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20/04 - Unverified videos have emerged, which appear to show ISIL gunmen executing some 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

The videos, purportedly made by the extremist group, were first posted on social media sites.

In the first section of one of the videos, the militants refer to Christians as “Crusaders” as they proceed to behead around 15 men.

Ethiopia pulling citizens out of Yemen (Walta Information Centre)

Addis Ababa, April 18, 2015 (WIC) - Eighty-nine Ethiopians evacuated from Yemen, which has been shelled by Saudi led coalition forces, arrived in Addis Ababa yesterday.


Ethiopia assessing situation for citizens in South Africa: Redwan Hussein (Walta Information Centre)

Addis Ababa, 16 April 2015 (WIC) - As xenophobic attacks against foreigners, especially against African migrants, intensifies in South Africa; Ethiopia says it is conducting needs assessment to help its citizens and is already in contact with its Embassy in South Africa to deal with the situation.


By Harry Verhoeven, April 12, 2015 - In 1991, as the Cold War drew to an end, the only African country that had never been colonized by European imperialists was but a pale reflection of the Great Ethiopia that generations of the kingdom’s monarchs had pursued. A million people lay dead following two decades of civil war. Secessionist movements in the provinces clamored for self-determination. The economy was in tatters, and another catastrophic famine loomed.