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Pilot Error Blamed For Ethiopian Airlines Crash

  Pilot Error Blamed For Ethiopian Airlines Crash   The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 off the coast of Lebanon two years ago which killed all 90 people on board was caused by pilot error, according to a Lebanese report on Tuesday which was challenged by the airline. The 737-800, bound for Addis […]

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Social Affairs: Silent no more!

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Social Affairs: Silent no more!

By RUTH EGLASH Their parents might not have spoken out against racism but the younger generation of Ethiopian-Israelis vows it will not stay quiet. The words were spoken clearly. Captured on camera and broadcast on national television in the first week of 2012: “The only good Ethiopian is a dead Ethiopian.” Referring to them also […]

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Abusive old OLF leaders short of new ideas

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Abusive old OLF leaders short of new ideas

By Robele Ababya, The new OLF’s reversal of its secession policy has no doubt sent a shockwave in the camp of Old OLF’s faction linked to the pariah dictator of Eritrea supporting the terrorist Al Shabab. The outpouring support to the new OLF has eclipsed the cry in the wilderness of the few abusive remnant […]

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No Aid for Repressive Tyrants (by Prof. William Easterly)

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No Aid for Repressive Tyrants (by Prof. William Easterly)

  We … call on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and America’s Western allies to publicly repudiate Ethiopia’s efforts to use terrorism laws to silence political dissent. We also urge the U.S. to ensure that our more than $600 million in aid to Ethiopia is not used to foster repression. This is the call to […]

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Has trademarking doubled Ethiopian farmers’ income? (By Wondwossen Mezlekia)

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Has trademarking doubled Ethiopian farmers’ income? (By Wondwossen Mezlekia)

By Wondwossen Mezlekia    It looks like this decade is shaping up nicely as a period of Coffee Rush in Ethiopia; of course, with little resemblance to the California Gold Rush (1848–1855) and involving mostly internal actors. Reminisce the trademark dispute between Starbucks and Ethiopia that publicly erupted six years ago. In 2006, Oxfam stood up, […]

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Africans Unite! Ethiopians Unite! (Alemayehu G Mariam)

Ethiopians Unite! The great Bob Marley always sang songs of African unity and liberation: How good and how pleasant it would be before God and man, To see the unification of all Africans. Africans unite for the benefit of your people! As it’s been said a’ready, let it be done! “How good and how pleasant […]

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Job Openings (Minnesota Jan 8/12)

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Heavy Equip Mech Employer MN Dot Metro District Posted Sunday, January 08, 2012 Location ROSEVILLE, MN Category Labor / Trades Employment Status Full Time Further information HEAVY EQUIP MECH MnDOT accepting apps for 7 Heavy Equip Mech positions at Metro area loc. For info, min quals and to apply, visit www.careers.state.mn.us (posting #120927000001). $20.48 – […]

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Ethiopia to Hand Over Occupied Portion of Somalia to AU

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Ethiopia to Hand Over Occupied Portion of Somalia to AU

With the African Union’s AMISOM force in Somalia looking to grow considerably with the integration of the Kenyan invasion force, they also seem poised to make a territorial gain as the Ethiopian military is said to be planning to hand over a portion of the country they occupied to AU control. The portion of the […]

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OLF and Ethiopia

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OLF and Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele/ The news that the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) has decided to struggle for freedom in consort with all Democratic forces in Ethiopia is the best Christmas present the Ethiopian people gave themselves. There is no question we are entering a new chapter in our struggle to be free like any other human […]

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Deciphering Meles Zenawi’s hatred of Ethiopia (By Messay Kebede)

By Messay Kebede Meles Zenawi’s blatant hatred of Ethiopia is a puzzle that Ethiopian intellectual circles have in vain tried to decipher. While some propose the suggestion that the hatred betrays his commitment to his Eritrean side, others consider it as an expression of his ethnic racism. Still others remain baffled, unable as they are […]

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The ‘new’ OLF program: much ado about nothing (By Jawar Mohammed)

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The ‘new’ OLF program: much ado about nothing (By Jawar Mohammed)

