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U.S. Abandoning its Role as Champion of Human Rights

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U.S. Abandoning its Role as Champion of Human Rights

Op-Ed Contributor By JIMMY CARTER, 39th President of the United States and 2002 Nobel Peace Laureate. Published: June 25, 2012 in The New York Times. THE United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights. Revelations that top officials are targeting people to be assassinated abroad, including American citizens, are only […]

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East Africa: Rising Tensions Amid New Opportunities for Engagement

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East Africa: Rising Tensions Amid New Opportunities for Engagement

By Jason Mosley ANALYSIS (All Africa) – The latest report from the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea has stirred tensions between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. Eritrea has seized on a selective reading of the report to call for the lifting of UN imposed sanctions, a call already rebuffed by the Monitoring Group’s […]

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Ethiopia Arrests Muslim Leaders After Unrest in Addis Ababa

By William Davison (Bloomberg)– Ethiopian police yesterday arrested an unspecified number of Muslim leaders involved in last week’s unrest in the capital, Addis Ababa, Communications Minister Bereket Simon said. The arrest of members of a committee from Awalia Mosque in Addis Ababa and others was made after obtaining a court order, he said. “Those arrested […]

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Breaking news (ESAT) Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s wife Driver defected
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Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum: A delusional gathering

by Aklog Demissie (aklogdem@gmail.com) The Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum was held on July 14, 2012 at George Washington University in Washington DC. The forum heard from Zemedeneh Negatu, managing partner of Ernest and Young Ethiopia and one of the highly respected business professional in Ethiopia, and other business people from Ethiopia on issues ranging from […]

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Ethiopian National Transitional Council asks for diplomatic recognition from the U.S. government

PRESS RELEASE 20 JULY 2012 The newly formed Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has submitted a formal letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requesting a de jure diplomatic recognition from the U.S. Government. The letter was submitted to Secretary Clinton by the ENTC’s diplomatic representative in the U.S., Ato Solomon Efrem. In the […]

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BHP Billiton Abandoning Potash Project in Ethiopia’s Danakil

By William Davison (Bloomberg) — BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s largest mining company, plans to exit its Ethiopian potash project, the Mines Ministry and the company said. The Melbourne, Australia-based miner informed the ministry of its intention to end its exploration for the fertilizer ingredient about two weeks ago, spokesman Bacha Faji said in a […]

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Eritrean general named as boss of arms, kidnap trade

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Eritrean general named as boss of arms, kidnap trade

By Phoebe Greenwood, Guardian A MULTIMILLION-dollar arms trafficking industry that is funding the Eritrean military regime is behind the kidnap, torture and ransom of thousands of Eritrean refugees, according to a leaked report to the UN Security Council. The investigation uncovered a trafficking highway running from the Eritrean highlands through Sudan’s refugee camps into the […]

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Ethiopia: Tragedy We Can Prevent

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Ethiopia: Tragedy We Can Prevent

By Hudda Ibrahim (TrustLaw) – In Segag, a small village in the Somali Zone of Ethiopia’s Federal Republic, people live in mud huts. This village has about 3000 residents; almost all their livelihoods depend on livestock and seasonal farming. People farm in the rainy season and herd camels and goats. They drink milk and sell […]

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Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi ‘in hospital’

(BBC) Ethiopia’s government has denied Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is critically ill but says he has been in hospital. “He is not in a critical state. He is in good condition,” spokesman Bereket Simon told the AFP news agency. A spokesperson for the Ethiopian embassy in London told the BBC the 57 year old was […]

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The Ethiopian Muslim Community in Minnesota is deeply saddened – Press Release

Press Release March 15, 2012 Minneapolis, MN In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful The Ethiopian Muslim Community in Minnesota is deeply saddened and outraged by the continued and intensified flagrant attacks being carried out by the Ethiopian Government against Muslim population. Click Here

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Ethiopia: Unfree to Speak or Write? – By Alemayehu G Mariam

Free to Speak To paraphrase an old expression, “There are two things that are quintessentially important in any society. The first is free speech and I can’t remember the second one.” Free speech is the bedrock of all human freedoms. In my view, the value a society gives to freedom of expression determines whether that […]

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Tangled lives preceded two shooting deaths in Apple Valley

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Tangled lives preceded two shooting deaths in Apple Valley

Abuse may have led to murder-suicide, but by whom? (startribune) On paper, Woynshet Woldemariam was the aggressor. She was the one arrested for hitting her husband, violating two orders for protection and convicted on domestic abuse charges. Over a two-year period, she was alleged to have slapped her estranged husband, Anteneh Tsegaye, spit in his […]

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Zenawi’s absence at AU Summit raising questions about his health – AP

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Associated Press) — Ethiopia’s longtime ruler and most powerful figure, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, is not attending an African Union summit that opened Sunday in Ethiopia, which further fueled speculation that he might be seriously ill. About three dozen African heads of state and government gathered in Addis Ababa on Sunday, but […]

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Prospects slim for languishing refugees – Yemen Times

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Prospects slim for languishing refugees – Yemen Times

By Ahlam Mohsen “We are not being treated like human beings,” says an Oromo-Ethiopian refugee at a prison on the sprawling grounds of Yemen’s immigration center compound. The U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that 120 Africans are currently held at the center. The prisoners, who keep meticulous notes and ready copies of important documents, report […]

