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World Cross Preview: How Will Kenya And Ethiopia Divide The Golds?

The IAAF World Cross Country Championships are in Kampala, Uganda, beginning with the mixed relay at 7:00 AM Central on Sunday. We preview the senior races below. Here are the IAAF previews of the men’s and women’s junior races. Women’s Senior Race (10K, 8:55 AM ET Sunday) How much have Kenya and Ethiopia historically dominated this race? ​Every ​individual gold since 2008, every […]

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The Lives and Times of Patriots Asfaw Feleke and Ejigayehu Yalew – SBS Amhraic

The Lives and Times of Patriots Asfaw Feleke and Ejigayehu Yalew – SBS Amhraic

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No Honor at Tampere University for a Dictator in Ethiopia – By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Author’s Note: In my March 19, 2017 commentary, I indicated that I will be contacting the President and Board Chairman of the Tampere University of Technology to withdraw or rescind the offer of an honorary doctoral degree to Hailemariam Desalegn, the putative leader of the T-TPLF regime in Ethiopia. Below is a copy of the […]

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Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence

Fadila Bargicho believes divine intervention saved the life of one of his two sons when a landfill site collapsed near Addis Ababa. The reality is more prosaic William Davison in Addis Ababa It was only a misplaced shoe that prevented Fadila Bargicho from losing a second child when an avalanche of rubbish crushed makeshift houses, […]

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Ethiopia desires more investments from India than China

Simran Sodhi Tribune News Service New Delhi, March 23 Ethiopia is India’s gateway to Africa and Ethiopia wants India, more than China, to come and participate in its development. This sentiment was expressed today by Negeri Lencho, Ethiopia’s minister of government communications affairs, in an interview to The Tribune. Lencho expressed great satisfaction at the […]

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Press Release from the International Unity of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

March 22, 2017 Press Release from the International Unity of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Faith Followers Concerning the Abduction of the Waldba Monk Aba Gebre Eyesus by Armed EPRDF Government Agents “… But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and […]

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“KOSHE” VICTIMS PAYS THE PRICE FOR GOVERNMENT NEGLIGENCE  – By B. Aklilu,

The irresponsible TPLF led government, in this 21st century, has quietly watched when its citizens pick garbage for living and make a living out of it. As if that wasn’t enough, on March 11 2017 around 8pm local time, Koshe, a land fill in Addis Ababa collapsed in a land slide bringing with it a […]

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Sustaining Egypt’s Strategic Water Security: The Myth and the Truth – Ermias Hailu

By Ermias Hailu 22/03/2017 Background Following to the end of the second world war Egypt’s failure to integrate Eritrea to its territories, due to Emperor Haile Selassie’s superior diplomatic skills, the then Pan- Arab nationalistic President Nasser’s government turned to ethnic and religious subversion against Ethiopia. In 1955 Egypt began working for the instigation of […]

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‘Dance diplomats’ take to the stage in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa – There’s a new way of doing diplomacy in Ethiopia’s capital, one that forsakes communiques and speeches in favour of music, sweat and bare feet. A troupe of New York-based dancers arrived in the capital Addis Ababa earlier this month to boogie their way to closer ties between the United States and Ethiopia, […]

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Great S. Sudan run to promote peace launched in Ethiopia

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle March 20, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Great Ethiopian Run association in collaboration with an Ethiopian investor said it organizing the first ever Great South Sudan Run, which aims at promoting peace. Olympic marathon runner from South Sudan. Guor Marial, August 2012 (AFP/Getty) The founder of the Great Ethiopian run association, Haile […]

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President Trump’s Administration Can “Confront” Ethiopia’s Repressive Regime By Aklog Birara (Dr)

Aklog Birara (Dr) >For more than a quarter of a century, the government of the United States whose relations with Ethiopia spans more than 100 years, felt persuaded by the cunning and con-artists of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (the TPLF) who literally run Ethiopia as family enterprise to pour tens of billions of dollars […]

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SILENCE IN THE FACE OF EVIL IS ITSELF EVIL

Ethiopian Task Force of NY/NJ The quote is taken from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran Pastor who participated in the resistance against Nazism; he was clearly saying do not sit back and tolerate evil. We believe the quote is timely for all Ethiopians facing government-sponsored terrorism, especially during the current martial law. It has been […]

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From Barriers to Bridges: Transformation of the Kenya-Ethiopia Border Region

By Siddharth Chatterjee IPS NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 17 2017 (IPS) – Consider this. The communities around the Kenya-Ethiopia border in Moyale-Borona area, have long been associated with internecine violence, extreme poverty, and environmental stress. These have led to disastrous societal consequences, including displacement, criminality and violent extremism. Siddharth Chatterjee The 2012-2013 intercommunal clashes in Moyale […]

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Family to see illegally jailed Andy Tsege in Ethiopia after three years

Andy Tsege finally gets access to a lawyer almost 1,000 days after being kidnapped by the Ethiopian authorities. By Ian Woods, Senior News Correspondent Sky News The family of a British man imprisoned in Ethiopia have been told they can visit him for the first time since he was illegally captured nearly three years ago. […]

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Somali refugees killed near Bab al-Mandeb Strait

Attack on boat near the Bab al-Mandeb Strait leaves 31 people reportedly carrying ‘official UNHCR documents dead. At least 31 Somali refugees have been killed off the coast of Yemen after a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in, according to a local coastguard officer in the Houthi-controlled Hodeidah area. Mohamed al-Alay told Reuters […]

