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Ethiopian Premier League Table | Week 13

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Ethiopian Premier League Table | Week 13

# Team MP W D L F A G P 1 Dedebit 13 7 4 2 23 15 +8 25 2 Kedus Giorgis 11 7 2 2 16 5 +11 23 3 Adama Kenema 13 7 2 4 18 13 +5 23 4 Welayta Dicha 13 6 2 5 13 16 -3 20 5 Sidama […]

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Regime forces continue to harass, detain in Konso

At least 170 people have been detained at the premise of a technical school in Konso, south Ethiopia while 80 others have left their villages to escape persecution by Ethiopian regime forces who have been crushing protests by the people who demanded for the Konso to be upgraded to a zonal administration status. Some of […]

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Breaking: Explosions hit Brussels airport, several killed

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Breaking: Explosions hit Brussels airport, several killed

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Explosions tore through the departure hall of Brussels airport on Tuesday morning killing up to 10 people and injuring 30 others and a second blast struck a metro station in the capital shortly afterwards, the Belgian public broadcaster RTBF said. The Belga agency said shots were fired and there […]

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Ethiopia: Strategic Challenges and Possibilities of Unity

By Tesfaye Demmellash  Recent popular uprisings sparked by a proposed Addis Ababa Master Plan involving state appropriation of land worked by Oromo farmers and by actual imposition of Tigre kilil identity on the Amhara people in the Welkait region of Gondar have raised a central and pressing question in the Ethiopian opposition to TPLF dictatorship. Namely, how […]

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A Rejoinder to Dr Tsegaye Ararssa on the Constitution – Girma Kassa

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A Rejoinder to Dr Tsegaye Ararssa on the Constitution – Girma Kassa

This is regarding an interesting, well researched and educational article (part 1) on the current constitution of Ethiopia, posted on Zehabesha [1] by Dr Tesgaye Ararssa. Highlighting the current constitution huge lack of legitimacy, the latter explains why that is the case, by starting on how the constitution came to existence in the first place. […]

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1,500 Protest in Jerusalem Against Suspension of Falashmura Airlifts From Ethiopia

Protesters call on government to implement cabinet resolution to bring 9,000 Falashmura waiting in Addis Ababa and Gondar. ‘If these were 9,000 blue-eyed, blond children they would have been here yesterday,’ lawmaker says. – Police call Ethiopian-Israeli activists with ‘friendly warning’ ahead of demonstration Likud MKs angered by approval for immigration of only 500 Falashmura […]

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The Shadow Over Ethiopia’s Construction Boom

William Davison, March 21, 2016 (Bloomberg) When Ethiopian farmer Mulugeta Mezemir ceded his land three years ago to property developers on the fringes of the expanding capital, Addis Ababa, he felt he had no choice. A gated community with white picket fences and mock Roman pillars built by Country Club Developers now occupies the fields […]

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Ethiopian Israelis protest after immigration plan axed

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Ethiopian Israelis protest after immigration plan axed

Jerusalem (AFP) – Hundreds of Ethiopian Israelis marched in Jerusalem on Sunday after the government cancelled plans to allow their relatives to emigrate from the African nation, calling the move discrimination. The Israeli government had in November voted to allow the immigration of some 9,100 Ethiopians known as Falash Mura, descendants of Ethiopian Jews who […]

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Andy Tsege: Britain helps fund Ethiopian regime holding UK activist on death row

The UK Government is using taxpayers’ money to bolster the Ethiopian security forces responsible for the imprisonment of a 60-year-old Briton facing the death sentence, it can be revealed. Human rights groups have condemned the British Government after using Freedom of Information laws to uncover the fact the UK is spending hundreds of thousands to […]

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IAAF World Indoor Championships 2016 – Yomif Kejelcha wins Gold for Ethiopia in 3000m | March 20, 2016

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IAAF World Indoor Championships 2016 – Yomif Kejelcha wins Gold for Ethiopia in 3000m | March 20, 2016
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Genzebe Dibaba wins Women’s 3000m Final – IAAF WIC in Portland 2016

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Genzebe Dibaba wins Women’s 3000m Final – IAAF WIC in Portland 2016
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Dana -season 4-part 20(ዳና -ምእራፍ 4 -ክፍል 20) New Ethiopian Drama

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Dana -season 4-part 20(ዳና -ምእራፍ 4 -ክፍል 20) New Ethiopian Drama
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Musings on a battle of mice – By Eskinder Nega, Gulag

Reminder: Eskinder wrote this article around July 2015 when Obama was visiting Ethiopia. However, it only reached the media now. The contents of the articles, yet, are omnipresent, everlasting and as timely as today. By Eskinder Nega, Gulag Woodrow Wilson’s visit to Europe in 1918 evoked wild cheers and hope of a world without wars. […]

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Meleket Drama (መለከት) – Episode 48

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Meleket Drama (መለከት) – Episode 48
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Ethiopia: “Double Digit” Economic Growth – Reality Check

By Sophia Tesfamariam, The minority regime in Ethiopia and its handlers have tried to hoodwink the Ethiopian people and the international community by misrepresenting facts about the country and its economy. With the western media in tow, Ethiopia’s leaders reported “double digit” economic growth in Ethiopia and labeled it “one of Africa’s top performing economies”. […]

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No one Deserves To be Forgotten!!!

