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Ethiopian Muslims Quest for Justice Continues

Ethiopian Muslims are up with serious demands, like replacing the Majlis (governing body) with one elected by the faithful. The current Majlis is believed to be composed of individuals favored by the ruling party. Ethiopian Muslims Denouncing “Ahbash” and “Majlis” at the Awolia College.(part 1) (Part II) of Ethiopian Muslims Denouncing “Ahbash” and “Majlis” at […]

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Eritrea: Ethiopia Attacked Us Over Border Dispute

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Eritrea: Ethiopia Attacked Us Over Border Dispute

By TOM ODULA Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya – The Eritrean government said Friday that the attack on its military outposts by neighboring Ethiopia was meant to divert attention from a border dispute between the two countries. Ethiopia said Thursday it carried out a ground assault on the outposts because Eritrea was training “subversive groups” that […]

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Ethiopia Military Aggression Diversionary Ploy, Says Eritrea

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Ethiopia Military Aggression Diversionary Ploy, Says Eritrea

By Peter Clotty | Voice of America (VOA) Eritrean Information Minister Ali Abdu said Ethiopia’s admission of its military attack is a calculated ploy to divert the international community’s attention from its continuous 10-year occupation of Eritrean territory. He expressed little surprise that Ethiopia embarked on what he called “a military bellicosity that encroaches on […]

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Israel and Qatar mediate between Ethiopia and Eritrea – Meles to Sell Bademe

BREAKING NEWS: It has been confirmed by different sources that the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments will have a preliminary meeting in Germany on the 20th. of March 2012. Some representatives of both countries have already arrived in Germany. The mediators, Israel and Qatar, have presented the following five-point road-map to the Eritrean and Ethiopian governments: […]

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Ethiopia carries out attacks against Eritrea

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Ethiopia carries out attacks against Eritrea

By LUC VAN KEMENADE, ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian forces entered archrival Eritrea on Thursday and carried out what a government spokesman described as “a successful attack” against military posts. Shimeles Kemal said Ethiopia launched the attack because Eritrea was training “subversive groups” that carried out attacks inside Ethiopia. Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a […]

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The Circumstance of Citizen Psychology Under Ethnic Federalism (By Geletaw Zeleke)

By Geletaw Zeleke Politics in its purest sense is the art of governance. This art should not be built upon differences of human language or culture but instead should rely on the dynamism of human creativity. Whenever politics are attached to bloodline, culture and language the play of governance is led off course. The nature […]

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Seeye Abraha to address Atlanta audience

Press Release ATLANTA, Georgia — Seeye Abrha, one of the veterans in the struggle that toppled the military regime of Colonel Mengistu H. Mariam in early 90s, will address a public gathering for the first time in Atlanta next Sunday. Seeye who later joined and became founding member of the Unity for Democracy and Justice […]

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The Ethiopian girl who was beaten by Lebanese men died

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The Ethiopian girl who was beaten by Lebanese men died

BEIRUT (DailyStar) — The Ethiopian woman whose beating outside her country’s consulate was widely publicized on video committed suicide Wednesday morning, Ethiopia’s consul general in Lebanon confirmed to The Daily Star. Alem Dechasa, 33, hanged herself using her bed sheets between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., Ethiopian General Consul Asaminew Debelie Bonssa said doctors told […]

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Int’l women conf wraps up with success – Press Release

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Int’l women conf wraps up with success – Press Release

Press Release Ethiopian women from various ages and background met for a conference in Washington DC from March 9 to March 11, 2012. The conference participants came from various States of America as well as from Canada and Europe. The theme of the conference was “Empowering Ethiopian Women and Advancing Their Rights.” The three-day conference […]

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(Breaking News) Ethiopia official: 19 shot dead in bus attack

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – An Ethiopian official says unknown gunmen in the country’s southwest have killed 19 people in an attack on a public bus. The president of Ethiopia’s Gambella region said Tuesday that eight people were wounded. Omod Obang Olum said the victims were Ethiopian residents traveling in a public bus that got ambushed […]

