLITICO

Selection was the first in the UN agency’s history in which member countries voted on a new leader.

GENEVA — The global public health world on Tuesday chose Ethiopia’s former health and foreign affairs minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to be the new director general of the World Health Organization. He will take over from outgoing Director General Margaret Chan on July 1.

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22 Killed including 8 year old girl and 120 Injured in Suicide Bomber Attack in Manchester

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Saffie Roussos

By Ethiopia Zare reporter

At least 22 people, including many children, have been killed and 120 injured in the blast by a suicide bomber after an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena, UK, last night, 22nd Monday. An eight-year-old girl is the youngest victim to have been killed during the terror attack.

59 people were taken for treatment at eight hospitals across Greater Manchester. A further 60 were treated as 'walking wounded'.

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