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U.S Department of State: On Ethiopia’s Charges of Terrorism Against Political Leaders

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC April 29, 2016 The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Ethiopia’s recent decision to file terrorism charges against Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) First Vice-Chairman Bekele Gerba and others in the Oromia region who were arrested in late […]

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DEFYING CENSORSHIP, HUNGER STORIES EMERGE FROM ETHIOPIA

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DEFYING CENSORSHIP, HUNGER STORIES EMERGE FROM ETHIOPIA

BY  CHRISTABEL LIGAMI During my recent visit to Addis Ababa, one thing caught my eyes: the increased number of people on the streets begging for food and money. This is not the same Ethiopian capital I visited last year. It is very different due to a severe drought, and the government is trying hard to […]

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Bete Israel: Ethiopian Jews To Return To The ‘Promised Land’ by 2020

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Bete Israel: Ethiopian Jews To Return To The ‘Promised Land’ by 2020

The Passover celebrations in the northern Ethiopian region of Gondar are particularly lively this year. Preparations took weeks of advance work with tens of thousands of matzahs, a flatbread of Jewish cuisine, being baked for the festivities. The Seder, which fell on April 22 of this year, is the commencement feast for Passover. The story […]

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Ethiopia: Drought-Ravaged Ethiopia Now Faces a Seed Shortage

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Ethiopia: Drought-Ravaged Ethiopia Now Faces a Seed Shortage

A food crisis is shaping up to be the worst in 30 years.  by Whitney McFerron A food crisis developing in Ethiopia may get worse because farmers in the drought-ravaged nation are facing a shortage of seeds to plant the next crop, the United Nations said. More than 10 million people in the east African […]

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Police arrests 15 for mixing Teff flour with sawdust | Capital

(Capital) Fifteen people in Akaki Woreda 1 were arrested by police suspected of mixing Teff flour with earth, sawdust and other cereals’ waste products and baked Injera using unpurified flour. A microenterprise known as Belayneh Kinde and His Friends S.C. was associated with the crime. From the 15 people who are under custody by police, […]

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Hiber Radio Exclusive Interview with Journalist Befekadu Moreda and Sadik Ahemed | Audio

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Hiber Radio Exclusive Interview with Journalist Befekadu Moreda and Sadik Ahemed | Audio
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Ethiopia: Group demands freedom for Bekele Gerba and all political prisoners in Ethiopian prisons

The following is a statement of the Oromo Federalist Congress International Support Group (OFC-ISG) … OFC-ISG Press Release No. 4 – April 27, 2016 “Ethiopian Prosecutors Charge Oromo Opposition Leaders under Anti-Terrorism Proclamation” On April 22, 2016, Ethiopian federal prosecutors charged 22 individuals, including Mr. Bekele Gerba, First Secretary-General of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), […]

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Mogachoch 68 | Ethiopian Drama

MO_68 by EthiopianVideo Mogachoch 68 | Ethiopian Drama

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Klobuchar, Franken Condemn Ethiopia’s Lethal Violence Against Protesters

The bipartisan resolution calls for the Secretary of State to conduct a review of U.S. security assistance to Ethiopia in light of allegations that Ethiopian security forces have killed civilians; it also calls upon the government of Ethiopia to halt violent crackdowns, conduct a credible investigation into the killing of protesters, and hold perpetrators of […]

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Oil Plunge Casts Doubt on South Sudan Plan to End Civil War

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Oil Plunge Casts Doubt on South Sudan Plan to End Civil War

April 27, William Davison South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital of the world’s newest nation to rejoin the government and end a two-year civil war. An economic crisis caused by the conflict and a plunge in oil prices could derail everything. The government is almost bankrupt due to sliding crude revenue, […]

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BREAST MILK:  A Number one Natural Medicine  for your Kids!

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BREAST MILK:  A Number one Natural Medicine  for your Kids!

by Seble Tesfaye There are always exceptional cases when a mother can’t feed her baby with breast milk such as due to chronic or serious  illness.  However, in the absence of any sensible reasons, it is highly recommended to feed a baby exclusively with breast milk AT LEAST 6 months. The longer a baby stays […]

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Gambella Killings and Other Avoidable Ethiopian Tragedies

Press Release, April 26, 2016 Putting humanity before ethnicity or other differences and caring about the freedom of others— for no one is free until all are free— could have created a different ending for each of the tragic stories affecting Ethiopians that have unfolded in the last weeks. These incidents did not have to […]

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Why Is There Such A Large Ethiopian Population In The Washington Region?

By Matthew S. Schwartz, WAMU 88 The Washington region is home to the largest concentration of Ethiopians outside of Africa. Ethiopians in D.C. began opening shops and restaurants in Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights and, when rents got too expensive, the Shaw area. Today the largest concentration of Ethiopian businesses is in Silver Spring, Maryland, […]

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Four Missing Oromo FCO Members, Co- Defendants Appear in Court this Morning – Addis Standard Magazine

by Mahlet Fasil  (Addis Standard) Twenty two defendants, including four missing senior members of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) have appeared at the Federal High Court 19th Criminal Bench this morning. The court adjourned the next hearing, which will be a defense hearing, until May 10th.   Federal prosecutors have charged 22 members of […]

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Millions of dollars bank loan for cotton plantation disappear into thin air | ESAT News

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Millions of dollars bank loan for cotton plantation disappear into thin air | ESAT News

ESAT News | April 25, 2016 The Ethiopian government had allocated millions of dollars for cotton plantation in the last few years but investors who took the loans had only used a fraction of the money for the intended purpose. According to the Textile Industry Development Institute, about 3 billion birr (150 million USD) was […]

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Return of Dr. Riek Machar

April 25, 2016 | U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in South Sudan that it has received reports that First Vice President-designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny is expected to return to Juba on Tuesday, April 26. U.S. Embassy staff have been instructed to minimize movements. The U.S. Embassy likewise advises […]

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Ethiopia and Russia will work on increasing bilateral trade — Ethiopian FM

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus discussed trade and investment between Russian and Ethiopia with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov MOSCOW, April 25. /TASS/. Ethiopia and Russia agreed to work more on boosting mutual investment and trade, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. […]

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AFP: Ethiopia ethnic clashes claim 14 lives, UN offices attacked

Clashes between different ethnic groups in west Ethiopia have left 14 dead, while United Nation’s offices were targeted by angry protesters. AFP reported that the violence was sparked after an NGO car with an Ethiopian driver ran over and killed two children from the Nuer ethnic group in a camp for South Sudanese refugees. There […]

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My Brother, Eskinder (“Invictus”) Nega: You Are Not Alone and We Love You!

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My Brother, Eskinder (“Invictus”) Nega: You Are Not Alone and We Love You!

We remember our brother Eskinder Nega by Alemayehu G Mariam There is nothing more the T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) would like to see than the memory of the great Eskinder Nega erased and obliterated from public memory and consciousness. The T-TPLF wants the world to forget Eskinder Nega. They want his […]

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South Sudan Rebels Say U.S. Withdraws Funding for Machar Travel

by William Davison Bloomberg | The U.S. withdrew funding to help transport South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar to the capital, Juba, to take part in a transitional government, the renegade force’s head of foreign relations said. Machar’s supporters are now seeking support from the United Nations to fly Machar from Gambella, in western Ethiopia, […]

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Dana 24 | Ethiopian Drama

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Dana 24 | Ethiopian Drama
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Meleket 52 | Ethiopian Drama

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Meleket 52 | Ethiopian Drama
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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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