By Jawar Mohammed* Earlier this week, one of the several OLF factions announced that it had adapted a new political program that apparently drops the ‘secessionist’ agenda. This announcement was preceded and followed by hyped fanfare by Ginbot 7 and its affiliates. The news had excited a segment of Ethiopia’s political community, long haunted by […]

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Ethiopia’s Oromo rebel group in surprise drop of secession demand

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Ethiopia’s Oromo rebel group in surprise drop of secession demand

Ethiopia’s oldest armed rebel group, the Oromo Liberation Front(OLF) has reportedly announced that it is abandoning its long held secession agenda and says it will now fight for unity and freedom. Political commentators analysing what would be a remarkable and significant move in Ethiopian politics say it could potentially add weight the opposition to Ethiopian […]

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An “African Spring” in 2012?

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An “African Spring” in 2012?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Waiting for the Dawn of “Africa’s Spring” in 2012? How about an “EthiopianTsedey” in 2012? In 2011, we witnessed the “Winter of Arab” discontent made glorious by an “Arab Spring” followed by an increasingly hot “Arab Summer” and deeply troubled “Arab Fall”. Bashir al-Assad continues to massacre his people by the […]

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Ahmed Sule Gets 28 Years for Fridley Sex Assault on Elderly Man

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Ahmed Sule Gets 28 Years for Fridley Sex Assault on Elderly Man

Victim’s daughter recounts suffering; Sule says he’s innocent. Anoka County District Court Judge Tammi A. Frederickson sentenced Ahmed Sule to 28 years and 10 months in prison for a 2010 sexual attack on an elderly man in his home that shocked the #Fridley community. Sule maintained his innocence in a statement to the court just […]

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Colonial Style Plantations in Ethiopia angers farmers – Channel 4 News

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Colonial Style Plantations in Ethiopia angers farmers – Channel 4 News

Jonathan Rugman has special report from Ethiopia on the revolution in agricultural production – but small tenant farmers say they now have less food to eat than before the changes began. Watch the Special report by Channel 4 news.

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Occupy Arat Kilo – We are the 99.6%

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Occupy Arat Kilo – We are the 99.6%

By Tedla Asfaw We are not 99 like here in America and UK but 99.6. It is also true an average Ethiopian makes a dollar /about 99.6 cent a day back home. The Club of 99.6 are almost all Ethiopians who go to bed empty stomach. The double digit growth “makers” are the 0.4 Club […]

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Ethiopian court sentences 2 Swedish journalists to 11 years in prison on terror conviction

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Ethiopian court sentences 2 Swedish journalists to 11 years in prison on terror conviction

By Associated Press, ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A court in Ethiopia on Tuesday sentenced two Swedish journalists to 11 years in prison on charges of supporting terrorism after the two illegally entered the country with an ethnic Somali rebel group in a case that has been criticized by media rights groups. Judge Shemsu Sirgaga ruled […]

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Ethiopian Military Retires 13 Generals, 300 Senior Officers

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Ethiopian Military Retires 13 Generals, 300 Senior Officers

The Ethiopian military has retired over three hundred senior officers including thirteen generals as part of a leadership succession plan, the Minister of National Defense said on Tuesday. This is a first major shakeup at the nation’s powerful organ first setup by rebel militants in 1991 following the overthrow of a brutal communist regime. The […]

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“Nations and Nationalities Day” in a POW Camp

(Gadaa.com) The following video shows captured Derg’s soldiers (Prisoners of War – POW’s) in an EPLF-operated camp in the 1980′s. The POW’s, as all captured enemy combatants around the world, did not have political freedom; however, they were made to psychologically feel free through various means, such as holding “Nations and Nationalities Day” to celebrate […]

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Ethiopia: 2011 in the Republic of Corruptistan

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Ethiopia: 2011 in the Republic of Corruptistan

Alemayehu G Mariam: In December 2008, I wrote a weekly column entitled “Groundhog Year in Prison Nation” summarizing some of my weekly columns for that year. I used the “groundhog” metaphor from a popular motion picture in which a hapless television weatherman is trapped in a time warp and finds himself reliving the same day […]

