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Ethiopia, 30 years after the famine

Ethiopia, 30 years after the famine

Three decades after images that shocked the world, country has become darling of the global development community – and the scourge of the human rights lobby With an Einsteinian shock of hair and a wise man’s beard, Mulugeta Tesfakiros, just off a flight from Washington, settled into an office of glass walls and vibrant artworks […]

Doctor who helped tell world of Ethiopian famine calls for action on Ebola

Daniel Flitton It was television news that changed the world, forced wealthy Western audiences in their living rooms to confront pitiful, starving African children and drove Irish rocker Bob Geldof on a quest to end poverty. But 30 years later to the day, the Melbourne doctor whose work helped broadcast those harrowing images of Ethiopia’s “hell on […]

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Over 500 Ethiopians from Amhara and other ethnic groups murdered in Gambella – VOA
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ESAT Radio Wednesday Oct 22, 2014

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Djibouti Internet start-up aims to boost broadband speeds across east Africa

By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) – Internet access in east Africa is still relatively slow and costly but a Djibouti-based technology start-up company has ambitions to help change that. Djibouti Data Center (DDC), set up by a group of local and international investors 18 months ago, is the first data centre and Internet exchange in […]

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Rotary announces US$2 million in grants to fight polio in Ethiopia

By Rotary International ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In advance of the Oct. 24 observance of World Polio Day 2014, Rotary (http://www.rotary.org) announces US$2 million in grants to combat polio in Ethiopia. The funds – part of Rotary’s broader contribution of $44.7 million to end the paralyzing disease worldwide – […]

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ESAT Radio Tuesday October 21, 2014

ESAT Radio Tuesday October 21, 2014

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18 Students in US Skipped class in fear of catching Ebola after classmates returned from Ethiopia

INOLA, Oklahoma – Three students who just returned from a mission trip to East Africa caused Ebola scares at one Oklahoma high school. Reports circulated on social media about the students returning to school and that raised fears of classmates coming into contact with people who might have been exposed to the virus; but there […]

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Draining development: illicit flows from Africa

Since 1970, Africa has lost at least $854 billion through capital flight which is not only enough to wipe out the continent’s total external debt of $250 billion but leaving around $600 billion for poverty alleviation. By Menelaos Agaloglou October 21, 2014 (Open Democracy) — Illicit flows are difficult to measure due to lack of […]

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Is Nonviolent or armed struggle for bringing democrcy in Ethiopia?

By Yibeltal Gashu As we know, Ethiopia is a home to  golden diversty of peoples, cultures, religions and langudges.  Ethiopia is as the origin of humanity that has a unique cultural heritage, own alpthabet, calander and where it has preserved its long independence through the patriotic struggle of its citizens. We shall remember that Ethiopia […]

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