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Dutch court to open Ethiopia ‘Red Terror’ war crimes trial

AFP The Hague – A Dutch-Ethiopian national goes on trial in The Hague on Monday accused of war crimes, including ordering the deaths of 75 prisoners, during bloody purges in Ethiopia known as the “Red Terror”. In the rare case before a Dutch court, the 63-year-old is alleged by prosecutors to have been a henchman […]

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245 arrested in Ethiopia over recent unrest

Photo by Xinhua/Michael Tewelde ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) — The Ethiopian government on Sunday announced the arrest of some 245 people in connection with the unrest in the central Oromia regional state. The detainees are said to have connection with the recent violent demonstrations in Buno Bedele zone of Ethiopia’s largest Oromia regional state, […]

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Fighting T-TPLF Internal Colonialism: Defeating EthiopiawiNOT With EthiopiaWINET (Ethiopian-ness) (Part II)

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “We must either learn to live together as brothers or we are all going to perish together as fools. As nationals and individuals we are interdependent. It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied together into a […]

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Life after death for the ‘Love Bug’ in Ethiopia

Autoblog (blog) ADDIS ABABA – At Kinfe Abera’s garage in Addis Ababa, cranky, 50-year-old Volkswagen Beetles enjoy a kind of life after death; their parts are never discarded but re-used to keep the city’s remaining Beetles on the road. The Beetle was born in the 1930s out of dictator Adolf Hitler’s desire to produce a […]

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Ethiopia begins civil registration for refugees – UN agencies

UN News Center 27 October 2017 – In an historic first, starting Friday, all refugees in Ethiopia will be able to register their vital life events, including birth, death, marriage and divorce, directly with national authorities, the United Nations refugee agency announced. “This is a historic first and a ground-breaking development for refugee protection in […]

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World Health Organization Board: I told you Tedros Adhanom is an Empty Suit…!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Last week, Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organization, nominated Robert Mugabe, the 93 year-old president of Zimbabwe as that organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Noncommunciable Diseases, a position currently held by former N.Y. City mayor Michael Bloomberg. WHO ambassadorships are often given to “well-known personalities from the worlds of arts, literature, entertainment, […]

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At least five killed as police fire at protest in Ethiopia

Aaron Maasho Reuters ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – At least five people were killed in a town in Ethiopia’s restive Oromiya region on Thursday after police opened fire during a protest, witnesses said. Protesters had blocked the main road in Ambo, some 130 km (80 miles) west of the capital Addis Ababa, to demonstrate against sugar […]

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The Root Causes of Ethiopian Political Crisis:—Beyond Ethiopian Nationalism and Ethnicity

By Yoseph Mulugeta Baba, Ph.D.* (This essay is an excerpt from my forthcoming book entitled, Negritude as the Recovery of Indigenous African Political Leadership: The Case of Gadaa Oromo Political Philosophy) Abstract I argue that the present Ethiopian political leadership pleads for a shift of the approach in the relationship between Ethiopian-nationalism and ethnicity. Stated […]

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Ethiopia sends 200 peacekeepers to South Sudan

East Africa News Ethiopia has sent 200 peacekeepers to neighbouring South Sudan to help with the restive security situation in the country, the Sudan Tribune reports citing an Ethiopian official. South Sudan’s Foreign Minister was also quoted as stating that the Ethiopian deployment was in line with a United Nations resolution to stabilize Africa’s youngest […]

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Ethiopia has one of the least powerful passports in the world

When it comes to the privilege of travelling around the world with out visa requirements, not all passports are created equal. Ethiopian passport offers limited mobility for travel with out requiring visas than say Singapore, which is now ranked as having the most powerful passport in the world. According to the Passport Index, Ethiopian passport […]

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Inside Prince Yoel of Ethiopia and Ariana Austin’s Royal Wedding

OCTOBER 23, 2017 6:49 AM by ALEXANDRA MACON Prince Yoel of Ethiopia—the great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia—was finishing up his law degree at Howard University when he bought a diamond ring to propose to then-girlfriend Ariana Austin, a Harvard grad, philanthropist, and writer. He arrived at her parents’ house with a […]

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Ethiopia hit by deadly Oromo – Amhara clashes

REUTERS Ethnic clashes killed 11 people this week in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, a regional government official said on Sunday, the latest unrest in a province that was wracked by violence in 2015 and 2016. Nearly 700 people died last year during one period of the violence in Ethiopia’s largest region and other areas, according to […]

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FSU student entrepreneur helps empower girls in Ethiopia

BY: ALI BUIS | PUBLISHED: OCTOBER 23, 2017 Florida State University junior Jessica Bachansingh has dedicated herself to empowering girls globally by teaching them a marketable skill — sewing. Three years ago, Bachansingh founded Gifts for Confidence, a nonprofit organization that gives girls in Ethiopia the chance to learn how to sew infinity scarves. They […]

