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Ethiopia Inflation Rate Climbs to 38.1% in June From Year Ago, Agency Says

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Ethiopia Inflation Rate Climbs to 38.1% in June From Year Ago, Agency Says

(Photo File) Ethiopia’s inflation rate climbed to 38.1 percent in June from a year earlier as food costs increased and the central bank boosted the money supply. Inflation accelerated from 34.7 percent in May, the Central Statistical Agency, based in the capital, Addis Ababa, said in an e-mailed statement today. Food prices surged 45.3 percent […]

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Judge skeptical of Obama administration arguments in suit by US citizen detained in Africa

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Judge skeptical of Obama administration arguments in suit by US citizen detained in Africa

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal judge reacted skeptically Tuesday to the Obama administration’s request to dismiss a lawsuit by an American citizen who says he was held in Africa for four months and allegedly interrogated more than 30 times by U.S. officials. At a two-hour hearing in Washington, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan […]

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Newspaper Editor Requests Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi to Resign

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Newspaper Editor Requests Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi to Resign

By Seble Teweldebirhan (Ezega.com) – Last Friday the Editor of Fitih, a local Amharic weekly newspaper, Temesgen Desalge, wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi requesting his immediate resignation. The letter published on Friday July 1, 2011 on Fitih Ande Belu column was unusual for many who thought Temesgen took a whole lot […]

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CECAFA Kagame Cup: Salhadin Said of St George on track to retain Golden Boot Award

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CECAFA Kagame Cup: Salhadin Said of St George on track to retain Golden Boot Award

St. George’s striker Salhadin Said has set his sights on retaining the golden boot award at this year’s Cecafa Kagame Cup. Said emerged top scorer with seven goals in Rwanda last year where the Ethiopian side lost to the finals to APR of Rwanda. This year, Salhadin has put himself in prime position to bag […]

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Ethiopia Upsets Kenya In The 3000m Youth Final

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Ethiopia Upsets Kenya In The 3000m Youth Final

The winner wasn’t decided until the final 20 meters. It looked like a Kenyan cakewalk with pre-race favorites Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui and Ziporah Wanjiru Kingori of Kenya heading into the girl’s 3000m final at the IAAF World Youth Championships last night. That wasn’t the case. Gotytom Gebreslase, 16 years old of Ethiopia, upset the field […]

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Birtukan Mideksa urges compatriots to stand in unison

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Birtukan Mideksa urges compatriots to stand in unison

By Abebe Gellaw Washington DC–Ethiopia’s freedom icon Birtukan Mideksa heartedly thanked her fellow Ethiopians here on Sunday for their unreserved support during her incarceration and urged them to unify in celebration of their country regardless of the fact that it is still neither a land of freedom nor justice. In a remark she made at […]

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IGAD calls on Eritrea to cease and desist from its destablizing activities in the region

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IGAD calls on Eritrea to cease and desist from its destablizing activities in the region

The Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, called on the Eritrean regime to immediately desist from its destabilizing activities in the Horn of Africa and calls on the African Union and the U.N Security Council to fully implement the existing sanctions and impose additional sanctions on the regime. In a strongly […]

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Oxfam needs $80m as food crisis deepens in 3 African countries

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Oxfam needs $80m as food crisis deepens in 3 African countries

Nairobi. Oxfam has launched its largest ever appeal in Africa in response to a massive food crisis facing over 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. The agency needs about $80 million to reach 3 million people in dire need of clean water, food and basic sanitation. “The aid effort faces enormous hurdles. There […]

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SOS: Dissent and terrorism in Ethiopia

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SOS: Dissent and terrorism in Ethiopia

By Eskinder Nega Entrapment is often a controversial but yet an established component of law enforcement even in democracies. But true to form the controversy is wholly absent in authoritarian countries. Entrapment is embraced with spiteful fervor. It is an elemental attribute of tyranny. But more often than not it is the gullibly innocent rather […]

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UN: 2 killed as Somalis flee to Kenya refugee camp

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UN: 2 killed as Somalis flee to Kenya refugee camp

GENEVA — Two people were killed and dozens injured when a riot broke out at Africa’s biggest refugee camp this week, a sign the influx of Somalis to neighboring Kenya is straining resources and nerves at the city-sized site known as Dadaab, the United Nations said Friday. The U.N. refugee agency said the “serious disturbance” […]

