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In its legitimate fight against the threat of Islamic extremism the government in Ethiopia (and its apologists) indiscriminately classify thousands of Muslims as extremists; rights activists and opposition political party members are more interested in exposing the brutalities of the police than acknowledging the real problem; and the threat of Islamic extremism is not worrying progressive urbanite Muslims  

Member states of the African Union (AU) are to meet in Addis Ababa on Oct. 11 -12 for an extraordinary session of the assembly. According to a statement from the AU, the extraordinary session is called to discuss progress report on the “implementation of Decision Assembly /AU/Dec. 482 (XXI) of May 2013 on International Jurisdiction, Justice and ICC.”

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said that Ethiopia would neither halt, nor slow down the construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile. His statement came a day after Bloomberg news reported that a statement it received from the Panel of Experts tasked to study the impact of the Dam cautioned “structural measures might be needed to stabilize the foundation to achieve the required safety against sliding.”