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2 Kenya cops due in court for abduction of rebels

By TOM ODULA NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan police officers will be charged in court with the kidnapping of two officials of the Ethiopian rebel group, the Ogaden National Liberation Front, a Kenyan official said Monday. Nairobi Criminal Investigations chief Nicholas Kamwende said witnesses identified the two Kenyan officers as having allegedly abducted of […]

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Unveiling Lies: EPRDF on Ethiopian Nationalism and Identity

by Amsale Aberra I recently came across a summary of a report submitted by the government of Ethiopia to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in the year 2009. The EPRDF as a party to the convention is required to submit periodic reports to the Secretary General to show the steps it […]

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Open Letter to the Board of Debreselam Medhanealem Ethiopian Orthodox Church Minneapolis, Minnesota

As a registered paying member of this sacred church, I am obliged by my Orthodox Christian consciousness to write you this brotherly letter concerning the state of the church at this moment. Though I am not a regular attendee of the church, I have complete right to comment on the ongoing unchristian like divisive activities […]

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FikreSelassie Wogderess on Aman Andom and 60 officials

By Michael Wossen (PhD) This article is a retelling of the Amharic narrative presented by former Ethiopian PM Fikre Selassie Wegderes. It is merely retold in English here. The point of this exercise is not to translate the exact words of the former PM (author), but to promote a thoughtful reflection of the narrative he […]

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Amhara the victim of Tigrayan politics

Getachew Reda (editor Ethiopian Semay) Here under this document, I like all Ethiopians to compare yourself to judge what the so called ‘equal’ development implemented in Tigrayans and Amhara zones. The unequal, unjust and discriminative development is here shown on this document for you to judge. I do not want to go further to detail […]

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Interview with Lencho Bati — Pt 1 – SBS Amharic
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Ethiopia which was kept autonomous by our ancestors will ever remain autonomous by its present generation!!!

By Syit DA Those who dismantled and trying to dismantle Ethiopia, that was kept united by our fathers, will never escape from accountability either historically or physically. Ethiopia is a country with the largest population in Africa second to Nigeria and it is also the only country in Africa which remained uncolonized during the colonization […]

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Scientists launch multi-million dollar battle against African disease killing 1 cow every 30 seconds

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Scientists launch multi-million dollar battle against African disease killing 1 cow every 30 seconds

Researchers receive grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop new-generation vaccine for East Coast fever; work holds promise for malaria and cancer NAIROBI, KENYA (31 January 2014)—The Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) announced today that a global consortium supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been formed to develop […]

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Sew Le Sew Drama – Part 120 (HD)

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Sew Le Sew Drama – Part 120 (HD)
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Ethiopia: Can you trust the news media?

Baile Derseh Mihrete A large number of people doubt what they read, what they see and hear in the news of EPRDF`s media. Governments want to convince the public to support of polices and their officials. Because the media draws on the content from the government.The media of Ethiopia is among the most strictly controlled […]

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Peace talks on S. Sudan, Syria: Where are the women?

Rebels from South Sudan sent three women to Addis Ababa. But the government sent none. Syria talks in Geneva lack any women participants. By Chloe Schwenke, The current peace negotiations on Syria and South Sudan hold out the hope of mitigating and even resolving two of the world’s most destructive civil wars. But the talks […]

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Press Release: US Congress Takes a Historic Stance Against Land Grabs-Related Forced Evictions in Ethiopia

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Press Release: US Congress Takes a Historic Stance Against Land Grabs-Related Forced Evictions in Ethiopia

For Immediate Release January 27, 2014 MEDIA CONTACT: Anuradha Mittal, 510-469-5228; amittal@oaklandinstitute.org Frederic Mousseau, 510-512-5458; fmousseau@oaklandinstitute.org Oakland, CA – In a historic move, the US Congress has taken a stance on land grabs-related human rights abuses in Ethiopia. The 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill contains provisions that ensure that US development funds are not used to […]

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2014 Golden Pen of Freedom awarded to jailed Ethiopian journalist

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2014 Golden Pen of Freedom awarded to jailed Ethiopian journalist

Eskinder Nega, an Ethiopian publisher, journalist and blogger who is serving an 18-year jail sentence under anti-terror legislation, has been awarded the 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Mr Nega was arrested on September 14, 2011 after publishing an article criticising […]

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Introducing Teff, the New Super Grain from Ethiopia

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Introducing Teff, the New Super Grain from Ethiopia

By Bernadine Racoma It has not been long since quinoa has been hailed as a super food and now teff, also an ancient grain that is a staple among Ethiopians, is being called the next super grain to rival quinoa. The miniscule grains are gluten-free and rich in amino acids, protein, iron and calcium. It […]

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Ethiopian refugee misunderstands South Sudan curfew, nearly loses life

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Ethiopian refugee misunderstands South Sudan curfew, nearly loses life

Ochalla receives treatment for a bullet wound at a UNHCR-run clinc in Gorom settlement near Juba, home to some 2,400 Ethiopian refugees. GOROM SETTLEMENT, South Sudan, January 27 (UNHCR) – Punctuality is usually praised as a virtue, but how often is tardiness fatal? For Ochalla Omot, an Ethiopian refugee, a misunderstanding over an hour and […]

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Kenyatta at the ICC: Is Justice Deferred, Justice Denied?