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St George gain revenge against APR

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St George gain revenge against APR

Morogoro, Tanzania – Ethiopia’s representative St. George FC, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Ulinzi of Kenya in the Group C opener of the CECAFA Kagame Clubs Cup on Tuesday, beat APR of Rwanda 3-1 here today according to a report posted on the club’s website. However, we cannot independently confirm the report. […]

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Ethiopian Lawmakers Will Vote on Proposed Budget Next Week

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Ethiopian Lawmakers Will Vote on Proposed Budget Next Week

Ethiopian lawmakers will vote next week on a proposed 39 percent increase in spending to fund infrastructure programs and projects aimed at improving food security, a Finance Ministry official said. Expenditure will rise to 117.8 billion Ethiopian birr ($6.9 billion) in the fiscal year to July 7, 2012, while revenue and foreign grants are forecast […]

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Ethiopia plans power exports to neighbours

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Ethiopia plans power exports to neighbours

(Mail) Ethiopia plans to sell power to Sudan, Yemen, Kenya and even Egypt, with whom it is at odds over the Nile’s waters, as it ramps up power production to become a major exporter in the continent, its utility said. It aims to produce 20,000 megawatts (MW) of power within the next 10 years, part […]

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On the Democratization Process

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On the Democratization Process

By Messay Kebede This is not a response to the numerous reactions generated by my previous article titled “Meles’s Political Dilemma and the Developmental State: Dead-Ends and Exit” Some of the reactions raised serious and legitimate questions; others emanated from misunderstandings of the actual contents of the article; still others drifted more toward acrimony and […]

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Dr. Berhanu Nega and Dr. Beyan Assoba on ESAT TV

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Dr. Berhanu Nega and Dr. Beyan Assoba on ESAT TV
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St George held to a 1-1 draw by Ulinzi of Kenya

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St George held to a 1-1 draw by Ulinzi of Kenya

Morogoro, Tanzania – Ethiopia’s representative St. George FC was held to a 1-1 draw by Ulinzi of Kenya in the Group C opener of the CECAFA Kagame Clubs Cup here today. The Saints played with 10 men after Abebaw Butako was sent off on the 84th minute for a second bookable offence on a Ulinzi […]

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Ethiopia may become World’s largest country by 2150, ranked 7th in 2050

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Ethiopia may become World’s largest country by 2150, ranked 7th in 2050

According to a US Census Bureau report, Ethiopia is projected to become the 7th most-populous country in the world by the year 2050. At the current rate of growth, analysts predict that Ethiopia will become the largest country in the world by the year 2150. According to the Unites States census bureau, Ethiopia will more […]

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Oil pipeline through Ethiopia

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Oil pipeline through Ethiopia

(khaleejtimes) DUBAI – The breakaway region of Sudan, to be known from July 9 as the Republic of Southern Sudan (RoSS), is planning an oil pipeline through Ethiopia as one of its option to circumvent the 2005 oil sharing agreement with Khartoum, South Sudan’s oil minister Dr Luol Deng said in Dubai on Tuesday. Producing […]

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Ethiopian rebels: We handed over two aid workers we were holding

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Ethiopian rebels: We handed over two aid workers we were holding

(AHN) Members of an Ethiopian rebel group on Tuesday said they had released two United Nations employees to the food agency they work for near the border with Somalia. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) said in a statement the transfer of the World Food Programme workers took place on Monday. The ONLF accused Ethiopia […]

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No to “Grand Coalition” with the EPRDF

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No to “Grand Coalition” with the EPRDF

(By Eskinder Nega) There is bitter irony to the story of the large Ethiopian Diaspora in the US. No more is it only large in sheer numbers but it’s also progressively more and more successful, impishly enticing the nation’s best and brightest to leave their native land. Two cases illustrate this unfolding saga of immigrants’ […]

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UN: 9 million need aid in drought-hit East Africa

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UN: 9 million need aid in drought-hit East Africa

(Associated Press) Save the Children warns that tens of thousands of people are fleeing drought-hit areas of eastern Africa – with millions more under threat – as conditions become increasingly “dire”. Around 20,000 have arrived at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya in the last two weeks – many having trekked for more than a […]

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Video: Car crashes into Ethiopian man in America

