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Najashi: The king who supported Muslim emigrants

By : Abu Tariq Hijazi | Arabnews | 28 Mar 2014

It was a very critical moment. Jafar ibn Abi Taleb, the elder brother of Ali ibn Abi Taleb, who after embracing Islam escaped the prosecution of Makkans and led a delegation of over 80 emigrants to Habesha, was standing in the court of Christian King Najashi to defend Islam. He had full faith in Almighty Allah and so he spoke fearlessly.

Change looms for Ethiopia’s ancient salt trade

Source : Reuters | 18 May 2013

Israel Admits Forced Birth Control For Ethiopian Immigrants

By Beth Brogan | Agencies | 30 Jan 2013

The Israeli government has admitted to routinely forcing women of Ethiopian origin to be injected with long-acting birth control.

Muslims blame Ethiopian government of messing in mosques

By William Davison | The Christian Science Monitor | Addis Ababa | 01 Jun 2012

Protests at mosques in religiously-diverse Ethiopia have stretched into their sixth month as Muslims object to what they see as unconstitutional government interference in their affairs.

Since December, worshipers at Friday prayers nationwide have been criticizing the state’s alleged attempts to impose the al Ahbash, a moderate sect of Islam, on the community via an unrepresentative, politicized Islamic Supreme Affairs Council. Officials deny any interference.

Ethiopian court convicts Swedes of aiding rebels

By Reuters : Addis Ababa | 22 Dec 2011

An Ethiopian court found two Swedish journalists guilty on Wednesday of helping and promoting the outlawed Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebel group, and entering the Horn of Africa nation illegally.

Reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson were arrested in July after they entered Ethiopia's Ogaden province from Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region with a team of ONLF fighters.

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