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Ethiopia, athletes start negotiations for London Olympics

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Ethiopia, athletes start negotiations for London Olympics

By The Africa Report Ethiopian authorities will on Tuesday commence negotiations with 35 athletes Ethiopia banned from participating at the London Olympics.  Last week Ethiopia banned 35 athletes, including Olympic men’s 5,000 and 10,000 metres champion Kenenisa Bekele, from the summer games in a row over training. Athlete Tirunesh Dibaba, Beijing Olympic double Gold winner […]

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UPDATE 1-Afar rebels say holding Germans after Ethiopia ambush

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UPDATE 1-Afar rebels say holding Germans after Ethiopia ambush

* Tourists attacked in early Tuesday raid, five killed * Group says could release them through negotiation * Denies killing Western tourists (Adds Hungarian survivors’ account) By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA/BUDAPEST, Jan 23 (Reuters) – An Ethiopian rebel group fighting for an independent homeland has said it was responsible for kidnapping two German tourists and […]

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Ethiopia: Copyrights and CopyCrimes (ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM)

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Ethiopia: Copyrights and CopyCrimes (ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM)

ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM: Crimes Against the Mind If a person were to maliciously burn or vandalize another’s house, it would be regarded as a serious property crime under the laws of any nation. If one were to walk into a bookstore and steal thousands of books and give them away to any passerby, that would […]

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(zehabesha.com) የልብ ህመም ጠቋሚ ምልክቶች

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(zehabesha.com) የልብ ህመም ጠቋሚ ምልክቶች

ብዙዎቻችን የልብ ህመም የበሽታ ምልክቶች ምን እንደሆኑ በተለያዩ አጋጣሚዎች (ከሚዲያ፣ ከመፃህፍት፣ ወዘተ…) ተረድተን ይሆናል፡፡ ይሁንና፣ ልባችን ችግር ውስጥ መሆኑን ቀደም ሲል የማስጠንቂያ መልዕክት የሚያስተላልፉ ሌሎች ምልክቶች ቢኖሩስ? በዘርፉ የተሰማሩ ተመራማሪዎች የህመሙ ተጠቂዎች ከልብ ህመም ጋር ከመጋፈጣቸው ከወራት ወይም ከዓመታት በፊት ሊያጋጥሟቸው በሚችሉ የበሽታ ምልክቶች ዙሪያ ከቅርብ ዓመታት ወዲህ በርካታ ጥናቶችን አካሂደዋል፡፡ በኒው ጀርሲ፣ ኒዎርክ በሚገኘው […]

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Ethiopian Israelis Protest for Freedom (J.post)

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Ethiopian Israelis Protest for Freedom (J.post)

Ethiopian Israelis marched by the thousands in Jerusalem Wednesday in the late afternoon from the Knesset Parliament to the city’s center against a blazing setting sun. In one of the largest demonstrations for immigrant equality to date, young Ethiopian Israelis, chanted and held signs that read “I’m black and proud,” “Black and Whites: We’re all Equal,” and […]

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Exclusive: Let me run for another country, says Bekele after federation bans Ethiopians from London 2012

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  By Mike Rowbottom January 20 – The participation at London 2012 of 35 leading Ethiopian athletes including double Olympic champions Kenenisa Bekele (pictured) and Tirunesh Dibaba has been put in jeopardy by the application of an indefinite ban by their national federation for their failure to take part in group training sessions. And Bekele […]

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Journalists, politician found guilty (AP)

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Journalists, politician found guilty (AP)

By LUC VAN KEMENADE ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian court on Thursday found three journalists, a politician and a politician’s assistant guilty of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism, in a case that drew rebukes from rights groups who fear the country’s anti-terrorism law is being used to suppress dissent. The five were charged under Ethiopia’s controversial […]

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Five European tourists killed in attack in Ethiopia

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Five European tourists killed in attack in Ethiopia

Two Germans, two Hungarians and an Austrian dead in remote northern Afar region. Others wounded and kidnapped  David Smith in Johannesburg, Gunmen in northern Ethiopia have attacked a group of European tourists, killing five, injuring two and kidnapping four people, according to a government official. Bereket Simon, the Ethiopian communications minister, said the attackers struck […]

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Pilot Error Blamed For Ethiopian Airlines Crash

  Pilot Error Blamed For Ethiopian Airlines Crash   The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 off the coast of Lebanon two years ago which killed all 90 people on board was caused by pilot error, according to a Lebanese report on Tuesday which was challenged by the airline. The 737-800, bound for Addis […]

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Social Affairs: Silent no more!

