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FEYISA LILESA: OROMO PEOPLE ARE STILL SUFFERING IN ETHIOPIA AND THE WORLD MUST DO MORE TO HELP THEM

BY LUDOVICA IACCINO Newsweek Updated | Ethiopian Olympic silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa is calling on the international community to do more to stop the alleged persecution of Oromo people. The 27-year-old athlete, who is an ethnic Oromo, made headlines last year after he crossed his arms over his head as he passed the finish line in […]

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Ethiopia: Detained journalist Elias Gebru denied due process

Press Release May 6, 2017 Ethiopian authorities should immediately release journalist Elias Gebru or respect his right to due process. Since his arrest, on 18 November 2016, journalist Elias, has not been formally charged with any offense. A freelance journalist and social media activist, Elias Gebru was reportedly arrested by Ethiopian security forces in relation […]

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Ethiopia and Sudan on alert for Egyptian military strike

Middle East Monitor Sudanese and Ethiopian forces operating on the border between the two countries are in place to prepare for any offensive that Egypt might launch against Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam on the River Nile, intelligence and security sources in Khartoum have revealed to MEMO. The two armies have been alerted that the Egyptian air […]

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UN Rights Chief ‘Concerned’ About a ‘Series of Crucial Issues’ in Ethiopia

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa) n Ethiopia, after meeting and discussing with government officials, opposition politicians and civil society representatives in the country. “During the course of my discussions I was told of legislation and policies which seemingly severely restrict rights to freedom of expression, information, association and peaceful assembly, as well […]

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US doesn’t need Ethiopia in its war on terror in the Horn of Africa – BY ALEMAYEHU G. MARIAM

BY ALEMAYEHU G. MARIAM Earlier this month, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the Middle East and Africa to “reaffirm key U.S. military alliances” and engage with strategic partners.” Mattis only visited the tiny nation of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa where the U.S. maintains its largest military base. Ethiopia was conspicuously absent from […]

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Geneva, Switzerland: Ethiopian Rally Against WHO Nomie Tedros Adhanom

Geneva – Ethiopian Rally Against WHO Nomie Tedros Adhanom

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Ethiopia’s humans rights problems may tank its ambition to become a global apparel center

Ethiopia wants companies that make clothes to view it as one of the world’s most hospitable places to operate. Low employee wages and cheap power have led foreign companies to gravitate towards the Horn of Africa nation in recent years. The government recognizes the strategic importance of garment and textile making, and has continued to […]

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Bill Funds Border Security–in Libya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Egypt…

By Terence P. Jeffrey | May 3, 2017 The 1,665-page spending bill the Republican-controlled Congress is planning to pass this week includes multiple measures that seemingly demonstrate a commitment to securing the border — in Libya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. It does not include the $1.4 billion President Donald Trump requested to […]

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Ethiopia is facing a killer drought. But it’s going almost unnoticed

By Paul Schemm at Washington Post The announcement by the United Nations in March that 20 million people in four countries were teetering on the edge of famine stunned the world and rammed home the breadth of the humanitarian crisis faced by so many in 2017. Yet even as donors struggle to meet the severe […]

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In Ethiopia, pirate movie kiosks hide in plain sight

For around 20 cents, you can download a brand new movie to your USB drive. With the rise of cheap, easy and legal streaming services, actually pirating a movie or song seems like way too much effort. But in those places where high-speed internet may not be as prevalent, and those services are too pricey, […]

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Tedy Afro’s Song and our Conversation – T.Goshu

Tedy Afro’s Song and our Conversation April 30, 2017 T.Goshu Let me from the outset be clear that the very purpose of this opinion and comment is not to invite unnecessarily overstretched and endless dialogue about the new song of artist Tewodros Kssahun. It is rather to express my opinion (what I believe) and comment […]

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Ethiopia: Universal Database to record the atrocities committed by TPLF and its allies on Ethiopians. (by  Muluken Gebeyew)

For the last 26 years and more, TPLF and its allies have committed numerous inhuman atrocities on Ethiopians which at times appear unbelievable to be committed by fellow human beings. These atrocities includes killing, torture, imprisonment, displacement, dispossessions, forced evacuation, forced unemployment, ethnic cleansing, abuse ( physical, psychological, sexual, emotional, financial) etc. The verbal and […]

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Ethiopia will fight unconstitutional activities held under guise of religion – Minister

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Ethiopia’s Information Minister has stated that the government was committed to fighting political activities that were being held under the pretext of religion. Dr. Negeri Lencho, tasked other stakeholders in the country to thus join hands with the government in the fight against religious extremists who try hard to disrupt […]

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The Good Kops/Bad Kops T-TPLF Con Game (Over) in Ethiopia

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “Oh! What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” The length to which the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation (T-TPLF) will go to scam, hoodwink, bamboozle, con, dupe, deceive, confound and flimflam the Ethiopian people never ceases to amaze me. This is not to suggest that […]

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The Lonely Death of One of Ethiopia’s Most Public Men

Written byEndalk Assefa Chabo, a writer who symbolized the glow of the Ethiopian political movement of the 1970s and the crackdown that followed it, died on April 23 in exile. He was 73. Assefa lived a public life but a lonely one. One of his friends said he had last talked to him over the […]

