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Egypt ‘war’ talk raises Ethiopia Nile dam stakes

By Tom Perry and Alastair Macdonald Reuters- Mon Jun 10, 2013 (Reuters) – Egypt does not want war with Ethiopia but will keep “all options open”, President Mohamed Mursi said on Monday, turning up the heat in a dispute over a giant dam Addis Ababa is building across the Nile. In a televised speech to cheering […]

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Ethiopia, Egypt & the Nile Question: The chaos politics & religion are creating

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory PART I Egypt’s President Morsi is scheduled to speak Monday, June 10, at the conference of 13 Islamic parties. The conference is called to hammer out common position on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam, and craft their recommendations thereon to the president. This would be a good opportunity to learn what […]

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Ethiopia: Rise of the Blue Cheetahs! By Alemayehu G. Mariam

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Just feeling proud and blue all over “Everyday, everyday I have the blues” sang B.B. King on his faithful guitar Lucille. Everyday, everyday for the last eight years I’ve had the blues, the “193/763 Blues”. “Ain’t gonna stop until the twenty-fifth hour, ‘Cause now I’m living on blues power,” belted out Eric […]

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Who is profiting from yeAbay Gideb?

did not work on the Blue Nile/Abbay Valley but I participated on Abbay tributaries like the Dabus Irrigation Project. I also learned from a close friend who worked on Beles Tana Irrigation Project. On the Beles Tana most of the irrigation plot is owned by those who are ethnically connected with Woyane. How could the […]

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Ethiopia: Very Funny – Fugera News | Episode 9
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We who are here today came from Ethiopia

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We who are here today came from Ethiopia

Zekarias Asaye  We left our country because of persecution in different ways and different reasons which have an impact on our survival. We have assembled across different ethnicity, religion, ideology and political point of view not to be oppressed and unavailability of injustice in our country. Currently we are raising an idea of which has […]

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Amhara Liberation Forces, the OLF and Others Against Tigrean Colonialists

Fayyis Oromia It is really good news that Amharas are slowly waking up and starting to figure out that they are suffering, not only under the repressive regime, but also under the Tigrean colonial rule. They have already started to talk about a liberation struggle from the colonial rule instead of rehashing about the possible […]

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Ethiopia Victorious In Botswana -Ethiopia remain top of Group A

Ethiopia remained in control of Group A with a deserved 2-1 win away to Botswana in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on Saturday afternoon. The result saw the Zebras bundled out of qualifying, and with South Africa having beaten the Central African Republic, Ethiopia needed a result to stay top of the group. The game […]

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Ethiopia’s old guard hangs on as new guard rises

by Theafricareport.com Prime Minister Meles’s death in August 2012 has left the field open to those seeking to control the ruling EPRDF. With the retirement of the old guard within the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (1) is one of three influential newcomers at the helm of Tigrayan politics in the emerging post-Meles-Zenawi era. Foreign Minister […]

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The Anguish of Higher Education Students in Ethiopia

BY: Zelalem Abate E-mail: zelalem.abate1@gmail.com Academic activities such as studying, teaching, inventing, leading, administrating and other responsibilities in a university or college require at a minimum academic freedom. Unfortunately, however, academic freedom in higher education institutions of Ethiopia is drier than the Sahara desert. Ethiopians who have been part of these institutions as a student, […]

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Demonstration at Anwar Mesjid Full Video – June 7, 2013 [MUST WATCH]

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Demonstration at Anwar Mesjid Full Video – June 7, 2013 [MUST WATCH]
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Voice from the grave

By Yilma Bekele Meles Zenawi is dead. Meles Zenawi is alive. I am afraid in our case both statements are true. We saw the tyrant being buried or placed six foot under and the extraordinary sendoff orchestrated by his politburo in living color. The whole country was on stand still for a week or so […]

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Ethiopian Canadians Held a Protest Rally in Ottawa

By Mintesnot Zewde Berhane, June 5th, 2013/ Toronto Ethiopian Canadians gathered in the early morning of June 5th, 2013 from the two ends of the City of Toronto to join their compatriots in Ottawa in hundreds to protest against the series of human rights violation by the ever increasingly tyrant government of Ethiopia. Amid the demonstrating […]

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Ethiopia to press ahead with Blue Nile dam: official

(AFP) ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia will press ahead with the construction of its Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River, officials said Thursday, the day after Egypt warned “all options are open” if its water supply is affected. “We are going to continue with our project, I don’t think it will depend on the […]

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Ethiopia summons Egypt’s ambassador over Nile dam attack proposals

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Ethiopia summons Egypt’s ambassador over Nile dam attack proposals

By Associated Press, Published: June 6 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday it is demanding an official explanation from Egypt after comments from politicians suggesting Egypt attack or sabotage a Nile River dam Ethiopia is building.Dina Mufti, a spokesman for the ministry, said that Egypt’s ambassador to Ethiopia has been summoned to explain […]

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Kerry-ing on with African Dictators – Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM Watching American Diplocrisy at the African Union I enjoy watching American diplomats chilling out and kicking it with African dictators. I like seeing them kumbaya-ing, back-patting and carrying on. Their body language, more than their forked diplomatic tongue, speaks more honestly and eloquently. I have learned to take their words with a […]

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The Health Benefit of Lemon – (Amharic Video)

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The Health Benefit of Lemon  – (Amharic Video)

