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Rap? Meh. Poetry is the rage at the Ethiopian Beat Making Lab

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Rap? Meh. Poetry is the rage at the Ethiopian Beat Making Lab

The spoken word scene in Ethiopia surprised me. I was invited to a performance at a theatre in Addis Ababa and was blown away by the crowd. In an open-air theater that could easily seat 800 people, the venue was at capacity — standing room only. People were spilling into the aisles as the poets […]

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Religious Fanatics and Human Rights (Tefera Dinberu)

By Tefera Dinberu How are human rights interpreted if a woman does not have freedom to choose her partner but relatives arrange her marriage, or she refuses to be a mere reproductive agent rather than being a love partner? What justifies a woman to be denied of equal right to own personal property, and the right to educational opportunities? What justifies killing a person for […]

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Health: Colorful foods could keep your mind sharp

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Health: Colorful foods could keep your mind sharp

by Rachael Schultz Colorful foods could keep your mind sharp. In a new French study, people who ate a diet rich in orange and green produce experienced less cognitive decline over 13 years than those who didn’t. Credit the link to carotenoids, the antioxidants that produce bright pigments in certain fruits and vegetables. The researchers […]

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Ethiopia: Torture in the heart of Addis, even as leaders gather in gleaming AU building

Laetitia Bader Published in:  The East African Many journalists and diplomats who attend events in Addis Ababa’s gleaming new African Union building are probably unaware that it rests on the site of one of Ethiopia’s most notorious prisons. While that prison was torn down in 2007, its legacy of torture and abuse continues today at the […]

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Fit at 40: Ethiopian running legend shares his secrets

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – For anyone looking for the secret to staying fit into middle age, who better to ask than Haile Gebrselassie – the Ethiopian running legend who’s still giving much younger men a run for their money. Aged 40 but barely slowing down, Gebrselassie says his enduring presence in international athletics has nothing […]

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ONLF fighters attacked at Kebridahar Airport: ONLF official

By Mohamed Faarah October 21, 2013 (Ogadentoday Press)- Ogaden National Liberation Front “ONLF,” official have claimed that their fighters attacked on Kebridahar town Airport on last week. Our aim for this attack was to disrupt the visiting delegation in Ogaden and send a clear message to the puppet administration that serves only the colonial agendas […]

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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan Mull New Probe of Nile Dam Impact

BLOOMBERG NEWS By William Davison – Oct 21, 2013  Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt agreed to examine the regional impact of a $4.2 billion dam being built on a Nile river tributary in Ethiopia after experts said earlier studies were inconclusive. A meeting of water ministers and delegates in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, on Nov. 4 will discuss conducting a […]

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Who’s Having “Nightmares” in Africa?

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Who’s Having “Nightmares” in Africa?

ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM Recently, African leaders, at least those at the helm of the African Union and their flunkies, have been reporting endlessly recurring ghastly nightmares of Lady Justice “race hunting” them with scales in one hand and a sword in the other. President Uhuru Kenyatta, described by Time Magazine as “Kenya’s richest man”, last […]

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Human Right Watch report on Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Political Detainees Tortured

Human Rights Watch Ethiopia: Political Detainees Tortured Police Abuse Journalists, Opponents to Extract Confessions October 17, 2013 (Nairobi) – Ethiopian authorities have subjected political detainees to torture and other ill-treatment at the main detention center in Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian government should take urgent steps to curb illegal practices in the Federal Police Crime Investigation […]

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Address Oromo issues to make Ethiopia a true democracy

By Mulata Gudata No politics is ever born new as the politics of tomorrow is the projection of what we have on our hands today. It is only that as a society the wisdom we deploy in handling our political moves makes the outcome of the projection to take a desirable course or a catastrophic […]

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Video-Nhatty Man – Fim Esat (ናቲ ማን እና ጃኪ ጐሲ – ፍም እሳት)
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The Disputed Election leads to violence outside the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church

By Alexandra Rucki » Violence erupted at the re-consecration of a church as a long-running rift between rival worshippers saw a protest turn ugly. Police arrested five people as the protest, which had begun on Saturday escalated to all out combat on Sunday outside the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, in St Philip Street, Battersea It is […]

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Ethiopia slam referee after World Cup setback

AFP  JOHANNESBURG: Giant-killers Ethiopia blamed bad refereeing for a weekend defeat by Nigeria that virtually extinguished hopes of a first World Cup appearance. Hoping to become the first nation from the east of the continent to compete at the global football showcase, the ‘Waliya Antelopes’ lost 2-1 at home to the ‘Super Eagles’. The first-leg […]

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The AU’s Mass Treaty-cide Brinksmanship

BY ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM Charge of the light brigade The African Union’s threatened “mass treaty-cide” (a phrase I am compelled to coin to describe the bizarre threatened walkout on the Rome Statute) fizzled out. Those who predicted the “extraordinary  summit” on the “AU’s relation with the International Criminal Court” (ICC) would end in a big […]

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Ethiopia 1-2 Nigeria

Nigeria were outplayed here but were patient and took their chances brilliantly. It would be a mountain to climb for Ethiopian the second leg on November 16 in Calabar. 90+5′ The referee blows the final whistle as the Nigerian players go wild with joy as they have grabbed a vital win here in Addis Ababa. […]