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Ethiopian Charity Law Destroys Human-Rights Groups, Amnesty Says

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Ethiopian Charity Law Destroys Human-Rights Groups, Amnesty Says

By William Davison, Bloomberg News Ethiopia’s ban on charities from working on human-rights issues if they receive more than 10 percent of their funds from abroad has had a devastating impact on advocacy groups in the country, Amnesty International said. Organizations closed, shifted focus or scaled down their activities because of the 2009 statute, which […]

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Dr. Martha Kuwee Kumsa’s Inspiring Biography

Source: Youtube Martha Kumsa arrived in Canada as a refugee in 1991, escaping a life of terror and uncertainty in Ethiopia. As a broadcaster and print journalist, she continued to write voluminously during the 10 years she spent in jail as a prisoner of conscience in Addis Ababa. Martha came to Canada as a single […]

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Ethiopia’s inflation numbers make a new turn around in upward direction (By Keffyalew Gebremedhin)

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Ethiopia’s inflation numbers make a new turn around in upward direction (By Keffyalew Gebremedhin)

(By Keffyalew Gebremedhin) The data released this afternoon by the Central Statistics Agency (CSA) indicates that year on year headline inflation rose to 36.3 percent in February 2012, compared to 32.0 percent in January 2012. Food inflation also rose to 47.4 percent from 41.4 percent in January and non-food inflation to 21.4 percent from 19.2 […]

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Ethiopia pursues controversial dam project – Al Jazeera Video

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Ethiopia pursues controversial dam project – Al Jazeera Video

Government wants to generate alternative energy sources, but critics say endeavour will be an environmental disaster. Ethiopia is pursuing a massive dam building project that it hopes will generate alternative sources of power, but critics have said the endeavour will be an environmental disaster. The government embarked on the project – expected to be the […]

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Delivering on Donald Payne’s Human Rights Legacy

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Delivering on Donald Payne’s Human Rights Legacy

Alemayehu G Mariam:  Donald Payne Was a Drum Major for Democracy and Human Rights Grassroots Ethiopian human rights groups and activists have been stunned by the death last week of  Donald Payne, our strongest ally and advocate in the U.S. Congress. His passing marks a major setback to the cause of freedom, democracy and human rights […]

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Ethiopian troops clash with al Shabaab in Somalia (Reuters)

By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU |(Reuters) – Dozens died in fighting between al Shabaab rebels and Ethiopian troops near the central Somali town of Baidoa and another small town on Saturday, residents, regional officials and the Islamist rebels said. There were differing accounts of which side bore the brunt of casualties in the […]

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LBCI identifies the man who abused the Ethiopian domestic worker

The scenes of the Ethiopian domestic worker being beaten outside the Ethiopian consulate were considered as a crime by all those who saw them. The Lebanese state mobilized its efforts, especially the cabinet and the Lebanese public opinion that strongly denounced what happened, calling for harsh sanctions against the perpetrator of such acts in the […]

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African leaders in Ethiopia land grab (Afrolnews)

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African leaders in Ethiopia land grab (Afrolnews)

Afrolnews | Several African leaders have bought lands in Ethiopia to develop agricultural projects or tourism resorts. They are let to bypass a 2007 ban on export of cereals, still in place for other investors. It has earlier been known that former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasansjo and current Djiboutian President Ismael Omar Guelleh privately have […]

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TPLF Boss Abay Tsehaye fires more than 300 from Wonji Sugar

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TPLF Boss Abay Tsehaye fires more than 300 from Wonji Sugar

(Nazret.com) Abay Tsehaye, one of the founders of the terrorist group Tigre People’s Liberation Front, has ordered the firing of more than 300 workers from Wonji Sugar, Ethiopia’s oldest Sugar factory. The employees were fired for no apparent reason and were told to hand over their company provided houses within two months. Many of the […]

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Somalia Islamists attack Ethiopian troops

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Somalia Islamists attack Ethiopian troops