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Looming Danger Facing the US Administration – bBy Tefera Dinberu

Millions of US citizens and all peace loving people around the world are concerned more than ever before about the deterioration of peace in the World. It is believed that the USA has a pivotal leading role in shaping policies of the UN to the effect the UN can persuade member countries to follow democratic […]

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Interview with Dr Bezabih Demissie and Yeshiwas Assefa – SBS Amharic

Interview with Dr Bezabih Demissie and Yeshiwas Assefa – SBS Amharic Interview with Dr Bezabih Demissie and Yeshiwas Assefa – SBS Amharic

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Farewell to Ato Asefa Chabo (Yosef Degefe)

Facing gashe Asefa’s sudden death on Facebook is very shocking. I couldn’t believe it, as some people do, I thought it was April fool (I even haven’t heard that he was sick) …I’ve just started reading his autobiographical book, “Yetzta Feleg”. … I was also expecting another book to come from his thoughtful, resourceful, and […]

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Interview with Dr Bezabih Demissie and Yeshiwas Assefa – SBS Amharic

Interview with Dr Bezabih Demissie and Yeshiwas Assefa – SBS Amharic

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World Press Freedom Day to highlight the contribution of journalism to sustainable development

Paris, 28 April—Critical Minds for Critical Times: The media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies is the theme of UNESCO’s main celebration of this year’s World Press Freedom Day, 3 May. The event will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 1 to 4 May. The programme of the four-day conference has been designed […]

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Number of Ethiopians Needing Food Aid Surges to 7.7 Million Due to Drought

Reuters. By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The number of Ethiopians who need food aid owing to drought has surged by more than two million from 5.6 million at the beginning of the year, an official said on Thursday. In January, the United Nations appealed for more than $900 million in aid for the […]

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US issues warning after Ethiopia grenade attacks

By AFP ADDIS ABABA: The United States issued a warning Thursday to its citizens about travelling to a popular tourist region in Ethiopia after a string of grenade attacks targeting hotels and homes. The US embassy in Addis Ababa said there had been four grenade blasts this month in Gondar, a city in the north […]

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Ethiopia’s Crackdown on Dissent Leaves Youth With Dangerous Options

Kelsey Lilley Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Ostensibly intended to quell unrest perpetrated by “anti-peace” forces, Ethiopia’s extension of a state of emergency in March signals a continued crackdown on the country’s restive and aggrieved population. This repression disproportionately affects 65 million Ethiopian youth, who make up more than two-thirds of the country’s total population. Such […]

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WHO contender Tedros Adhanom doesn’t have the backing of the Ethiopian people

World Health Organization Director-General post contender Dr. Tedros Adhanom doesn’t have the backing of the Ethiopian people Ethiopian Advocacy Network “If the Ethiopian people have the opportunity to vote (in a free and fair election) for Tedros Adhanom for any position he wouldn’t get more than one percent of the vote.” Tedros Adhanom In a […]

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Memorial Service for Ato Assefa Chabo

Memorial Service for Ato Assefa Chabo

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Outstanding reasons WHY Amhara Professionals Union opposes Dr. Tedros A. Ghebreyesus’ Candidacy for WHO Director General Position

Compiled by Amhara Professionals Union Research Department April 2017 ABSTRACT In this research article we argue that diplomatic support afforded to an individual is less important than the leadership qualifications or credentials in selecting individuals for International Public Health Organizations. In that regard, we present a case of Dr. Tedros A. Ghebreyesus’s candidacy for World […]

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Eritreans Find Refuge in Ethiopia But No Incentive to Remain

Contrary to popular notions that hordes of Eritrean refugees are headed to Europe, thousands have been ‘warehoused’ in Ethiopia with few options to restart their lives, say researchers from Samuel Hall and the Overseas Development Institute. RITTEN BY Nassim Majidi, Georgina Sturge ERITREANS HAVE ONE of the hightest rates of emigration in the world: An […]

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The T-TPLF Spook That Sat by the Jailhouse Door in Ethiopia (Part I) – Alemayehu G. Mariam

Author’s Note: This is Part I of a two-part translation of an Amharic interview[1] with a former, now-exiled anonymous T-TPLF  “mole” (deep- cover intelligence operative) who was trained to infiltrate  prisons in Ethiopia to snitch on political prisoners, persuade them to falsely admit criminal wrongdoing and recruit younger prisoners to give false testimony in court […]

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London Marathon: Keitany and Wanjiru make it a memorable day for Kenya

London Marathon: Keitany and Wanjiru make it a memorable day for Kenya • GB’s David Weir wins seventh title in wheelchair race after hellish year • Keitany sets women-only world record with run of 2hr17min01sec Mary Keitany and Daniel Wanjiru cross the finishing line of the 2017 London Marathon Mary Keitany set a women-only world […]

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Lessons: In Ethiopia, dreams squashed by a strip of red tape

By BILL COOK LESSONS PUBLISHED: SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 201 I think the story that I am going to tell you is something of a parable about what America is slowly but not inexorably becoming. For several years, the Bill Cook Foundation has sponsored three boys in Ethiopia to attend the Ambassador College of Travel and […]

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