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Ethiopia: Who for WHO? A Top Leader of a Terrorist Organization, That’s Who!

Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: In this commentary, I make the case against Tedros Adhanom, a top leader of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front, a terrorist organization, who is a finalist for the director-general position at the World Health Organization. This commentary demonstrates beyond a shadow of doubt that Adhanom does not have the experience, […]

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100 Million People Economic System in Ethiopia -Tsegaye Tegenu

Tsegaye Tegenu (PhD) May 14, 2017 Why is it so Important to Discuss about this Economic System Since the declaration of the state of emergency in October 2016, there is too much political discussion on good governance and political power sharing in Ethiopia. The political discussion stands at an all-time high creating a distinct impression […]

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Sundowns held by Ethiopia’s Saint George  – Sport 24

Pretoria – Mamelodi Sundowns picked up a point in a goalless draw with Ethiopia’s Saint George S.C. in their CAF Champions League Group C opener on Saturday. It was all Sundowns in this tie but they just weren’t able to find a way past a stubborn Saint George side and had to settle for a […]

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Ethiopia: Diocesan Justice and Peace Coordinators urged to read the signs of the times and strengthen their work

Vatican Radio The Justice and Peace Department of the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat on Thursday 11 May held a validation workshop for Diocesan Coordinators in Addis Ababa, as it wraps-up a five-year strategic plan with financial support from the Church agency Miserior. Speaking at the workshop, Fr. Hagos Hayish, Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat called […]

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Ethiopia, others ready to ‘shed our blood’ for a stable region – PM

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn, has said his country and others in the Horn of Africa region were ready to do all it takes to achieve a secure and stable region. Dessalegn joined other leaders and the international community at the just ended London Conference on Somalia. During his 6-minute […]

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Universities are battlegrounds, Berkeley faculty forgot how to fight

BY ALEMAYEHU G. MARIAM The People’s Republic of Berkeley, with its capital at UC Berkeley, was once ground zero in the battle to save the soul of free speech in America. That was over one-half century ago. But today, some view UC Berkeley as a bastion of reactionary political correctness. Recently, Ann Coulter, the enfant […]

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FEAR OF INVESTIGATION: WHAT DOES ETHIOPIA’S GOVERNMENT HAVE TO HIDE?

By Felix Horne, for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, April 21, 217 – In February 2016, an 18-year-old student who I will call Tolessa and two friends took part in their first protest, in Oromia’s East Hararghe zone. As the crowd moved forward, they were met by a line of regional police, federal police and the […]

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Development and Democracy  – by Tadesse Nigatu

by Tadesse Nigatu “The symbols of modernity, in the form of steel mills, chemical plants, automobile factories or squadrons military aircraft can be purchased on the international market but development is a complex social process which rests in large part upon internal innovative capacities of a society. Imports of foreign ideas, values and technologies have […]

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WHO  risks its Reputation and Noble Cause by potential election of Dr.Tedros as its Director-General

by Muluken Gebeyew WHO (World Health Organization) is a noble international organization established in 1946. WHO began when its Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948- a date which WHO now celebrate every year as World Health Day. WHO has now more than 7000 people from more than 150 countries working in 150 country […]

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The Thinking and Objective of Polarizing Politics – Messay Kebede

By Prof. Mesay Kebede

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Interview with Prof Fikre Tolossa – SBS Amharic

Interview with Prof Fikre Tolossa – SBS Amharic

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TPLF Declares War on the Ethiopian Orthodox Church  – By B. Aklilu

May 5 2017 By B. Aklilu The Tigray Peoples Liberation Front is a party that was created in the 1970’s and is the power house of the ruling coalition EPRDF that has been in power since the overthrow of the Derg almost 26 years ago. Since its inception the TPLF’s ideology has been anti- Ethiopian […]

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COMMENTARY: THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER’S VISIT AND ITS FALLOUT

Merhatsidk Mekonnen Abayneh, For Addis Standard Bahir Dar, May 9, 2017 – Being one of the first 51 founding members of the United Nations, Ethiopia’s relation with the world body is as old as the latter’s formation way back in June 1945. In fact, it was one of the earliest ratifiers of the UN Charter […]

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FEYISA LILESA: OROMO PEOPLE ARE STILL SUFFERING IN ETHIOPIA AND THE WORLD MUST DO MORE TO HELP THEM

BY LUDOVICA IACCINO Newsweek Updated | Ethiopian Olympic silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa is calling on the international community to do more to stop the alleged persecution of Oromo people. The 27-year-old athlete, who is an ethnic Oromo, made headlines last year after he crossed his arms over his head as he passed the finish line in […]

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Ethiopia: Detained journalist Elias Gebru denied due process

Press Release May 6, 2017 Ethiopian authorities should immediately release journalist Elias Gebru or respect his right to due process. Since his arrest, on 18 November 2016, journalist Elias, has not been formally charged with any offense. A freelance journalist and social media activist, Elias Gebru was reportedly arrested by Ethiopian security forces in relation […]

