Ethiopia charges opposition figures with terrorism

Prominent opposition figures are among 24 people charged with terrorism in Ethiopia. The charges were laid in connection with a wave of ethnic unrest which followed the killing of popular Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa, leaving more than 150 people dead in late June. The country’s attorney general said the group would appear in court on…

US security intercepts envelope addressed to White House containing poison ricin

United States White House in Washington US Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The letter was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump, the official said….

Morrocans protest over Israel normalisation agreements

Hundreds of Moroccans demonstrated on Friday against the “Arab normalisation” of ties with Israel. The backlash comes after agreements this week between the Jewish state, the UAE and Bahrain, described by the Palestine-supporting protesters as “treacherous countries”. “From this place, in front of the Moroccan parliament, we send a letter of support to the Palestinian…

Ethiopia files terrorism charges against opposition leaders

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmediy Ethiopia announced Saturday it was charging leading opposition politicians Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba with crimes including terrorism and incitement to violence, a move that risks further inflaming tensions in the restive Oromia region. The charges — which could bring life imprisonment — relate to violence that erupted after the…