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Turkey mediates between Somalia and Ethiopia to ease diplomatic tensions

Jul. 01, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday mediated talks between Somalia and Ethiopia to ease diplomatic tensions between the east African neighbors, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. Tensions between the two African countries have simmered since Ethiopia signed a memorandum of...

Ethiopia protests US ambassador's speech after he calls for release of political prisoners

May. 16, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia lodged a complaint Thursday over statements by the U.S. ambassador after he said the release of political prisoners could help the country engage in a productive dialogue and that detaining critics won't resolve the country's issues. The Foreign...

EU tightens visa requirements for Ethiopians over a lack of government cooperation on deportations

Apr. 29, 2024 09:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced on Monday that it is tightening visa requirements for people from Ethiopia, accusing the government there of a failure to cooperate in taking back citizens found to be living illegally in the 27-nation bloc. EU headquarters said the time...