NEWSWATCH: More journalists jailed in Ethiopia raises the issue of media freedom on the continent. Especially by the US, which is calling for the country to stop using its anti-terror laws to detain them
The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A lawsuit filed this week accuses Ethiopia of infecting a US man's computer with "spyware" as part of a campaign to gather intelligence about those critical of the government.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: An Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome was hijacked on Monday (17 February) and forced to land in Geneva, where the hijacker has been arrested, police said.
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: Kenya is not lobbying for an African withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, its foreign minister said last week as African leaders prepared to debate the issue.
Although structural impediments such as poor logistics render the search for new avenues of deeper intra-African trade challenging‚ there is an immediate and compelling growth potential in the trade of agricultural products‚ Standard Bank research analyst Simon Freemantle said last week.
Helmo Preuss 22 Apr 2013
A verdict in the trial of Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega and other activists accused of inciting terrorism is expected on Friday, 11 May 2012, report PEN American Center and other IFEX members, whom Nega has worked with. If convicted, Nega could face the death penalty.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the jail sentences that were handed down today by a judge in Addis Ababa to Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson.