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CSOs caution Ethiopia: don’t invade Pibor

(Juba, South Sudan) A group of South Sudanese civil society organizations is urging the Ethiopian government not to carry out military operations in South Sudan, saying that a group of abducted Ethiopian children can instead by returned through a peaceful process. More were 100 Ethiopian children were reported abducted after a raid in the Gambella […]

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Ethiopia attack: ‘I took my wife and child and ran’ | Al Jazeera

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Ethiopia attack: ‘I took my wife and child and ran’ | Al Jazeera

by Catherine Soi Gambela, Ethiopia – Three-year-old Nyakuar sleeps, but restlessly, at a hospital in South Sudan. She is from Ethiopia and last week she witnessed things nobody her age, nobody at all, should have to. Her village, and several others in the Gambela region of western Ethiopia, which straddles the border between those two countries, […]

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Hiber Radio Discussion with Obang Metho, Colonel Deresse Tekle & Eng. Oddul Ojulu – Audio

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Hiber Radio Discussion with Obang Metho, Colonel Deresse Tekle & Eng. Oddul Ojulu  – Audio

Hiber Radio Discussion with Obang Metho, Colonel Deresse Tekle & Eng. Oddul Ojulu – Audio

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Seifenebelbal Radio – April 22, 2016

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Seifenebelbal Radio – April 22, 2016
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Shengo about US senate resolution 2016

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Shengo about US senate resolution 2016

April 22, 2016 Press Statement Following the European Parliament’s Resolution of January 21, 2016 on the situation in Ethiopia “strongly condemning the recent use of excessive force in Oromia and in all Ethiopian regions,” Shengo expressed its appreciation to the EU and called upon the Congress of the United States to take a similar stand. […]

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Zehabesha Newspaper # 84 | PDF

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Zehabesha Newspaper # 84 | PDF

Zehabesha Newspaper # 84 | PDF

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Aljazeera: Ethiopia army enters S Sudan to find kidnapped children

Ethiopian troops have crossed into South Sudan in search of more than 100 children who were kidnapped and spirited across the border in a surprise attack that also killed 208 people. The attackers, who were armed with machine guns, killed anyone who tried to stop them from taking the children, including women, according to witnesses. […]

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From Survivance All the Way to Reconstruction: The Oromo Pursuit of Equaliberty

By Tsegaye R Ararssa Introduction A lot is happening in our part of the world. The last five months have been immensely eventful. We witnessed a series of tragic events unfolding successively one after the other, each more saddening than the one preceding it. These are truly hard times. Such times signal the urgency of […]

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11 U.S. Senators condemn human rights violations in Ethiopia

Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. Whereas the first pillar of the 2012 United States Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa is to strengthen democratic institutions, and the United States Agency for Inter- national Development Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Strategy states that strong democratic insti- tutions, respect for human rights, and […]

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AFARS FACING UNPRECEDENTED CATASTROPHIC SITUATION

PRESS RELEASE Currently, the Afar people in Ethiopia are facing disastrous, appalling and unprecedented dreadful famine catastrophe. The famine was not only caused by lack of rain, drought, climate change and effect of El Niño weather conditions as they claim but, it was a result of TPLF/EPRDF corruption, failure of strategies and policies, bad governance, […]

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Ethiopia banks on mobile money for financial growth – AFP

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Ethiopia banks on mobile money for financial growth – AFP

Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous country and one of its fastest growing economies, is pushing a new electronic payment service by phone — called M-Birr, or “mobile-money” — in a bid to bring millions into the banking system and financial services. Outside a small store on a dirt track in the remote Ethiopian town of […]

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Why Are Oromo Refugees Getting Sent Back to Ethiopia?

By CAITLIN CHANDLER AND EBBA ABBAMURTI, OkayAfrica On a warm evening last month, Tariku Debela was walking home from dinner in the immigrant enclave of Eastleigh, Nairobi, when he was jumped by four men who took his phone and more than $200 in cash. Getting mugged is bad enough, but what happened next is seared […]

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7 questions about the Gambella raid in Ethiopia

by Radio RADIO TAMAZUJ A deadly cross-border raid from South Sudan into Ethiopia’s western Gambella Region last Friday has left scores dead and prompted the Ethiopian government to declare two days of national mourning. Officially, the Ethiopian government says 13 villages were attacked, leaving 182 civilians dead along with 60 attackers. Ethiopian authorities have blamed the […]

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‘Unbridled violence’ in Gambella leaves Ethiopia searching for answers

Why did a group of South Sudanese people cross the border into western Ethiopia and start shooting mothers and abducting their children?  by William Davison The South Sudanese attackers arrived on foot before dawn. In the Nuer villages in the grasslands of Gambella in western Ethiopia, people woke to the sound of gunshots and tried to […]

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Riek Machar no show at Juba: South Sudan peace at risk, say monitors

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Riek Machar no show at Juba: South Sudan peace at risk, say monitors

BBC News –  The peace deal in South Sudan is at risk after the failure of rebel leader Riek Machar to return to the capital, Juba, the monitors who brokered the agreement have warned. He had been due on Monday to take up the post of first vice-president in a new unity government. This is […]

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Does Dr. Tedros Adhanom have the requisite qualifications to become next WHO Director-General?