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No one Deserves To be Forgotten!!!

by Eduardo Byrono Lead me to the cross (ወደ መስቀሉ ምራኝ ) On April 19 2015, about 29 Ethiopian and Eritrean brothers who were trying to cross the border to Europe were suddenly hijacked by world’s most dangerous criminal organization known as ISIS and were beheaded heinously by the offshore of a sea in Libya. […]

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BROKEN WINDOW – By Kebour Ghenna

Governing the state of Ethiopia used to be uncomplicated. Citizens were, and still are, generally docile, or rather kept docile. But in the past months things have become more tumultuous. In many parts of Oromya local leaders and activists are threading identity politics to contest the lacuna of political representation. Their inability to pressure the […]

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Flydubai passenger Boeing from Dubai crashes in Rostov-on-Don

Flydubai flight FZ981 has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don killing all 59 passengers and crew on board. The flight was en route from Dubai and crashed during a landing approach. Air-traffic control and local emergency services confirmed that the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near the runway during a second approach in conditions […]

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Bekenat Mekakel part 41 | ethiopian drama |

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Bekenat Mekakel part 41 | ethiopian drama |
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ETHIOPIA’S CONSTITUTION: FRACTURED LEGITIMACY & THE URGENCY OF CONSTITUTIONAL TRANSFIGURATION

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ETHIOPIA’S CONSTITUTION: FRACTURED LEGITIMACY & THE URGENCY OF CONSTITUTIONAL TRANSFIGURATION

BY Tsegaye R Ararssa Part 1 Between 1991 and 1995, Ethiopia had another historical opportunity to (re)constitute itself as a polity. Having used (or abused) that opportunity, on December 8, 1994, the Constitutional Assembly adopted a constitution that came into force in 1995 (see interview here). The controversy around the constitution 21 years after its […]

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Ethiopia pleads for more humanitarian aid as 10 million people face starvation

The Ethiopian government has pleaded for more humanitarian aid from international communities to fight the severe drought conditions prevailing in the African nation. Although help has been pouring in, only half of the required aid has been collected so far, the government said. Prime Minister Hailemariam Deselagn said that more than 10 million people are […]

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Athletics-World Indoor men’s 3000m heats overview

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Athletics-World Indoor men’s 3000m heats overview

March 18 (Infostrada Sports) – Overview from the World Indoor Men’s 3000m Heats on Friday 1. Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia) 7:51.01 Q 2. Abdalaati Iguider (Morocco) 7:51.65 Q 3. Augustine Kiprono Choge (Kenya) 7:51.77 Q 4. Youssouf Hiss Bachir (Djibouti) 7:52.08 Q 5. Ryan Hill (U.S.) 7:52.13 Q 6. Isiah Kiplangat Koech (Kenya) 7:52.64 Q 7. […]

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BENEFITS OF CUTTING BACK ON SUGAR

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BENEFITS OF CUTTING BACK ON SUGAR

By Dr Honeliat BENEFITS OF CUTTING BACK ON SUGAR Weight loss Cutting back on sugar may help you to slim down. Food and drinks high in sugar tend to be high in calories without the nutritional benefits that fill you up and give your body fuel it can use. Experts say sugar – or more […]

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Interview with Dr Gizachew Tiruneh | SBS Amharic Radio

Interview with Dr Gizachew Tiruneh | SBS Amharic Radio

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SBS Radio Interview with Dr Shimelis Bonsa

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SBS Radio Interview with Dr Shimelis Bonsa

Interview with Dr Shimelis Bonsa

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Ethiopia calls for international help as drought bites | Aljazeera

Ethiopia’s leader has urged the world to donate more towards food aid he says is needed to fight a drought that has left more than 10 million people hungry. Aid agencies and the government said they must raise more than $1.4 bn of aid, but that only about half of that amount has been collected. […]

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Dr. Merera Gudina Response to P.M. Hailemariam Desalegn  | Audio

Dr. Merera Gudina Response to P.M. Hailemariam Desalegn  | Audio

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Conference on the Future of Ethiopia:  Transition, Democracy, and National Unity

  Noting many disturbing events taking place today in Ethiopia, particularly in the Oromia Region, Vision Ethiopia, an independent network of Ethiopian academics and professionals, in collaboration with Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) is convening a two-day long conference in Georgetown Marriot Hotel, Washington, D.C., March 26 and 27, 2016 under the topic and […]

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Mogachoch 63 | Ethiopian Drama

Mogachoch 63 | Ethiopian Drama

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Drought and rising temperatures ‘leaves 36m people across Africa facing hunger’

By Lucy Lamble in Harare, and Emma Graham-Harrison Unusually strong El Niño, coupled with record-high temperatures, has had a catastrophic effect on crops and rainfall across southern and eastern Africa More than 36 million people face hunger across southern and eastern Africa, the United Nations has warned, as swaths of the continent grapple with the […]

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