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Kenyatta at the ICC: Is Justice Deferred, Justice Denied?

by Professor Alemayehu G Mariam I am getting a little jittery over the repeated delays, postponements and all the backpedalling talk about “false evidence” and “lying witnesses”  in the Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta International Criminal court trial. I don’t want to say I smell a rat but I feel like I am getting a whiff. Is the […]

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TPLF: The Dog That Can no longer Bark

By Amanuel Biedemariam On January 15, 2014, ESAT reported that the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) conducted organizational evaluation and quoted Bereket Simon, former Ethiopia’s Information Minister and new advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalgen, on how he characterized the differences amongst the EPRDF leaders during their deliberations. He said, “Before we replaced Revolutionary Democracy […]

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The Filthy Pond of Corruption That TPLF And Its Authorities Baptized In

by Mekonenn Elalla Fekadu The current dictatorial regime of Ethiopia which imposes the supremacy of one race is making a prominent chapter in the history of the country by destroying public resources and ransacking financial assets. In its twenty-two years of power life, the regime’s administration has been earmarked with two distinctive traits: corruption and […]

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South Sudan Crisis: Will the peace last?

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South Sudan Crisis: Will the peace last?

(Al Jazeera) South Sudan’s warring parties – factions representing President Salva Kiir and his political rival, former Vice President Riek Machar, respectively – have finally signed two separate agreements: the agreement on the cessation of hostilities and the agreement on the status of the detainees . Both agreements were negotiated and signed under the auspices […]

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The village where half the people are at risk of blindness

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The village where half the people are at risk of blindness

By Angela Robson BBC Health Check In the village school of Kuyu, in the heartland of Ethiopia’s Oromia region, more than 20 children put up their hands when asked if anyone in their family has eye problems. “My mother has lost vision in one eye and the other is causing her big problems,” says one […]

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Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem to be offered contract

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Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem to be offered contract

Young Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem is set to mark his 17th birthday today by receiving his first professional contract, according to the Daily Mail. Zelalem made his Arsenal debut on Friday when the club moved through to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win over Coventry. The teenager’s bow saw him […]

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Open Letter to former US Ambassador David Shinn

On proposal to give Badme to Eritrea and for Ethiopia to use Assab By Professor Paulos Milkias Ambassador Shinn’s proposal to solve the Ethiopian –Eritrean conflict that led to a war between the two in 1998-2000 – a war which consumed the lives of over 70,000 people and displaced close to a million people boils […]

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Don’t hide in what is good only to destroy it

By: Mulata Gudata Though I promised not to come up with a long article, this one is a bit long as usual because in this one I am out not to spare any one. When I mean to hit I should hit hard and that made my article a bit longer than I wish. I […]

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We Are Marching for Religious Freedom

By Risala International Ethiopia is home to millions of Muslims. Islam thrived in Ethiopia long before it took root elsewhere in the world, including its cradle–the Arabian Peninsula. Despite their considerable size and contribution to society, Muslims faced marginalization and oppression in Ethiopia. The current Ethiopian government promised to promote religious freedom and equality. In […]

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Demonizing Human Rights: The War on Ethiopian Muslims

by By Najib Mohammed Once again the Ethiopian government openly displayed its evil intentions by airing a fictitious drama depicting Ethiopian Muslims as blood thirsty people bent on establishing an Islamic state. This second drama that was aired on January 18, 2014 is the twin drama of “Jihadawi Harakat” that was aired a year ago. […]

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Teenager wins Dubai Marathon; Ethiopians make clean sweep

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Teenager wins Dubai Marathon; Ethiopians make clean sweep

(Arab News) DUBAI: For the third year in a row, a debutant won the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon as teenager Tsegaye Mekonnen Asefa led an Ethiopian whitewash in the emirate on Friday. The 18 year-old caused a major surprise, running 2 hours, 04 minutes and 32 seconds in his first marathon, to break the unofficial […]

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The Ethiopians and their past. By Yilma Bekele

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The Ethiopians and their past. By Yilma Bekele

We love to visit the past. There is no one like us that digs deeper, travel further to harvest the bounty of our rich past. To say we dwell on the past is definitely an understatement. I would not be surprised if scientists after mapping our brain find a special pocket where we store ugly […]

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Move over quinoa, Ethiopia’s teff poised to be next big super grain

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Move over quinoa, Ethiopia’s teff poised to be next big super grain

by Claire Provost and Elissa Jobson in Addis Ababa Rich in calcium, iron and protein, gluten-free teff offers Ethiopia the promise of new and lucrative markets in the west At Addis Ababa airport, visitors are greeted by pictures of golden grains, minute ochre-red seeds and a group of men gathered around a giant pancake. Billboards […]

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Zehabesha Newspaper #59 – PDF

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Zehabesha Newspaper #59 – PDF

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Theodros Mitiku: a fan’s appreciation to a departed saxophonist

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Theodros Mitiku: a fan’s appreciation to a departed saxophonist

Betru Solomon On December 22, 2013, Theodros Mitiku, a consummate saxophonist, has passed away after an illness in his adopted home of the United States where he lived since 1983. The man who knew his call since his elementary school days was among the aspiring musicians of the early seventies. While his music played on […]

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