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) Eight medical doctors have served the World Health Organization (WHO) as its directors-general, through it the international community, in the post-war world from 1948 to the present, beginning with Dr. B.Chisholm of Canada, and now the incumbent another Canadian Dr. Margaret Chan, with dual citizenship (Chinese, Hong Kong). […]

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Hiber Radio on Memory of Ethiopians Killed by ISIL | Video

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Hiber Radio on Memory of Ethiopians Killed by ISIL | Video
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Health Tips: 5 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health | Video

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Health Tips: 5 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health | Video

Health: 5 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health

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911 – New Amharic Movie Trailer

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911 – New Amharic Movie Trailer

An Andualem Getachew Amharic film: 911 (ዘጠኝ አስራ አንድ) Trailer | Ethiopia

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Adagne – New Amharic Movie Trailer

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Adagne – New Amharic Movie Trailer

A Solomon Gebre (Sol Billi) Amharic film: Adagn (አዳኝ) Trailer | Ethiopia

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A Wake-up Call: Degradation of Ethiopian Lives | Aklog Birara (DR)

I join 101 million Ethiopians at home and abroad in expressing utter dismay and disbelief, sorrow and anger at the wanton and brazen violation of our ancestral land’s sovereignty and borders; and the massacre of innocent people and children in Gambella. Whoever the power behind and whoever the perpetrators are, this is the first time […]

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Open Letter to Mr. Barack Obama – By Andualem Aragie

Open Letter to Mr. Barack Obama, The president of the United States of America,   Dear President Obama, I am a son of a poor farmer who sustains his family in subsistence agriculture and still is. I am the son of that farmer, who did not try to change the life of his father, nor […]

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Ethiopian Political and Civic Organizations Opposed the Candidacy of Tedros Adhanom to WHO Head

20 Ethiopian Political and Civic organizations write to WHO board of directors in opposition to the candidacy of Tedros Adhanom to the post of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO). April 12, 2016 Ms. Malebona Precious Matsoso Chairman of the Executive Board World Health Organization Avenue Appia 20 1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland Dear […]

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Migrant crisis: ‘My wife and my baby drowned in front of me’ – BBC

By Will Ross BBC News, Kalamata, Greece The people locked up in the stadium in this picturesque port town have an extraordinary story of tragedy and survival. “My wife and my baby drowned in front of me,” is the first thing Muaz from Ethiopia tells me, before insisting that at least 500 others died when […]

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Human Rights in Ethiopia – An Update | Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – 11:00am

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Human Rights in Ethiopia – An Update | Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – 11:00am

  Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – 11:00am Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building Announcement Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a briefing on the current human rights situation in Ethiopia. Home to the Oromo, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the region of Oromia was witness to mostly peaceful student protests in November of 2015 […]

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The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped

HRLHA Appeal  and Request for Immediate Action For Immediate Release April 17, 2016 Terrorist and Criminal attacks targeting  Oromo youth, and children, and even pregnant women have continued unabated since the peaceful protest for justice and freedom began on 12th November 2015 In Oromia.The peaceful  and legitimate protests against the injustices in Oromia, in which Oromo […]

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Yonatan Wolde & Bahiru Degu Detained In Me’akelawi Prison Hours After Release

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Yonatan Wolde & Bahiru Degu Detained In Me’akelawi Prison Hours After Release

by De Birhan Blog Bahiru Degu and Yonatan Wolde, friends of our co-blogger Zelalem Workagegnehu and acquitted last Friday by Ethiopian Court after 647 days of unjust arrest, have been detained today again hours after they were released from Kilinto Prison. According to Addis Abeba based netizens, who heard from the family members of the […]

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Bomb caused Jerusalem bus explosion

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Bomb caused Jerusalem bus explosion

TEL AVIV — At least 21 people were injured after a bomb blast tore through a bus in Jerusalem on Monday, Israeli officials said. Police and the city mayor’s office said the blast was caused by an “explosive device” at the rear of one bus, with fire then spreading to a second bus and a […]

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Ethiopian forces hunt South Sudan gunmen who killed 208 in raid

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Ethiopian forces hunt South Sudan gunmen who killed 208 in raid

More than 100 children were kidnapped in deadly attack on Friday, but troops are closing in, says Ethiopian official The death toll from a raid carried out by South Sudanese gunmen in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 and the assailants kidnapped 108 children, an Ethiopian official said on Sunday.  The attack took place on […]

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Ethiopian runners sweep Boston Marathon

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Ethiopian runners sweep Boston Marathon

By Jill Martin, CNN (CNN) Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the elite men’s division of the Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2:12:45 Monday, completing a sweep by runners from that country. With a late charge, Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia came from behind to win the elite women’s division in 2:29:19. American Tatyana McFadden […]

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