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A Wake-Up Call for Eritrea and Ethiopia

By Cedric Barnes A 12 June clash between Eritrea and Ethiopia comes as the Horn of Africa’s two most implacable rivals face a crossroads. As Asmara seeks ways out of its long isolation, and Addis Ababa seeks to maintain and expand its role on the global stage, they and their partners would be wise to […]

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Latest Ethiopia-Eritrea Clash is Culmination of Long-festering Tensions

By Salem Solomon Despite a lull after hostilities earlier this week, tensions remain high across the militarized border between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Eritrea claimed Thursday it had killed more than 200 Ethiopian troops and wounded more than 300. A Ministry of Information statement did not say how many Eritrean troops were killed or wounded. There […]

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The struggle has to Transcend Spontaneity

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The struggle has to Transcend Spontaneity

By Ibsaa Guutama  Before the sixties Oromo struggle used to erupt in different corners spontaneously. At a period when time and space were not conducive many heroes and heroines paid the ultimate sacrifice. It was failure of such struggle that led the ensuing generation to ponder over it. It meant rise and fall elders led […]

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AN OROMO DILEMMA: THE NATIONAL QUESTION AND DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION

by Ezekiel Gebissa |  Addisstandard In his ground breaking study, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, the Swedish Nobel-laureate economist Gunnar Myrdal described America’s race problem as a vicious cycle in which whites oppressed blacks and then blamed their alleged poor performance as the reason for their oppression. The way to break this cycle, Myrdal suggested, was to […]

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Eritrea Says It Killed 200 Ethiopian Troops in Border Clash

Two countries have history of trading accusations of violence Horn of Africa nations fought border war in 1998-2000 by Samuel Gebre Eritrea said more than 200 Ethiopian troops were killed in June 12 clashes on their joint border, the latest in a series on confrontations since the Horn of Africa nations separated more than two […]

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Ethiopia Forces Killed 400 Protesters Since November, Group Says

Officers accused of firing into crowds, large-scale detentions Demonstrations erupted in Oromia region over plans for capital by   Samuel Gebre Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 protesters and arrested tens of thousands of people since unrest began in the nation’s Oromia region in November, Human Rights Watch said. Authorities used “excessive and unnecessary […]

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Ethiopia is behind UN Crimes Report, accuses Eritrea

GENEVA (Reuters) – Eritrea accused Ethiopia on Tuesday of having orchestrated evidence in a landmark U.N. report last week that accused Eritrean leaders of committing crimes against humanity including torture, murder and enslavement. The report by independent experts called for the case to be referred to the International Criminal Court. The U.N. Human Rights Council, […]

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EU risks fuelling horrific abuse of refugees & migrants in Libya

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EU risks fuelling horrific abuse of refugees & migrants in Libya

The EU’s plans to cooperate more closely with Libya on migration risk fuelling the rampant ill-treatment and indefinite detention in horrifying conditions of thousandsof refugees and migrants, said Amnesty International. Last month the EU announced plans to extend its anti-smuggling naval mission in the Mediterranean, Operation Sophia, for another year and to train, build up […]

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The United States Calls for Restraint on the Ethio-Eritrea Border

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC June 14, 2016 The United States is gravely concerned about the military action that took place on the Ethiopia-Eritrea border, June 12 and 13. As both Ethiopia and Eritrea are party to the 2000 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and there cannot be […]

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Ethiopia: Hiber Radio with Nagessa Oddo Dube & Yared Hailemariam

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Ethiopia: Hiber Radio with Nagessa Oddo Dube & Yared Hailemariam

Ethiopia: Hiber Radio with Nagessa Oddo Dube & Yared Hailemariam

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Ethiopia: EU must raise treatment of Human Rights Defenders with Prime Minister

Dear President, High Representative, Dear Commissioners, The Prime Minister of Ethiopia will be visiting Brussels for the 2016 European Development Days. We urge you to express serious concerns about the Ethiopian Government’s violent repression of the Oromo protests, and its escalating crackdown on human rights defenders, independent media, peaceful protesters, and members of the political […]

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Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of provoking recent border fight

By Elias Meseret | AP   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s military was provoked into launching this week’s attack on Eritrean forces in a disputed border area, a government official said Tuesday. Eritrean forces fired into Ethiopian positions Sunday, leading to a counter-offensive by Ethiopian troops, government spokesman Getachew Reda told reporters. There was a “major military […]

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Eritrea, Ethiopia trade blame for border clashes

By Aaron Maasho | Reuters Eritrea and Ethiopia accused each other of starting clashes on Sunday between their soldiers in a border region, highlighting persistent tension over a boundary dispute that triggered war in 1998-2000. Ethiopia said the situation was calm on Monday, after a resident on the Ethiopian side reported the sound of explosions […]

