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50 African teenage migrants “drowned” off Yemen

Roughly 50 teenage Somali and Ethiopian migrants were "deliberately drowned" early on Wednesday by a smuggler who forced 120 passengers into the sea off Yemen's coast, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

37 before court in Ethiopia over corruption charges

The Ethiopian government on Thursday put over 30 persons before a federal high court on charges of high-level corruption, the state-affiliated FANA Broadcasting corporate reported. The 37 persons were arrested on Tuesday for their…

Djibouti opens key port project at Lake Assal

Djibouti has today opened the Port of Ghoubet as a key terminal for the export of salt from the world-famous Lake Assal. The US$64 million facilities, which took two years to complete, were officially inaugurated by the country’s President,…

U.N. human rights chief wants inquiry into Ethiopia unrest

The United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday he would push Ethiopia to allow his agency to investigate rights abuses during months of unrest in 2015 and 2016 in which hundreds of people were killed. The Horn of Africa country…

Two al-Shabaab fighters jailed by Ethiopia over terror plot

An Ethiopian court has sentenced two people for planning a terror attack on the country in 2014. The two are said to have links with Somali insurgent group Al-Shabaab. According to the federal attorney general, the two convicts, Bedris…