(AFP) MOGADISHU — An offensive by Somalia’s Islamist Shebab fighters on Ethiopian troops on Saturday left many combatants dead, military sources on both sides and witnesses told AFP. “The fighting around the village of Yurkut was the most intense since Ethiopian forces entered Somalia” in November, said one of the witnesses in the country’s southwestern […]

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Donald Payne: A Farewell to a Human Rights Champion

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Donald Payne: A Farewell to a Human Rights Champion

By Prof. Al Mariam How does one say farewell to a great friend of Ethiopia and Africa? Representative Donald Payne, the dean of New Jersey’s House delegation and the first black congressman elected to represent New Jersey, died at age 77 from colon cancer on Tuesday. He was elected to 12 terms in the U.S. […]

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Ban Ki-moon should speak out on imprisoned journalists, says IPI

Source: IFEX Eskinder Nega was scheduled to return to court in a trial in which he faces terrorism charges, the International Press Institute (IPI) sent an open letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, asking him to speak out against the use of anti-terrorism legislation against media members in Ethiopia. The full text is […]

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Ethiopia: Country Not Ready to Liberalise Key Sectors Yet

By Evelyn Njoroge (allafrica) Nairobi, Kenya — Ethiopia insists that it will maintain a foothold on some key sectors despite increased calls from neighbouring countries to open them up. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi contends that his government is aware of the pros and cons of employing protectionist measures but still intends to maintain its […]

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Ethiopian asylum seeker in UK sentenced to life in prison

By Neil Hunter U.K. (Darlington and Stockton Times) — AN asylum-seeker who stabbed to death a fellow immigrant at the flat they shared was today jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years. Dawit Asmelash was told by a judge that the killing was “particularly horrific” because of the ferocity of the attack […]

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Congressman Donald Payne dies at 77 after undergoing treatment for colon cancer

TRENTON, N.J. — U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, the first black elected to represent New Jersey in Congress, died Tuesday. He was 77. Payne’s brother, William, said he died at St. Barnabas Hospital. The 12-term member of the House had announced in February that he was undergoing treatment for colon cancer and would continue to represent […]

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Ethiopians Trade Holy Water for AIDS Drugs

By MIRIAM JORDAN ENTOTO, Ethiopia—Cast out from her family, Tigist arrived at Ethiopia’s Entoto Mountain believing that a spring here welled with holy water that would rid her body of HIV. Joining 4,000 other squatters seeking the same cure, the young woman reluctantly also started taking antiretroviral pills. Gaining strength, she married an HIV-positive man, […]

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Ethiopia: From Dictatorship to Democracy – ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM

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Ethiopia: From Dictatorship to Democracy – ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM

ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM   Mahatma Gandhi first formulated the iron law of history for dictators: “There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall – think of it, always.”  Just in the past year we have seen Gandhi’s words come to pass as dictators […]

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Ethiopia as a waste disposal – Yilma Bekele

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Ethiopia as a waste disposal – Yilma Bekele

by Yilma Bekele The embattled former tyrant president of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh is going to settle in Ethiopia. Ethiopia will be his home in exile. Ethiopia was not his first choice. He wanted to settle in Oman his neighbor on the West. The Sultan of Oman was not receptive to the idea. His attempt […]

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Ethiopia: A Battle for Land and Water from PBS NewsHour

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Program: PBS NewsHour Episode: Ethiopia: A Battle for Land and Water A controversial resettlement program in Ethiopia is the latest battleground in the global race to secure prized farmland and water. Correspondent Cassandra Herrman reports as part of the Food for 9 Billion series, a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions […]

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Haile Gebreselassie finishes fourth in Tokyo Marathon

By Associated PressTOKYO (AP) – Michael Kipyego of Kenya surged ahead of Haile Gebrselassie with four kilometers left on Sunday to win the Tokyo Marathon for his first career victory. Gebrselassie held the lead after 36 kilometers but Kipyego pulled ahead at the 38-kilometer mark and crossed the finish line with a time of 2 […]

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