The government of Ethiopia says it is in the process of making arrangements to repatriate its citizens in Libya, the state-owned ENA portal has reported. Meles Alem, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry says through the Ethiopian embassy in Cairo, Egypt; the authorities have located nationals stranded in the north African country. AU, EU, UN chiefs meet in Abidjan, agree on Libya migration task force https://t.co/dUOAqtUmwI — africanews (@africanews) November 30, 2017The news received global condemnation with the Libyan government tasked to bring perpetrators to book. The African Union has so far stated that it will help repartiate a total of 20,000 stranded migrants. The African Union – European Union summit held in Abidjan in early December 2017 had migration at the top of the agenda despite its theme being on youth empowerment.
December 07, 2017 16:07 UTC
In the picture is a young Mengistu Haile Mariam, the dictator whose Marxist regime, the Derg, oversaw the “Red Terror” of the 1970s and the famine-inducing collapse of Ethiopia’s economy in the 1980s. Mr Mengistu was toppled by rebels in 1991 before fleeing to Zimbabwe, where he still lives. When Meles Zenawi, then prime minister, died in 2012, a social-media campaign called for Mr Mengistu to return. In the protests that have swept through towns like Ambo since 2014, chants of “Come, come Mengistu!” have been heard among the demonstrators. Mr Mengistu was also more brutal than any Ethiopian ruler before or after.
December 07, 2017 15:56 UTC
So it's rare to hear about a new Ethiopian restaurant opening in the downtown core. (Suresh Doss/CBC)I was surprised to see King Solomon and Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant open in a dull patch of Queen Street by Parliament. It has incredible Ethiopian food," he said to me. (Suresh Doss/CBC)Mola also recommends that guests enjoy some Ethiopian coffee, and that you order it before you order your food. King Solomon and Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant is at 360 Queen St. E.
December 07, 2017 12:45 UTC
Anti-Malware , Data Breach , TechnologyEthiopia Deployed Israeli-Made Spyware Against DissidentsNew Report Raises Concern About Sale of Commercial Spyware to GovernmentsSource: Citizen LabEthiopian dissidents living overseas had their devices infected with spyware made by an Israeli defense company, Canadian researchers allege. The targeted spying campaigns began in 2016, but so many operational security errors were made that Citizen Lab researchers were able to unravel them. The surveillance software is called PC 360, but was formerly known as PC Surveillance System. Citizen Lab questioned whether Israeli authorities property scrutinized Cyberbit's supply of the tool to Ethiopia, given the country's history of using spyware against activists. In response, Adobe thanked Citizen Lab, saying that "only through such partnerships can we hope to fight these miscreants.
December 07, 2017 10:52 UTC
Ethiopian Government Used Israeli Spyware To Track Ethnic Group SupportersDecember 7, 2017 | Israel-based international defense company Elbit Systems gave the Ethiopian government spyware software which was later used to track supporters of the Oromo ethnic group, a report says. It reports the Ethiopian government infected the computers of these targets using the PC Surveillance System (PSS), a commercial spyware system developed by Cyberbit, a subsidiary of Elbit. This is not the first time Israeli spyware is identified by Citizen Lab but it is the first time spyware is identified as a method to track anti-supporters as a cyber campaign. Cyberbit does not operate its products, and like other Israeli and non-Israeli defense companies, it is not fully aware of the way its products are being used in covert by nature activities by intelligence and defense agencies. The company has just announced it has signed a $74 million deal with the Israeli Ministry of Defense for a 13-year contract.
December 07, 2017 07:58 UTC
Ethiopia Used Israeli Company Spyware to Monitor Dissidents - ReportDecember 6, 2017 - Ethiopia has been using the services of Israeli software security company called Elbit Systems to eavesdrop on EThiopian opposition figures living in the United States, Canada, Germany and other places, according to reports from Citizen Lab, US News & World Report, Wired.com, and several other media organizations. According to the reports, in 2016 and 2017, individuals in Canada, United States, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, and other countries began to receive suspicious emails. He forwarded the email to Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, an organization that tries to protect political activists from hacks and spyware. A Cyberbit representative declined to comment on the claims from Citizen Lab. Source: Citizen Lab, US News & World Report, WiredBack Print
December 07, 2017 02:37 UTC
Ethiopian operatives make crucial mistakeThe spear-phishing campaign wasn't very well executed, and some targets became suspicious. Some forwarded the fishy emails to Citizen Lab, an organization that has a long history of tracking and exposing politically motivated surveillance campaigns. Instead of backing down and dismantling their infrastructure, Ethiopian government operatives decided to spear-phish a Citizen Lab researcher involved in the investigation — a big error on their part. The Citizen Lab team became more interested in the attacks and eventually discovered that the malware packed with the fake Flash Player and PdfWriter apps was communicating with an online C&C server that was exposing its web folders. The full Citizen Lab report is available here.
