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BBN Daily Ethiopian News October 6, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News October 6, 2017

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Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is being tested

Violence between ethnic groups has put the country on edge Oct 7th 2017| HARAR The Economist/ Middle East and Africa FOR centuries the city of Harar, on the eastern fringes of the Ethiopian highlands, was a sanctuary, its people protected by a great wall that surrounded the entire city. But in the late 19th century […]

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Ogaden: US Surveillance Sprawling Power in Ethiopia Revealed  (UNPO)

The Unrepresented Nations and People Organization (UNPO) On 3 October 2017, Human Rights Watch reported that the Ethiopian government and the National Security Agency (NSA) have established a growing surveillance apparatus. The Ethiopian government has been ruling its country with an iron fist over the past years, causing repression in regions such as the Ogaden. […]

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Hiber Radio Interview With Activist Meron Ahadu

Hiber Radio Interview With Activist Meron Ahadu

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OMN Daily News October 5, 2017
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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Aborted    

By Aba Gobena   “I was very skeptical from the very beginning, and that’s why I couldn’t give it the benefit of the doubt, ” said Tona, an Ethiopian Taxi driver in DC.     “In an event of heavy run or flooding, the dam would easily collapse. And communities in the upstream will be […]

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News October 4, 2017
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SBS Interview with Col. Abebe Geresu

Ethiopia: Interview with Col. Abebe Geresu

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Ethiopia: Almaz Ayana Nominated for 2017 World Athlete of the Year Award

With the selection process to choose the 2017 World Athletes of the Year now underway, here’s a closer look at this year’s 10 women’s nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF. The winner will be announced at the IAAF Athletics Awards […]

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How US Surveillance Helps Repressive Regimes—the Ethiopia Case

By Felix Horne Recent stories from Edward Snowden’s disclosures show how the US government’s involvement with Ethiopia presents a case study in enabling repressive regimes to carry out surveillance on their own citizens. In the case of Ethiopia, such surveillance powers can play a significant role in a government’s criminalization of dissent and politically motivated […]

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UN Declares Detention of Opposition Politician Andualem Aragie Arbitrary; Calls for Release

Washington D.C.: In response to a petition filed by Freedom Now, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion finding the detention of opposition politician Andualem Aragie by the Government of Ethiopia in violation of international law. The Working Group—an independent panel of five human rights experts from around the world—called for […]

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BBN Daily Ethiopian News October 3, 2017

BBN Daily Ethiopian News October 3, 2017

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Ethiopian PM Hailemariam’s Protocol Head Defects to the US

The Head of Protocol of Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Hailemariam Desalegn, Baye Tadesse Teferi, has sought asylum in the US after attending the 72nd UN General Assembly with PM last month, the Voice of America (VoA) Amharic service reported tonight.

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Ethiopia: BBN Daily News October 2, 2017

Ethiopia: BBN Daily News October 2, 2017

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Breaking: Las Vegas shooter’s father, ‘Bingo Bruce,’ lived colorful life of crime and deception

The father of the gunman behind the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history robbed a string of banks in Arizona, escaped prison in Texas and tried to start a new life as the manager of a bingo parlor in Oregon, according to historical newspaper articles. Eric, the brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, who […]

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Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News October 2, 2017

Hiber Radio Daily Ethiopian News October 2, 2017

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Can these Obama-era national security officials win in Congress?

By Josh Rogin Global Opinions October 1, 2017 In the first national election of the Trump era, more than a half-dozen Obama administration national security officials are running for Congress, which could result in the largest influx of foreign-policy-minded Democrats to Capitol Hill in years. But all of them face the challenge of moving from […]

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Ethiopian festival turns into anti-government protest

Oromo people, one of country’s largest ethnic groups, demand political, economic freedom World Bulletin / News Desk An Ethiopian festival on Sunday turned into a massive anti-government protest for the second year in a row. Over a million people gathered at Horra Harsede, a meeting place for Irreecha celebration in the central town of Bushoftu, […]

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Refugee from Ethiopia Becomes Rich in the US

Salem Solomon and Tigist Geme VOA Tashitaa Tufaa grew up in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. He worked on his family’s farm with his 13 brothers and sisters, until he left to become a school teacher. In time, Tufaa became involved in politics. He helped campaign for a political party that opposed the majority Ethiopian […]

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Hiber Radio Presents Dr. Bezabeh Demessie & Yeshiwas Assefa

Hiber Radio Presents Dr. Bezabeh Demessie & Yeshiwas Assefa

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Ethiopia: Irreecha Festival in Pictures
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Aquino, Shikangwa guide Kenya past Ethiopia in WC qualifier

By CELLESTINE OLILO Daily Nation The national women’s Under-20 team on Saturday sailed through to the second round of the Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers after beating Ethiopia 2-1 in the second leg of their first round tie at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Added to their first leg meeting which ended in a […]

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Ethiopia signs $1.3bn World Bank deal shortly after IMF praise

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with REUTERS Ethiopia has entered a $1.3 billion deal with the World Bank to improve governance and fund pro-poor policies in regions worst hit by a drought and food shortages. The global lender on Friday (September 29) announced that it had signed the loan and grant agreement. Breakdown of $1.3bn facility […]

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Ramatlhakwane’s Brace Helps Botswana Bag a Win over Ethiopia

The Ethiopian national team were left stunned in Gaborone as Botswana rallied to beat the Waliyas 2-0 in independence day friendly game. The friendly tie was organized by the government of Botswana in celebration of the 51st year anniversary of the Southern Africa nation independence from British rule. Veteran striker Jerome Ramatlhakwane scored in each […]

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness in Oromia Region

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that, beginning on October 1 and concluding on or around October 8, the Oromia region will celebrate its annual Irreecha. Millions of attendees are expected to gather on this occasion at Lake Arsede, Bishoftu (Debre Zeit), and surrounding areas. Noting that at last year’s Irreecha a tragic stampede resulted […]

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The Cracks In Ethiopia’s Federalism Are Getting Larger –  By Kebour Ghenna

As a nation, Ethiopia today is divided in pieces, the way the victorious liberation lads wanted it. Their vision was, I assume, to create a Switzerland styled federal state but with something extra…chuzpah! They, of course did not take into account all the rivalries among Ethiopia’s diverse peoples and regions. They did not realize that […]

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Zehabesha Newspaper – 96 | PDF

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Ethiopia eyes steadily increasing Chinese tourists

ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) — The number of Chinese tourists to Ethiopia has steadily increased over the last several years, an Ethiopian official has told Xinhua. The East African country received 41,660 Chinese tourists in 2015, up from 35,383 in 2012, Kasshaun Ayalew, an expert at Ethiopia Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT), told […]

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EXPOSED: Ayalew Mengesha respond to Azeb Mesfin | Must Watch

EXPOSED: Ayalew Mengesha respond to Azeb Mesfin | Must Watch

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Ethiopia: Floods Leave Thousands Homeless in Ethiopia

By Adane Bikila in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Addis Ababa — EXTENSIVE flooding has displaced more than 93 000 people in crisis-torn Ethiopia. The Ambeira zone in Afar region, special zones surrounding the capital Addis Ababa , Jima, South-east Shewa and South-west Shewa in the Oromia region have been worst affected by the incessant rains. It […]

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