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Ethiopia: Note the following points on this exam leakage vis-a-vis cancellation saga

by Girma Gutema, Oslo One: There are some pseudo-moralists & rough dudes who accuse the Oromo activists for leaking & disqualifying this exam process that was meant to kill a generation of Oromo students. Ignoring regime apologists for the obvious reasons, we have learned that some Ethiopianists are also on this accusatory bandwagon. Well, what […]

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Ottawa Race Weekend marathon won by Ethiopia’s Dino Sefir

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Ottawa Race Weekend marathon won by Ethiopia’s Dino Sefir

On your mark, get ready, sweat. The fact that the city is nicknamed Hottawa didn’t stop close to 47,000 of people from running in this year’s annual Ottawa Race Weekend. Ethiopia’s Dino Sefir ran the full marathon in the fastest time, finishing the 42.2 kilometre trek with a time of 2:08:14. The top Canadian man, Kip Kangogo of Lethbridge, Alta., finished in […]

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Ethiopian runners win 16th annual Buffalo Marathon

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Ethiopian runners win 16th annual Buffalo Marathon

Senbeto Geneti Guteta made his debut in the Buffalo marathon a winning one Sunday. The 23-year-old from Ethiopia crossed the finish line in a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes and 50 seconds to take home the $2,000 winner’s check in the 16th annual event. While he fell short of the marathon record of 2:15.50 […]

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Undoing The Counterproductive Cultural Reforms TPLF Carried Out

By Assegid Habtewold[1]   “Our Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different outcomes”- my latest commentary, addressed the importance of carrying out cultural reforms to defeat dictatorship, lawlessness, and poverty that have been plaguing our country for so long. When it comes to reforming our culture, we have two big tasks […]

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A Must-Listen: Interview with Tadesse Tele Salvano (SBS Radio)

Selam all, Here is your story. The story of Ethiopia you love and you claim to belong to since you left your country. And this interview describes how we lost our country to racist narrow nationalists supported by the historical enemies of Ethiopia. That is the bad news. But there is also the good news. […]

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Interview with Geresu Tufa – SBS Amharic (Audio)

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Interview with Geresu Tufa – SBS Amharic (Audio)
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Keep shining ! Gash Mahamud

by  Eduardo Byrono What a compelling journey toward an international fame!! Because in those distant years on the darkest streets of Mercato, no one dare to imagine even a bit, that a little shoe shiner boy named Mohamud Ahmed was destine to travel across a thousand miles to greatness. But he went even further. Meanwhile, […]

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May 28, 1991: A Day that Shall Live in Infamy in the History of Ethiopia – by prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

May 28,  2016: Ethiopia Day of Outrage   On May 28, 1991, the curse of the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) descended upon Ethiopia. The T-TPLF regime that is in power in Ethiopia today is a certified terrorist organizationlisted in the Global Terrorism Database. On May 28, 1991, the TPLF marched into Addis […]

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Seife Nebelbal Radio, May 27, 2016

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Seife Nebelbal Radio, May 27, 2016
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Kenya talks to Ethipoia over Oromo River dam

Nairobi (The Star) — Most scientists say the Ethiopia dams will starve Lake Turkana of water and eventually kill it. Negotiators to find lasting solution Kenya has restarted negotiations with the Ethiopean government to find a long lasting solution over the Gibe III Dams, which threaten Lake Turkana’s existence. Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed […]

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Mogachoch 72 | Ethiopian Drama

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Mogachoch 72 | Ethiopian Drama

Mogachoch 72 | Ethiopian Drama

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Get rich or end up in jail: the tale of an Ethiopian intel

By Hindessa Abdul Convicting an intel After almost three years of proceedings, former head of domestic intelligence at the Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Woldeselassie Woldemichael, has finally been convicted and sentenced to ten years in prison just the other week. Doubts linger as to the real motives of the charges. A falling […]

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A Race to the Bottom: Is Proud Ethiopia at Risk? | Aklog Birara (Dr.)

