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Press Statement from EDF: Growth without Alleviating Structural Poverty

The Ethiopian Dialogue Forum (EDF) expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families of victims of the preventable and inexcusable landslide in Addis Ababa that claimed the lives of at least 72 poor Ethiopian citizens, most of them children and women. The regime’s declaration of three days of national mourning does not bring back their lives. […]

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Ethiopia: Saint Gabriel General Hospital closed for violations

By Tesfaye Getnet (Capital Newspaper) Saint Gabriel General Hospital has been closed by the Addis Ababa Food, Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Control Authority. According to a source, the hospital has been closed since March 11. When Capital attempted to visit the hospital it was closed. However, on Friday when staff was contacted they declined […]

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Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News March 20, 2017

Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News March 20, 2017

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Netsanet Le Ethiopia Radio Interview With Professor Ezekiel Gebissa

Netsanet Le Ethiopia Radio Interview With Professor Ezekiel Gebissa

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Nashville police:  Ethiopian Restaurant owner killed in targeted shooting

Police are investigating what they described as the targeted killing of the owner of an Ethiopian restaurant on Murfreesboro Pike in south Nashville. Gitem Demissie, 41, was killed by a masked gunman as he was preparing to shut down the Ibex Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant around midnight, according to police. A witness said the gunman, […]

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Video: Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa wins the New York City half marathon

Video: Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa wins the New York City half marathon | Amharic Report

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From Barriers to Bridges: Transformation of the Kenya-Ethiopia Border Region

By Siddharth Chatterjee IPS NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 17 2017 (IPS) – Consider this. The communities around the Kenya-Ethiopia border in Moyale-Borona area, have long been associated with internecine violence, extreme poverty, and environmental stress. These have led to disastrous societal consequences, including displacement, criminality and violent extremism. Siddharth Chatterjee The 2012-2013 intercommunal clashes in Moyale […]

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Family to see illegally jailed Andy Tsege in Ethiopia after three years

Andy Tsege finally gets access to a lawyer almost 1,000 days after being kidnapped by the Ethiopian authorities. By Ian Woods, Senior News Correspondent Sky News The family of a British man imprisoned in Ethiopia have been told they can visit him for the first time since he was illegally captured nearly three years ago. […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Plane Heading To China Makes Emergency Landing in Pakistan

LAHORE: An Ethiopian Airlines made an emergency landing in Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday after two passengers got into a fight during the flight. According to latest media report, the aircraft that was carrying 300 passengers took off from Addis Ababa and was supposed to land in Beijing when two passengers came into blows with each […]

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News March 18, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News March 18, 2017

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Ethiopia: Journalist Senay Gebremdhin Reveals Some Dangerous Secrets | SBS Amharic

Ethiopia: Journalist Senay Gebremdhin Reveals Some Dangerous Secrets | SBS Amharic

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Andargachew Tsege is approaching his 1,000th day on death row | Boris Johnson ‘should not leave Ethiopia’ without freeing condemned man, rights group says

Andargachew Tsege is approaching his 1,000th day on death row | Boris Johnson ‘should not leave Ethiopia’ without freeing condemned man, rights group says by Jon Sharman Boris Johnson has visited Ethiopia as a father-of-three from London nears his 1,000th day on death row there, following his kidnapping by Ethiopian security forces. Andargachew Tsege, known […]

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Somali refugees killed near Bab al-Mandeb Strait

Attack on boat near the Bab al-Mandeb Strait leaves 31 people reportedly carrying ‘official UNHCR documents dead. At least 31 Somali refugees have been killed off the coast of Yemen after a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in, according to a local coastguard officer in the Houthi-controlled Hodeidah area. Mohamed al-Alay told Reuters […]

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Appeal against the torture of Legesse Woldehana ; the PR of All Ethiopian Unity Organization, MEAD 

To:- #AmnestyInternational #AssociationforHumanRightsinEthiopia #CIVICUS #WorldAllianceforCitizenParticipation #CivilRightsDefenders #EastandHornofAfricaHumanRightsDefendersProject #EthiopianHumanRightsProject #InternationalFederationforHumanRights #FoundationforHumanRightsInitiative #FreedomHouse #FrontLineDefenders #GlobalCenterfortheResponsibilitytoProtect #HumanRightsWatch #InternationalServiceforHumanRights #ReportersWithoutBorders #WorldOrganisationAgainstTorture Subject:- Appeal against the torture of Legesse Woldehana ; the PR of All Ethiopian Unity Organization, MEAD ——————————————————————————————— Dear Sir/Madam, We wish to appeal to you on behalf of Legesse Woldehana, who is the subject of our deepest […]

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Ethiopia Lifts Some State of Emergency Restrictions

Time to End Mass Arbitrary Detentions Felix Horne Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa Ethiopia announced this week that some of the restrictions around its five-month-old state of emergency have been lifted. The government announced that the command post, charged with enforcing the country’s state of emergency in the wake of unprecedented mass protests against government […]

