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Agco Targets Africa’s Agriculture Boom With $100 Million Plan

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Agco Targets Africa’s Agriculture Boom With $100 Million Plan

By William Davison – Bloomberg News Agco Corp. (AGCO), the world’s third- largest farm-equipment maker, plans to invest $100 million in Africa over the next three years to capitalize on an agricultural boom and a shift to commercial farming. The company, based in Duluth, Georgia , opened a $35 million parts warehouse in Johannesburg in […]

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News Release: Health officials announce 13th case of fungal infection and stress need for continued vigilance

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News Release: Health officials announce 13th case of fungal infection and stress need for continued vigilance

States now seeing a second wave of cases with clinical manifestations other than meningitis The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has identified a 13th patient with an infection following treatment with contaminated injectable steroids from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) of Massachusetts. The patient is a female in her 20s and not currently hospitalized. […]

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Reform in China vs crisis within EPRDF

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Reform in China vs crisis within EPRDF

by Robele Ababya, The 18th Congress of Communist Party of China (CPC) opened in Beijing with a keynote speech by its General Secretary (GS) Hu Jintao on 07 November 2012. The GS articulated the stunning achievement in economic growth in the last decade. He vowed continuation of the “construction of socialism with Chinese characteristics “, […]

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African refugees in Israel face violence, discrimination and an uncertain future.

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African refugees in Israel face violence, discrimination and an uncertain future.

African refugees in Israel face violence, discrimination and an uncertain future. Tensions came to a head in Tel Aviv this April with a Molotov cocktail attack on African homes and a creche. In a country where refugees are seen as ‘infiltrators’ and a ‘cancer’, Isayas is a refugee attempting to change the situation on the […]

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“The Benchmark”, Organizing for America Political Director Yohannes Abraham interview. Part I & II – ebs

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“The Benchmark”, Organizing for America Political Director Yohannes Abraham interview. Part I & II – ebs

Yohannes Abraham, Deputy National Political Director, Obama for America 2012,  Yale poli sci grad started with Obama in Iowa in 2007, former national political director at Organizing for America. Part. I   Part. II    

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A summary discontent and the future of Ethiopia – By Daniel Tilahun Kebede

Ethiopia is at a cross road. The ability of the regime to govern is not only declining but dyeing. The political economical and social discontents are multiplying by the day. Ideologically foundations of the regime are bankrupt. It did not remedy what it termed as the hegemony of the Amhars over the rest of the […]

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China’s Geely Cars May Be Manufactured in Ethiopia by 2017

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China’s Geely Cars May Be Manufactured in Ethiopia by 2017

By William Davison Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s Mesfin Industrial Engineering Plc, a company linked to the ruling party, expects to build cars for China’s Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. within five years, General Manager Habte Hadish said. Mesfin Engineering, which is based in Mekele, 504 kilometers (313 miles) north of the capital, Addis Ababa, is […]

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Ethiopia: Little Hope for an End to Ogaden Conflict

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Ethiopia: Little Hope for an End to Ogaden Conflict

By William Lloyd-George, 13 November 2012 Addis Ababa — Many were hoping that recent peace talks between the Ethiopian government and Ogaden rebels would signal an end to the gruelling 18-year-old conflict. The latest round of talks, however, dashed all dreams of peace between the two sides. Things have taken a turn for the worse. […]

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Ethiopia: Mainstreaming Jungle Economics on the expenses of the poor

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Ethiopia: Mainstreaming Jungle Economics on the expenses of the poor

By Teshome Debalke When some of the world Media and institutions take the Ethiopian ruling regime’s propaganda at face value to claim the country is one of the fastest growing economies, it makes you pause to say a new discipline in economics designed particularly to legitimize corruption as real must be invented. Congratulation African tyrants, […]

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ESAT Ethiopian News Washington D.C. Nov 12, 2012

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ESAT Ethiopian News Washington D.C. Nov 12, 2012
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U.S. Poised To Become World’s Top Oil Producer; May Soon Overtake Saudi Arabia

By JONATHAN FAHEY (AP) NEW YORK — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer. Driven by high prices and new drilling methods, U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons is on track to rise 7 percent this year to an […]

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New Report: 51,000 Ethiopian refugees to Yemen since July

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New Report: 51,000 Ethiopian refugees to Yemen since July

By Amal Al-Yarisi, Yemen Times November 11, 2012 A new report released by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) found that approximately 51,000 Ethiopian refugees entered Yemen since the end of July. Yemen has continued to see an influx of refugees from different embattled countries, including Ethiopia. The majority of the Ethiopians enter Yemen illegally by […]

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Ethiopia: Change is Inevitable

Zelalem Eshete, Ph.D. In response to my article, Ethiopia: Time for a Paradigm Shift part 2, the pro-government (Ethioadvocate) boiled down everything therein to one simple question: “Paradigm Shift for Whom?” (Which was posted on Aiga Forum). The answer is this: it is for all of the Ethiopian people without exception. We all should be […]

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What Should Ethiopians Expect in a Second Obama Term? – By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

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What Should Ethiopians Expect in a Second Obama Term? – By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam It is proper to congratulate President Obama on his re-election to a second term. He put up a masterful campaign to earn the votes of the majority of American voters. Mitt Romney also deserves commendation for a hard fought campaign. In his concession speech Romney was supremely gracious: “At a […]

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URGENT APPEAL ON BEHALF OF DR. MESERET CHEKOL

We are writing this letter of appeal to seek your financial support on behalf of our brother – a long time member of the Ethiopian community in Minnesota – Dr. Meseret Chekol. Dr. Meseret was recently diagnosed with liver cancer. This life-threatening illness requires aggressive treatment, and Dr. Meseret is determined and prepared to do […]

