Switzerland Supports Renovation of Africa Hall

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Stained Glass Window, Africa Hall, Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, 21 April 2017 (ECA) – A Swiss delegation met on Friday with Acting Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Abdalla Hamdok, to discuss Switzerland’s support for the Africa Hall renovation project.

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Why Ethiopia is Building a Space Programme

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Space programme

The Economist: And why critics think it an odd use of scarce resources

The ancient holy town of Lalibela, perched some 2,500 metres above sea-level in Ethiopia’s northern highlands, boasts some of the clearest night skies imaginable. Ethiopian stargazers dream that the mountains around Lalibela may one day host a world-class observatory to rival the big ones in Chile and Hawaii. And in time Ethiopia hopes to do more than just gaze at the stars. It would like to launch its own satellites, too.

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State of emergency extends by four months

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Ethiopian Portesters.

EZ (Ethiopia Zare): The Ethiopian government dominated by the ruling party, EPRDF, has extended the State Of Emergency by four additional months, which was declared six months ago, in October 2016, and was due to end in April 2017.

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Ethiopia Lifts Some State of Emergency Restrictions

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Ethiopian Parliament including PM Hailemariam Desalegne.

By Felix Horne (HRW, Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa)

Time to End Mass Arbitrary Detentions

Ethiopia announced this week that some of the restrictions around its five-month-old state of emergency have been lifted. The government announced that the command post, charged with enforcing the country’s state of emergency in the wake of unprecedented mass protests against government policies, would no longer be able to arbitrarily arrest people or conduct property searches without warrants. Further, curfews and some restrictions on media reporting will end.

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