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Ethiopia Lifts Some State of Emergency Restrictions

Time to End Mass Arbitrary Detentions Felix Horne Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa Ethiopia announced this week that some of the restrictions around its five-month-old state of emergency have been lifted. The government announced that the command post, charged with enforcing the country’s state of emergency in the wake of unprecedented mass protests against government […]

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Ethiopia Relaxes Emergency Measures that Followed Protests

Voice of America Addis Ababa- Ethiopia’s state broadcaster says the government has lifted parts of the state of emergency imposed in October while claiming the “restoration of law and order in many parts of the country.” The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday cited Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa as saying that arbitrary arrests without court orders […]

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Ethiopia’s GERD dam will make Egypt’s Nile delta sink under the Med, study says

By GCR Staff It may be Ethiopia’s symbol of national pride, but the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) being built for hydroelectric power on the Blue Nile will have grave and unexpected consequences for its downstream neighbour, Egypt, according to a report published in the US. The multi-year study of Egypt’s Nile Delta estimates […]

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ETHIOPIAN OFFICIAL SAYS SOUTH SUDAN GUNMEN KILL 28, KIDNAP 43

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian official says 28 people were killed and 43 children kidnapped by armed members of a South Sudanese tribe between March 10 and 12. Spokesman Chol Chany for Ethiopia’s Gambella region said Wednesday that over 1,000 Murle tribespeople carried out the attack. A similar incident in April 2016 saw […]

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Death toll reaches 72 in Ethiopia landfill collapse

By Elias Meseret Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The death toll has risen to 72 after Saturday’s collapse of a mountain of garbage in a landfill outside Ethiopia’s capital, state broadcaster EBC reported Tuesday. Many victims were women and children as makeshift homes inside the Koshe landfill were buried in debris. It is not […]

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Rhino horns worth $5m seized in Thailand off flight from Ethiopia

BBC Twenty-one rhino horns worth an estimated $5m have been seized in Thailand after being found in luggage sent from Ethiopia in the biggest such haul in years. The seizure comes days after 300kg of elephant ivory was also impounded in the country. Thailand is seen as a transit point for the illegal trafficking of […]

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Hearing Ethiopia on The Hill – By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam “Having been on this Committee now 36 of my 37 years, I have to tell you that I remember when Nicolae Ceaușescu of Romania, one of the most brutal dictatorships, with the Securitate, the KGB equivalent, every year his lobby form would come around with bullet points. They made them look […]

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Ethiopia: Extremism and the Struggle for Unity and Democracy

By Worku Aberra Extremist ethnic nationalism has harmed the struggle for peace, justice, equality, and democracy in Ethiopia. The reason is that extremism fosters conflict, undermines unity, and engenders authoritarianism. For the purposes of this commentary we can distinguish between two types of ethnic nationalism that we find in Ethiopia today: extremist and moderate. Extremist […]

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Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia’s traffic troubles

By Chris STEIN | AFP Electric light railway tracks soar over Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a rare example of mass transit infrastructure on a continent ruled by ramshackle, diesel-spewing buses. But despite government promises, the roads below are still clogged with traffic 14 months after the light rail system’s opening, and for many residents the […]

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Four Nuns Killed When Truck Hits Van in Ethiopia

Four Daughters of St. Anne sisters—including the provincial superior—were killed in a crash about 80 miles south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Catholic Near East Welfare Association reported. Four other sisters were traveling in the van when it was hit by a truck en route to Hawassa March 7; one remained in critical condition, CNEWA reported […]

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An Act of Treason by the TPLF Ethiopians Must Reject – Ethiopian Border Affairs Committee

የኢትዮጵያ ድንበር ጉዳይ ኮሚቴ Ethiopian Border Affairs Committee P. O. Box 9536 Columbus, Ohio 43209 USA E-mail: ethiopianborders@gmail.com An Act of Treason by the TPLF Ethiopians Must Reject Public Statement March 9, 2017 Ever since its formation, the Ethiopian Border Affairs Committee (EBAC) has been in the forefront of exposing the treasonous scheme of the […]

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Mo Farah enjoys long run in the Ethiopian heat with cattle after responding to drug retest demands

Mo Farah took to Instagram to post photos of himself running alongside cattle Britain’s four-time Olympic gold-medal winning runner is training in Ethiopia Farah recently reiterated his stance that he is innocent of drug-related cheating By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline PUBLISHED: 05:53 EST, 7 March 2017 | UPDATED: 06:51 EST, 7 March 2017 Mo Farah […]

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Drought emergency spirals in Ethiopia amid major aid shortages

Almost 13 million people across the Horn of Africa need aid due to drought By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, March 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Millions of drought-stricken Ethiopians needing food, water and emergency medical care are not receiving it due to funding shortages, the United Nations said, warning the crisis will worsen if spring rains […]

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Exclusive: Egypt sneaky strategy against Ethiopia

South Sudan News Agency Kampala, March 5, 2017 (SSNA) – In an exclusive interview on Sunday, a former Ugandan intelligence agent told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) that Egyptian government is actively pursuing a sneaky military strategy against Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and that Egypt is also assisting South Sudanese government in […]

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Ethiopia: The Power of Grassroots Advocacy Over Paid Lobbying – By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam

Author’s Note: This commentary is the third installment in an ongoing series opposing the lobbying efforts of the Praetorian regime in Ethiopia which rules by a declaration of emergency. For years and particularly over the past month, I have strongly argued to the Trump administration to review U.S. foreign aid programs in Ethiopia and Africa. […]

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