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Ethio-Eritrea Conflict: CCTV Interview with Eritrian Ambassador

Ethio-Eritrea Conflict: CCTV Interview with Eritrian Ambassador

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A Short Review on Tena’adam (Ruta chalepensis L)—Herb of Grace

By Fekadu Fullas, RPh, Ph.D. Background Known by the common local name tena’adam, Ruta chalepenesis is a shrubby plant that is cultivated in the highlands of Ethiopia. It also grows in the Mediterranean region, the Middle East and the Canary Islands. Descriptive of the smell and taste of the plant, “Ruta” is an old Latin […]

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Ethiopian China-Backed Sugar-Export Push Hits Cash, Design Snags

by William Davison, June 13   * Delays cast doubts on government aim to be top sugar producer * State company agreed to borrow $1.6 billion from Chinese banks Ethiopia’s development of Chinese-backed sugar plants in the country’s south, part of a plan to become one of the world’s top 10 exporters, is struggling because […]

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Ethiopia faces up to child labor crisis

Eleven-year-old Andualem, one of Ethiopia’s estimated 5.5 million underage workers, does not know that Sunday is World Day Against Child Labor. Andualem works as welder at an auto-repair shop located in the heart of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. His workplace is also his home. “I worked as a carwash boy since I was seven. […]

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Ethiopia Launched An Attack Against Eritrea: Eritrean MoI Says

by Debirhan The Eritrean government’s offical and the Ministry of Information’s Website have later today said Ethiopia has launched an attack against its troops on the Tsorena Front. The short statement read: TPLF Regime launches an attack  The TPLF regime has today, Sunday 12 June 2016, unleashed an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Central […]

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Ethiopians in Germany welcomed Dr. Berhanu Nega | Video
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50 killed in shooting at Florida nightclub | Video

A gunman who may have pledged allegiance to ISIS opened fire early Sunday morning in a packed Orlando nightclub, killing 50 people and wounding at least 53 more in a bloody scene that ended hours later when police stormed the building and killed the shooter.   President Obama was set to speak from the White […]

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Dana 28 | Ethiopian Drama

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Dana 28 | Ethiopian Drama

Dana Part 28 | Ethiopian Drama

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Africa yellow fever update; WHO

Angola: 2954 suspected cases From the beginning of the outbreak on 15 December 2015 to 8 June 2016, Angola has reported 2954 suspected cases of yellow fever including 328 deaths. Among those cases, 819 have been laboratory confirmed. Despite extensive vaccination campaigns in several provinces, circulation of the virus persists. As of 8 June 2016 […]

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Euro 2016: England 1-1 Russia | Video Highlights

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Euro 2016: England 1-1 Russia | Video Highlights

England 1-1 Russia | Video Highlights

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Weyeyet Magazine 3 | PDF

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Weyeyet Magazine 3 | PDF

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Bekenat Mekakel Season 1- Episode 52

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Bekenat Mekakel Season 1- Episode 52
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Euro 2016: France 2-1 Romania Video Highlights

Dimitri Payet’s spectacular late winner gave hosts France victory over Romania in the opening match of Euro 2016 amid a huge security operation at the Stade de France. On an emotional evening at the same venue where suicide bombers struck in the November attacks that killed 130 people across the city, Payet ensured the game […]

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Government of Canada Travel Advice : Ethiopia – Exercise a high degree of caution

June 9, 2016 There is no nationwide advisory in effect for Ethiopia. However, you should exercise a high degree of cautiondue to the volatile security situation. Borders with Eritrea (including the Danakil Desert), Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the Somali and Gambella regions – Avoid all travel Global Affairs Canada advises against all travel to the […]

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Turmoil brews in Ethiopian camp ahead of Olympic Games

The meeting was held at Addis Ababa Stadium, with over 80 young and senior athletes in attendance. In Summary The meeting was held at Addis Ababa Stadium, with over 80 young and senior athletes in attendance Ethiopia’s world 1500m champion Genzebe Dibaba has withdrawn from the Dream Mile at Thursday’s Diamond League meeting in Oslo, […]

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Ethiopian Army Wantonly Massacres 51 Civilians in Ogaden: ONLF

June 8, 2016 (ONLF) — The Ethiopian Army wantonly massacred 51 civilians in Jama’ Dubad village near Gashamo town on June 5, 2016. The army indiscriminately opened fire on unarmed civilians in the village centre,  shooting everybody in sight, not sparing women, children or the elderly. After the army started the massacre, many villagers run […]

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Has Eritrea’s migration problem been exaggerated? | BBC

The migration crisis in Europe has thrust Eritrea under the spotlight. Last year, more people fled to Europe from this small, secretive nation than from any other African country. The BBC’s Mary Harper has gained rare access. One of the first people I meet in Eritrea is a young woman who tells me she has […]

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