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Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) 2017

For Immediate Release – October 20, 2017 The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) will be holding its 7th annual cultural and inheritance event in Washington, DC. Our festival will take place Sunday November 19th at Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place in Silver Spring, MD. Obviously, this year’s summer festival has been […]

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Analysis: Lake Tana: how an invasive weed is threatening its survival

Yihun D. (PhD) and Wondwossen T. (PhD), for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, Oct. 23/2017 – Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia and the second largest in Africa. In recognition of the lake’s rich biodiversity and significant cultural heritage, UNESCO added the lake to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves in June 2015. Lake Tana covers an […]

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Cambridge Days: Prof Teodros Kiros – Pt 1 – SBS Amharic

Cambridge Days: Prof Teodros Kiros – Pt 1 – SBS Amharic

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Hydro-economics: Egypt, Ethiopia and the Nile

A look at the ongoing dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and its impact on the world’s longest river. Water ministers from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have gathered last week to discuss how Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam will affect water distribution and access to the Nile. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is 60 […]

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Eleven Killed in Clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromiya Region, Official Says

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethnic clashes killed 11 people this week in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region, a regional government official said on Sunday, the latest unrest in a province that was wracked by violence in 2015 and 2016. Nearly 700 people died last year during one period of the violence in Ethiopia’s largest […]

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Fighting T-TPLF Internal Colonialism Through Ethiopiawinet (Ethiopian-ness) (Part I)

“We only have one Ethiopia… The issue of land in Ethiopia is very serious. Very serious. The source of wealth in this country is land. The source of wealth in this country is land. (Repeats.) It is land. (Land is the foundation) of Ethiopia, from the beginning (of time), since she was established. If we […]

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Ethical Values Are Must for A Better Ethiopia – Tadesse Nigatu

Without ethics, man has no future. This is to say, mankind without them cannot be itself. Ethics determine choices and actions and suggest difficult priorities. John Berger In this write up I start with describing what ethics and associated concepts such values, attitudes, characters, norms and cultures. I also briefly discuss the origin of values. […]

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Unity is our Destiny  Ethiopian Stakeholders Convention   SBS Amharic

Unity is our Destiny Ethiopian Stakeholders Convention SBS Amharic

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Mugabe named as goodwill ambassador by WHO

BBC News The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as a “goodwill ambassador” to help tackle non-communicable diseases. New WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised Zimbabwe for its commitment to public health. But critics say Zimbabwe’s health care system has collapsed, with the president and many of his senior […]

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WHO draws flak after naming Mugabe ‘goodwill ambassador’

The United Nations faced criticism Friday after naming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a ‘goodwill ambassador’ to promote health causes, despite the country’s dire health crisis under his rule. AFP Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe looks on as he attends the 2nd Session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe binational Commission (BNC) on October 3, 2017 at Sefako Makgatho […]

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Off-duty Lincoln County deputy attacked at metro Walmart, 3 arrested

by Dan Snyder OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy suffered minor injuries after being attacked outside a metro Walmart. Oklahoma City police say the deputy was working security overnight at the store on Northwest Expressway when two men were asked to leave. They both refused and a fight broke out. Police arrested […]

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Pope promises to send special message to FAO meeting in Ethiopia

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis marked World Food Day this week with a visit to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) where he called on world leaders and policymakers to work for a concrete, practical consensus to prevent the most tragic effects of climate change hitting the weakest and most defenseless. “We need to change […]

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Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt discuss divergences over dam construction

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle October 17, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – Water ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt Wednesday discussed in Addis Ababa, ways to address the outstanding issues after a study done by consultancy firms over the Renaissance Dam filling period. The planned Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project (AP) Egypt, actually, still fears that the power […]

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Ethiopians Feleke & Tadese join Frankfurt Marathon Field

Ethiopians Getu Feleke and Feyse Tadese will start as the fastest runners in their respective fields at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 29 October. Feleke, 30, has an impressive best of 2:04:50 and also ran a superb course record of 2:05:41 in the 2014 Vienna City Marathon while his compatriot Tadese tops the women’s field with […]

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Back and Forth Mentesnot Mengesha SBS Amharic

Back and Forth Mentesnot Mengesha SBS Amharic

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Ethiopia army banned from Oromia-Somali areas amid peace efforts

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with FBC The Ethiopian government has disclosed that the army has effectively been banned from playing any role in the search for peace in a boundary crisis between the Oromia and Somali regional states. Information Minister Negeri Lencho at a press briefing said as part of peace efforts in the wake of […]

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Ethiopia: U.S. Embassy speaks on recent protest deaths, lauds security restraint

The United States embassy in Ethiopia has reiterated its belief in the right of Ethiopians to express their views by way of peaceful demonstrations. In its latest statement regarding Ethiopia’s internal security issues, the U.S. expressed admiration and concern in the same statement issued on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Admiration for the manner in which […]

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