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Ethiopia’s government crackdown will not resolve dispute with Muslims: CPJ

August 11, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – An international press freedom group said the way Ethiopian authorities are handling to an ongoing dispute with the country’s Muslim movement will not ease the two-year-long tensions between the government and the Islamic community. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said Ethiopian authorities had reacted to recent demonstrations by […]

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Gibe III project: A blessing or curse to Ethiopia’s southern tribes?

By Osinde Obare For decades, cattle have been a source of pride, wealth and food, and are intimately tied to the cultural identity of the eight ethnic groups in Ethiopia’s South Omo Valley. The annual flooding of the Omo River dictates the rhythms of life and culture that permeate the area. But with the coming of the Gibe […]

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Ethiopia: Extreme Brutality against Civilians

HRLHA Appeal and Urgent Action August 10, 2013 For Immediate Release The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) strongly condemns the heavy handedness of the Ethiopian government that is causing the deaths of innocent civilians attempting to exercise some of their fundamental rights that are provided for in the country’s constitution and  in […]

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SMNE Warning to the TPLF/EPRDF to Uphold Its Constitution

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SMNE Warning to the TPLF/EPRDF to Uphold Its Constitution

August 8, 2013 SMNE Warning to the TPLF/EPRDF to Uphold Its Constitution: Stop Unlawful Acts of TPLF/EPRDF –Sponsored Terrorism Against Ethiopian Muslims or Face Future Charges Ethiopians of Muslim faith have taken to the streets of Ethiopia to peacefully demand religious freedom in Ethiopia. According to their demonstration organizers, the numbers of protesters will increase […]

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Amnesty International: Ethiopian repression of Muslim protests must stop

August 8, 2013 Young Ethiopian Muslim girl, attacked by Ethiopian government forces during Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Addis Ababa. August 08, 2013 The Ethiopian government must end its use of repressive tactics against demonstrators, following initial reports of widespread arrests of Muslim protestors during this morning’s Eid al-Fitr celebrations, said Amnesty International today. “We are extremely […]

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Google honors Abebe Bikila with doodle

The 81st birthday of Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner and the first Sub-Saharan African to winan Olympic gold medal, is being celebrated with Google Doodle. Bikila, born on 7 August 1932, sprinted to success when he beat competitors in the 1960 Summer Olympics marathon, barefoot – the way he had trained for the race. He […]

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Dimtsachin Yisema washington DC support committee Press Release

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Dimtsachin Yisema washington DC support committee Press Release

Press Release Dimtsachin Yisema Washington, DC strongly denounces the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians in  and around Kofele town. Washington DC, Aug 06, 2013 The TPLF/EPRDF régime in its latest attempt to squash the peaceful demand of the Ethiopian Muslims to stop interfering in their religious affairs, gunned down more than 20 people and wounded dozens. […]

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Nejashi Justice Council Press Release

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Nejashi Justice Council Press Release

For the past 18 months, tens of thousands of Muslims have participated in regular peaceful protests, opposing blatant government interference in Islamic affairs and in elections for the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, and government attempts to impose the teachings of violent, pro-Syrian, Lebanese based Al Ahbash sect on the Muslim community. Ethiopian government’s response […]

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Preying and Praying: A Day and Night with the EPRDF

by Faysal Qassim During the day on August 3, 2013, the Ethiopian government was unusually busy in its anti-Muslim operations. As night time came, however, the government immediately took a likewise unusual pro-Islam face. The Ethiopian state TV aired a special congregational Muslim ritual held on the 27th of the Holy Month of Ramadan. This […]

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Ethiopia sees Muslim anti-government violence during holy period; threats of protests on Eid

By Associated Press, Published: August 5 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Anti-government Muslims in Ethiopia on Monday called for mass demonstrations to be held on the religious day of Eid al-Fitr later this week to protest the arrests of 28 people on terror charges.The calls followed a weekend of violence in which three people were killed after security forces […]

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ESAT Daily News Amsterdam August 05 2013 Ethiopia

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ESAT Daily News Amsterdam August 05 2013 Ethiopia
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Health: Common Side-Effects of Using Heel Shoe (Video)

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Health: Common Side-Effects of Using Heel Shoe (Video)
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Ripple of Hope v. Audacity of Hope – by Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

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Ripple of Hope v. Audacity of Hope – by Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam* The man who would be president In June 1966, Senator Robert Kennedy (RFK) visited South Africa and delivered a speech at the University of Cape Town on the occasion of the annual Day of Affirmation organized by the National Union of South African Students. RFK’s  “Day of Affirmation” speech was uplifting, inspiring […]

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Genocide: 11 Ethiopian Muslims mowed down in the Totolamo village blood bath.

The Horn Times Breaking News August 4, 2013 By Getahune Bekele-South Africa The small maize and potato farming Muslim village of Totolamo in south west oromiyya near the strategic town of Shashemene is in deep mourning after 11 of her citizens gunned down in cold blood by the genocidal Tigre People Liberation Front/ TPLF federal […]

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British firm drills for Ethiopia’s first oil

by EDUARD GISMATULLIN / Washington Post-Bloomberg News Tullow Oil, the British explorer that found Kenya’s first crude a year ago, is about to find out whether the resources extend into neighboring Ethiopia, a nation dependent on agriculture that’s yet to discover any petroleum. Tullow, Africa Oil Corp. and Marathon Oil Corp. plan to complete their […]

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ESAT ENEWYAYE on Ethiopian current politics Amsterdam July 31 2013

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ESAT ENEWYAYE on Ethiopian current politics Amsterdam  July 31 2013
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Inclusive Discourse: A Prelude to National Reconciliation

By Teklu Abate To ensure the rule of law, freedom, and democratic governance in Ethiopia, the opposition mainly use two modes of struggle. What appears to be the dominant modus operandi is peaceful struggle, to which all the political parties operating in Ethiopia are required to subscribe. Armed struggle is preferred by other opposition parties/groups, […]

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A 5- billion dollar baby Semhal Meles: Is she Ethiopia’s version of Imelda Marcos?

