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Former US Diplomat Calls for Free, Fair Elections in Ethiopia

Former US Diplomat Calls for Free, Fair Elections in Ethiopia

James Butty/ VOA December 22, 2014 2:33 AM Former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Herman Cohen said Ethiopia should not be afraid to have free and fair elections or a free press. Cohen said the government is doing good things that it can win an election on, such as creating jobs, carrying on […]

S. Sudan peace talks adjourned again amid fears of further violence

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle December 21, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Peace negotiations aimed at ending the more than one-year-old conflict in South Sudan have been adjourned after making little progress on several key issues of contention. Peace talks, which are being mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), have been beset by repeated delays amid […]

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Herman Cohen Calls for Free, Fair Elections in Ethiopia

(VOA) Former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Herman Cohen said Ethiopia should not be afraid to have free and fair elections or a free press. Cohen said the government is doing good things that it can win an election on, such as creating jobs, carrying on infrastructure development and boosting trade. But […]

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Puntland Security forces capture more than 200 Ethiopian Immigrants

Puntland Security forces have captured over 200 would be immigrants of Ethiopian nationality who were on a voyage to Yemen to seek asylum, officials confirm. The 206 immigrants, travelling in overcrowded boats, were apprehended off the coast of Marero village, close to Bosaso city, the commercial hub of the semi-autonomous region. ‘’ They are now […]

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INTERPOL SET TO OPEN ITS FIRST OFFICE IN AFRICA

(ADDIS ABABA) – The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) is preparing to open a permanent office at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa. National Interpol Head Commander, Girmay Kahsay, on Saturday told Sudan Tribune that Interpol has reached an agreement with the Ethiopian government and the African Union to open the office. The […]

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2014 in review: University students protest

Our panellists Temam Batee Head of Foreign Affairs for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Kumsa Burayou (the former Editor-In-Chief of Madda Walabu magazine) and Tsegaye Regassa (the former Senior Lecturer at Addis Ababa University and PhD Candidate at University of Melbourne Law School), talk about the university students protest against the “Integrated Regional Development Plan” […]

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Interview with Prof Beyene Petros (Audio)

Prof Beyene Petros, Chairman of the Forum for Democratic Dialogue in Ethiopia (Medrek), talks about Medrek’s current political activities and the upcoming Ethiopian elections.

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Local couples launch 30 Hearts organization to help Ethiopian children

By Kaylee Remington, The Morning Journal Two local couples are determined to help the crisis in Ethiopia after seeing firsthand what’s taking place with approximately 4.6 million orphans. North Ridgeville resident Jeff Mancinetti and his wife, Emily, and Avon resident Joe Seestadt and his wife, Ranae, have launched 30 Hearts. 30 Hearts is an organization […]

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The Castro Brothers, the African Brothers and Brother Obama

By Professor Al Mariam  Cuba finally coming in from the Cold (War)? “I am not a dictator, and I do not think I will become one. I will not maintain power with a machine gun,” said Fidel Castro in an interview in January 1959, shortly after he ousted President Fulgencio Batista.  With that declaration, Castro […]

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Ethiopia’s Commercialization of Farming by Expropriating Indigenous Pastoralists/Farmers

By Mikael Wossen (PhD) “The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its wealth.” – Anonymous Access to clean water and electricity are accepted as the sine qua non of modernity. Yet a sizable portion of the people of Ethiopia has no immediate access to both. Lack of clean water and its key consequence hygiene, […]

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