Thursday, November 26, 2015

Saudi investors say Ethiopian govt officials ‘robbed’ them | Arab News

RIYADH: Saudi investors have accused some Ethiopian government officials of robbing them of their land and equipment.

Mohammed Al-Shehri, who leads a body of investors in the African country, claimed that certain Ethiopian officials falsely accused him and others of criminal activities so that they could confiscate their property.

Al-Shehri was quoted as saying in a local publication that the alleged corruption was rife in certain areas, with some investors imprisoned and accused of forgery, and not allowed to bring their equipment back to Saudi Arabia.

He said that all farming operations of Saudi citizens in Ethiopia had come to a virtual standstill six years after their inception. The African country had failed to live up to promises made to investors, he said. 

Al-Shehri said that 50 percent of Saudi investors in Ethiopia have left the country, some leaving behind their farms and others selling them. He said many do not want to return there because they fear being framed for crimes they did not commit.

He said that the investors have contacted the foreign ministries of both countries but have yet to get a response on the allegations. Saudi investors were facing similar problems in other countries, including Sudan, he claimed.

Monday, November 2, 2015

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Ethiopia arrests ISIS-linked cell ?

Ahmed Shiwesh Ethiopian authorities have arrested a group of suspects belonging to the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS), who apparently sought to declare an ISIS-linked province in Ethiopia, an official told reporters on Wednesday.

This is the first time Ethiopians disclose the existence of ISIS extremists in their country.
“Our security forces were able to arrest a group of 20 ISIS suspects, trying to establish an Islamic autonomy in Ethiopia,” Ethiopian Prosecutor Tedros Bahro said on Wednesday.
“The hardline group was trying to carry out terrorist attacks to destabilize our country’s security,” he added.
Bahro expressed concerns, saying the militants were active in some areas of Oromiya, Jima, Laqqa, Chourabi, Khamisi, the Somalia region and the Ethiopian Jiqjiqa area.
“ISIS-linked sleeper cells are active in the territory of southern Ethiopia,” he said.
According to the prosecutor, the extremist group leads its members from its headquarters in kolfi Qranyo area in ​​the capital Addis Ababa, and that they were “plundering the citizens’ money” in the Jima district of Oromiya region.
Source: ARA News