Part I Regardless of our political, religious and ethnic differences and the formidable odds Ethiopia continues to face, most ordinary Ethiopians agree Ethiopia has a remarkable and long history as a free and independent multiethnic and multi-religious nation. Although we claim and believe in this fundamental principle, we are so afraid, timid, fractured and reluctant […]

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Human Rights and the “Virtue-ization” of Hypocrisy by Barack Obama

Last week, Barack Obama was in Vietnam preaching the gospel of human rights. He told his tired old story  about human rights to the Vietnamese: When there’s freedom of the press — when journalists and bloggers are able to shine a light on injustice or abuse — that holds officials accountable and builds public confidence that the […]

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Dr. Tsegaye Ararssa’s Caucasian Menelik, and the Trivialization of Adwa

Tedla Woldeyohannes*   I have encountered some puzzling claims made by Dr. Tsegaye Ararssa about Emperor Menelik II, and the meaning and significance of the battle of Adwa. One of the claims I discuss in this piece is not made by Dr. Tsegaye himself, but his interpretation and the application of the alleged claim is […]

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Andargachew Tsege in Ethiopia Case: Daughter, 9, in Legal Bid to Return Death-Row Dad (Video)

LONDON — It’s not every day that a 9-year-old American girl takes the British government to court. But for Menabe Andargachew, it’s a matter of life and death: her father’s. Andargachew “Andy” Tsege disappeared while catching a connecting flight through Yemen in June 2014. The political activist was snatched and forcibly taken to Ethiopia, where […]

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Japan’s JT negotiating 40% stake in Ethiopian tobacco monopoly

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Japan’s JT negotiating 40% stake in Ethiopian tobacco monopoly

TOKYO — Japan Tobacco is in talks to invest in Ethiopia’s National Tobacco Enterprise after placing the top bid for a 40% stake in the state-owned company. JT, which operates in more than 120 markets and ranks third in global tobacco market share, would be expected to pay $500 million for the stake. The Ethiopian government will […]

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IF YOU’RE SOMEONE WHO DRINKS ALCOHOL REGULARLY, YOU NEED TO READ THIS

I wish I had learned the following information years ago, or had at least been more mindful of it. While I do believe it is common knowledge that alcohol is not particularly good for us, I don’t believe very many of us know just how bad it is. I myself was shocked to learn that […]

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Operation Solomon: Airlifting 14,000 Jews out of Ethiopia

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Operation Solomon: Airlifting 14,000 Jews out of Ethiopia

In 1991, Ethiopia was coming to the end of a long civil war and the government was close to being toppled. Israel was concerned for the ancient community of Ethiopian Jews and did a deal with the tottering regime to airlift thousands of people out of the country. The Israelis were given less than two […]

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Black Satellites to resume full camping on Monday ahead of Ethiopia clash

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Black Satellites to resume full camping on Monday ahead of Ethiopia clash

Ghana’s Black Satellites will return camping on Monday for their second leg encounter against Ethiopia on Monday. Coach Mas-Ud Dramani’s side fell to a 2-1 defeat in Addis ababa last week and will be desperate to turn the secore line and progress to the next stage of the qualification series. But due to on going […]

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On Birhanu Lenjiso’s Lecture of Land Grab in Oromia (Ethiopia)

By Diidoo Diidaharre Recently, I came across a presentation by a known Oromo activist and social media warrior, on a public meeting organized by OFC- ISG in Minnesota. Mr. Birhanu Lenjiso studied Sociology and Social Anthropology at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia). And then he joined Ambo University (Ethiopia) where he served the university with various […]

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Yared Zeleke’s ‘Lamb’ Shows a Version of Ethiopia Rarely Seen on Screen

By Jeffrey Edalatpour   The first scene in Berkeley-based filmmaker Yared Zeleke’s Lamb is a close-up of a hand caressing a woolly brown belly. The hand belongs to Ephraim; the wool to Chuni (meaning “dear”), his lamb and constant companion. Chuni is more than a pet. Since his mother’s death, Ephraim concentrates all of his […]