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Ethiopia: Coffee Arabica beans in danger of extinction

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Ethiopia: Coffee Arabica beans in danger of extinction

Climate change could kill off prized Arabica plants by 2080 (CBS News) — A cup of morning coffee could be much harder to find, and much more expensive, before the century is out thanks to climate change and the possible extinction of wild Arabica beans. That’s the warning behind a new study by U.K. and […]

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Unwarranted Injustice: Opposing Party Nationals Facing 25 Years

By Eve Pearce November 10, 2012 (ayyaantuu.com) — On November 1st, the Ethiopian national court convicted nine Oromo nationals, including opposition party leader Bekele Gerba, of crimes related to the sweeping anti-terrorism laws. Gerba was joined by another member of the opposition party, Olbana Lellisa, and seven other Oromo nationals, who were arrested for unknown […]

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USCIRF Statement — USCIRF Deeply Concerned by Emerging Religious Freedom Violations in Ethiopia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is deeply concerned about the increasing deterioration of religious freedoms for Muslims in Ethiopia. Since July 2011, the Ethiopian government has sought to force a change in the sect of Islam practiced nationwide and has punished clergy and laity who have resisted. […]

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Last 500 Ethiopian Wolves Endangered by Lack of Genetic Diversity

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Last 500 Ethiopian Wolves Endangered by Lack of Genetic Diversity

(Scientific American) — The last wolves in Africa face a difficult road if they are going to survive. Just 500 Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis) remain in the mountains of the country for which they are named. The animals now live in six fragmented populations located hundreds of kilometers apart from one another; three of these […]

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Ethiopia Seeks Bids for Coffee Farm, Other State-Owned Companies

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Ethiopia Seeks Bids for Coffee Farm, Other State-Owned Companies

By William Davison bloomberg.net Ethiopia’s government invited bids for six state-owned enterprises as part of a plan to raise 1 billion Ethiopian birr ($55.1 million) this fiscal year by selling assets to private investors. Among the companies being sold are the 600-hectare (1,483- acre) Arbagugu Coffee Plantation in the central Oromia region, said Privatization and […]

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Around 300 migrants in distress at sea

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Around 300 migrants in distress at sea

Archive photo The Italian coast guard on Thursday received a distress call from a boat carrying around 300 migrants in the Maltese search and rescue area, the Italian news agency Ansa reported. The SOS was made by satellite phone to an Eritrean journalist living in Sweden, who forwarded the information to the Italy-based Habeshia refugee […]

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ESAT Interview with Artist Dawite Mekonenn (Ani Dufen Jira)

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ESAT Interview with Artist Dawite Mekonenn (Ani Dufen Jira)
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Rochester (Minnesota) voters elect dead guy as City Council president

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Rochester (Minnesota) voters elect dead guy as City Council president

Hanson (right) has been dead for more than four months, but he still defeated Throndson (left). (By Aaron Rupar) Man, you wonder how Jan Throndson is feeling this morning. Because yesterday, he lost his campaign for Rochester City Council president to a dead guy.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Keith Downey lists dead guys as supporters in […]

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Bureaucracy: The pillar EPRDF rusting

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Bureaucracy: The pillar EPRDF rusting

by Bizuayehu Tsegaye Public service giving practice has always been complained in our country, especially in recent time, hearing countless complains against institutions performance is not something we are unfamiliar with. In fact, it pushes me to share you my observation of the relationship between the practice of serving the society and performance of the […]

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Obama’s victory speech – (Video)

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Obama’s victory speech – (Video)

President Obama wins 2012 election, thanks supporters and speaks of moving the country forward.

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Obama Re-elected as Crucial Ohio Goes His Way

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Obama Re-elected as Crucial Ohio Goes His Way

(CNBC) President Barack Obama was re-elected president Tuesday night, put over the top by the crucial battleground state of Ohio following the most expensive election in U.S. history. “You made your voice heard, and you made a difference,” Obama told supporters. “I will return to the White House more inspired and more determined than ever,” […]

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Leaked audio proves the Ethiopian government invited Al Habash

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Leaked audio proves the Ethiopian government invited Al Habash

Leaked audio proves the Ethiopian government invited Al Habash (video)

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Ethiopia Set to Approve Gold Mining License for Nyota Minerals

By William Davison Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia is set to approve a mining license for Nyota Minerals Ltd. to develop the Tulu Kapi gold deposit, Mines Minister Sinknesh Ejigu said. “We have agreed on the technical and environment terms and we are finalizing the economics,” Sinknesh said in a phone interview from the capital, […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Agrees to Lease Three Dreamliners From ILFC

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Ethiopian Airlines Agrees to Lease Three Dreamliners From ILFC

By William Davison on November 05, 2012 Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise, sub- Saharan Africa’s second-biggest carrier, said it agreed to lease threeBoeing Co. (BA) Dreamliner 787-8 aircraft from the International Lease Finance Corp. The state-owned airline, based in Addis Ababa, will take delivery of the aircraft in the first half of 2015, Ethiopian Airlines and ILFC […]

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Ethiopian Americans Gotta Vote in 2012! – By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

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Ethiopian Americans Gotta Vote in 2012! – By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam It’s Not Just About an Election In September, I expressed my support for President Barack Obama’s re-election. I told my readers that I enthusiastically supported candidate Obama in 2008 but was disappointed by his Administration’s policy in Ethiopia and Africa following his election: Did President Obama deliver on the promises […]

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