Blogger files lawsuit against Ethiopia’s government


By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

US-based blogger Elias Kifle has filed a $120 million counter lawsuit against Ethiopia’s government, US law firm DLA and Saudi Arabian billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi.

Kifle, a blogger for, says he filed the lawsuit in Atlanta’s US District Court for the Northern Georgia District.

Kifle alleges that Al Amoudi, the government of Ethiopia, DLA Piper, the deputy prime minister of Ethiopia Debretsion Gebremichael, and the Ethiopian government’s chief of security Getachew Assefa of “serially harassing” him.

Kifle’s lawsuit follows a defamation claim filed against him by Saudi Arabian billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi’s business partner, Jemal Ahmed.

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