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Sudanese medical team conduct eye surgeries in Eritrea

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Sudanese medical team conduct eye surgeries in Eritrea

May 22, 2016 (KHARTOUM) – A medical team from Sudan conducted eye surgeries to hundreds of Eritreans who converged at the nation’s port city of Massawa last week. The Eritrean state-run television(ERITV) said the delegation of Sudanese Ophthalmologists conducted eye surgeries to over 400 patients. Dr. Isam Segid, the head of the Sudanese medical team […]

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Who is in control of Ethiopia – by Leenco Lata

  Who is presently in control in Ethiopia? This is a strange question coming from a person who never minces his words when criticizing the EPRDF for installing an authoritarian order in Ethiopia, in which the top official is unquestionably in control. It is also strange to pose the question about a country where who […]

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Sudan ‘expels’ UN’s most senior humanitarian official amid continuing strife

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Sudan ‘expels’ UN’s most senior humanitarian official amid continuing strife

by Agence France-Presse Sudan has “de facto expelled” a senior United Nations humanitarian affairs official after refusing to renew his “stay permit” for another year, the UN said on Sunday. The foreign ministry informed the UN in Sudan that the annual permit for Ivo Freijsen, who heads the Sudan office of the UN Office for the […]

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Great fear of another Genocide on North-Western part of Ethiopia, Welqayt-Qabti

Great fear of another Genocide on North-Western part of Ethiopia, Welqayt-Qabti ወልቃይት ላይ ሌላ የዘር ማጥፋት እንዳይፈፀም! (Gudayachn special Alarm) ‘’በወልቃይት ቃብቲያ በህዝቡና በትግራይ ልዩ ሃይል ፍጥጫው ዛሬ ተጠናክሯል። ከ8ሺህ በላይ ህዝብ ስብሰባ ወጥቷል። የትግራይ ልዩ ሃይል ስብሰባው ለመበተን ሞክሮ አልተሳካለትም። በህዝቡ ሃይል አፈግፍጓል። የተኩስ ድምጽ ይሰማ እንደነበረ ነዋሪዎች ተናግረዋል።”ኢሳት ልዩ ዜና ግንቦት 14፣2008 ዓም […]

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WORLD CHAMPION MARE DIBABA LEADS ETHIOPIA’S OLYMPIC MARATHON SELECTIONS

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WORLD CHAMPION MARE DIBABA LEADS ETHIOPIA’S OLYMPIC MARATHON SELECTIONS

world marathon champion Mare Dibaba is one of six athletes who will represent Ethiopia in the marathon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Ethiopian Athletics Federation has confirmed its selections – along with several reserves – for both the men’s and women’s marathon. The men’s team comprises the winners of three of the world’s […]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Heading To Ethiopia

by Debirhan Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would travel to Ethiopia on an official visit  in July 2016. According to state media, this was reported by Israel’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ambassador Belaynesh Zevadia, who presided over the celebration of the 68th Independence Day of Israel on Wednesday at the Sheraton Addis Hotel yesterday. Other media outlets […]

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FIFA takes club licensing seminar to Ethiopia

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FIFA takes club licensing seminar to Ethiopia

Representatives of clubs and associations from across East, West and North Africa are meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week for a club licensing seminar organised by FIFA in collaboration with the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Held at the African Union headquarters on 19 and 20 May, this is the latest in a series […]

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Ahmed Nasir, Administrator Of Beni Shangul Gumz Region Of Ethiopia Dies

Ahmed Nasir,51, Administrator of Beni Shangul Gumz Region of Ethiopia, for the past eight years has died. He was appointed following the arrest of his predecessor, Yaregal Ayesheshum, who was detained on corruption related charges. He was receiving medical help inside and outside of Ethiopia. Amhed is survived by his son. Source: Debirhan

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