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Ethiopia receives 3.4 bln USD in loans, grants in 12 months

Ethiopia receives 3.4 bln USD in loans, grants in 12 months

ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia has obtained 3.4 billion U.S. dollars in grants and loans from multilateral and bilateral partners during the 2016/17 Ethiopian Fiscal Year (EFY) that ended July 8. Speaking to Xinhua on Thursday, Haji Ibsa Communications Director at Ethiopia Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation said the financial assistance will […]

The Barefoot Man is Coming | Ali Saeed | TEDxWinnipeg

No one wants to be a refugee. A gut wrenching story of one man’s mission to save as many people as he can with ‘Green Revenge’. Ali Saeed crossed the Wuchallee desert – 500 kms over 8 days and nights – to escape prison and torture in his homeland of Ethiopia and reach Somalia. There, […]

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Video: Rights Violation in Custody – A story of Activist Nigist Yirga

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with EHRP The Ethiopia Human Rights Project (EHRP) has shone light on instances of rights abuses in the country’s prisons. EHRP used the story of a young woman, Nigist Yirga, who has been held by authorities since 2015 for participating in anti-government protests that hit the East African country. Nigist – […]

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New HOM to Ethiopia and the African Union

Thursday, 17 August 2017 Press Release: New Zealand Government Hon Gerry Brownlee Minister of Foreign Affairs 17 August 2017 New HOM to Ethiopia and the African Union Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced Mark Ramsden will be New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union “Our relationship with Ethiopia and the African […]

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Brana Radio Daily Ethiopian News August 16, 2017

Brana Radio Daily Ethiopian News August 16, 2017

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Lawyer says Ethiopia’s political prisoners are victims of kangaroo courts, unjust laws

ESAT News–The legal director of an international advocacy group has said that Ethiopia’s political prisoners like journalist Eskinder Nega and Andualem Aragie are not terrorists but victims of “kangaroo courts” and unjust laws designed to criminalize fundamental rights. Kate Barth, Legal Director of Freedom Now and international advocate for Eskinder Nega and Andualem Aragie, told […]

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Ethiopia pockets 271 mln USD from flower, horticulture export

ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia has generated close to 271 million U.S. dollars from the exports of flower and other horticulture products during the just concluded Ethiopian fiscal year, the Ethiopian horticulture and Agriculture Investment Authority revealed on Tuesday. The Ethiopian Horticulture and Agriculture Investment Authority, however, disclosed that the amount earned during […]

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Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia Still Battling on 40 Meters

08/15/2017 It was a now-familiar story in the July edition of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter, which reports that Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia are still slugging it out i the 40-meter phone band. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. “The […]

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Ethiopia: Food Assistance Fact Sheet – August 15, 2017

ReliefWeb Situation Due to the lingering effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought and poor October-to-December 2016 and March-to-June 2017 rainy seasons, an estimated 8.5 million people in Ethiopia require relief food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This is in addition to 8 million chronically food insecure […]

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Another Ethiopian political prisoner, Tola Midhagso Badhaso, dies as a result of torture

Another Ethiopian political prisoner, Tola Midhagso Badhaso, dies as a result of torture. He was subjected to in jail. He was arrested August last year in Maqi, East Shawa and taken to Sangale prison. There was subjected to daily beating leading organ failures. He was denied adequate medical attention until it was too late. He […]

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Ethiopia: Fleeing Hardship, Then Pushed Into Sea, They Landed in a Country at War

By Saeed Al-Batati | The New York Times KHOUBIA, Yemen — For more than 24 hours, they were forced to sit on the floor of a plastic boat as it lurched across the sea, forbidden to get up even if they needed to urinate or vomit. The dates they had brought to eat on the […]

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Ethiopia to Djibouti: A Journey Along the New Beijing-Backed Ethiopia-Djibouti Rail

August 14, 2017|Field Notes BY JONATHAN KAIMAN AND NOAH FOWLER The Huajian shoe factory in Addis Ababa employs thousands of Ethiopians. Image by Noah Fowler. Ethiopia, 2017. BISHOFTU, Ethiopia—The shoe factory felt endless. Thousands of Ethiopians in yellow and red jumpsuits sat in neat rows beneath a cavernous ceiling, assembling, inspecting, and packaging women’s shoes. […]

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Barefoot Bikila set the standard for Ethiopian athletes

By Kent Bush / Publisher Posted Aug 14, 2017 News Star Everything about Bikila’s gold medal is a cause of pride for Ethiopians. He was the first black man from Africa to win a gold medal. He did it in the only country that ever controlled Ethiopia. He did it all barefoot. When my wife […]

