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Court Orders Midroc to Pay Half a Billion Birr | Addis Fortune Breaking News

Two court cases involving four state enterprises, brought against MIDROC subsidiary Horizon Plantations Plc, closed with the court ordering Horizon to effect immediate payment of almost half a billion Birr to the Ministry of Public Enterprise. Gojeb Agricultural Development, Horizon Addis Tyre, Limmu Coffee Farm and Bebeka Coffee estates were all transferred to the MIDROC […]

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Eritrea Playing a Key Role, During Gulf Crises

This was evident during the Saudis’ intervention in Yemen. Over the past year, they built a coalition of African partners to help dislodge Houthi rebels who were in control of most of the country, including the capital, Sana’a. Eritrea played a key role, although it was not technically part of the Saudis’ 12-nation coalition. Eritrea […]

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LGBT Israelis from Ethiopia to visit US

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of LGBT Israelis from Ethiopia are scheduled to travel to the U.S. next month. A Wider Bridge, which describes itself as an “LGBTQ advocacy group building connections between the Israeli and North American LGBTQ communities, on March 29 announced that members of Kehila Lahatavit Ethiopit or LGBT Ethiopian Community will […]

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21 killed, many trapped in overpass collapse in India | AP

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21 killed, many trapped in overpass collapse in India | AP

By Manik Banerjee | AP March 31 KOLKATA, India — A long section of a road overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a crowded Kolkata neighborhood, with tons of concrete and steel slamming into midday traffic, leaving at least 21 people dead and scores of others injured in the Indian city, police said. Rescuers used saws, small […]

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The Coming War: Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Nile

BY Malcolm Dash When Egypt’s then-president Mohamed Morsi said in June 2013 that “all options” including military intervention, were on the table if Ethiopia continued to develop dams on the Nile River, many dismissed it as posturing. But experts claim Cairo is deadly serious about defending its historic water allotment, and if Ethiopia proceeds with […]

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“I prefer death to detention at Maeklawi” –  Bekele Gerba,

ADDIS ABABA – “I prefer death to detention at Maekelawi,” prominent opposition leader Bekele Gerba has told a court after enduring appalling conditions in one of the chambers of hell at the notorious Maekelawi Prison in the Ethiopian capital. The prison cell is sardine-packed: 30 prisoners in a 10×10 meter area. Because it is too […]

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Mogachoch part 65 (ሞጋቾች 65) Ethiopian drama

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Mogachoch part 65 (ሞጋቾች 65) Ethiopian drama
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Soccer legend Pele sues Samsung over image in newspaper ad

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Soccer legend Pele sues Samsung over image in newspaper ad

(Reuters) — Brazilian soccer legend Pele has sued Samsung Electronics Co. for at least $30 million, alleging the Korean company improperly used a look-alike in an advertisement that ran in the New York Times without permission. According to the complaint filed this month in federal court in Chicago, Samsung placed the October ad for ultra […]

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The Width And Depth of The Leadership Gaps Ethiopia Faces – By Assegid Habtewold

  Assegid Habtewold[1] Following my presentation entitled “Bridging The Leadership Gap: For smooth transition and successful post conflict Ethiopia” on March 26, 2016 at Georgetown Marriott Hotel in Washington DC, some audience members chatted with me afterwards, and gave me some feedbacks. While many of them recognized the gap and glad that it was discussed […]

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Minneapolis Officers Not Charged In Jamar Clark Shooting Death

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Minneapolis Officers Not Charged In Jamar Clark Shooting Death

By Todd Melby MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting death of a 24-year-old black man will not be charged, prosecutors said on Wednesday, because evidence showed Jamar Clark was not handcuffed and that he reached for an officer’s gun. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told a news conference that Clark […]

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Drones deliver sterile insects to tackle disease in Ethiopia

They reduce the tsetse fly population and stop the spread of trypanosomiasis.    To combat disease-ridden tsetse flies in Africa, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is enlisting heavy-duty drones. An autonomous system has been developed by Embention, which can fly for up two hours at a cruise speed of 20 meters per second. Under […]

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France to Deport Ethiopian Asylum Seekers

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France to Deport Ethiopian Asylum Seekers

by CDE 30 March 2016 – France has taken steps towards tackling the thousands of Ethiopian refugees. The interior ministry and Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless (OFPRA) unveiled plans to deport 11,000 Ethiopians by the end of 2016. A “national coordinator”, Kleber Arhoul, has also been appointed to oversee the arrival of […]

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Oromia at the Crossroads

Qeerroo Led Revolution: Bloody, but Unbowed Albasa Dagaga March 2016 Qeerroo and TPLF are at loggerheads. On the one hand, the TPLF is doing everything imaginable to suppress Oromo national uprising including the use brute force. On the other hand, Qeerroo is challenging the status quo conquering fear and willing to pay any price to […]

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Nine Ethiopian runners involved in horrific truck accident, one dead

By Tim hubesch Nine Ethiopians were struck by a truck while running on the side of a highway just north of Addis Ababa including one fatality. A large group of Ethiopian athletes were involved in a horrific accident on the weekend as a truck collided with nine runners on a highway just north of Addis […]

