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APRNEWS : Outed on TikTok in Ethiopia - 'How a dance nearly cost me my life'

APRNEWS - The pair were unaware they were being filmed. The videos were initially posted to Instagram where someone took a screenshot of them to make a TikTok post that went viral.

"I didn't want to come out [as gay], but social media pulled me out," Arnold, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, tells the BBC.

"Now everybody knows who I am, and my sexual identity," the 20-year-old Ethiopian student says.


UN rights chief meets Ethiopia president, pledges help on reforms

APREWS - The United Nations Human Rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, concluded a visit to Ethiopia where she underscored her office’s preparedness to help the country to surmount its rights challenges.

“We have talked about Ethiopia’s challenges and also Ethiopia’s opportunities. I have recommended the president because you have the first female president …


Abiy's ODP vows to secure Ethiopia's rattled Oromia region

APRNEWS - The ruling party in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, Oromo Democratic Party, ODP, has vowed to halt deadly incidents that continue to plague the state.

Oromia, the largest and most populous regional state, has been the scene of incidents that have led to deaths – of security officials and civilians – as well as massive displacements.


Ethiopia's security forces wanted Oromos to kill Abiy: Attorney General

APRNEWS - Ethiopia’s attorney general on Monday made several damning revelations including the role played by security forces in planning an attempted assassination on prime minister Abiy Ahmed.

Abiy, who became premier in April and has since implemented a reformist agenda, survived a grenade attack at rally in the capital in June.


Ethiopia-Eritrea leaders meet in UAE, awarded for peace deal

APRNEWS - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki have been awarded medals by the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates.

According to Mohamed Bin Zayed, the Order of Zayed – UAE’s highest award, was conferred on both leaders “in recognition of their work for peace between the two nations.”



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