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Petition asking the African Union to build Statute of His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

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Petition asking the African Union  to build Statute of His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Petitioning The African Union (AU)  The African Union (AU): Build Statute of His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie Center Front of AU Building This petition will be delivered to: The African Union (AU) His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie was the visionary leader and main architect in establishing the African Union (formerly known as Organization of African Unity) […]

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COULD THIS BE ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG? – By  Eyessuswork Zafu

By Eyessuswork Zafu There is no pleasure in seeing people go to goal. More so when you know the people well. The news of the arrest of top ranking bureaucrats and prominent businesspersons on Friday 10th May 2013 was an occurrence that shocked many in the nation. It was alleged that they had committed criminal […]

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Ethiopia’s Bogaletch Gebre wins King Baudouin Prize

Ethiopian activist Bogaletch Gebre has won an international prize for her campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM). She was awarded the King Baudouin Prize in Belgium for confronting “culturally entrenched taboo subjects”, the selection committee said. Ms Bogaletch helped reduce cases of FGM from 100% of newborn girls to less than 3% in parts […]

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Bahr Dar and the wonderful art of silence

by Yilma Bekele Last Sunday May 12 a Federal police officer opened fire and murdered twelve or eighteen people depending on who is doing the counting in the City of Bahr Dar in Ethiopia by the shores of Lake Tana. It was a random killing and the only reason he stooped shooting was because he […]

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“Farmer; sued for manure”

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“Farmer; sued for manure”

by Bizuayehu Tsegaye In the land, where comes a new act of prizing what they call successful farmers, it is a bright sunny season suitable for harvest. The time to see the fruit of what has been planted; looking fresh and unspoiled. The tools for harvest seem has been in order by the time it […]

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Off Political Taboos and Woos – By Teklu Abate

By Teklu Abate The regime in Ethiopia and the opposition in the Diaspora and at home appear to live in totally different ‘worlds’. Each is a typical alien to the other. The governing party sees the opposition as powerless, incompetent, disorganized, delusional, visionless, and remnants of the past regime. The opposition, on the other hand, […]

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Black lions’ gaffer suffers total rejection by fans as Bafana prepares for ‘war’

The Horn Times News 21 May 2013 By Getahune Bekele, South Africa The Coach of Ethiopian national soccer team Sewnet Bishaw (pictured) is in big trouble as the most passionate and knowledgeable fans of the black lions increased the pressure on him to resign with immediate effect. During the recent world cup qualifying game against […]

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Health: Top 8 Vegetables for Diabetes (Video)

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Health: Top 8 Vegetables for Diabetes (Video)
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Ethiopia: The Corruption Game – By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam House cleaning or window dressing? Are they playing us like a cheap fiddle again? For a while, it was all about the Meles Dam and how to collect nickels and dimes to build it. That kind of played itself out. (Not to worry. That circus will be back in town. The […]

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LESSON FROM MAY 15, 2005 ELECTION – by Mankelklot H. Selassie (PhD)

By Mankelklot H. Selassie (PhD) For the opposition political parties in the field one of its lethal weapons for replacing the regime to eradicate poverty is the use of ballots. Ballots symbolize guns and bullets in the hands of the army, the society. It is a given fact that the responsibility to eradicate poverty, completely, […]

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Change looms for Ethiopia’s ancient salt trade

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Change looms for Ethiopia’s ancient salt trade

Reuters – Abdu Ibrahim Mohammed was 15 years old when he began trekking with caravans of camels to collect salt in a sun-blasted desert basin of north Ethiopia that is one of the hottest places on earth. Now 51 and retired, he has passed his camels to his son to pursue this centuries-old trade in […]

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Tribute to Mr. Abebe Gelaw  (by Robele Ababya)

Tribute to Mr. Abebe Gelaw Journalist and human rights activist 18 May 2013 This day marks the 1st Anniversary of that unforgettable occasion on 18 March 2012 that your call for freedom at the Regan Memorial Building in Washington, at the meeting of world leaders and dignitaries chaired by President Obama. The man that you […]

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Genzebe Dibaba wins 5000m in Shanghai Diamond League (Video)
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Symbolic Resistance and Marriage: By Alemu Tafesse

Ethiopian Muslim Activists’ Reclaiming of Hope in the Face of Regime Brutality  By Alemu Tafesse, Political Analyst and academic May 17, 2013 Anti-authoritarian struggles creep into the symbolical world both in content and form. Acts of defiance send across sparks of moments that carry multiple meanings to multiple audiences. In many instances, with more repression, […]

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Blue Party of Ethiopia’s Journey to Join the Braves

by Tedla Asfaw The Blue Party of Ethiopia also known as “Semaiawi Party” has called for a public protest rally next week on May 25 in front of African Union in Addis Ababa. The rally has nothing to do with the 50th year anniversary of the foundation of OAU/AU. However, it chose this date to […]

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Three killed along Kenya-Ethiopia border in attack linked to militiamen

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Three killed along Kenya-Ethiopia border in attack linked to militiamen

