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ETV Debate EPRDF, UDJ, Semayawi Party, Medrek & EDP debate Anti Terrorism Law Part 1& 2

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Semayawi attacked, beaten up and ransacked. By Abebe Gellaw

By Abebe Gellaw blue In the evening of Saturday August 31, Semayawi Party headquarters around Ginfle, Addis Ababa, was buzzing like a bee hive as nearly one hundred party activists and organizers were busy making posters, writing slogans, stacking flags and other paraphernalia needed for a colorful rally. They were making the final push for […]

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Ethiopia: Corruption Watchdog Presses Charges Against Officials, Businessmen

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Ethiopia: Corruption Watchdog Presses Charges Against Officials, Businessmen

Prosecutors at the Federal Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (FEACC) announced in court on Thursday, August 29, that they have filed charges against 44 people in the high profile corruption case. Melaku Fenta, former director general of the Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA), and his then deputy, Gebrewahed W. Giorgis, are among those indicted. Charges […]

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Ethiopia: Political Rallies Set for Sunday Over Religious Issue

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Ethiopia: Political Rallies Set for Sunday Over Religious Issue

By Dagnachew Teklu Two rallies to counter the ongoing Muslim protests in Ethiopia are being organized this weekend in Addis Ababa. The public gatherings — one sponsored by the government and the other by the opposition Semayawi (Blue) party — are scheduled to take place at the same time at Meskel Square on Sunday, albeit […]

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ESAT tikuret Messay with Araya Tesfamariam Aug 31 2013

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ESAT tikuret Messay with Araya Tesfamariam Aug 31 2013
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Mulatu Astatke – Sketches Of Ethiopia

(Jazz Village) UK release date: 2 September 2013 By Daniel Paton | 28 August 2013 Ethiopian percussionist and composer Mulatu Astatke has been making up for lost time – and who can blame him? Finally made into an international sensation as a result of the excellent Ethiopiques compilation series and the use of his music in Jim Jarmusch’s film Broken Flowers, […]

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Dr. King’s Dream: An Ethiopian’s Perspective

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Dr. King’s Dream: An Ethiopian’s Perspective

By Tewodros Abebe Although I was familiar with the name Martin Luther King Jr. during my teenage years in Ethiopia, I never had a full understanding of the man’s fascinating story or the level of his greatness. That understanding came during my undergraduate years at an American college. As a young student who had always […]

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I don’t know you, but I need to talk to you

By Fasika Woldesenbet Why are We, Ethiopians living abroad having difficulty to come together? I usually prefer face to face conversations,but I feel like we need to talk even though we don’t know each other, because we share a common destiny. It is long, but this is what I want to talk to you about […]

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Ethiopia: ESAT on the death of activist Tesfahun Chemeda in Kaliti jail
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A Memorial Special Program to Eyob Mekonnen – Must Watch

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A Memorial Special Program to Eyob Mekonnen – Must Watch
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Tigray Republic flaunting her wealth at glittering TDA functions across the globe

The Horn Times Newsletter- August 27, 2013 By Getahune Bekele-South Africa Created by the dead enclave hero Meles Zenawi and officially known as the regional state of Tigray, state within a state and the birthplace of the current ruling party in Ethiopia, Tigre People Liberation Front/TPLF; Tigray republic is holding its glittering annual Tigray Development […]

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Corruption in the Ethiopian JUST US Sector – By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

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Corruption in the Ethiopian JUST US Sector – By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

For the past several months, I have been commenting on the findings of the World Bank’s “Diagnosing Corruption in Ethiopia”, a 448-page report covering eight sectors (health, education, rural water supply, justice, construction, land, telecommunications and mining). In this my sixth commentary, I focus on “corruption in the justice sector”. The other five commentaries are […]

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Tigrai Online’s hatemonger Mikael Abai unmasked – By Abebe Gellaw

Many have wondered who the publisher behind the divisive and hatemongering website called Tigrai Online is. In fact, it is important for anyone who ventures into the publishing business to have an established identity so that people would be able to hold him or her accountable for what he or she does. So the question […]

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Ethiopia’s 1st Polio Case since 2008 Signals Increasing Threat

Submitted by Prakash Sharma on Sat, 08/24/2013 As per recent reports, it has been found that Ethiopia has found first polio case since 2008. It has been found that an 18-month-old boy from the Warder district has been infected with polio. The area is the one that borders Somalia. It is the place where 108 polio infections […]

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Oromo activist, Tesfahun Chemeda, dies in prison while serving life sentence

