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Ethiopia body suspends farm lease programme after poor results

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Ethiopia body suspends farm lease programme after poor results

* Ethiopia allocated area size of Switzerland to lease * Leasing aimed to draw in modern farming techniques * Activists say deals lack transparency, drive out locals * Millions facing food insecurity due to drought By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, March 25 (Reuters) – An Ethiopian state body that has been involved in leasing tracts […]

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Resolution of the first Congress of Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD)

Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) held its first successful general congress from March 21st to 25th 2016 in Eritrean capital, Asmara. The Congress has discussed the status of our collective struggle in particular, the current situation in Ethiopia, the Horn of Africa and the world in details. PAFD is a political alliance united […]

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APOLOGY TOO LATE TO HEAL

(Addis Fortune) — Last week, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn presented the biannual performance report of his government to the Federal Parliament, which, of course, is part of his duty. As usual, regardless of the natural unfavourable circumstances, he reported that the country keeps on growing economically, needless to mention, in double digits. But what was […]

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Ethiopia: UN and partners launch 90-day campaign to boost drought-relief funding

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Ethiopia: UN and partners launch 90-day campaign to boost drought-relief funding

NEW YORK, 24 March 2016 / PRN Africa / — To aid drought-affected people of Ethiopia, the United Nations and humanitarian partners have launched a 90-day campaign to raise awareness about the food crisis in the country and raise funds to bridge a $700 million gap. “Ethiopia is currently contending with one of the most […]

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Barca star Messi ‘would be proud’ to meet President Obama

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Barca star Messi ‘would be proud’ to meet President Obama

By Joe Wright Goal.com Lionel Messi insists he would be proud to meet the family of US President Barack Obama should the opportunity arise. During a visit to Buenos Aires, Obama revealed that his daughters had asked him to arrange a meeting with the Barcelona star but that he had been unable to orchestrate it. […]

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Ethiopia body suspends farm lease programme after poor results

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Ethiopia body suspends farm lease programme after poor results

ADDIS ABABA, March 25 (Reuters) – An Ethiopian state body that has been involved in leasing tracts of land for commercial farming has suspended the issuance of new licences until it completes a review because of scant progress in developing areas leased so far, an official said. The Horn of Africa country in 2011 allocated […]

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The Former President Mengistu Haile-Mariam (Life in Exile) – Amharic Audio

From Da’amat to EPRDF- the former President Mengistu Haile-Mariam (Life in exile) – SBS Amhraic

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From Da’amat to EPRDF – The Former President Mengistu Hailemariam – SBS Amharic | Audio

From Da’amat to EPRDF – The former President Mengistu Hailemariam – SBS Amharic | Audio

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The ugly side of Ethiopia’s economic boom | By Jacy Fortin, FP

  The East African country is facing its biggest protest movement in decades. Its uncompromising approach to development is to blame.   ADAMA, Ethiopia — For those who would speak frankly about politics in this landlocked East African country, the first challenge is to find a safe space. But on a recent evening in Adama, […]

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Dawit Tsige – Betam New Yemewedish |New Ethiopian Music 2016 (Official Video)

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Dawit Tsige – Betam New Yemewedish |New Ethiopian Music 2016 (Official Video)

Dawit Tsige – Betam New Yemewedish |New Ethiopian Music 2016 (Official Video)

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Athletics doping crisis: Olympic bans not the answer, says two-time champion Haile Gebrselassie

Six Ethiopian athletes are being investigated for possible doping Ethiopia’s two-time Olympic champion, Haile Gebrselassie, has raised fears his countrymen could be banned from this summer’s Olympics in the ongoing doping row, but called on authorities to show leniency. Athletes from the east African nation have been caught up in the latest doping row. It […]

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An Open Letter to Supporters of Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (Hagos Alemayehu )

This is an appeal to all supporters but members of Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). As you all know, TPLF is an organization led by very few corrupt, ruthless opportunists and thugs Ethiopia has never seen before. Since ascendance to power in 1991, TPLF has been looting public and private money and properties throughout Ethiopia […]