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Social Affairs: Silent no more!

By RUTH EGLASH Their parents might not have spoken out against racism but the younger generation of Ethiopian-Israelis vows it will not stay quiet. The words were spoken clearly. Captured on camera and broadcast on national television in the first week of 2012: “The only good Ethiopian is a dead Ethiopian.” Referring to them also […]

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Abusive old OLF leaders short of new ideas

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Abusive old OLF leaders short of new ideas

By Robele Ababya, The new OLF’s reversal of its secession policy has no doubt sent a shockwave in the camp of Old OLF’s faction linked to the pariah dictator of Eritrea supporting the terrorist Al Shabab. The outpouring support to the new OLF has eclipsed the cry in the wilderness of the few abusive remnant […]

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No Aid for Repressive Tyrants (by Prof. William Easterly)

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No Aid for Repressive Tyrants (by Prof. William Easterly)

  We … call on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and America’s Western allies to publicly repudiate Ethiopia’s efforts to use terrorism laws to silence political dissent. We also urge the U.S. to ensure that our more than $600 million in aid to Ethiopia is not used to foster repression. This is the call to […]

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Has trademarking doubled Ethiopian farmers’ income? (By Wondwossen Mezlekia)

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Has trademarking doubled Ethiopian farmers’ income? (By Wondwossen Mezlekia)

By Wondwossen Mezlekia    It looks like this decade is shaping up nicely as a period of Coffee Rush in Ethiopia; of course, with little resemblance to the California Gold Rush (1848–1855) and involving mostly internal actors. Reminisce the trademark dispute between Starbucks and Ethiopia that publicly erupted six years ago. In 2006, Oxfam stood up, […]

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Africans Unite! Ethiopians Unite! (Alemayehu G Mariam)

Ethiopians Unite! The great Bob Marley always sang songs of African unity and liberation: How good and how pleasant it would be before God and man, To see the unification of all Africans. Africans unite for the benefit of your people! As it’s been said a’ready, let it be done! “How good and how pleasant […]

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Job Openings (Minnesota Jan 8/12)

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Heavy Equip Mech Employer MN Dot Metro District Posted Sunday, January 08, 2012 Location ROSEVILLE, MN Category Labor / Trades Employment Status Full Time Further information HEAVY EQUIP MECH MnDOT accepting apps for 7 Heavy Equip Mech positions at Metro area loc. For info, min quals and to apply, visit www.careers.state.mn.us (posting #120927000001). $20.48 – […]

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Ethiopia to Hand Over Occupied Portion of Somalia to AU

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Ethiopia to Hand Over Occupied Portion of Somalia to AU

With the African Union’s AMISOM force in Somalia looking to grow considerably with the integration of the Kenyan invasion force, they also seem poised to make a territorial gain as the Ethiopian military is said to be planning to hand over a portion of the country they occupied to AU control. The portion of the […]

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OLF and Ethiopia

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OLF and Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele/ The news that the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) has decided to struggle for freedom in consort with all Democratic forces in Ethiopia is the best Christmas present the Ethiopian people gave themselves. There is no question we are entering a new chapter in our struggle to be free like any other human […]

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Deciphering Meles Zenawi’s hatred of Ethiopia (By Messay Kebede)

By Messay Kebede Meles Zenawi’s blatant hatred of Ethiopia is a puzzle that Ethiopian intellectual circles have in vain tried to decipher. While some propose the suggestion that the hatred betrays his commitment to his Eritrean side, others consider it as an expression of his ethnic racism. Still others remain baffled, unable as they are […]

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The ‘new’ OLF program: much ado about nothing (By Jawar Mohammed)

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The ‘new’ OLF program: much ado about nothing (By Jawar Mohammed)

By Jawar Mohammed* Earlier this week, one of the several OLF factions announced that it had adapted a new political program that apparently drops the ‘secessionist’ agenda. This announcement was preceded and followed by hyped fanfare by Ginbot 7 and its affiliates. The news had excited a segment of Ethiopia’s political community, long haunted by […]

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Ethiopia’s Oromo rebel group in surprise drop of secession demand

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Ethiopia’s Oromo rebel group in surprise drop of secession demand

Ethiopia’s oldest armed rebel group, the Oromo Liberation Front(OLF) has reportedly announced that it is abandoning its long held secession agenda and says it will now fight for unity and freedom. Political commentators analysing what would be a remarkable and significant move in Ethiopian politics say it could potentially add weight the opposition to Ethiopian […]

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An “African Spring” in 2012?