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African Union to ‘Spare No Effort’ to Keep Mali One Country

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African Union to ‘Spare No Effort’ to Keep Mali One Country

By Franz Wild and William Davison (Bloomberg) — African countries will help groups in Mali forge a government of national unity this month, before pushing for talks with northern rebels to end a crisis that has split the country and is destabilizing the region, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Ramtane Lamamra said. “We […]

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Presidents of Sudans Meet as African Leaders Push Peace Talks

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Presidents of Sudans Meet as African Leaders Push Peace Talks

By William Davison and Franz Wild (Bloomberg) — Sudan’s President Umar al-Bashir and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir met for the first time since January to push forward peace talks after African leaders called on them to resolve disputes that brought them to the brink of war earlier this year. The two leaders held a […]

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Ethiopian Police Clash With Muslims Before AU Summit Meetin

By William Davison (Bloomberg) — Hundreds of people were injured and arrested when Ethiopian police clashed with Muslims in the capital, Addis Ababa, where African leaders are gathering for a summit, and one person may have died, an Islamic committee said. The violence yesterday, which involved guns, sticks and tear gas, occurred in five areas […]

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Ethiopian blogger Eskinder Nega jailed for 18 years

(BBC) A prominent Ethiopian journalist and blogger has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for violating Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism legislation. Eskinder Nega and 23 others were found guilty last month. They were accused of links with US-based opposition group Ginbot Seven, which Ethiopia considers a terrorist organisation. Opposition member Andualem Arage was given a life […]

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Supporting Stability, Abetting Repression

By TOBIAS HAGMANN BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — Next time I travel to Ethiopia, I may be arrested as a terrorist. Why? Because I have published articles about Ethiopian politics. I wrote a policy report on Ethiopia’s difficulties with federalism. I gave a talk in which I questioned Ethiopia’s May 2010 elections, in which the ruling EPRDF […]

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Ethiopia: Hunger – Govt’s New Weapon to Force Tribes Off Their Land

(Survival International) — Survival has received disturbing reports from members of several tribes in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley, which describe how the government is destroying their crops to force them to move off their land into designated resettlement areas. Those most affected by the land grabs are Suri, Bodi and Mursi pastoralists, and the Kwegu […]

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An Ethiopian Woman being kidnapped, abused and dragged into a car

She run a way from her boss and her boss contact police when the police found her this happens. Please watch this video >

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One survivor, 54 die at sea attempting the voyage to Italy from Libya

(Trust) – It is with great sadness that UNHCR received the news that 54 people perished attempting the sea journey from Libya to Italy. According to the sole survivor, an Eritrean man, 55 people boarded the boat in Libya in late June. He reported that all the other passengers died of dehydration during a 15 […]

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World Bank Stop Funding the Ecologically and Socially Disastrous GIBE III Dam in Ethiopia

World Bank Stop Funding the Ecologically and Socially Disastrous GIBE III Dam in Ethiopia. The World Bank‘s Board of Directors is meeting on Thursday  July 12th 2012 to vote on the funding of the controversial Gibe III dam that has been widely condemned as  the most destructive dam to be built in Africa.  The commitment […]

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Ethiopia: TPLF’s anti-Muslim campaign analysis – in Amharic

Former TPLF regime official Abdellah Adem Teki provides an in-depth analysis on why dictator Meles Zenawi has launched an anti-Muslim campaign in Ethiopia. – Read full document in Amharic

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CrossTalk: AFRICOM – Africa is being colonized once again

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CrossTalk: AFRICOM – Africa is being colonized once again

Has Africa made it to the list of US geopolitical priorities? Why is the US military expanding its secret intelligence operations in Africa? What is behind the growth of AFRICOM? Why is the US training and equipping militaries in a number of African states? Is it a price to pay for peace and order in […]

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U.N. mulls sanctions against Eritrean officials

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U.N. mulls sanctions against Eritrean officials

(Reuters) – Eritrea said on Monday the United Nations was considering imposing sanctions on two Eritrean military officials over allegations they had helped Islamist militants in Somalia, and accused Washington of being behind the plan. The United States Treasury included the two Eritreans on a list of six people placed under sanctions last week for […]

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Ethiopia’s Inflation Rate Fell to 20.9% in June, Agency Says

By William Davison July 9 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s inflation rate fell to 20.9 percent in June from 25.5 percent in the previous month, the Central Statistical Agency said. Food prices increased 21.5 percent in June from a year earlier, compared with 29.2 percent in May, the Addis Ababa-based agency said in an e-mailed statement today.

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Ethiopia – Meles Zenawi and his health

By Yilma Bekele Ato Meles Zenawi, Chairman of Tigrai People Liberation Front (TPLF) and Prime Minster of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is not in good health. I became aware of that fact after watching the video of a news clip made during his meeting with the President of China at the G8 meeting […]

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Ethiopia in BondAid? – Alemayehu G Mariam

By Alemayehu G Mariam “Bondage” is the state of being bound by or subjected to some external power or control. When people are bound by debt, they are in “debt bondage”. When they are held in involuntary servitude, they are in “bondage slavery”. Before much of Africa became “independent” in the 1960s, Africans were held […]

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