December 06, 2017 23:15 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-07 04:21:14|Editor: yanVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Kombolcha Industrial Park (KIP), in Ethiopia's northern Amhara regional state will start production in February 2018, an Ethiopian official said on Wednesday. The industrial park built at a cost of 90 million U.S. dollars by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) on 75 hectares of land was inaugurated in July 2017. Once operational, KIP is expected to employ 20,000 employees attracting textile and garment firms from the likes of China, U.S. and South Korea. Located 376 km north of Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, the industrial park is part of Ethiopia's efforts to have a manufacturing development belt along rail lines connecting it to neighboring Djibouti port. Ethiopia is currently preparing to start commercial operations on the Chinese financed and built Ethio-Djibouti electrified rail line.
December 06, 2017 21:00 UTC
Researchers have uncovered a nefarious but comically incompetent spyware campaign that's targeting Ethiopian dissidents in the US, UK, and other countries. Mohammed forwarded the email to Citizen Lab, which has monitored the campaign for more than a year. This is not the first time the Ethiopian government has been accused of using spyware to surveil critics. In 2015, Citizen Lab detailed the country's use of Hacking Team spyware to target US-based journalists. Two years earlier, Citizen Lab reported Ethiopia was among the countries using Gamma Group's FinSpy spyware.
December 06, 2017 20:37 UTC
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December 06, 2017 19:07 UTC
CAIRO: Egypt has “many alternatives” to deal with the stalled technical negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) with Ethiopia and Sudan, Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Ati has said.“We have many alternatives in between the two impossible alternatives; to dispense with the Nile water and not to build the dams altogether," he said. We are currently working on making this damage, which will lower Egypt's share of water, not serious. “We compensate for the difference with waste water treatment. They agreed to form an international committee, whose findings showed a lack of sufficient studies. “Egypt is following the talks with great concern, because Ethiopia does not have enough inclination for cooperation and coordination.
December 06, 2017 19:07 UTC
FILE PHOTO: Logo of Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems is seen at their offices in Haifa, Israel February 26, 2017. Citizen Lab, which helps human rights activists defend themselves against spy software, earlier this year reported on attacks in Mexico using spyware produced by Israel’s NSO Group.] A Cyberbit representative declined to comment on the claims from Citizen Lab. Citizen Lab was unable to determine what data, if any, was obtained from individuals targeted in the operation, Marczak said. “Companies have an independent responsibility to respect human rights — to avoid causing or contributing to adverse human rights impacts, and to address such impacts when they occur,” Deibert said.
December 06, 2017 14:45 UTC
Tourists look at a lava lake of Erta Ale volcano in the Afar Region, Ethiopia, on Nov. 20, 2017. Erta Ale, a large basaltic shield volcano located in the Afar Region, is one of the most active volcanoes in Ethiopia. (Xinhua/Lyu Shuai)ADDIS ABABA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government on Wednesday announced that investigations are underway into the killing of a German tourist in northern Ethiopia. Identities of the deceased German national and the wounded Ethiopian tour guide have not yet been identified. Similar attacks targeting foreign tourists occurred in the area back in 2007, claiming the lives of five European tourists.
December 06, 2017 14:37 UTC
Citizen Lab, which helps human rights activists defend themselves against spy software, earlier this year reported on attacks in Mexico using spyware produced by Israel's NSO Group.] A Cyberbit representative declined to comment on the claims from Citizen Lab. Citizen Lab said the attacks, which began in 2016 and continued through this year, sought to infect computers of Ethiopian dissidents with the PC Surveillance System, or PSS, made by Cyberbit. Citizen Lab was unable to determine what data, if any, was obtained from individuals targeted in the operation, Marczak said. "Companies have an independent responsibility to respect human rights -- to avoid causing or contributing to adverse human rights impacts, and to address such impacts when they occur," Deibert said.
December 06, 2017 14:15 UTC
With this new Mobile Application, customers will be able to use their mobile devices to book their flight, check-in, get their boarding pass and much more. On the occasion of the launch of Ethiopian Mobile Application, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines remarked:“In the age of “the internet of things” and “Artificial Intelligence” I am very happy that our “mobility” project is fast advancing which enabled us to announce to our esteemed customers that Ethiopian Mobile Application has gone live. The Mobile Application is a critical piece of our overall strategy to bring our customers’ travel experience to another level by leveraging on Information and Communication technology and African Flavored Ethiopian Hospitality. Click on the link below to download your Ethiopian Airlines Application. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services.
December 06, 2017 12:56 UTC