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West Point Cadet, Simone Askew, Breaks a Racial and Gender Barrier

By EMILY COCHRANEAUG. 14, 2017 WASHINGTON — As a 6-year-old child, camping in the Virginia woods, Simone Askew marched for fun, wielding a plastic gun and leading her young sister and friends in formation. A few years later, the sight of Navy midshipmen striding across an Annapolis football field solidified her desire to be the […]

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News August 14, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News August 14, 2017

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Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News August 14, 2017
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Ethiopia’s Textile and Garment Exports Remain Disappointing

August 13, 2017 – Ethiopia’s textile and Garment sector export revenue during the Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2016/17 that ended on July 8 only achieved a third of planned revenue. Ethiopia earned 89.3 million US dollars out of a planned 271 million US dollars during the previous Ethiopian fiscal Year. Despite this performance, Ethiopia has plans […]

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Ethiopia not worried about doping problems

Athletics chiefs in Ethiopia are not worried about doping problems in the sport and are dealing with them strongly, a senior official said on Saturday. The east African nation and neighbouring Kenya have been rocked by a number of positive doping tests in recent years By: Reuters | Published:August 13, 2017 Athletics chiefs in Ethiopia […]

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Vision Ethiopia and ESAT Fourth Conference Third and final call for papers

ራዕይ ለኢትዮጵያ – Vision Ethiopia Vision Ethiopia and ESAT Fourth Conference Third and final call for papers, July 31, 2017 Conference Theme Building Democratic Institutions in Ethiopia የዲሞክራሲ ተቋማትን በኢትዮጵያ ስለመግንባት Vision Ethiopia, an independent network of Ethiopian scholars and professionals, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT), is pleased to announce […]

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Part 2 – Dr. Beyan Asoba, Dr. Abreham Alemu, and Geletaw Zeleke On Addis Ababa (Finfine)

Part 2 – Dr. Beyan Asoba, Dr. Abreham Alemu, and Geletaw Zeleke On Addis Ababa (Finfine)

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Brana Radio Daily Ethiopian News August 13, 2017

Brana Radio Daily Ethiopian News August 13, 2017

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South Sudan rebels seize Pagak as government troops flee to Ethiopia

Pagak, 12, 2017 (SSNA) — South Sudanese rebel forces have taken full control of the strategic town of Pagak Saturday evening after hours of intense fighting between government and SPLA-IO forces, a rebel Spokesman has declared. SPLA-IO’s Spokesman Brig. General William Gatjiath Deng said a 6,000 strong forces mobilized by Juba to displaced civilians, protect […]

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Athletics-Ethiopia not worried about doping problems

Reuters PUBLISHED: 13:46 EDT, 12 August 2017 | By Isaack Omulo LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Athletics chiefs in Ethiopia are not worried about doping problems in the sport and are dealing with them strongly, a senior official said on Saturday. The east African nation and neighbouring Kenya have been rocked by a number of […]

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Germany lifts Ethiopia travel advisory, despite Amhara & Oromia ‘skepticism’

African News Germany has fully lifted its travel advisory for Ethiopia citing the end of state of emerency rule on August 4, 2017. The state of emergency was imposed in October 2016 to quell spreading anti-government protests in two main regions of Amhara and Oromia. The German foreign ministry’s message issued on Thursday August 10, […]

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Part 2: Dr. Aziz Mohammed on Patriotic Ginbot 7

Part 2: Dr Aziz Mohammed on Patriotic Ginbot 7 | BBN Radio

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News August 11, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News August 11, 2017

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Fifty-five more migrants feared drowned after being forced from boat off Yemen – U.N. agency

(Reuters) By Stephanie Nebehay and Charlotte Steenackers GENEVA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Some 180 young Ethiopian and Somali migrants, many weakened by hunger and drought in their home countries, were forced from a boat into rough seas off Yemen by smugglers on Thursday and 55 were presumed drowned, the U.N. migration agency said. It was the second […]

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Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan near border with Ethiopia

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Heavy fighting erupted on Friday in the South Sudanese town of Pagak near the border with Ethiopia when rebels launched an offensive against government forces, the rebels said. Rebel spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel told Reuters that the rebels were seeking to regain Pagak, which was captured by government forces on Aug. 7. […]

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Video: Ethiopia Road Map

Video: Ethiopia Road Map

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American expert accuses TPLF of reviving apartheid in Ethiopia, embezzling billions of dollars

(ESAT) An American economist and civil resistance expert has accused the TPLF of copying the policies of the defunct apartheid regime in South Africa to oppress and exploit the poor people of Ethiopia. In an exclusive interview with ESAT, David Steinman, who advises pro-democracy movements around the world, said the minority regime is draining all […]

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