May 17th 2013 By Cyrus Ombati MANDERA, KENYA: Three people were Thursday night killed after militiamen believed to be from Ethiopia attacked a village at the main border. Officials said tension was high along the Kenya-Ethiopia border after the militiamen killed three women in Malkamau area and escaped back to their country. Sources said all the […]

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Ethiopian Journalist Arrested Over Article About Former PM’s Wife

Marthe van der Wolf – VOA May 16, 2013 ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — An Ethiopian journalist has been arrested and interrogated for writing an article about the wife of late prime minister Meles Zenawi. Wednesday’s arrest came as a surprise since the article was published seven months ago.Ethiopian journalist Ferew Abebe, editor-in-chief of the weekly publication Sendek, said […]

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The irony of Zenawi’s Foundation. By Robele Ababya,

Robele Ababya, 17 May 2013 USA locking horns with the monster it created? The TPLF regime was catapulted to power armed to the teeth with modern weapons of war provided by Gaddafi coupled with supply of intelligence about the military movements of the Derg regime, which the western powers wanted to revenge for its ideological […]

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Kerry’s Ethiopia Opportunity

The U.S. secretary of state’s visit to Addis Ababa is a chance to pressure the government on its dreadful record on human rights. By MARTIN SCHIBBYE AND PATRICK GRIFFITH (wsj) This month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 21st African Union (AU) summit. The message he brings will […]

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Ethiopia: DFID Fail to Act on Human Rights Violations

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Ethiopia: DFID Fail to Act on Human Rights Violations

By Gordon Bennett       The Ethiopian government may be guilty of atrocities against indigenous peoples as it completes construction of the Gibe III dam. UK aid-agency DFID has failed to exert its influence and protect the rights of these minorities.   Ethiopia may until recently have been a byword for famine, but in […]

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The Ordeal of Legendary Oromo Artist Fayessa Furi

Zewdu Wege (PhD) | The well known and much loved young Oromo artist Fayessa Furi left his beautiful wife and kids behind in the repressive and prison empire of Abyssinia and head to North Africa. He left Oromia a week ago and now he is seeking asylum in one of the North African country. This […]

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The Health Benefits of Ginger (Video)

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The Health Benefits of Ginger (Video)
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To His Excellency President Girma Woldegiorgis

May 12, 2013 To His Excellency President Girma Woldegiorgis: First and foremost, I would like to thank your Excellency for responding to my call for action for a statue of His Imperial Majesty (HIM) Emperor Haile Selassie to be erected center front of the African Union (AU) building.  I have enclosed a copy of my […]

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Edu-corruption and Mis-education in Ethiopia

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Edu-corruption and Mis-education in Ethiopia

By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam Educorruption and the miseducation of Ethiopian youth    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela. For the late Meles Zenawi and his apostles (the Melesistas) in Ethiopia, the reverse is true: Ignorance is the most powerful weapon you can use to […]

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Ethiopia: DFID Fail to Act on Human Rights Violations

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Ethiopia: DFID Fail to Act on Human Rights Violations

The Ethiopian government may be guilty of atrocities against indigenous peoples as it completes construction of the Gibe III dam. UK aid-agency DFID has failed to exert its influence and protect the rights of these minorities. How much longer will Mursi children survive in the Omo Valley? Photo by Survival International.May 12, 2013 (Think Africa […]

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GLOBAL FAITHS: Rastafari faithful believe Ethiopian emperor is the Messiah By MARLIN JESCHKE

By MARLIN JESCHKECOLUMNIST Most Americans have seen dreadlocks, heard of reggae music and heard of cannabis (marijuana). These three are all connected in a Jamaican religious movement called Rastafari. Jamaica was once a colony of Great Britain, which had abolished the slave trade in 1807 and abolished slavery itself in the British Empire in 1833. […]

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The scrouge of censorship in Ethiopia

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The scrouge of censorship in Ethiopia

Statement delivered at the 53rd ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights in Banjul, Gambia Madame chair, ladies and gentlemen Today, Ethiopia lives through the sword of the Damocles drawn against it. The scourge of the old days of the Red Terror grips the population. 90 million Ethiopians, a total population […]

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Bizuayehu Dimesse – Bewalashebet [New Single]
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“Not another day with TPLF’s genocidal warlords! ”

The Horn Times Breaking News 10 May 2013   Ethiopia’s minority junta warned to stop ethnic cleansing and systematic genocide at a massive anti TPLF demonstration in South Africa.   By Getahune Bekele – South Africa Always fearful of the mighty Ethiopians, the TPLF embassy did everything it could to stop this demonstration from taking […]

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Ethiopia: DFID Fail to Act on Human Rights Violations

The Ethiopian government may be guilty of atrocities against indigenous peoples as it completes construction of the Gibe III dam. UK aid-agency DFID has failed to exert its influence and protect the rights of these minorities. ARTICLE | 10 MAY 2013 Ethiopia may until recently have been a byword for famine, but in one part of […]

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