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Musings on a battle of mice – By Eskinder Nega, Gulag

Reminder: Eskinder wrote this article around July 2015 when Obama was visiting Ethiopia. However, it only reached the media now. The contents of the articles, yet, are omnipresent, everlasting and as timely as today. By Eskinder Nega, Gulag Woodrow Wilson’s visit to Europe in 1918 evoked wild cheers and hope of a world without wars. […]

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Meleket Drama (መለከት) – Episode 48

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Meleket Drama (መለከት) – Episode 48
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Ethiopia: “Double Digit” Economic Growth – Reality Check

By Sophia Tesfamariam, The minority regime in Ethiopia and its handlers have tried to hoodwink the Ethiopian people and the international community by misrepresenting facts about the country and its economy. With the western media in tow, Ethiopia’s leaders reported “double digit” economic growth in Ethiopia and labeled it “one of Africa’s top performing economies”. […]

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No one Deserves To be Forgotten!!!

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No one Deserves To be Forgotten!!!

by Eduardo Byrono Lead me to the cross (ወደ መስቀሉ ምራኝ ) On April 19 2015, about 29 Ethiopian and Eritrean brothers who were trying to cross the border to Europe were suddenly hijacked by world’s most dangerous criminal organization known as ISIS and were beheaded heinously by the offshore of a sea in Libya. […]

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BROKEN WINDOW – By Kebour Ghenna

Governing the state of Ethiopia used to be uncomplicated. Citizens were, and still are, generally docile, or rather kept docile. But in the past months things have become more tumultuous. In many parts of Oromya local leaders and activists are threading identity politics to contest the lacuna of political representation. Their inability to pressure the […]

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Flydubai passenger Boeing from Dubai crashes in Rostov-on-Don

Flydubai flight FZ981 has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don killing all 59 passengers and crew on board. The flight was en route from Dubai and crashed during a landing approach. Air-traffic control and local emergency services confirmed that the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near the runway during a second approach in conditions […]

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Bekenat Mekakel part 41 | ethiopian drama |

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Bekenat Mekakel part 41 | ethiopian drama |
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ETHIOPIA’S CONSTITUTION: FRACTURED LEGITIMACY & THE URGENCY OF CONSTITUTIONAL TRANSFIGURATION

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ETHIOPIA’S CONSTITUTION: FRACTURED LEGITIMACY & THE URGENCY OF CONSTITUTIONAL TRANSFIGURATION

BY Tsegaye R Ararssa Part 1 Between 1991 and 1995, Ethiopia had another historical opportunity to (re)constitute itself as a polity. Having used (or abused) that opportunity, on December 8, 1994, the Constitutional Assembly adopted a constitution that came into force in 1995 (see interview here). The controversy around the constitution 21 years after its […]

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Ethiopia pleads for more humanitarian aid as 10 million people face starvation

The Ethiopian government has pleaded for more humanitarian aid from international communities to fight the severe drought conditions prevailing in the African nation. Although help has been pouring in, only half of the required aid has been collected so far, the government said. Prime Minister Hailemariam Deselagn said that more than 10 million people are […]

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Athletics-World Indoor men’s 3000m heats overview

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Athletics-World Indoor men’s 3000m heats overview

March 18 (Infostrada Sports) – Overview from the World Indoor Men’s 3000m Heats on Friday 1. Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia) 7:51.01 Q 2. Abdalaati Iguider (Morocco) 7:51.65 Q 3. Augustine Kiprono Choge (Kenya) 7:51.77 Q 4. Youssouf Hiss Bachir (Djibouti) 7:52.08 Q 5. Ryan Hill (U.S.) 7:52.13 Q 6. Isiah Kiplangat Koech (Kenya) 7:52.64 Q 7. […]

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BENEFITS OF CUTTING BACK ON SUGAR

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BENEFITS OF CUTTING BACK ON SUGAR

By Dr Honeliat BENEFITS OF CUTTING BACK ON SUGAR Weight loss Cutting back on sugar may help you to slim down. Food and drinks high in sugar tend to be high in calories without the nutritional benefits that fill you up and give your body fuel it can use. Experts say sugar – or more […]

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Interview with Dr Gizachew Tiruneh | SBS Amharic Radio

Interview with Dr Gizachew Tiruneh | SBS Amharic Radio

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SBS Radio Interview with Dr Shimelis Bonsa

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SBS Radio Interview with Dr Shimelis Bonsa

Interview with Dr Shimelis Bonsa

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Ethiopia calls for international help as drought bites | Aljazeera

Ethiopia’s leader has urged the world to donate more towards food aid he says is needed to fight a drought that has left more than 10 million people hungry. Aid agencies and the government said they must raise more than $1.4 bn of aid, but that only about half of that amount has been collected. […]

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Dr. Merera Gudina Response to P.M. Hailemariam Desalegn  | Audio

Dr. Merera Gudina Response to P.M. Hailemariam Desalegn  | Audio

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Conference on the Future of Ethiopia:  Transition, Democracy, and National Unity