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IOM Evacuates Ethiopian Migrants from War-Torn Yemen

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IOM Evacuates Ethiopian Migrants from War-Torn Yemen

Ethiopia (Reliefweb) – IOM has evacuated 485 vulnerable Ethiopian migrants – 122 women, 261 men, 101 unaccompanied minors and one child- from war-torn Yemen since 19th March 2016. The voluntary repatriations, in close cooperation with the governments of Yemen, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia, as well as IOM missions in the region, followed IOM’s earlier […]

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Tax Authority takes Singer to Court Over Two Million Birr – Addis Fortune

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Tax Authority takes Singer to Court Over Two Million Birr – Addis Fortune

With allegations of tax evasion surrounding him, Kemer Yousuf will have his day in court; if he fails to show up again, contempt may be added (Addis Fortune)   The Federal High Court has sent out a public domain call for Kemer Yousuf the renowned Oromiffa singer, after the Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority claimed that […]

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Aba Dula, Driba Kuma restricted and under surveillance

By Dimetros Birku (Borkena) – Speaker of the House of representative, Aba Dula Gemeda, and Addis Ababa mayor Driba Kuma are reportedly restricted in their movement and subject to surveillance. Golgul, online Amharic News, published a narrative that Aba Dula and Driba are already dispossessed of their passports – a move that is believed to deter […]

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ISIS carries out crucifixion of Indian priest on Good Friday

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ISIS carries out crucifixion of Indian priest on Good Friday

New York: Indian priest Thomas Uzhunnalil, who was reportedly abducted by a terror group in March this year, was crucified by Islamic State (ISIS) on Good Friday in Yemen, a report published in Washington Times said. The Catholic priest, who was working at Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, was abducted in a raid conducted by the militants at an […]

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Ethiopian scholar warns country’s overstretched economy risks collapse

(African Review) — The Ethiopian government’s growing reliance on foreign loans is posing a serious risk of economic collapse, a paper presented Friday by a renowned local economist says. “Take for instance China, which has loaned over $17 billion to the Ethiopian government for infrastructure projects. Our total investment is 40 per cent of GDP. Our […]

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Ethiopia to Miss 11% Growth Target as Drought Hurts Agriculture

By William Davison Economy still to rise by more than 7% despite severe drought Government says growth rate has been over 10% for a decade (Bloomberg) – Ethiopia’s economy will expand by between 7 percent and 10 percent this fiscal year, missing the government’s target, as a severe drought hurts agriculture. “The economy will continue […]

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Death toll in Pakistan Easter suicide attack climbs past 70

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Death toll in Pakistan Easter suicide attack climbs past 70

By Shaiq Hussain and Erin Cunningham March 28 at 4:55 AM (Washington Post) ISLAMABAD — The death toll in a devastating suicide attack on picnicking families in the city of Lahore rose to 72, with another 230 injured, local media reports said Monday, as Pakistani authorities vowed to hunt down the Islamist militant bombers who claimed they specifically targeted Christians […]

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Ethiopia Africa’s top investment destination for Turkey: official

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Ethiopia Africa’s top investment destination for Turkey: official

(Sudan Tribune) By Tesfa-Alem Tekle (ADDIS ABABA) –The Turkish ambassador to Ethiopia had disclosed that Ethiopia remains the biggest recipient of Turkish direct investment in Africa. The newly-appointed Turkish envoy, Fatih Ulusoy, said the horn of Africa’s nation had so far attracted $2.5 billon of the total $6 billon Turkish direct foreign investments in Africa. […]

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From Da’amat to EPRDF- PMs Meles Zenawi & Hailemariam Desalegn | Audio

From Da’amat to EPRDF- PMs Meles Zenawi & Hailemariam Desalegn

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The Ethio-Norway Forced repatriation agreement four years later

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The Ethio-Norway Forced repatriation agreement four years later

By Samson Seifu, 27/3/2016 It is to be recalled that Norway (the previous Red-Green coalition government) and the repressive regime in Ethiopia (which is in power for over 25 years) signed a five years bounded memorandum of understanding in January, 2012 with the aim of forcefully repatriating the Ethiopian asylum seekers in Norway.  This agreement […]

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Quo Vadis Ethiopia: Where Are You (not) Going? | by Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

(Excerpted English version of speech given at the “Conference on the Future of Ethiopia: Transition, Democracy, and National Unity” organized by Vision Ethiopia on March 27, 2016 at the Marriott Georgetown.) … I want to thank Vision Ethiopia and the organizers of the “Conference on the Future of Ethiopia: Transition, Democracy, and National Unity”. When […]

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Dana Part 21 | Season 4 | Ethiopian Drama

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Dana Part 21 | Season 4 | Ethiopian Drama
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TPLF ethnic apartheid rebels went to the bush to liberate their ethnic group not Ethiopia

by Obang Metho When the ethnic apartheid rebels of the TPLF went into the bush, they were motivated to do so in order to liberate their own ethnic group and region. The TPLF did not fight for the interest of Ethiopia, to liberate Ethiopia or for the well being of the Ethiopian people, but only […]

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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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