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South Africa Plans to Withdraw from ICC

Unringing the ICC Bell in Africa.
Unringing the ICC Bell in Africa.

By AFP,

South Africa’s ruling party said on Sunday it wanted the country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, saying the court has lost direction and no longer fulfilled its mandate.

The decision comes after a spat with The Hague-based court over South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir when he arrived in the country in June to attend an African Union summit. Continue reading South Africa Plans to Withdraw from ICC

Ethiopia Suspects Sudan Behind Plot to Assassinate New AU Chief in 2012: Spy Cables

South African and Ethiopian spy agencies were in crisis in 2012 amid a reported plot to kill AU Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Sudan suspected

By Aljazeera,

SECRET intelligence documents leaked to Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit reveal that spies in Addis Ababa were alerted to a plot by “an unnamed state” to kill a top African Union diplomat.

Ethiopian agents later accused Sudan of involvement in the plan to assassinate African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who had previously served as South Africa’s foreign minister.

Dlamini-Zuma allegedly faced “an eminent threat” to her life in the Ethiopian capital which also hosts the headquarters of the African Union in October 2012, just days after she was appointed. Continue reading Ethiopia Suspects Sudan Behind Plot to Assassinate New AU Chief in 2012: Spy Cables

Tanzania Deports 253 Ethiopian Illegal Migrants: IOM

Hundreds of illegal Ethiopian immigrants have been nabbed by police as they are trying to made their way to South Africa through illegal entry points in Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi and Zimbabwe. (Picture: The returnees at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa)

By IOM Ethiopia,

SOME 253 illegal Ethiopian migrants who have been detained for more than a year in Tanzania, including 30 unaccompanied minors, have been deported back to Ethiopia last week (28th Nov).

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated their return.  Continue reading Tanzania Deports 253 Ethiopian Illegal Migrants: IOM

Malawi Police Nabbed 100 Illegal Ethiopian Migrants

There has been an increase in illegall immigrants from Ethiopia towards to Southern Africa with the assistance of human trafficking syndicates operating in both South Africa and Malawi

By Nysa Times,

MALAWI Police last week  swooped 100 Ethiopian illegal migrants in Karonga near the border with Tanzania who entered the country without authorised documents.

Karonga police spokesperson Enock Livason said the Ethiopian migrants were arrested together with five Malawians who had facilitated their illegal entry. Continue reading Malawi Police Nabbed 100 Illegal Ethiopian Migrants

Launch of the Eritrea – South Africa Festival (ERISA)

Eritrea – South Africa Festival (ERISA) will be celebrated on October 30th on the occasion of the 10th year anniversary of the South African Embassy in Asmara

By The Embassy of South Africa (Asmara),

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea and the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Asmara will host the launch event of the Eritrea – South Africa Festival (ERISA) on 30th October 2014.

The event will take place at the Expo Conference Hall, Expo Grounds in Asmara, with the theme “People, Liberation and Development.Continue reading Launch of the Eritrea – South Africa Festival (ERISA)

Ethiopian Athlete Flees to South Africa

An Ethiopian athlete absconded during the just ended Gaborone 2014 Africa Youth Games (AYG) and is believed to have fled to South Africa

FREE at last? Ethiopian athlete abscond in Botswana and flee to South Africa

By Lekopanye Mooketsi,

THE Chairperson of the AYG, Regina Sikalesele-Vaka confirmed the incident of the missing Ethiopian athlete. Vaka said the athlete initially absconded on May 27 with one of his mates but they were caught at the border gate as they attempted to cross into South Africa. They were handed back to the their team officials who confiscated their passports.

However, the athlete fled again on May 29 and this time his attempt was successful. Vaka said there have been reports that the athlete was seen in Johannesburg. She added that this is a matter beyond their control and can only be handled by the Ethiopian Embassy. Vaka said if it was not because of the tight security, many athletes from different countries could have fled to neighbouring South Africa.  She said athletes could have utilised Botswana’s close proximity to South Africa to flee to that country. Continue reading Ethiopian Athlete Flees to South Africa