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Ethiopia: The “Liberty of Movement”  – by Prof. By Alemayehu G Mariam

“Government announces temporary ban on traveling abroad for work” In an effort to curb the rising tide of abuse and exploitation of Ethiopian migrants, [there will be]  atemporary freeze on citizens traveling abroad for employment. The temporary ban has been issued to prevent abuse and even killings of many Ethiopians who have travelled abroad for […]

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Nile talks end on sour note

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Nile talks end on sour note

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Disputes and disagreements erupted again between Egypt and Ethiopia concerning the Nile River dam construction, after both countries failed to reach an agreement governing the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in their initial negotiating session. The attempt at dialogue quickly ended, while the crisis of trust between the two countries resurfaced as their fears […]

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Ethiopia: Absolute power corrupts absolutely

SET BY BERHANE ASSEBE ALEHUDRES I believe absolute power corrupts absolutely because of the examples in history and our modern world .this can be seen in communist countries, Africa states and South America .All communists countries have been affected by corruption in one way or another .Famous examples include china, Russia, North Korea and Cuba. […]

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We, Oromos should rule Ethiopia until we get tired of it. By: Mulata Gudata

 By: Mulata Gudata To begin with, I advise anyone who have not read my previous paper to do so at the link below before reading this one for this is a sequel to the previous. In life nothing comes to us unless we go for it. And the best way of going for anything and […]

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‘Monmuanaye’ The Song by Teddy Afro and Tamagne Beyene [Home Video]
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Book Review on Democracy and Development in Ethiopia – by Tilahun Afffesa

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Book Review on Democracy and Development in Ethiopia – by Tilahun Afffesa

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Brutal dictatorship of Weyane regime – by Firehiwot Guluma

by Firehiwot Guluma Since the EPRDF government came to power, neither the Ethiopian people, nor the Oromo in particular, have lived in peace and tranquility. The last 22 years on power, the regime has boosted itself as a guarantor of the right of nations and nationalities while it brutally imprisoned, tortured and killed those who […]

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TPLF planted a seed of hate on me

By Surafel (Mamushe) Yes……as a proud Ethiopian young man, I never thought for a second that I am crying a story over heard from the news outlets. In our culture, we, men, are usually hiding our heartfelt emotions inside on our heart, however, the despicable and indefensible crime committed against our people by the very […]

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Seifu Fantahun SHOW with Comedian Filfilu [VERY FUNNY]
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Tyrannical TPLF rule and The pain of Ethiopians

by Nathnael Abate Cruel and oppressive government of Ethiopia continuously is deteriorating lives of its citizens from day to a day. Since the ruthless Tigrian Liberation Front (TPLF) held power in 1991 all Ethiopians regardless of their background faced tortures, arrests, killings, loss of their homes and lands… etc hardships. Hundred thousand’s left the country, […]

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Ethiopia – Interview with comedian Filfilu after he was beaten by group of gangs

Tadias Addis Ethiopia – Interview with comedian Filfilu after he was beaten by group of gangs

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Ethiopian Government Officials Dancing To Somali Music
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Ethiopia, the “North Korea of Africa” By Sophia Tesfamariam,

By Sophia Tesfamariam, In their attacks of countries and leadership that do not align themselves with the West, the western media and NGO community, there are two countries, Iran and North Korea, that are presented as examples of, and labeled as, “pariah states”. It is not this author’s intention to validate the western media’s assumptions about these two nations, but if […]

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Ethiopia: The First Christian Nation?

By Brendan Pringle March 04 2013 For centuries, historians have widely accepted the argument that Armenia was the first Christian nation. This important claim has become a source of national pride for Armenians and has remained virtually undisputed for centuries — until now. Armenians will likely be up at arms when they learn that a new […]

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Ethiopian migrant Behranu Wakuma delivers a compelling story of the migrant’s ordeal – Video

(Euronews) — Behranu Wakuma is an Ethiopian migrant, who traveled illegally on a boat from Libya to Lampedusa, along with some 100 migrants from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan and Somalia. After the engine broke down, their boat drifted at sea for a week, before they were rescued by Tunisian coastguards. The group is now stranded in […]

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Getaneh back in training

Ethiopia’s prolific striker Getaneh Kebede is up and running after a nagging ankle injury that has kept him out of action for two months missing key matches against Car and Nigeria. Getaneh who has been receiving treatment at his South Africa based club Bidvest Wits has started light training and is hoping to be fit […]

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Chaltu as Helen and Oromophobia –  By Laalo Guduruu

By Laalo Guduruu Two remarkable Oromo episodes dominated the Ethiopian diaspora blogosphere and social media over the last few months: The episode of Jawar Mohammed and the Tesfaye Gebre-ab phenomenon. Here, I will only focus on Tesfaye Gebere-ab. Lest Tesfaye’s newest book, the YeSidetegnaw Mastawesha, see the light of the day, the most vicious campaign […]

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Could the International Criminal Court Be Africanised?

BY MEHARI TADDELE Relations between the African governments and the International Criminal Court (ICC) could not be worse than the current state of affairs. Now, at government and also to some extent at public level, the ICC is perceived to have a natural bias against Africa. Some African leaders are also thought to be fearful […]

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No Easy Way to Democratise Ethiopia

BY TAGEL GETAHUN Ethiopia must not indulge in democracy until it accomplishes good governance. There still are problems of competence, diligence, character, dedication and integrity of the civil service that need to be attended. Of course, the nation is exhibiting improvements in these tenets, even if some might erroneously claim they are deteriorating. Ethiopia’s political […]

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Ethiopia to face Burkina Faso ahead of Calabar tie

Ethiopia’s head coach Sewnet Bishaw has disclosed that they are planning to face Burkina Faso in an international friendly next week. “We want to use this game to prepare well for the 2014 World Cup qualifier return leg against Nigeria,” explained Bishaw. He said the game will take place November 4-5. The Ethiopian Football Federation […]

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Let the People go! Travel ban does not solve the problem  By Temesgen Zewdie

By Temesgen Zewdie The recent decision by the government of Ethiopia to ban domestic workers from traveling to the Middle East and Arab countries is myopic at best and stone-age governance at worst. Any sensible government would define the alleged problem and seek solutions without subjecting innocent people to lose their Constitutional and Universal Rights to travel […]

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Nigeria vs. Ethiopia World Cup 2014 Playoffs: Nigeria Relaxed Ahead of Second Leg

In a few weeks Nigeria will look to lock up its World Cup berth when it takes on Ethiopia athome. The team won 2-1 in Ethiopia and heads into its home game with a clear advantage. But can the team pull it off? Comments from Nigeria’s players have given everyone reason to believe that the team is […]

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Ethiopia: Confessions of a Police State

BY ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM The trashing of constitutional rights   The Ethiopian Constitution guarantees, “Persons arrested have the right to remain silent. Persons arrested shall not be compelled to make confessions or admissions which could be used in evidence against them. Any evidence obtained under coercion shall not be admissible.” (Article 19(2)(5).) In reality, this […]

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Inside Ethiopian Running Haile Gebrselassie, Keninisa Bekele, Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba

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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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