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An “African Spring” in 2012?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Waiting for the Dawn of “Africa’s Spring” in 2012? How about an “EthiopianTsedey” in 2012? In 2011, we witnessed the “Winter of Arab” discontent made glorious by an “Arab Spring” followed by an increasingly hot “Arab Summer” and deeply troubled “Arab Fall”. Bashir al-Assad continues to massacre his people by the […]

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Ahmed Sule Gets 28 Years for Fridley Sex Assault on Elderly Man

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Ahmed Sule Gets 28 Years for Fridley Sex Assault on Elderly Man

Victim’s daughter recounts suffering; Sule says he’s innocent. Anoka County District Court Judge Tammi A. Frederickson sentenced Ahmed Sule to 28 years and 10 months in prison for a 2010 sexual attack on an elderly man in his home that shocked the #Fridley community. Sule maintained his innocence in a statement to the court just […]

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Colonial Style Plantations in Ethiopia angers farmers – Channel 4 News

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Colonial Style Plantations in Ethiopia angers farmers – Channel 4 News

Jonathan Rugman has special report from Ethiopia on the revolution in agricultural production – but small tenant farmers say they now have less food to eat than before the changes began. Watch the Special report by Channel 4 news.

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Occupy Arat Kilo – We are the 99.6%

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Occupy Arat Kilo – We are the 99.6%

By Tedla Asfaw We are not 99 like here in America and UK but 99.6. It is also true an average Ethiopian makes a dollar /about 99.6 cent a day back home. The Club of 99.6 are almost all Ethiopians who go to bed empty stomach. The double digit growth “makers” are the 0.4 Club […]

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Ethiopian court sentences 2 Swedish journalists to 11 years in prison on terror conviction

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Ethiopian court sentences 2 Swedish journalists to 11 years in prison on terror conviction

By Associated Press, ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A court in Ethiopia on Tuesday sentenced two Swedish journalists to 11 years in prison on charges of supporting terrorism after the two illegally entered the country with an ethnic Somali rebel group in a case that has been criticized by media rights groups. Judge Shemsu Sirgaga ruled […]

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Ethiopian Military Retires 13 Generals, 300 Senior Officers

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Ethiopian Military Retires 13 Generals, 300 Senior Officers

The Ethiopian military has retired over three hundred senior officers including thirteen generals as part of a leadership succession plan, the Minister of National Defense said on Tuesday. This is a first major shakeup at the nation’s powerful organ first setup by rebel militants in 1991 following the overthrow of a brutal communist regime. The […]

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“Nations and Nationalities Day” in a POW Camp

(Gadaa.com) The following video shows captured Derg’s soldiers (Prisoners of War – POW’s) in an EPLF-operated camp in the 1980′s. The POW’s, as all captured enemy combatants around the world, did not have political freedom; however, they were made to psychologically feel free through various means, such as holding “Nations and Nationalities Day” to celebrate […]

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Ethiopia: 2011 in the Republic of Corruptistan

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Ethiopia: 2011 in the Republic of Corruptistan

Alemayehu G Mariam: In December 2008, I wrote a weekly column entitled “Groundhog Year in Prison Nation” summarizing some of my weekly columns for that year. I used the “groundhog” metaphor from a popular motion picture in which a hapless television weatherman is trapped in a time warp and finds himself reliving the same day […]

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Frankincense Is ‘Doomed’

Ethiopia’s population of the trees that produce it are dying (By Kate Schwartz) (Newser) – Gold and myrrh could one day find themselves a duo: Frankincense may soon be extinct. The tree that the perfumed resin is sourced from—boswellia papyrifera—grows mainly in northern Ethiopia … or traditionally has. Today, as many as 7% of the […]

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