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Ethiopia coach Bishaw on cusp of football history

The Walia Antelopes’ trainer edges towards a first ever World Cup place with his team as he carves a place for himself in the world game By Lolade Adewuyi in Addis Ababa For a country like Ethiopia, football matches do not come bigger than Sunday’s game against Nigeria for a place among the 32 nations […]

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Open Letter to Tesfaye Gebrab

Tena Yestelen Obo Tesfaye, By Tedla Asfaw It is now Friday Oct, 11, 2013 to be exact 8:30 pm ET. I just have finished your book “YeSedetegnaw Mastawasha”. I read it posted on PDF. Sorry It has not yet been released for sale. I started reading it around 9:30 am and stopped around 4pm on […]

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New Waliya Song 2013 by Danny Gofferae

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New Waliya Song 2013 by Danny Gofferae
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Witness for the International Criminal Court – by Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

by Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam On October 11-12, 2013, the African Union (AU) will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to formally withdraw from the Rome Statute in supremely dramatic form. The world for the first time will witness a choreographed denunciation (announcement of termination) of an international treaty by an entire continent. This act of collective […]

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A look at Eritrea, an isolated African nation

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Thousands of people each year flee Eritrea, a small Horn of Africa nation. Despite relative peace, many leave the repressive regime taking trips that can be as perilous as the recent boat disaster off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Here is a look at the isolated […]

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Health: Teens and Preteens need shots too!

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Health: Teens and Preteens need shots too!

Vaccines keep healthy teens healthy. Did you know that your kids need shots when they begin their teen years? Starting at around 11 or 12 years old, kids need three vaccines.  And it’s not too late for your older teenagers who didn’t get these vaccines at 11 or 12 years old. They can get them […]

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Ethiopian Jewry to Celebrate Annual Sigd Holiday

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Ethiopian Jewry to Celebrate Annual Sigd Holiday

Sigd means “prostration” or “bowing down” in Ge’ez, the ancient Ethiopian liturgical language. By: Shai Afsai Published: October 8th, 2013 Until the middle of twentieth century, the Jews of Ethiopia lived in almost complete isolation from other Jewish communities across the globe, preserving and developing distinctive religious traditions not found in the rest of Jewry. […]

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Ethiopia Coach Boasts:We Will Beat Nigeria to World Cup Ticket

THISDAY Live *Names 22-man squad for first leg clash in Addis Ababa Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes’ Coach, Sewnet Bishaw, believes his men have all it takes to beat the Super Eagles to the 2014 World Cup ticket. He insisted yesterday that his men are ready for Nigeria when both countries face off in Sunday’s first leg […]

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Ethiopia lose key striker  By Betemariam Hailu

Getaneh Kebede Gibeto By Betemariam Hailu BBC Sport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia striker Getaneh Kebede Gibeto has been ruled out of Sunday’s 2014 World Cup play-off first leg against Nigeria. The two sides clash in Addis Ababa in the first leg of the final round of qualifying for Brazil next year. Getaneh, who was joint-top scorer […]

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Ethiopia two games away from 2014 World Cup

By GERALD IMRAY, AP Sports Writer IN African football, it’s usually the unexpected marvels that capture the world’s attention. In 1990, it was Cameroon’s stunning win over Argentina and its subsequent path to the quarterfinals of the World Cup, highlighted by Roger Milla’s iconic hip-wiggling dance at the corner flag. In 2002, it was Senegal […]

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Saving African Dictators from the ICC – by Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

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Saving African Dictators from the ICC – by Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM: Note to the reader: In my commentary last week, I defended the International Criminal Court (ICC) against accusations of “race hunting”, selective and arbitrary prosecution and abuse of power by certain African leaders. This week I continue my defense, in a rather lengthy commentary, by exposing and scrupulously refuting the bogus arguments […]

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The Need to Advance Desirable Political Mind- Set By T.Goshu

The very purpose of this piece of writing of mine is to express my view point about the challenges that require strong sense of courage to deal with, not neglect and avoid. And I think one of the challenges that requires the willingness and courage to deal with is our mind-set that undesirably characterized by […]

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Nigeria: Ethiopia will play at 100 percent to upset Nigeria— Butako

Ethiopia have disclosed that their secret to clip the Eagles in the two-legged World Cup qualifier playoffs will be to have each player perform at 100 percent of his potential. Saint-George left back Abebaw Butako, who is in camp with the home-based Ethiopian squad, has averred that Nigeria’s status  of African Champions will be of […]

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ANTI-TERRORISM LAW AMONG TARGETS OF ADDIS ABABA PROTEST

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ANTI-TERRORISM LAW AMONG TARGETS OF ADDIS ABABA PROTEST

Reporters Without Borders PRESS RELEASE A major street protest took place in Addis Ababa on 29 September in response to a call from Unity for Democracy and Justice, an opposition political party headed by the previous president, Dr. Negasso Gidada. The demonstrators protested against the arbitrary detention of journalists, human rights activists and dissidents, which […]

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For Ethiopian Mothers, A Fate Worse Than Death

Kelly Yee Energy and International Development Advocate Across much of Africa, there is a high lifestyle disparity between those who live in urban areas and those who live in the rural areas. In Addis Ababa and many secondary cities in Ethiopia, many people have access to WiFi, convene at coffee shops, and dress to impress. […]

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