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114 Somali Prisoners Released From Ethiopia Arrive in Mogadishu

By VOA For Citizen Digital FILE – Somali diplomat Mohamed Ali Nur, pictured in an interview in Nairobi in September 2013, thanked Ethiopia for releasing 114 prisoners. “Only six Somalis remain in the Ethiopian jails, and we have agreed that they will soon be released,” he said. More than 100 Somalis, recently released from Ethiopian […]

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The dangerously rising ethnic nationalism in Ethiopia

By: Asress Mulugeta The Ethiopian constitution that came into force in August 1995 divided the country into nine ethnic-based regional states namely Afar, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz, Gambela, Harari, Oromia, Somali, Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region. The largest ethnic groups in the country are Oromo 35%, Amhara 33%, Somali 6%, Tigray 5%, Sidama […]

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Etiopian palns development belt along Ethiopia-Djibouti railway: minister

ADDIS ABABA, July 22 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia aims to build along the Ethio-Djibouti electrified railway a development belt attracting investment, particularly in the manufacturing sector, said Ethiopia’s transport minister on Saturday. Speaking to Xinhua, Ahmed Shide, Minister of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Transport, said the under-construction Dire Dawa and Adama Industrial parks, as well as the […]

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Rock-hewn churches mark old ‘new Jerusalem’ in Ethiopia

A group of 11 centuries-old rock-hewn churches in Lalibela now attracts tourists as well as pilgrims. By TIM JOHNSONSpecial to the Star Fri., July 21, 2017 LALIBELA, ETHIOPIA-It’s a darkness so complete, it feels like a physical thing. The guide’s bright scarf serves as my beacon, until it disappears into the deepest gloom imaginable, and […]

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On the way to Ethiopian Reintegration: Facing the “Facts” of Ethnopolitics – Tesfaye Demmellash

It is often said, correctly I believe, that being entitled to our own opinion or interpretation of the facts of a situation does not mean that we are entitled to our own facts. We may disagree about the sense we make of historical or contemporary facts while still sharing a common recognition of the factuality […]

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Jano Band takes Ethio-rock to Coke Studio Africa

By Lucy Ilado Ethiopia’s Jano Band will be collaborating with South African singer Shekhinah, as the ethio-rock band makes its Coke Studio Africa debut in Nairobi, Kenya “Being on Coke Studio Africa is very nice – this is the biggest platform for connecting African artists,” said Hailu Amerga, one of the band’s vocalists. “Our collaboration […]

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Low power traffic, easy access to land with minimal lease period, says Minister to Indian investors

By TAMIL NADU “Offers low cost power, excellent infrastructure and ready-to-start business facilities” Low power traffic, easy access to land with minimal lease period, excellent infrastructure, ready-to-start business facilities, and duty free and quota free market access to the EU and the US are major advantages for Indian investors in Ethiopia, according to Bogale Feleke […]

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A Water Weed Is Damaging Ethiopia’s Largest Lake and Putting Livelihoods at Risk

Written by Endalk Since 2012, an invasive weed known as the water hyacinth has been subsuming tens of thousands of acreage of the surface of Lake Tana, as well as adjacent wetlands and ranches surrounding the lake. About two million Ethiopians directly depend on the lake as well as adjacent wetlands and ranches for their […]

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Trump’s Africa policy should end US aid to dictators, rights abusers

BY ALEMAYEHU G. MARIAM, Earlier this month, President Donald Trump was criticized for letting his “unelected” daughter Ivanka sit in for him during the high-level “Partnership with Africa, Migration and Health” session at the G-20. Ms. Trump was criticized for not making “any major contributions” to the session “during her father’s absence.” Trump has been accused of ignoring and neglecting Africa. […]

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Ethiopia’s Music of Resistance Stays Strong, Despite Repression

Written by Endalk In Ethiopia, journalists and bloggers have long been subjected to imprisonment and terrorism charges, but musicians have been relatively free — until recently. Over the past year, what activists call “resistance songs” have flooded a tiny corner of the Ethiopian internet. But as political music has become more visible in public life and online, Ethiopian authorities […]

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NEW TAX HIKES PUSHING ETHIOPIANS TO PROTEST THE GOVERNMENT

Etenesh Abera/ Addis Standard Addis Abeba, July 17/2017 – Frustrated by a recent significant tax increase in category “C” tax payers, which consists small businesses with an annual turnover of up to 100,000 Birr, cities in various parts of the Oromia regional state are seeing protesters testing the streets again. On Thursday July 13, Addisu […]

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South Sudan Declares State of Emergency in 4 States – VOA

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has declared a state of emergency in his home state of Gogrial and parts of three other states where clashes have raged for months between clan-based militias. The country’s information minister, Michael Makuei, said the army would be given powers to stop the fighting in Gogrial […]

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‘Riot control vehicles arrive’ ahead of Kenya’s election – BBC

Over the past few weeks, crowd-control vehicles, guns and tear gas have been shipped into Kenya, reports Kenya’s Standard newspaper. This comes ahead of the general election on 8 August. The newspaper reports at least a dozen new South Korean-made riot control vehicles arrived in Nairobi at the weekend. It also says anti-riot gear including […]

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Ethiopia hails state of emergency for improved security situation

ADDIS ABABA, July 18 (Xinhua) — The Command Post, a special entity established to watch over the implementation of Ethiopia’s state of emergency which came into effect last October, hailed its nine-month performance as successful. Africa’s second most populous nation has been under a state of emergency period for the last nine months, following the […]