(OPride) – Engineer Tesfahun Chemeda, a fierce Oromo rights advocate and a former UNHCR recognized refugee, died yesterday of undisclosed cause at Kaliti prison, where he was serving a life sentence under concocted charges of plotting to overthrow government, reports said. Chemeda was nabbed along with a close friend Mesfin Abebe in 2007 from Nairobi, where […]

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In Ethiopia, NGOs promote family planning to cope with climate change

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Author: E.G. WoldegebrielMore news from our correspondents ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Yeshi Tadesse, a mother of six, seems an unlikely proponent of family planning as a solution to climate change. But the Ethiopian villager in her 30s speaks eloquently of the linkages between the two issues. Tadesse has witnessed the forests she […]

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Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy One Year After Meles Zenawi – an Opportunity for Transformation

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Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy One Year After Meles Zenawi – an Opportunity for Transformation

BY ALFREDO TJIURIMO HENGARI, ANALYSIS Today, on 21 August 2013, a year has passed since the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the man considered to be the leading architect of post-Derg Ethiopia. Following his death, the future of a resurgent Ethiopia hung by a thread. Uncertainty mounted in the vast country of over 80 […]

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Ethiopian New Year New Promises – By Teklu Abate

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Ethiopian New Year New Promises – By Teklu Abate

By Teklu Abate New years seem to herald new beginnings in all cultures worldwide. There is a huge sense of euphoria and at times seriousness in relation to them. Relatives, friends, neighbors, and even those who appear to be ‘distant’ express to each other best wishes. The first day of a new year seems to […]

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Polio Spreads to Ethiopia

By Steve Baragona August 23, 2013 (VOA News) — A polio outbreak on the Horn of Africa has spread to Ethiopia. An 18-month-old child in the Warder district of Ethiopia is the country’s first polio case since 2008. Warder district is just across the border from Somalia, where 108 polio cases have been reported this […]

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African Media Leaders Must Boycott Ethiopia

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African Media Leaders Must Boycott Ethiopia

BY FASIL GIRMA ARAGAW GUEST COLUMN Ethiopian journalists have come to expect the worst from our government. One of the world’s most hostile governments to an independent press, it has jailed friends and colleagues, forced them to leave the country and unjustly branded them as terrorists or enemies of the state for doing their jobs. […]

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Ethiopia’s Muslim Activists Pave a Path for Nonviolent Political Activism

By Terrence Lyons A year after Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn came to power following the death of longtime leader Meles Zenawi in August 2012, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) remains firmly in control. It has continued to govern through a collective leadership that includes three deputy prime ministers from the Amhara, […]

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Ethiopians protest in front of f state department in DC – August 19, 2013
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Open Request on Ethiopia Anti-Terrorism law, proclamation 652/2009

Open Request on Ethiopia Anti-Terrorism law, proclamation  

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Eyob Mekonen Biography – Facts, Birthday, Life Story
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Why The Voice Of Eyob Mekonnen Mattered?

By Samuel Getachew, Toronto, August 19, 2013 In the brilliant movie – “I Dreamed of Africa” – of a noted environmental activist and poet in Kuki Gallmann – what stood out the most for me was the words spoken by the character at the funeral of her 17 year old son. (This happened three years […]

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Ethiopian reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen dies at 37

BBC – Popular Ethiopian reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen has died. Fans of the 37-year-old singer helped raise money for his treatment after he had a stroke last Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. He was flown to Kenya on Saturday, but he died in hospital on Sunday. “He has made such a mark on […]

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Rhythm divine: the Ethiopian nun whose music enraptured the Holy Land

Jersusalem’s classical music lovers honour Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù, 90, after a life devoted to God and the piano From a small, spartan room in the courtyard of the Ethiopian church off a narrow street in Jerusalem, a 90-year-old musical genius is emerging into the spotlight. For almost three decades, Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù has been closeted […]

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Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar wins gold in 5000m in Moscow

By Mitch Phillips MOSCOW | Sat Aug 17, 2013 (Reuters) – Meseret Defar added yet another global 5,000 metres gold to her bulging collection when she won the world title with a textbook performance on Saturday, aided by her Ethiopian team mates. Defar, twice Olympic champion and now double world champion, also has a world silver and […]

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Is America Disinventing Human Rights? By Alemayehu G. Mariam

By Alemayehu G. Mariam In his 1981 farewell speech, President Jimmy Carter said, “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.” In a New York Times op-ed piece in June 2012, Carter cautioned, “At a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the […]

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Happy Birthday to Emperor Menelik!

By kuchiye Born this very day August 17, 1844, Emperor Menelik II, was, by far the most enlightened leader, most astute politician and diplomat, most progressive of all previous generation of kings. He was the most judicious leader and trailblazer of Ethiopia’s modernization. He started most everything that we know today; the first hospital, the […]

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