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Frankincense Is ‘Doomed’

Ethiopia’s population of the trees that produce it are dying (By Kate Schwartz) (Newser) – Gold and myrrh could one day find themselves a duo: Frankincense may soon be extinct. The tree that the perfumed resin is sourced from—boswellia papyrifera—grows mainly in northern Ethiopia … or traditionally has. Today, as many as 7% of the […]

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In Ethiopia an orphan gave me the gift of optimism

BRUCE KIRKBY Our mules grunted and clattered across Ethiopia’s rumpled highlands, staggering beneath heavy rafts and two months of expedition food. The land was awash in green following the rainy season; tender shoots of teff (the national grain) carpeted muddy hillsides like a million emerald pipe cleaners. Daytime humidity was crushing. At night, insects descended […]

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Land-Grab, Green-Revolution, and the North-South Divide

(Gadda.com) Ethiopia, though considered as a single unit by the outside world, has never integrated all of its regions into one political community with equality and justice. Just like the South used to be dominated by the North in the Sudan before the independence of South Sudan earlier in 2011, North Ethiopia (or traditionally called […]

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Adoption Inc: How Ethiopia’s Industry Dupes Families and Bullies Activists

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Adoption Inc: How Ethiopia’s Industry Dupes Families and Bullies Activists

In Ethiopia, “searchers” track down an adopted child’s history and birth family, often at the behest of adoptive parents in the U.S. or Europe. But as more searchers turn up stories of fraud, corruption, and worse, they are facing threats and violence, sometimes from representatives of adoption agencies that are well-known in the West. In […]

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Frankincense threatened by conditions in Ethiopia

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY The world may still have gold and myrrh, but it’s quite possible that frankincense could become a thing of the past, given ecological pressures on the arid lands where it grows in Ethiopia. The storied resin, known to millions as one of the three gifts of the Magi, the wise […]

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Leenco Lata’s New Book – “Peacekeeping as State Building: Current Challenges for the Horn of Africa”

Author: Leenco Lata Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: The Red Sea Press, Inc. Language: English Publication Date: First edition (December 5, 2011) PEACEKEEPING as STATE BUILDING Current Challenges for the Horn of Africa Book Description: This book discusses how the peacekeeping operations in the Horn of Africa are involved in state construction of the either deconstruction […]

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Ethiopian court finds 2 Swedish journalists guilty of supporting terrorism

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Ethiopian court finds 2 Swedish journalists guilty of supporting terrorism

By Associated Press, ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A court in Ethiopia convicted two Swedish journalists Wednesday of supporting terrorism after the pair illegally entered the country with an ethnic Somali rebel group. The pair, who now face up to 15 years in prison at their sentencing next week, have said they were gathering news at […]

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Land of Blood or Land of Corruption?

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Land of Blood or Land of Corruption?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Lately, the portrait of Ethiopia painted in the reports of Transparency International (Corruption Index) and Global Financial Integrity shows a “Land of Corruption”. That contrasts with an equally revolting portrait of Ethiopia painted in a recent broadcast of a fear-mongering three-part propaganda programentitled “Akeldama” (or Land of Blood) on state-owned television. […]

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EPRPYL-ኢወክንድ ተነስ ይላል!!

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EPRPYL-ኢወክንድ ተነስ ይላል!!

Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party Youth League (EPRPYL), calls on all Ethiopian youth to carry on their call of duty in order to bring Democracy and justice to our beloved country Ethiopia. In the last three year EPRPYL has made marked progress in expanding its base and its organizational structures in different continents as well as […]

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Kuwait to Suspend Recuitment of Domestic Workers from Ethiopia

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Kuwait to Suspend Recuitment of Domestic Workers from Ethiopia

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior considers suspending recruitment of domestic workers from Ethiopia in the wake of numerous reports of abuse and violations making headlines recently, according to media reports. According to Alam-Alyawm daily, the rise in the number of crimes and violations committed by Ethiopian immigrants is being considered as the basis of has […]

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