Ethiopian News



Eritreans fleeing into Ethiopia in Spike

Over 200 Eritrean refugees are crossing the heavily fortified and dangerous border into neighbouring Ethiopia daily, the United Nations said in a report noting a "spike" in those fleeing. Tens of thousands of people have fled the Horn of Africa country, escaping open-ended conscription and the iron-grip rule of President Issaias Afewerki, with many continuing northwards to brave the often harrowing journey towards Europe. "The number of daily refugee arrivals spiked since the first week of September," the October report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) read. "At present, more than 200 Eritreans ...



Angry Youth in Bole Area smashed cars over Friends Death

Angry Youth in Bole Area smashed cars over Friends Death About fifty young men who got angered by a friend’s gruesome death have damaged more than ten cars at the Bole Olompia neighborhood. The incident happened on Monday after the body of a young man who was killed by an unknown assailant laid to rest. The deceased was the most loved and respected guy in the neighborhood. The violence of the youth was beyond the capability of the area’s police that it was forced to shot bullets to the sky to disperse the mob. Source: DireTube



Robel Phillipos, Boston Bombing suspects friend convicted of lying to FBI

Robel Phillipos found guilty of lying in Boston bombing investigation BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs friend was convicted Tuesday of lying to federal agents during the investigation into the deadly 2013 attack. Robel Phillipos, 21, of Cambridge, was convicted of two counts for lying about being in Tsarnaevs dorm room while two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence three days after the bombing while authorities were looking for the suspected bombers. He looked straight ahead impassively as the guilty verdicts were read. FBI agents testified that Phillipo...



Habesha Man accused of taking pics of woman under bathroom in USA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man is behind bars after a frightening encounter at Marshalls in Midtown. A female employee at the store said when she went to the bathroom a hand came under the stall with a camera phone. Police believe it was Emmanuel Mobah’s hand. “Thats pretty crazy that somebody would do that. Thats pretty messed up,” said shopper Deanna Colton. “You sort of expect that security when you go to the bathroom in a store for sure,” said Deborah Young. According to police, the female employee acted fast. She jumped out of the stall, saw him in the bathroom and got her manager who called police. They made the ar...



Saron Abraham from Swedish Idol to be Deported

18-year-old Saron Abraham from Sundsvall, who became nationally famous by the TV show idol, has now been informed by the Migration Board that she must return to Ethiopia. But it is uncertain whether Ethiopia will receive her. It was clear that Sharon and some friends visited her Ethiopian Embassy yesterday. The embassy is not ready to issue any travel documents. - Because Sharon has no passport or identification documents, they said at the embassy that she will not be able to get into Ethiopia, says Asa Johansson, who is a friend of Sharon and was featured at the embassy yesterday. Sarons parents are Eritrean nationals and will f...



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