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Mo Farah enjoys long run in the Ethiopian heat with cattle after responding to drug retest demands

Mo Farah took to Instagram to post photos of himself running alongside cattle Britain’s four-time Olympic gold-medal winning runner is training in Ethiopia Farah recently reiterated his stance that he is innocent of drug-related cheating By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline PUBLISHED: 05:53 EST, 7 March 2017 | UPDATED: 06:51 EST, 7 March 2017 Mo Farah […]

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Drought emergency spirals in Ethiopia amid major aid shortages

Almost 13 million people across the Horn of Africa need aid due to drought By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, March 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Millions of drought-stricken Ethiopians needing food, water and emergency medical care are not receiving it due to funding shortages, the United Nations said, warning the crisis will worsen if spring rains […]

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Exclusive: Egypt sneaky strategy against Ethiopia

South Sudan News Agency Kampala, March 5, 2017 (SSNA) – In an exclusive interview on Sunday, a former Ugandan intelligence agent told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) that Egyptian government is actively pursuing a sneaky military strategy against Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and that Egypt is also assisting South Sudanese government in […]

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Ethiopia: The Power of Grassroots Advocacy Over Paid Lobbying – By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam

Author’s Note: This commentary is the third installment in an ongoing series opposing the lobbying efforts of the Praetorian regime in Ethiopia which rules by a declaration of emergency. For years and particularly over the past month, I have strongly argued to the Trump administration to review U.S. foreign aid programs in Ethiopia and Africa. […]

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Gulen schools in Ethiopia sold

DW The Turkish government has been actively cracking down on African schools run by the controversial Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. Now, Gulen schools in Ethiopia have changed hands. Due to pressure from Ankara? Everything is the same on the Nejashi Ethio-Turkish International Schools’ website. The top of the page reads: “Registration Starts for 2016-17 Academic […]

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Ethiopia opposition leader charged with inciting unrest

AP News |Posted: Mar 04, 2017 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A prominent Ethiopian politician arrested after meeting European lawmakers last year has pleaded not guilty to inciting unrest in a country that remains under a state of emergency after anti-government protests. Merara Gudina, who leads the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, was charged Friday after […]

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Ethiopia: US Top Diplomat Misses Human Rights Presentation, No Cut to USAID

by Tadias Magazine New York (TADIAS) — The new U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson failed to attend the State Department’s yearly release of its human rights report on Friday drawing condemnation from lawmakers and activists alike. Regarding Ethiopia the U.S. “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” highlights that “security forces used excessive force against […]

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Ethiopian journalist hopes for win at FESPACO

A short film entitled Gerreta by DW’s Mantegaftot Sileshi, is competing for a prize at this year’s desert film festival, FESPACO. The event in Burkina Fasa puts African cinema in the spotlight. The film opens with a man running down an alleyway, chased by a furious mob. His fast breathing reflects his deep panic. As he […]

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Ethiopia’s Cruel Con Game – David Steinman

David Steinman/Forbes In what could be an important test of the Trump Administration’s attitude toward foreign aid, the new United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, and UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien have called on the international community to give the Ethiopian government another $948 million to assist a reported 5.6 million people facing starvation. Speaking in […]

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ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA TRADE ACCUSATIONS OVER GRAND DAM ‘ATTACK’

BY CONOR GAFFEY ON 3/2/17 Eritrea has denied any involvement in an alleged plan to attack an under-construction Ethiopian dam, which is set to become the biggest hydropower dam in Africa. Ethiopia’s deputy government spokesman, Zadig Abrha, told the state-run Fana Broadcasting Corporation that 20 members of an Eritrean rebel movement—known as the Benishangul Gumuz […]

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Ethiopian Schools Linked to Turkish Cleric Are Sold

Ethiopia schools linked to Turkish cleric accused of being behind failed coup attempt are sold. March 1, 2017, at 9:14 a.m. By ELIAS MESERET, Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A network of schools in Ethiopia linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year, is […]

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GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY FROM ETHIOPIA’S AUTOCRATIC REGIME  SHOULD BE A CONDITION OF CONTINUED

ETHIOPIA CHARGES NON-VIOLENT OPPOSITION LEADER WITH TERRORISM AFTER HE MET WITH MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Press Release. March 1, 2017. The EU, the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Norway and other Western democratic countries should not continue to give large amounts of aid to the increasingly authoritarian Ethiopian regime of the TPLF/EPRDF. In […]

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Ethiopia says planned attack on giant dam project thwarted

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Mar 1, 2017, 4:05 PM ET Ethiopia says it has thwarted a planned attack by an Eritrea-backed group on its massive dam project, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Deputy government spokesman Zadig Abraha told the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate on Wednesday evening that 20 members of the […]

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Join Me in My Letter to President Trump – by Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam

Author’s Note: Below is a copy of the letter I sent to President Donald Trump by email and U.S. mail. I am asking particularly all pro-democracy Ethiopian Americans and other Americans who believe in freedom, the rule of law, democracy and human rights to join me in sending letters and emails to President Trump and […]

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The First 100 Lies: The Trump Team’s Flurry Of Falsehoods

The president and his aides succeeded in reaching the mark in just 36 days. By Igor Bobic To say that President Donald Trump has a casual relationship with the truth would be a gross understatement. He has repeatedly cited debunked conspiracy theories, pushed voter fraud myths, and embellished his record and accomplishments. The barrage of falsehoods […]

