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#Ethiopia: @PMEthiopia indicates there has been a plane crash involving @flyethiopian "Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning." The office extended it’s condolences to the families who lost their lives. But, there is no corresponding info as of yet.
Update: FanaBC confirms the news. "Ethiopian airline Boeing 337 flight from Addis Abeba to Nairobi crashed," the headline says. The news provides no further detail other than the quote from the PM office

**NOTE: AS is informed the accident did happen
fanabc.com/2019/03/%e1%8b…
Update: It's confirmed. The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ took off at 08:38 am local time from AA, Bole Intl Airport & lost contact at 08:44am. It crashed around Bishoftu. It has 149 passengers & 8 crew members. fanabc.com/english/2019/0… (Pic: Profile).
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#GonderMosque update:
1. Today we spent the morning at the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council. We met with several members including Sheik Omar Emam Omar (VP) who thanked us for our efforts & gave us his blessings. We have raised over 110,000 birr and will be transferring
2. it on Monday. Sheik Omar told us we all have to protect what makes Ethiopia special which is our religious history of living together. He told us, "what you're doing is teaching about & protecting Ethiopiawinet & may Allah follow you in all your endeavors. It's not the money
3. that's the most important part but the thought & the symbolism"
The people we met to today were representing different regions Wollo, Addis, Somali, Gurage etc. & emphasized that our religious harmony is የኢትዮጲያ ዋና እሴት & we need to all stand together to maintain it.
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THREAD: Reading through reports of the human rights abuses that happened in 2007 Ethiopia Invasion of #Somalia still shocks me. Here residents recount the intentional shootings, summary executions of civilians, indiscriminate bombardments of civilian areas & medical facilities.
A witness recounts to @hrw the rounding up of relatives from their homes to be executed by Ethiopian soldiers

And another witness, a mother of 2 retelling of the tragedy of losing her entire family & relatives from a rocket landing on her house. These weren't isolated incidents!
Reports show that almost 400 civilians were killed in the first round of shelling. The excuse given for the #Ethiopian military indiscriminate bombing & shelling of civilian-inhabited neighborhoods was to capture the Stadium/main roads.
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1/ #AMISOM gets its first #Ethiopian🇪🇹 Force Commander. The last time Ethiopia offered to play this role in 2016, the proposed deal fell through...
2/ In early 2016, #Ethiopia🇪🇹 proposed taking the #AMISOM FC position if it could deploy an additional 1,000 troops into AMISOM & deploy a contingent to #Mogadishu. This was rejected in favor of a #Djibouti🇩🇯 FC. See p.201 amazon.com/Fighting-Peace…
3/ It's an interesting time for an #Ethiopian🇪🇹 #AMISOM FC given recent events around #Baidoa w the detention of #Robow involving #ENDF troops; the #AlShabaab ambush of ENDF convoys; & ongoing unilateral ENDF helicopter operations.
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#Ethiopia-#Eritrea:PM #AbiyAhmed makes unannounced visit to Port #Massawa & #Assab today, ETV & FanaBc said. It follows last night's announcement that an Ethiopian commercial ship was scheduled to dock in in port Massawa after 20 yrs. PM Abiy was welcomed by Pres. Isaias Afwerki.
Update: PM #AbiyAhmed visited port #Assab & the 71km long road which stretches from #Ethiopian border to the port. He is also expected to visit port of Massawa this afternoon

⏩Ethiopian commercial ship will dock today at #Massawa Port from #SaudiArabia fanabc.com/english/2018/0…
Update: PM #AbiyAhmed will have two days of official visit to #Eritrea during which he will also travel to the capital #Asmara and "will hold extensive discussions with President Isaias Afwerki to assess and expedite implementation of the agreement of 9 July," @hawelti said.
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Breaking: #Ethiopian investment board lifts restrictions on logistics industry reserved exclusively for Ethiopians, opens sector for joint venture addisstandard.com/breaking-ethio… decision will allow JV participation of international logistics service providers holding up to 49% or less
Art.3.1(b) of Ethiopia's Investment Regulation states that “packaging, forwarding & shipping agency services” are “exclusively reserved for Ethiopians.” Today's decision reversed that regulation & opened sector for international logistics service providers as minority share
"Today’s decision tops any of the policy shifts introduced recently since PM #AbiyAhmed came to office. A 27 year old closed sector-logistics is now open for JV arrangements. A great move towards improving competitiveness of Ethiopia in manufacturing for export.” @BelachewM
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1) Since his ascent to power, the new #Ethiopian PM #DrAbiy is shouldering centuries-old problems of the country almost individually. In a country where weak & politically manipulated institutions prevailed, the 'reformist' PM is heavily burdened with the responsibility of ...
2) solving almost every problem. I myself made a number of critical comments particularly on his implicit & explicit neoliberal orientation that would compromise the gains made so far b/c of the developmentalist aspiration. The pace & intensity of the 'reform' is also ...
3) weakening the power of the Federal govt inadvertently. The political power of centrifugal forces is gaining momentum as days are passing by. One key manifestation is the ways in which ethno-nationalist elites are mobilising their base for both legal & mainly illegal actions.
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#Ethiopia:The fed defense forcea moving into #Jigjiga city, the capital of the Ethiopian #Somali regional state, after attempts to summon the region's Pres., Abdi Illey, to #AddisAbeba failed & reports that he ordered thousands of Liyu Police to move to the city. 📷 @oladmohamed
Update:This came after Abdi sent members of Liyu police to disrupt ongoing meeting by hundreds of Ethio #Somalis in #DireDawa city. As partial result of the threat the city declared a military command post on Thursday. The gathering in Dire Dawa is called to denounce Abdi Illey.
Update: As per a gov source, since Thursday, thousands of members of the Liyu Police were told by Abdi to move into #Jigjiga. He was then asked to come with key members of his cabinet to AA to discuss the ongoing situation. "He declined & the security situation calls for caution"
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