Ethiopia shut the internet down to avoid exam cheating, says ambassador

Ethiopia Ambassador to Kenya Meles Alem has said his country switched off the internet and SMS service to avoid exam cheating. Speaking at the embassy on Wednesday, Ambassador Meles said the move was to prevent students from sending exam answers. The platforms were shut on Thursday, and the state-run Ethio Telecom, the country’s only telecoms provider, refused to comment on the outages until Tuesday.   “It’s now back. If you check now, it is back,” Ambassador Meles said. This was after the exams ended on Tuesday. This was the same reason…

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Foreign Minister Gedu meets Djibouti President to deepen diplomatic ties

Minister for Foreign Affairs Gedu Andargachewu held talks with President Ismael Omar Guelleh of Djibouti on Tuesday at the President’s palace. A press release by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the President congratulated Minister Gedu on his new appointment and reiterated his government’s “unwavering commitment towards ensuring that the symbolic Ethio-Djibouti ties would make giant leaps forward in the years to come”. “On the Occasion, Minister Gedu told President Guelleh that the strategic partnership and symbolic ties between Ethiopia and Djibouti is longstanding and well entrenched that it will not falter in the…

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