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COMMEMORATION OF THE ETHIOPIAN MARTYRS DAY IN ROME, ITALY

Gallicano nel Lazio (Rome) February 22, 2017 On 18th of February, 2017, the Federation of the Assembly of RasTafari in Italy (F.A.R.I.) together with the Association of the Ethiopian Community in Italy in the presence of its President Wayzero Mulu Ayele held the commemorative celebration of the Ethiopian martyr’s day in Rome. We also organized […]

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Ethiopian Patriot Malaku Bayen Resting Place !!!! – by Tedla Asfaw

One may ask why now visiting Dr. Malaku Bayen after 77 years he passed away. The answer is it is never late to visit him since we never missed him in our heart whenever we think of the Yekatit 12 massacre of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa and its surroundings and the five year struggle for […]

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Ethiopia Mulls Road to Import Oil From War-Torn South Sudan

by Nizar Manek bloomberg February 23, 2017, 5:28 AM PST February 23, 2017, 10:05 PM PST Plan to link Paloch fields with west of neighboring country World’s newest nation may build 100,000 barrel/day refinery Ethiopia may finance a road linking it with South Sudan’s largest oilfields, allowing the war-ravaged country to sell its neighbor fuel […]

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Ethiopia’s Oromo leader, 2 others, finally charged with terrorism

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Dr Merera Gudina, leading opposition figure in Ethiopia and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), has finally been charged with terrorism by Ethiopian prosecutors. Gudina is accused of meeting anti-government elements during a European tour last year. He was twice denied bail by the courts as the police continued to […]

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Ethiopia ready for greater cooperation with Trump government – PM

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has stated that his country was looking to work with the new United States government particularly in the area of trade and investment. He was speaking during a visit by a US delegation led by Republican Senator, Jim Inhofe, to Addis Ababa on Wednesday, the […]

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Jerusalem Post  Business & Innovation  Health & Science ISRAELI HOSPITAL RESTORES FACE OF BOY MAULED BY HYENA IN ETHIOPIA

BYJUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH FEBRUARY 22, 2017 17:28 Brought to Israel and treated here for humanitarian reasons, he has recovered and his functional and cosmetic outcome is “acceptable,” Doctors at western Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya have successfully treated a seven- year-old boy from Ethiopia whose head and face were severely mauled by a wild spotted hyena. […]

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UN Boosts Aid for Ethiopia, Somalia to Head Off Famine

Lisa Schlein/ VOA U.N. aid agencies are appealing to international donors to provide money to scale up lifesaving operations in drought-stricken Ethiopia and Somalia, where millions of hungry people are at risk of death and illness. Five years after a devastating 2011 famine killed nearly 260,000 people in Somalia, famine again is stalking that country. […]

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Ashenafi appointed Ethiopia coach

by Collins Okinyo 20 February 2017 Ethiopia have appointed former Adama City FC coach Ashenafi Bekele as the new man in charge of their national team. Bekele replaces Gebremedhin Haile, who was dismissed last year after falling out with the Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF). “We have appointed Ashenafi as our new head coach after alot […]

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Blood Lobbying: Ethiopian Babies Starve, T-TPLF Feeds Lobby Firm $150,000 Per Month

by Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam Millions of Ethiopians starve to death as the T-TPLF spends millions to keep itself alive The latest USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS) reported: “The 2017 Humanitarian Resources Document released by the Government of Ethiopia estimates 5.6 million people will require emergency food assistance through June 2017, with funding […]

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The body of Rechard pankrust will be laid to rest at the holy trinity cathedral monday

The body of Rechard pankrust will be laid to rest at the holy trinity cathedral monday

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Prof Richard Pankhurst Interview by Alebachew Desalegn

Prof Richard Pankhurst Interview by Alebachew Desalegn

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Kenya, Ethiopia in talks over threats to Lake Turkana

By JOSEPH MURAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 18 – Talks are ongoing between the Government of Kenya and Ethiopia over the construction of Gibe 1, 2, & dams which according to human rights defenders, risk drying Lake Turkana. Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu says the government had an agreement with the Ethiopian Government, which only allows […]

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Ethiopians call for state funeral as Richard Pankhurst, champion of Ethiopian culture, dies aged 89

Adrian Blomfield, nairobi 17 FEBRUARY 2017 • 6:34PMGrieving Ethiopians yesterday called for a state funeral to be bestowed on Richard Pankhurst, scion of Britain’s celebrated suffragette family and for many decades Ethiopia’s most stalwart Western champion. Describing him as “one of Ethiopia’s greatest friends”, the country’s foreign ministry announced that Pankhurst had died at his home […]

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LETTER FROM QILINTO PRISON: “I WILL NOT FALTER” – JOURNALIST DARSEMA SORI

Dear Addis Standard editors, First my greetings to all the people of Ethiopia, who made me who I am today so that I can serve them back in my profession as a journalist; the ones who are still suffering under this repressive regime while struggling in search of freedom and good governance. To the Ethiopian […]

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Ethiopia: Peaceful Protest to Armed Uprising  – by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles / February 16th, 2017 What began as a regional protest movement in November 2015, is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising in Ethiopia. Angered and exasperated by the governments intransigence and duplicity, small guerrilla groups made up of local armed people have formed in Amhara and elsewhere, and are conducting […]

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