  Noting many disturbing events taking place today in Ethiopia, particularly in the Oromia Region, Vision Ethiopia, an independent network of Ethiopian academics and professionals, in collaboration with Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) is convening a two-day long conference in Georgetown Marriot Hotel, Washington, D.C., March 26 and 27, 2016 under the topic and […]

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Mogachoch 63 | Ethiopian Drama

Mogachoch 63 | Ethiopian Drama

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Drought and rising temperatures ‘leaves 36m people across Africa facing hunger’

By Lucy Lamble in Harare, and Emma Graham-Harrison Unusually strong El Niño, coupled with record-high temperatures, has had a catastrophic effect on crops and rainfall across southern and eastern Africa More than 36 million people face hunger across southern and eastern Africa, the United Nations has warned, as swaths of the continent grapple with the […]

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AFCON 2017፦ Algeria name 23 players

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AFCON 2017፦ Algeria name 23 players

Algiers – Algeria has named 23 players for its upcoming matches against Ethiopia for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017) Group J qualification matches. The team includes two of the country’s top players, this year’s English Premier League sensational player, Ryad Mahrez of Leicester City and Islam Slimani, who plays for Portuguese side […]

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Watch Barcelona vs Arsenal Live

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Watch Barcelona vs Arsenal Live
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Radio Provides a Lifeline for Drought-Affected Farmers in Ethiopia

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Radio Provides a Lifeline for Drought-Affected Farmers in Ethiopia

By Kevin Perkins Executive Director, Farm Radio International Ethiopian farmers hurry to harvest the teff crops that survived months of drought before heavy rains flood their fields. Photo credit: Farm Radio International Radio is helping Ethiopian farmers make the best of a bad situation as they deal with the effects of the worst drought in […]

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Global Alliance for Justice Seeks Billions of Dollars in Restitution for Ethiopians  (PRESS RELEASE)

ዓለም አቀፍ ሕብረት ለፍትሕ – የኢትዮጵያ ጉዳይ 4002 Blacksmith Drive, Garland, TX 75044; Tel: (214)703 9022 www.globalallianceforethiopia.org; E-mail: info@globalallianceforethiopia.com PRESS RELEASE March 16, 2016 Garland, Texas: The Global Alliance for Justice: The Ethiopian Cause “GAJEC” is a non-governmental organization registered with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. On the occasion of this […]

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IN HONOR OF Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw CREW’s 5th Annual International Conference | Flyer

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IN HONOR OF Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw CREW’s 5th Annual International Conference | Flyer

IN HONOR OF Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw CREW’s 5th Annual International Conference |

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At world indoors, Sifan Hassan looking to learn from mistake

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At world indoors, Sifan Hassan looking to learn from mistake

Papendal, Netherlands • For Dutch track fans, Sifan Hassan’s 1,500-meter bronze medal at last year’s world championships was a breakthrough from one of their newest talents. For the Ethiopian-born runner, it was a heart-breaking disappointment that left her weeping in the bowels of the Bird’s Nest. Hassan started the race in Beijing slowly and had […]

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UN Human Rights Council: General Debate under Item 4

Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia A human rights crisis is taking place in Ethiopia. It has received little attention internationally but is the biggest political crisis to hit Ethiopia since the 2005 elections. Since November 12, 2015, protesters across Ethiopia’s Oromia region have been risking their lives and liberty in the face of a brutal—and […]

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Blood in the fields as big business eats up Ethiopia

(Business Day Live) — AS AN orchestra of mosquitoes and crickets greet the dusk, Bedlu Abera looks out over fields of rice stretching across the Ethiopian lowlands. A flicker of contentment crosses his face. “It’s satisfying,” he says. “We are making progress.” Bedlu is overseeing Saudi Star Agricultural Development’s first substantial harvest, and there is […]

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Ethiopian Pastor Pays the Penalty for Speaking Out

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Ethiopian Pastor Pays the Penalty for Speaking Out

By Felix Horne (HRW) — A year ago today, Ethiopian security forces arrested Pastor Omot Agwa and six colleagues at Addis Ababa’s Bole Airport and took them to the notorious Maekelawi police station, where torture is routine. The arrest came several months after Omot, a respected activist from Ethiopia’s Gambella region, served as translator for […]

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Dawite Mekonen – Wasanee/Ambboo Gara Galgalaa | Oromo Music Video 2016

DAWITE MEKONEN** wasanee/ambboo gara galgalaa 2016**OROMOO MUSIC**

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Ethiopian troops accused of executing protesters

Addis Ababa – An Ethiopian rights group on Monday accused government forces of more than 100 extra-judicial killings as well as torture while putting down protests that began last year in the Oromia region. The Human Rights Council (HRC) of Ethiopia, a non-governmental organisation, said security forces had committed “criminal acts” between November 2015 and […]

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Meles’ Rent Allocation Is Breaking Down: Alex De Waal

By Debirhan | Watch Prof. Alex De Waal talk about the case of current Ethiopia during the launch of his new book Money, War and the Business of Power in the Horn of Africa on Jan.28, 2016 at the USIP. Alex says responding to a questioner from 1:20:00 minutes: “The political governance is I think […]

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