“Doesn’t the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self-defense anything goes.” – Former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos.   “The amount I earn is well known. My riches, my most prized possessions are my books.” – The late Ethiopian ruler Meles Zenawi Asres. The Horn Times opinion July 31 2013. By Getahune […]

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Sacrilegious: TPLF Holy fuhrers ‘canonized’ the let despot Meles Zenawi

Sacrilegious: TPLF Holy fuhrers ‘canonized’ the let despot Meles Zenawi July 31, 2013 The Horn Times Newsletter July 31, 2013 by Getahune Bekele-South Africa Few months ago, a hotshot protestant preacher by the name of evangelist Semayat Toma, cousin of riff-raff historian Lapeso Gedelebo told an elite congregation at the national palace that he saw […]

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Response to Bewketu Seyoum’s Article

By Tesfaye Kebede* Not sure what to make out of this gibberish (read here: http://www.zehabesha.com/amharic/archives/5735) from a certain Bewketu Seyoum writing about the ongoing Oromo and Southern cultural revolution; each of his sentence is constructed to deliberately use the rarest Amharic word/phrase possible (even those words used only during ESLCE Amharic exams) – all the […]

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Ethiopia: Democracy Not an Option in Ethiopia, Abay Tsehaye

BY ZERYHUN KASSA, 27 JULY 2013 Establishing a democratic system in Ethiopia is not an option; it is a matter of death and life in Ethiopian context; these are words of Abay Tsehaye Director General of the national Sugar Corporation. This came as training to Presidents, Deans and department heads of Universities began at Civil […]

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Ethiopia: Contribution of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie Celebrated

BY ZERYHUN KASSA, 27 JULY 2013 His majesty Haile Selassie’s contribution to the establishment of Organization of African Unity has been celebrated in Addis Ababa in the presence of Thabo Mbeki, former South African president. Mbeki recognized his majesty’s immense role in Africa’s independence struggle and in the establishment of the African union organization. The […]

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History 101: Fiction and Facts on Oromos of Ethiopia

Prof. Feqadu Lamessa for Salem-News.com (A guide for foreign journalists on Oromos and Ethiopian history) (ADAMA, Ethiopia) – Recently, the Qatar-based media al Jazeera has published several articles concerning the Oromo people of Ethiopia. It is the first international media outlet to extensively report on our people and it should be praised for bringing our […]

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Power Africa? Empower Africans! By Alemayehu G. Mariam

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Power, power, power… When President Obama recently visited Africa, he announced a “Power Africa” initiative.  In his Cape Town University speech, he proclaimed,  “I am proud to announce a new initiative. We’ve been dealing with agriculture.  We’ve been dealing with health. Now we’re going to talk about power: Power Africa, a new […]

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Ethiopia Offers Electricity in Exchange for Dialogue: Minister Osman

By TesfaNews, Eritrea’s Foreign Minister, H.E. Osman Saleh disclosed that his country politely declined Ethiopia’s latest ploy to seduce Eritrea into negotiation with a 250MW free electric power offer. In a seminar he conducted last week at the annual festival of Eritrean community members in London, Minister Saleh explained that Ethiopia tried very hard to […]

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The Ethiopian/African Magnificence was Shown at The Kennedy Center with One Krar and One Kebero

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The Ethiopian/African Magnificence was Shown at The Kennedy Center with One Krar and One Kebero

 by Little Ethiopia July 23, 2013 marks the 121 Birthday of the iconic Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I that coincides within the one-year celebration,in the Washington D.C. region, of the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the Organization of the African Unity ( OAU ) by Little Ethiopia DC . On that day, there […]

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LEGALLY CORRUPT. By Wondimu Mekonnen

Introduction The simplest definition of state corruption is the self-enrichment of government officials through the use of the power bestowed on them and state mechanism. In Ethiopia, the TPLF is a mafia type gang that is running its own Mafiosi economic empire, not the country as a legitimate caring government.  Read more

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Letter From Ethiopia’s Gulag. By ESKINDER NEGA

By ESKINDER NEGA Published: July 24, 2013 The New York Times ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — I AM jailed, with around 200 other inmates, in a wide hall that looks like a warehouse. For all of us, there are only three toilets. Most of the inmates sleep on the floor, which has never been swept. About 1,000 prisoners […]

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Ethiopia: Human Rights Groups – Donor Countries Fuel Abuse in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia: Human Rights Groups – Donor Countries Fuel Abuse in Ethiopia

BY SELAH HENNESSY, 23 JULY 2013 Two new reports published this month say sustainable development in Ethiopia is impossible without a specific focus on human rights. The reports say donor countries should bear responsibility for ensuring their aid money is not used to fuel abuse. Ethiopia receives billions of dollars in international aid every year. […]

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Ethiopians at the 30-Year Anniversary of the ESFNA Soccer Tournament Model the “New Ethiopia”

At the College Park stadium, I saw Ethiopians, who did not know the ethnicity, region, religion or political view of others around them, treating those others with respect, consideration and civility. If we can do it here, why not back home in Ethiopia? I would like to take this opportunity to share my reflections of […]

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