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The story of Nigist Yirga: One brave girl among thousands in TPLF terror House

By Ethiopian Task Force of NY/NJ Nigist Yirga Tefera is a twenty-four-year-old girl and a resident of kebele 18 in Gonder City. As most of the youth in Ethiopia she is craving for fair governance, equality, democratic rights and an end to extremely corrupt and ethnocentric rule. Standing up for her basic rights took her […]

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Eritrea: Thousands of New Young Soldiers Graduate from Sawa

Sawa, 17 July 2017 – Participants of the 30th round National Service and 8th course Vocational Training Center graduated on 15 July in the presence of President Isaias Afwerki, Ministers, Army Commanders, Regional administrators, senior Government and PFDJ officials as well as national association heads and thousands of citizens from different parts in the country […]

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New tax hikes pushing Ethiopians to protest the government

addisstandard 2017-07-17 Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, July 17/2017 – Frustrated by a recent significant tax increase in category “C” tax payers, which consists small businesses with an annual turnover of up to 100,000 Birr, cities in various parts of the Oromia regional state are seeing protesters testing the streets again. On Thursday July 13, Addisu […]

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Ethiopia: Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Keeping One’s Land

Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam In memory of Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident, human rights advocate, co-author of Charter ’08,  Nobel peace laureate (2010) and political prisoner who died in Chinese government custody on July 13, 2013. An enemy mentality will poison the spirit of a nation and inflame brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and […]

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Poor tactics cost Kenya again as Ethiopia sweep medals

Ethiopia’s Nberet Melesa (left) and Bodena Tolesa (right) crosses the finishing line ahead of Kenya’s Japheth Toroitich in the 800m final during the IAAF World Under 18 Championships at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on July 15, 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP By AYUMBA AYODI Kenya’s efforts to retain the […]

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CHAN: Ethiopia demolish Djibouti 5-1

Djibouti – Walias of Ethiopia demolished the Shoremen of the Red Sea of Djibouti 5-1 in the first leg match of Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier here today. The two teams will play the return leg match in the southern Ethiopian city of Hawassa on July 23rd The Ethiopian Premier League top scorer Getaneh […]

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Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for ‘Inciting’ Song Lyrics

Written by Endalk Seven producers and performers of a popular YouTube music video were charged in Ethiopia in late June with terrorism for producing ‘inciting’ audio-visual materials and ‘uploading them on YouTube’. The group members were arrested in December 2016 and were held in detention without charges until last month. Among those facing charges is […]

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Analysis: Addis Abeba: A city struggling under the weight of its failures triggers fresh minefield

addisstandard 2017-07-14  Addis Abeba, July 10/2017 – Wednesday December 02/2015: it was not an ordinary day for five of six university students who were shuttling between the court room and their prison cells for nearly twenty months prior to that sunny morning. The university students were part of hundreds of Oromo university students rounded up by police […]

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WHY IS EPRDF APPEASING THE OROMO EXTREMIST ELITES?

By Yared Gizaw | July 10th, 2017 The Oromo extremist elites have repeatedly told us that their vision for Ethiopia is as follows: Option 1: Recreate/restructure Ethiopia under the domination of Oromos’ in which: – Oromo language and culture to be dominant with “Wake Fatah” as dominant religion. – New name and flag for Ethiopia […]

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Ethiopia: The T-TPLF Trojan Horse of the Apocalypse Riding in Oromiya

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: The ruling Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) in Ethiopia is said to be on the verge of passing a “law” protecting “Oromia’s special interest in Addis Ababa” and “giving Oromia extensive rights in the capital city” (hereinafter the T-TPLF Masters’ Addis Ababa Plan B). It is a […]

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Ethiopia’s Top Most Beautiful Women of 2017

Ethiopia’s Top Most Beautiful Women of 2017

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Interview with Journalist Elias Amare  –  SBS Amharic

Interview with Journalist Elias Amare – SBS Amharic

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CAF Champions League: Esperance humiliates St. George

Tunis – Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia) humiliated St. George of Ethiopia 4-0 in in their final CAF Champions League Group C match at Stade Olympique de Radès here today. The Tunisians were the better side in every aspect of the game. International defender Khelil Chammam opened the score in the 29th minute to be followed […]

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Hackers breached a dozen US nuclear plants, reports say – BBC

Hackers breached at least a dozen US power plants in attacks in May and June, US media report, citing intelligence officials. The targets included the Wolf Creek nuclear facility in Kansas, according to several reports. An urgent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report indicated a foreign power, possibly Russia, was responsible, the New York Times […]

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G20 meeting in Hamburg to focus on Africa

This year’s meeting is expected to focus on Africa, alongside financial stability, climate protection, and security. A German government spokesman had said on Monday the monarch himself would not be taking part in the summit, without giving an explanation. Part of the agenda focuses on a proposed ‘Compact with Africa’ aimed at encouraging private sector […]

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Ethiopia-born UK citizen appears in London court over terrorism charges

A United Kingdom (U.K.) court has charged an Ethiopia-born management lecturer over nine counts of terrorism offences. Tadesse Kersmo, fled from Ethiopia in 2009 and sought asylum in the U.K. He was later granted British citizenship. Westminster Magistrates Court judge, Emma Arbuthnot, granted Kersmo a bail of $32,000 along with other release conditions. He is […]

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