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December 13 Commemoration Democratic Movement Press Release

December 13 Commemoration Democratic Movement along with all united Ethiopians are condemning the massacre of Anuaks by TPLF’s proxy South Sudanese Nuer forces in two villages near Penyudo district. As reported in the news media, it was widely believed that TPLF has its hands in the recent abductions and massacres and some unreported incidents. Aided […]

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Dozens of Ethiopians kidnapped and slaughtered by 1,000 South Sudanese gunmen in Gambella raids

March 16, 2017 in Ethiopia Dozens of Ethiopians kidnapped and slaughtered by 1,000 South Sudanese gunmen in Gambella raids Attackers may belong to Murle ethnic group, often blamed for deadly raids in border region. By Ludovica Iaccino More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in Ethiopia, a […]

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Ethiopia Relaxes Emergency Measures that Followed Protests

Voice of America Addis Ababa- Ethiopia’s state broadcaster says the government has lifted parts of the state of emergency imposed in October while claiming the “restoration of law and order in many parts of the country.” The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday cited Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa as saying that arbitrary arrests without court orders […]

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Ethiopian National Unity Convention in Seattle

የኢትዮጵያ ብሔራዊ አንድነት ጉባኤ በሲያትል Ethiopian National Unity Convention in Seattle We are pleased to announce that the first-ever Ethiopian National Unity Convention organized by the Ethiopian Public Forum in Seattle and other concerned Ethiopians and Ethiopian-Americans who live in and around Seattle, Washington, will be held on May 27th and 28th, 2017, at the […]

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Joint Public Statement: President Donald Trump’s Administration Should Side with the Ethiopian People

Joint Public Statement President Donald Trump’s Administration Should Side with the Ethiopian People This public statement signed by Diaspora based Ethiopian civic and political organizations addressed to the newly elected President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump and his administration, is intended to: Read Full Story in PDF

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Oromo-Somali Solidarity Forum Press Release

Date: 16th of March, 2017 Ref: OSSF/01/17 For immediate release (PDF) Since November 2016, i.e., for the last five months, the murderous Liyu Police forces, commanded by the President of the Somali Regional State, have been undertaking border raids and attacks against civilians in the Oromia region, in the process killing and displacing many people. […]

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TPLF/EPRDF’s Regime Relegates Majority to A Second Citizenship Whilst Facilitating their Death

Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) Press Release on Death of About Six Dozen Citizens March 14, 2017 In Ethiopia, once again, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, cousins, aunties, uncles, grannies and grandads have painlessly perished under the rubble of rubbish dump landslide in the outskirt ghetto of the capital. Once again, one of the […]

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Alemeneh Wase News – March 15, 2017

Alemeneh Wase News – March 15, 2017

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News March 15, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News March 15, 2017

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Ethiopia’s GERD dam will make Egypt’s Nile delta sink under the Med, study says

By GCR Staff It may be Ethiopia’s symbol of national pride, but the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) being built for hydroelectric power on the Blue Nile will have grave and unexpected consequences for its downstream neighbour, Egypt, according to a report published in the US. The multi-year study of Egypt’s Nile Delta estimates […]

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ETHIOPIAN OFFICIAL SAYS SOUTH SUDAN GUNMEN KILL 28, KIDNAP 43

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian official says 28 people were killed and 43 children kidnapped by armed members of a South Sudanese tribe between March 10 and 12. Spokesman Chol Chany for Ethiopia’s Gambella region said Wednesday that over 1,000 Murle tribespeople carried out the attack. A similar incident in April 2016 saw […]

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Death toll reaches 72 in Ethiopia landfill collapse

By Elias Meseret Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The death toll has risen to 72 after Saturday’s collapse of a mountain of garbage in a landfill outside Ethiopia’s capital, state broadcaster EBC reported Tuesday. Many victims were women and children as makeshift homes inside the Koshe landfill were buried in debris. It is not […]

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Updated News: More tragic stories from Koshe landfill

Updated News: More tragic stories from Koshe landfill

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Rhino horns worth $5m seized in Thailand off flight from Ethiopia

BBC Twenty-one rhino horns worth an estimated $5m have been seized in Thailand after being found in luggage sent from Ethiopia in the biggest such haul in years. The seizure comes days after 300kg of elephant ivory was also impounded in the country. Thailand is seen as a transit point for the illegal trafficking of […]

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Father Imprisoned for Genital Cutting Is Deported to Ethiopia

By DANIEL VICTOR | MARCH 14, 2017 A man who in 2006 became the first person in the United States to be convicted of female genital cutting was deported on Monday to his home country, Ethiopia, after serving 10 years in prison, federal authorities said. The man, Khalid Adem, 41, used scissors to remove the clitoris of his 2-year-old daughter […]

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