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Haile Gebrselassie resigns as president of Ethiopia athletics

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Running great Haile Gebrselassie resigned as president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation on Monday, calling it a “sacrifice” for the sport. He had been president for two years. He was replaced by another running great, Derartu Tulu. Gebrselassie has been unhappy with the growing grievances of local athletes about training […]

Saudi Billionaire Mohammed Al-Amoudi Loses Land In Ethiopia

(Mfonobong Nsehe) Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al-Amoudi is among dozens of investors who have had their land leases in Addis Ababa revoked by the Ethiopian government. According to a report by Voice of America, more than 410 hectares of land awarded to investors have been returned to the Addis Ababa Land Bank and Transfer office […]

IOLA Press Release Regarding the Arrest of Prof. Merera Gudina

The International Oromo Lawyers Association (IOLA) expresses its deepest concern over the detention of prominent Oromo/Ethiopian opposition leader professor Merera Gudina, a Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) and Vice-Chairman of the Coalition of Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (MEDREK). The Ethiopian government detained prof. Gudina, upon his arrival from Europe where he was […]