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Ethiopia and Sudan on alert for Egyptian military strike

Middle East Monitor Sudanese and Ethiopian forces operating on the border between the two countries are in place to prepare for any offensive that Egypt might launch against Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam on the River Nile, intelligence and security sources in Khartoum have revealed to MEMO. The two armies have been alerted that the Egyptian air […]

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UN Rights Chief ‘Concerned’ About a ‘Series of Crucial Issues’ in Ethiopia

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa) n Ethiopia, after meeting and discussing with government officials, opposition politicians and civil society representatives in the country. “During the course of my discussions I was told of legislation and policies which seemingly severely restrict rights to freedom of expression, information, association and peaceful assembly, as well […]

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US doesn’t need Ethiopia in its war on terror in the Horn of Africa – BY ALEMAYEHU G. MARIAM

BY ALEMAYEHU G. MARIAM Earlier this month, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the Middle East and Africa to “reaffirm key U.S. military alliances” and engage with strategic partners.” Mattis only visited the tiny nation of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa where the U.S. maintains its largest military base. Ethiopia was conspicuously absent from […]

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Geneva, Switzerland: Ethiopian Rally Against WHO Nomie Tedros Adhanom

Geneva – Ethiopian Rally Against WHO Nomie Tedros Adhanom

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Ethiopia’s humans rights problems may tank its ambition to become a global apparel center

Ethiopia wants companies that make clothes to view it as one of the world’s most hospitable places to operate. Low employee wages and cheap power have led foreign companies to gravitate towards the Horn of Africa nation in recent years. The government recognizes the strategic importance of garment and textile making, and has continued to […]

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Bill Funds Border Security–in Libya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Egypt…

By Terence P. Jeffrey | May 3, 2017 The 1,665-page spending bill the Republican-controlled Congress is planning to pass this week includes multiple measures that seemingly demonstrate a commitment to securing the border — in Libya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. It does not include the $1.4 billion President Donald Trump requested to […]

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Ethiopia is facing a killer drought. But it’s going almost unnoticed

By Paul Schemm at Washington Post The announcement by the United Nations in March that 20 million people in four countries were teetering on the edge of famine stunned the world and rammed home the breadth of the humanitarian crisis faced by so many in 2017. Yet even as donors struggle to meet the severe […]

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In Ethiopia, pirate movie kiosks hide in plain sight

For around 20 cents, you can download a brand new movie to your USB drive. With the rise of cheap, easy and legal streaming services, actually pirating a movie or song seems like way too much effort. But in those places where high-speed internet may not be as prevalent, and those services are too pricey, […]

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Tedy Afro’s Song and our Conversation – T.Goshu

Tedy Afro’s Song and our Conversation April 30, 2017 T.Goshu Let me from the outset be clear that the very purpose of this opinion and comment is not to invite unnecessarily overstretched and endless dialogue about the new song of artist Tewodros Kssahun. It is rather to express my opinion (what I believe) and comment […]

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Ethiopia: Universal Database to record the atrocities committed by TPLF and its allies on Ethiopians. (by  Muluken Gebeyew)

For the last 26 years and more, TPLF and its allies have committed numerous inhuman atrocities on Ethiopians which at times appear unbelievable to be committed by fellow human beings. These atrocities includes killing, torture, imprisonment, displacement, dispossessions, forced evacuation, forced unemployment, ethnic cleansing, abuse ( physical, psychological, sexual, emotional, financial) etc. The verbal and […]

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Ethiopia will fight unconstitutional activities held under guise of religion – Minister

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Ethiopia’s Information Minister has stated that the government was committed to fighting political activities that were being held under the pretext of religion. Dr. Negeri Lencho, tasked other stakeholders in the country to thus join hands with the government in the fight against religious extremists who try hard to disrupt […]

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The Good Kops/Bad Kops T-TPLF Con Game (Over) in Ethiopia

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “Oh! What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” The length to which the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation (T-TPLF) will go to scam, hoodwink, bamboozle, con, dupe, deceive, confound and flimflam the Ethiopian people never ceases to amaze me. This is not to suggest that […]

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The Lonely Death of One of Ethiopia’s Most Public Men

Written byEndalk Assefa Chabo, a writer who symbolized the glow of the Ethiopian political movement of the 1970s and the crackdown that followed it, died on April 23 in exile. He was 73. Assefa lived a public life but a lonely one. One of his friends said he had last talked to him over the […]

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Looming Danger Facing the US Administration – bBy Tefera Dinberu

Millions of US citizens and all peace loving people around the world are concerned more than ever before about the deterioration of peace in the World. It is believed that the USA has a pivotal leading role in shaping policies of the UN to the effect the UN can persuade member countries to follow democratic […]

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Interview with Dr Bezabih Demissie and Yeshiwas Assefa – SBS Amharic

Interview with Dr Bezabih Demissie and Yeshiwas Assefa – SBS Amharic Interview with Dr Bezabih Demissie and Yeshiwas Assefa – SBS Amharic

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