A car is seen smashing into a shop worker before reversing and speeding off in terrifying footage of a hit and run. Gejea Ejeta from Ethiopia, 24, was left for dead after a Dodge Calibersent him flying through the window. The 7-Elevenworker, from Philadelphia, had been putting out the trash when the car hit him […]

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ETHIOPIA-SUDAN: Over 4,000 Ethiopian troops for Abyei peace mission

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ETHIOPIA-SUDAN: Over 4,000 Ethiopian troops for Abyei peace mission

ADDIS ABABA, (IRIN) – The 4,200-strong Ethiopian brigade due to be deployed on a proposed peace-keeping mission in Sudan’s troubled Abyei region will focus on civilian protection, according to the Ethiopian government. “Ethiopia will deploy one brigade of troops to Abyei after both Northern and Southern Sudan fully withdraw their forces from the region,” said […]

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Ethiopian Coffee FC clinches first Ethiopian Premier League title

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Ethiopian Coffee FC clinches first Ethiopian Premier League title

የኢትዮጵያ ቡና ስፖርት ክለብ የመጀመሪያውን የፕሪምየርሊግ ዋንጫውን አንስቷል። ብዙዎች ለዓመታት በጊዮርጊስ አሸናፊነት በሞኖፖል የተያዘው የፕሪምየርሊጉ ሻምፒዮና ወደ ቡና ገበያ መሄዱን እንደ ድምቀት ያዩት ጉዳይ ሆኗል። የሆነው ሆኖ ግን የኢትዮጵያን ፉት ቦል ፌዴሬሽን የታዘብነው አንድ ጉዳይ አለ። በተለያዩ ሃገራት የመጨረሻ ጨዋታዎች በአንድ ቀንና በተመሳሳይ ሰዓት ነው የሚደረጉት። ዋንጫውን ያገኛሉ ተብለው ሲፎካከሩ የነበሩት ጊዮርጊስ እና ቡና ግን […]

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Arsenal make club record £18m bid for Spain Under 21 star Juan Mata

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Arsenal make club record £18m bid for Spain Under 21 star Juan Mata

Arsenal have launched a club record £18m bid for Valencia midfielder Juan Mata as Arsene Wenger finally prepared to open the chequebook. With their Barclays Premier League title rivals having already strengthened since the transfer window re-opened, the Gunners are now planning their own summer spending spree – beginning with the capture of the Spanish […]

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Ethiopian forces await UN approval to deploy in Abyei, says army chief

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Ethiopian forces await UN approval to deploy in Abyei, says army chief

“Our army is very well experienced in various peacekeeping missions across Africa and is trusted by the Sudanese parties,” Samora told the state ETv. The deployment is part of the agreement signed between Khartoum and Juba last Monday. According to the agreement, the armies of both sides would withdraw from the disputed region ahead of […]

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BED BUGS

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BED BUGS

This article was contributed by the Karen Organization of Minnesota as part of an ongoing series by the MDH Refugee Health Program. Special thanks to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Division of Environmental Health at the Minnesota Department of Health, University of Minnesota Medical Students, and the St. Paul-Ramsey County Department of Public Health. […]

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Let’s make it 20, says Manchester United’s £16m new boy Ashley Young

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Let’s make it 20, says Manchester United’s £16m new boy Ashley Young

(Manevnews)New United signing Ashley Young is already targeting the club’s 20th league title after agreeing a five-year deal at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson continued his record-breaking summer of spending with the £16m signing of Young – but will not stop there in his bid to topple Barcelona. He has already landed Blackburn defender Phil […]

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The Fakeonomics of Meles Zenawi

By Alemayehu G. Mariam There is the economics of Adam Smith, the intellectual father of capitalism. There is Levitt & Dubner’s freakonomics of weird stuff. Then there is the fakeonomics (economics by gimmickry) of Meles Zenawi, the dictator in Ethiopia and author of the five-year “Growth and Transformation Plan” (GTP). Zenawi forecasts a “not unimaginable” […]

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Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu wins 2011 OUTSTANDING BUSINESSWOMAN Award

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Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu wins 2011 OUTSTANDING BUSINESSWOMAN Award

Chosen from a field of deeply distinguished business leaders from across the continent, Bethlehem becomes the first Ethiopian to ever win the award! London, United Kingdom, June 23 2011 – Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu , founder and managing director of trailblazing footwear brand soleRebels has been named Outstanding Businesswoman at the 2011 African Business Awards . […]

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