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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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I Have a Dream! – by Leqa Naqamtee

leqa_naqamtee@yahoo.com My dream is not something unachievable. No! My dream is parts of a millions of dreamers in Ethiopia. These are men and women, children and youth, old and young, poor and rich, urban and rural, pastoralists and farmers, merchants andethiopian flag producers, teachers and military, professionals and non professionals, workers and employers, jobless and […]

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Azeb Mesfin lost TPLF’s cash cow – By Abebe Gellaw

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has quietly removed the late dictator’s widow Azeb Mesfin from the helm of EFFORT as Chief Executive Officer a few months after her husband’s demise, it emerged. Azeb, widely known as the ‘Queen of Mega’ and ‘mother of corruption’ among Ethiopians, had snatched the reins of power within the […]

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EU group: Ethiopia should release jailed reporters

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EU group: Ethiopia should release jailed reporters

By    KIRUBEL TADESSE, Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A European Union parliament delegation on Wednesday called on Ethiopia’s government to release jailed journalists and activists, but in a sign the call may not be heeded the delegation was denied from visiting a prison it had been approved to see. The head of the […]

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Study: Heavy coffee drinking in people under 55 linked to early death

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Study: Heavy coffee drinking in people under 55 linked to early death

When you make coffee with breakfast, or grab a to-go cup at a cafe before work, or raid your office’s break room for a cup in the afternoon, you’re probably not thinking about how scientists are studying it. So we’ll just tell you: Many studies have looked at the health effects of coffee, even though measuring […]

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Ethiopia to Yemen – The Most Dangerous Journey on Earth (BBC)
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Global Cement-Ethiopia – Failing to launch?

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Global Cement-Ethiopia – Failing to launch?

In the January 2013 issue of Global Cement Magazine, we featured a review of the Ethiopian cement industry. At the time we were hopeful with respect to the country’s future cement demand, buoyed along by Ethiopia’s own bold targets for development of the sector. It seemed only a matter of time before international and regional […]

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Aman becomes 800m World Champ – Universal Sports
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