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Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for ‘Inciting’ Song Lyrics

Written by Endalk Seven producers and performers of a popular YouTube music video were charged in Ethiopia in late June with terrorism for producing ‘inciting’ audio-visual materials and ‘uploading them on YouTube’. The group members were arrested in December 2016 and were held in detention without charges until last month. Among those facing charges is […]

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Analysis: Addis Abeba: A city struggling under the weight of its failures triggers fresh minefield

addisstandard 2017-07-14  Addis Abeba, July 10/2017 – Wednesday December 02/2015: it was not an ordinary day for five of six university students who were shuttling between the court room and their prison cells for nearly twenty months prior to that sunny morning. The university students were part of hundreds of Oromo university students rounded up by police […]

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WHY IS EPRDF APPEASING THE OROMO EXTREMIST ELITES?

By Yared Gizaw | July 10th, 2017 The Oromo extremist elites have repeatedly told us that their vision for Ethiopia is as follows: Option 1: Recreate/restructure Ethiopia under the domination of Oromos’ in which: – Oromo language and culture to be dominant with “Wake Fatah” as dominant religion. – New name and flag for Ethiopia […]

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Ethiopia: The T-TPLF Trojan Horse of the Apocalypse Riding in Oromiya

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: The ruling Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) in Ethiopia is said to be on the verge of passing a “law” protecting “Oromia’s special interest in Addis Ababa” and “giving Oromia extensive rights in the capital city” (hereinafter the T-TPLF Masters’ Addis Ababa Plan B). It is a […]

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Ethiopia’s Top Most Beautiful Women of 2017

Ethiopia’s Top Most Beautiful Women of 2017

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Interview with Journalist Elias Amare  –  SBS Amharic

Interview with Journalist Elias Amare – SBS Amharic

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CAF Champions League: Esperance humiliates St. George

Tunis – Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia) humiliated St. George of Ethiopia 4-0 in in their final CAF Champions League Group C match at Stade Olympique de Radès here today. The Tunisians were the better side in every aspect of the game. International defender Khelil Chammam opened the score in the 29th minute to be followed […]

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Hackers breached a dozen US nuclear plants, reports say – BBC

Hackers breached at least a dozen US power plants in attacks in May and June, US media report, citing intelligence officials. The targets included the Wolf Creek nuclear facility in Kansas, according to several reports. An urgent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report indicated a foreign power, possibly Russia, was responsible, the New York Times […]

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G20 meeting in Hamburg to focus on Africa

This year’s meeting is expected to focus on Africa, alongside financial stability, climate protection, and security. A German government spokesman had said on Monday the monarch himself would not be taking part in the summit, without giving an explanation. Part of the agenda focuses on a proposed ‘Compact with Africa’ aimed at encouraging private sector […]

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Ethiopia-born UK citizen appears in London court over terrorism charges

A United Kingdom (U.K.) court has charged an Ethiopia-born management lecturer over nine counts of terrorism offences. Tadesse Kersmo, fled from Ethiopia in 2009 and sought asylum in the U.K. He was later granted British citizenship. Westminster Magistrates Court judge, Emma Arbuthnot, granted Kersmo a bail of $32,000 along with other release conditions. He is […]

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“Africa’s Perspective”: Discussions around the G-20 Summit – Fekadu Bekele

Fekadu Bekele, (PhD) July 6, 2017 Over the last three months there have been seminars and meetings related to the G-20 conference which will be held on the 7th and 8th of this month in Hamburg. The conference deals with the economic crises in many African countries, and how to ultimately overcome the economic and […]

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DROUGHT-HIT ETHIOPIA MOVES TO PROTECT ITS DWINDLING FORESTS

According to the ministry, the biggest forest conservation programmes are taking place in Oromia, which is home to a third of the country’s population. Reuters CHILIMO – Ethiopia is enlisting the cooperation of people in and around its forests to manage woodland better, hoping to protect the country from the effects of climate change while […]

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Fifteen Points: Thoughts on Progressivism, Patriotism and Ethnopolitics in Ethiopia

By Tesfaye Demmellash I have in the past written about the mutual exclusions of patriotism and progressivism in the era of abyot in Ethiopia. That long era stretches from the time of the Student Movement through the blood thirsty tyranny of the Derg to the weird colonial-like dictatorship of Woyane “revolutionary democracy” over the last […]

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ETHIOPIA-ADDIS ABABA-AFRICAN UNION

ADDIS ABABA, July 4, 2017 – Photo taken on July 4, 2017 shows the closing session of the 29th African Union summit in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The 29th African Union (AU) summit concluded on Tuesday amid call for strong collaboration among African countries to tackle key regional and global issues. ADDIS ABABA, July […]

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Vision Ethiopia: Call for papers ‘Building Democratic Institutions in Ethiopia’

Vision Ethiopia, an independent network of Ethiopian scholars and professionals, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT), is pleased to announce that the Fourth Conference will be held in Washington D.C. on September 16 and 17, 2017. We thank those who responded to our first call for papers which was issued on […]

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Shengo’s Press Statement on TPLF’s Divisive Proclamation Why the TPLF Ploy Won’t Work This Time

The Ethiopian People’s Congress for United Struggle (SHENGO) rejects the latest ploy by  the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and its cronies to grant “preferential treatment and special privileges” to the Oromo people. This latest policy is intended to strengthen ethnic, social and political division and prolong TPLF hegemony. For 27 years, the TPLF has managed […]