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Sewnet Bishaw announce his 23 man squad for upcoming WCQ game against Botswana

Coach Sewnet Bishaw announce his 23 man squad for upcoming WCQ game against Botswana Goal Keepers Jemal tassew (ethiopia Bunna) Sisay bancha (Dedebit) 3.Samson assefa (HarerBirra) Defenders Aynalem hailu (Dedebit) Seyoum tesfaye ((Dedebit) Birhanu bogale (Dedebit) Moges taddese (Sidama Bunna) Saladin bargicho (Medin) Degu debebe (Kidus Giorgis) Talk James (Ethiopia Bunna)- photo Abebaw butako(Kidus Giorgis) […]

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The Common Home Great Oromia As a Win-Win Solution for The Conflict Between The Pro-Independence Oromo and The Pro-unity Amhara

By Fayyis Oromia The current discussion among the different political groups in the Ethiopian empire, which was ignited by the open letter written by Dr Fikre Tolassa and directed to Dr Bayan Asoba containing a different, but relatively new, version of the Amhara-Oromo “history” motivated us to think about the possible win-win solution for the […]

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Aigaforum chief sued in California court

By Hilina Dawit San Jose, California–The controversial publisher and editor of Aigaforum.com, widely known among exiled Ethiopians as the “voice of tyranny”, has been sued in the Superior Court of Santa Clara, California, for deliberately spreading politically-motivated defamation and inciting hatred and violence. The lawsuit against Isayas Atsibeha (aka Isayas Atsibeha Abaye), who is also […]

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Is the Notorious Conflict of the Oromo Polity, the ‘Ethiopian Democratization vs. Oromian Liberation,’ Irreconcilable?

By Fayyis Oromia I wanted to re-write this opinion because of the currently intensified anti-Woyane movement led by the Amhara bloc (“multinational organizations”). It raised an important question in the Oromo national liberation camp. Why couldn’t we, the Oromo national liberation forces, come to terms and cooperate in building at least an alliance based on […]

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Opposition Protest Could Mark Change in Ethiopian Policy

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Opposition Protest Could Mark Change in Ethiopian Policy

Peter Heinlein VOA News / June 03, 2013 A peaceful protest rally in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, has sparked speculation the government may be relaxing its tight restrictions on political demonstrations.  The large turnout at the rally has also raised the profile of a little-known opposition party that seems to be attracting a large following […]

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Aneleyayem, We are Inseparable!! – by Tedla Asfaw

“Anelayayem Egna”, “We are inseparable”. Who are We ? The Ethiopian Muslims and Christians. This rally cry had indeed worried the Ethiopian regime cadres after a quarter million people went out to streets of Addis Ababa this past Sunday, June 2, 2013. The response from the regime for we are inseparable is that you are […]

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Waza ena Kumneger – By Abe Tokichaw (Video)

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Waza ena Kumneger – By Abe Tokichaw (Video)
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Ethiopia Has Arisen! – Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam On Ginbot 20,  1983 (Ethiopian calendar; [5/28/1991]), Meles Zenawi and thousands of his guerilla fighters marched into Addis Ababa toting AK-47s, RPGs and hand grenades. They marched into the capital promising democracy, freedom and liberation from a brutal military dictatorship. The people of the capital welcomed them with some anxiety; but […]

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The bankrupt propagandist

By Melkamu Tilahun A certain delusional man, who claims to be a spokesman not only for Weyane but also Tilahun Gesese, came out from nowhere and launched a vicious defamation campaign against Tamagn Beyene, one of Ethiopia’s most prominent activists and warrior of truth. The slanderous content, which has no substance and facts whatsoever, was […]

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Gloomy future for Ethiopia’s press freedom

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Gloomy future for Ethiopia’s press freedom

The Committee to Protect Journalists says Ethiopia has detained a reporter for covering land evictions. The project which involves the construction of a huge hydroelectric dam had forced farmers and locals to relocate. Ethiopian journalist Muluken Tesfahun of the privately owned weekly newspaper Ethio-Mehedar was arrested while reporting on the return of thousands of farmers […]

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Kenenisa Bekele Wins 10000m

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Kenenisa Bekele Wins 10000m

EUGENE, Ore. — World record-holder Kenenisa Bekele took the lead heading into the final lap and sprinted to the finish to win the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Friday night. Bekele finished in 27 minutes, 12.08 seconds, ahead of fellow Ethiopians Imane Merga and Abera Kuma. London Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah withdrew […]

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AU leaders circle the wagon, as ICC insists on continuing to do its job to ensure accountability

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AU leaders circle the wagon, as ICC insists on continuing to do its job to ensure accountability

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory At the tail end of his maiden stewardship of the first part of the 21st African Union (AU) summit, the current chair PM Hailemariam Dessalegn had shouldered enormous responsibilities. Obviously, it is too early for any definitive assessment of his performance and the vision he has for Africa. On […]

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Why not Greater Oromia Instead of Ethiopia? A Response to Dr. Fikre Tolassa’s Open Letter

By Feyyis Oromia I read an open letter written by Dr Fikre Tolassa ( http://www.gadaa.com/Beyana-Suba-1.pdf ) directed to Dr Bayan Asoba of the ODF and also saw the different responses from few Oromo nationalists including the one written by Dr Bayan himself. It is really an interesting discussion. I couldn’t manage to ignore this discussion and to […]

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