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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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Political Prisoners Inside Ethiopia’s Gulags – Alemayehu-G-Mariam

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Political Prisoners Inside Ethiopia’s Gulags – Alemayehu-G-Mariam

The Plight of Andualem Aragie and Other Political Prisoners in Ethiopia   Alemayehu-G-Mariam The “Gulag” prison system in the old Soviet Union was infamous for warehousing and persecuting dissidents and opponetns. The gulags were used effectively to weed out and neutralize opposition to the Soviet state. They were the quintessential tools of Soviet state terrorism. […]

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Shocked Ethiopians appeal to Norway to reverse deportation order

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Shocked Ethiopians appeal to Norway to reverse deportation order

By Ethiomedia.com WASHINGTON, DC – Ethiopians from around the world on Saturday expressed shock and disbelief that Norway was deporting over 1000 Ethiopians with children who were born and raised in that country. In an Open Letter to Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, the Ethiopians appealed that the government to reverse its decision as many […]

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TPLF Inc. as a ‘silent killer’ – By Aklog Birara (Ph.D.)

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TPLF Inc. as a ‘silent killer’ – By Aklog Birara (Ph.D.)

“Communities need leaders who create a better place to live. Children need leaders who help them reach their potential. Family and friends need leaders who model purpose-driven lives.” — John Maxwell, Leadership for Every Day By Aklog Birara (Ph.D.) Have you ever wondered, as I have, why Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people are caught in […]

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Dictators are the Problems — Not the Solution (By Wondimu Mekonnen)

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Dictators are the Problems — Not the Solution (By Wondimu Mekonnen)

By Wondimu Mekonnen LONDON – Ethiopian protesters and their allies on Thursday called on Western leaders who met at Lancaster House to discuss ‘Somalia’ to stop rubbing shoulders with dictators such as Meles Zenawi who they said was responsible for gross human rights violations, including genocide and crimes against humanity. Click Here

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Ethiopia Courts Chinese, German Investors for Stake in Tantalum Mine Owner

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Ethiopia Courts Chinese, German Investors for Stake in Tantalum Mine Owner

By William Davison Ethiopia’s government is courting investors from at least four countries including China andGermany to buy a stake in the state-owned company that operates what it says ranks among the world’s top 10 tantalum producers. The sale of part of the company will help fund the expansion of the Kenticha mine and construction of […]

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Forgiveness and mental health (By Eyob B Kassa)

By Eyob B Kassa Is there a connection or association between forgiveness and mental health?   The answer to this question depends on how you define forgiveness and mental heath. Traditionally, forgiveness is more associated and defined from a religious point of view. Of course, how we define forgiveness is basically depending on the context. […]

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Ethiopia: 37 years of the TPLF and the footprints of Meles

By Tesfay Atsbeha and Kahsay Berhe February 2012 Part one On 19 February 2012, the official 37th birthday of the TPLF, many people in Tigray have to think of their loved ones as martyrs as every year; it is a day for remembering the loss of about 60 000 young women and men; as well […]

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Blasts in Somali town seized by Ethiopia from rebels

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Blasts in Somali town seized by Ethiopia from rebels

AFP/OGADISHU — Two strong explosions rocked the strategic Somali city of Baidoa hours after Ethiopian and pro-government forces wrested it from Al-Qaeda-backed insurgents, officials and witnesses said Thursday. Shebab spokesman Sheikh Abdulaziz Abu Musab claimed responsibility for the blasts late Wednesday, saying they had inflicted “heavy losses” on pro-government forces. He said the explosions “struck […]

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An Open Letter to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi

IN THE NAME OF THE MOST HIGH AN OPEN LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER MELES ZENAWI Meles Zenawi Prime Minister The Federal Republic of Ethiopia Dear Prime Minister Meles: Allah willing, you and your family are well. I am writing this letter to you with a heavy heart and a great deal of concern with the […]

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