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Ethiopia hands over 120 Prisoners to Somalia

ore than 100 Somali Prisoners were set free on Monday and handed over to Somalia’s Federal government in a rare move made by the Ethiopian government, a top official has confirmed. Somalia’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheire, who is currently attending the 29th African Union summit in the neighboring East African nation confirmed the release […]

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Ethiopian Dialogue Forum Press Statement                                                                          On the Ethiopian Council of Ministers                                                                                Proclamation regarding Oromiya’s special Interests in Addis Ababa

The Ethiopian Dialogue Forum (EDF) rejects the Tigray People’s Liberation Front dominated council of Minsters ploy of “weaponizing” its 1994 Constitution Article 49 (5) that provided “a special status” to Oromia concerning Addis Ababa. The Article mentions “the special interest of the State of Oromia in Addis Ababa” and stated that “particulars will be determined […]

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The Zero-Sum Negotiation Games of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia – Alemayehu G. Mariam

Author’s Note: This July 4th, I “celebrate” my eleventh year of writing uninterrupted weekly Monday commentaries. On July 4, 2006, I formally and publicly declared my engagement in human rights advocacy, particularly Ethiopian human rights advocacy. Tempus fugit (time flies)! In a 7,860-word “manifesto” entitled, “Awakening Giant”, I explained why I decided to get involved […]

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Ethiopia tops medal tables after day two of African Junior Championships

Bob Ramsak for the IAAF Ethiopia leads the medal tables with 18, seven of them gold, after the first two days (29-30) of action at the 13th African Junior Championships in Tlemcen, Algeria. As expected, the core of Ethiopian strength laid in the middle and long distance events, but the east African powerhouse also picked […]

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ETHIOPIA TOPS MEDAL TABLES AFTER DAY TWO OF AFRICAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ethiopia leads the medal tables with 18, seven of them gold, after the first two days (29-30) of action at the 13th African Junior Championships in Tlemcen, Algeria. As expected, the core of Ethiopian strength laid in the middle and long distance events, but the east African powerhouse also picked up medals in the sprints, […]

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The EFFORT Conglomerate Monopoly – By B. Aklilu

The Endowment Fund For the Rehabilitation of Tigray or better known as EFFORT is a conglomerate of various companies formed in 1992 initially as a PLC with a capital of 100$ million but later were converted to an endowment in 1995. This “Endowment” was formed to rebuild the war torn region of Tigray when the […]

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A response to Tsadkan Gebretensae’s call to wage war on Eritrea

By Shiferaw Abebe In a recent interview to Addis Zemen, posted on Zehabesha.com the former TPLF General, Tsadkan Gebretensae harped on Ethiopia’s inability to influence geopolitical developments in the Red Sea region and how this weakness is putting the country’s long term security in danger. He primarily fingered at Eritrea for his worry and blamed […]

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WFP new initiative to build drought resilience in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, June 29 (Xinhua) — The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday announced that preparatory works have finalized to launch a new initiative to create drought resilience in drought-prone areas of Ethiopia. The UN agency has recently called for an urgent injection of international funding to curve looming drought in Ethiopia, which affects 7.8 […]

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Ethiopia requests extension as it fails to meet Saudi deadline for stuck migrants – Ismail Akwei

By Ismail Akwei SAUDI ARABIA The Ethiopian government has requested for an extension of the 90-day amnesty for undocumented migrants to leave Saudi Arabia as the deadline expires on Wednesday. Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that out of the over 400,000 citizens in the Gulf country, only 45,000 have returned home. The ministry’s […]

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MSF sees tenfold increase in children with malnutrition in Doolo zone

26 June 2017 MSF An MSF outreach team screening for malnutrition in the Somalia region last year An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, as malnutrition reaches alarming levels, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), whose teams are working in Doolo zone, the worst affected area. “The numbers of young […]

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The Cruel Political Jokes of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

“No Political Prisoners in Ethiopia” and “Negotiating With the Opposition” The Voice of America (Amharic) last week reported “16 Ethiopian opposition political parties agreed to discuss the anti-terrorism and other proclamations and 13 other agenda points including communications, press and charities and civic organizations” with the ruling regime in Ethiopia. However, the Thugtatorship of the […]

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ETHIOPIAN MUSLIMS CELEBRATE EID-AL FITR

Millions of Muslims gathered to share the joy of Eid Muslims gather to perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at areas surrounding the Addis Ababa Stadium on June 25, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Eid al-Fitr is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world that marks the end of Ramadan, Islamic holy month of fasting. […]

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Open Letter of Appeal to the Saudi Arabian King – Kidane Alemayehu

OPEN LETTER OF APPEAL TO: His Majesty Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud The King of Saudi Arabia. Re: Urgent Relief Needed from Saudi Arabia by Ethiopians whose Nation had welcomed Prophet Mohamed’s Family Your Majesty, Please permit me, first of all, to express my compliments and respectful greetings to Your Majesty and to appeal for […]

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ETHIOPIA’S ANBESA AND TSEGAYE TRIUMPH IN BRCKO 10KM

Running in very hot conditions, Ethiopia’s Lencho Tesfaye and Belaynesh Tsegaye triumphed Vidovdan Road Race 10km, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, in Brcko, Bosnia and Hercegovina, on Saturday (24) evening. Until the fifth kilometre, the lead group of four remained tight, but at the start of the sixth, you could clearly see that Tesfaye […]

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