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Mogachoch Latest Series Drama – – Part 64

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Mogachoch  Latest Series Drama – – Part 64
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Isis has ‘at least 440 fighters trained to attack Europe in deadly waves’

Isis has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum carnage, The Associated Press has learned. The network of agile and semiautonomous cells shows the reach of […]

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Grumbling and rumbling

Months of protests are rattling a fragile federation AN OUTBREAK of public protest unprecedented in its duration and spread since the ruling party took power in Ethiopia in 1991 is stirring a rare cocktail of discontent. Demonstrations started in November mainly by members of the Oromo ethnic group, which accounts for about a third of […]

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SHONE LEADS ELITE WOMEN’S LIST FOR THE VIENNA CITY MARATHON

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SHONE LEADS ELITE WOMEN’S LIST FOR THE VIENNA CITY MARATHON

The Vienna City Marathon has recruited a contingent of fast women in a bid to have quick times return to the Austrian capital in the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on 10 April. Only twice have the women’s winning times been below 2:25:00 in the past 10 years and the 2:23:47 course record of Italy’s […]

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PM warns MKs not to push for Ethiopian aliya

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PM warns MKs not to push for Ethiopian aliya

“You cannot have a coalition if every MK decides how to vote on his own,” Netanyahu warned the faction. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to end a rebellion in his Likud faction regarding immigration from Ethiopia, according to a tape of Monday’s closed-door Likud faction meeting that was revealed Wednesday by Army Radio. The coalition […]

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The El Nino exposes guilt and crime

Source: (Home > Panorama > Naturkatastrophen > Ostafrika – Eingeholt von der Vergangenheit 21. März 2016, 19:00 Uhr Ostafrika). The Süddeutsche newspaper reports on its 20.03.2016 publication that the Ethiopians are under severe drought and dictatorial threat. The drought is caused by the effect of El Nino and is affecting millions of lives not only […]

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Soldiers firing live bullet on students in Alge town, Ilu Ababor  – March 22, 2016

Video Credit: Jawar Mohamed

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Partners launch fundraising to save lives of drought hit Ethiopians

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Partners launch fundraising to save lives of drought hit Ethiopians

by Hasabe Humanitarian partners today launched a 90-day campaign to raise awareness on the urgent need for an additional funding for the drought crisis in Ethiopia to address the humanitarian resource gap. El-Niño has exacerbated the humanitarian situation across the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia is the most affected and is facing its worst drought in […]

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Ethiopia: Government says Oromia has self-rule but activists vow to continue protests

By Ludovica Iaccino People in Ethiopia’s Oromia state already have self-rule and protesters’ demands are already in place, an Ethiopian official told IBTimes UK. Abiy Berhane, minister counsellor at the Ethiopian embassy in London, made the comment as activists said they are still on the streets of Oromia calling for self-rule, the release of political […]

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The Rotten Foundation of Ethiopia’s Economic Boom

Brutal repression was the secret to the country’s rapid rise. It could also bring it crashing down again.   ADMA, Ethiopia — For those who would speak frankly about politics in this landlocked East African country, the first challenge is to find a safe space. But on a recent evening in Adama, a city in […]

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2 Brothers Identified as Brussels Attackers; 3rd Suspect Is Sought

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2 Brothers Identified as Brussels Attackers; 3rd Suspect Is Sought

Belgian newspaper says third suspect arrested Death toll in Islamic State bombings reaches 31 First victims of attacks on Zaventem airport and metro station named   By KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA and ALISSA J. RUBIN | New york Times  BRUSSELS — Two bombers who carried out deadly attacks on Tuesday at Brussels Airport have been identified as brothers with criminal records, state news […]

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Join Us to Save Life and SAY NO MORE Famine | Flyer

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Join Us to Save Life and SAY NO MORE Famine | Flyer

  Join Us to Save Life and SAY NO MORE Famine | Flyer

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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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