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Impunity- a plague for human rights protection in Ethiopia

Impunity- a plague for human rights protection in Ethiopia

Yonas Mebrahtu/Germany   On April 18, 2017, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, the rubber-stamp institution backed and sponsored by the Ethiopian Government, has released a report on Ethiopian protest started since the late of 2015. According to this latest report, 669 people have been killed and close to 1000 people are injured during the Anti-government […]

Egypt pledges to stop anti-peace forces threatening Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has told local media that north African neighbour Egypt had agreed to stop the activities of anti-peace forces who are behind protests in Ethiopia. The premier was speaking at a press briefing to address major issues in the country. He said Egypt had pledged to stop any persons and activities […]

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Donald Trump: ‘We will build Mexico border wall’

Donald Trump has said a “big day” is planned on national security, including an announcement to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico. The new US president is expected to sign several executive orders regarding immigration and border security over the next few days. They are likely to include the “extreme […]

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Trump: Five things we know and five things we don’t

BY NIALL STANAGE – 12/11/16 It’s one month since Donald Trump won the presidency, and supporters and opponents alike are grappling with what comes next. The election itself was pitched into new controversy this weekend after a Washington Post report asserted that the CIA now believes Russia meddled in the campaign in order to help […]

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Hillary Clinton urged to call for election vote recount in battleground states

Alleged irregularities in key states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin prompt demands for audit amid concerns over ‘foreign hackers’ A growing number of academics and activists are calling for US authorities to fully audit or recount the 2016 presidential election vote in key battleground states, in case the results could have been skewed by foreign […]

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Trump unveils policy priorities including amending Obamacare

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Trump unveils policy priorities including amending Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has softened on his tough words against the Affordable Care Act Friday, opting to amend the law rather than to appeal it. Trump made the remarks as he unveiled his policy priorities in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. The decision to leave in place […]

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Rwanda to probe French officials for involvement in 1994 genocide

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Rwanda to probe French officials for involvement in 1994 genocide

Rwanda is set to investigate French officials alleged to have orchestrated the 1994 genocide that killed close to 1 million people across the country. The East African nation’s foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo said the judicial process against the accused French officials will start with a thorough investigation. “We will use means at our disposal to […]

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Mengistu Hailemariam is going to be brought to justice

Fitih le Ethiopia (Justice for Ethiopia) Task force PRESS RELEASE After having committed a horrific and sustained genocide on the Ethiopian people and when the Ethiopian people rose in total revolt, he fled to Zimbabwe. Concrete steps have already been taken to bring this leader of the DERG, Mengistu Hailemariam to justice. “Justice for Ethiopia […]

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Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) and Patriotic Ginbot 7 (PG7)

After several candid discussions and careful considerations of the current political, social, economic and humanitarian situations in Ethiopia, and all the damages caused by successive regimes and the TPLF/EPRDF regime in particular on the welfare and national interests of the peoples of Ethiopia and the security and sovereignty of our country, the ODF and PG7 […]

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Clinton speech draws more than 33 million

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Clinton speech draws more than 33 million

Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention fell slightly short of Donald Trump’s, at least in terms of Nielsen ratings. The measurement service reports Thursday’s final night of the Democratic gathering in Philadelphia averaged 29.8 million viewers from 10 to 11:45 p.m. ET, compared with 32.2 million who watched the equivalent night of […]

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Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton

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Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton

Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN)Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders formally declared an end to their political rivalry Tuesday, joining forces to take on a shared enemy: Donald Trump. “I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president,” Sanders said at […]

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Dallas Police: Snipers Shoot 12 Officers & 2 Civilians, 5 Dead

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Dallas Police: Snipers Shoot 12 Officers & 2 Civilians, 5 Dead

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British and want to stay European? Here is how to keep your EU citizenship after Brexit

“Britain has opted to leave the European Unio” width=”615″ height=”409″ class=”size-full wp-image-73905″ /> Britain has opted to leave the European Unio[/caption]Many are mourning the loss of their European citizenship – especially their ability to live and work anywhere within the state – but there are ways around the system The UK woke up yesterday to […]

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Ethiopia: TPLF is Dead and Buried with Meles Zenawi – By Amanuel Biedemariam

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Ethiopia: TPLF is Dead and Buried with Meles Zenawi – By Amanuel Biedemariam

In 1998-2000, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) unleashed a deadly war against the people of Eritrea under the pretext of a boarder dispute. Soon thereafter it was evident that the agenda was and remains regime change and access to sea for greater (Abay) Tigray. However, after over 120,000 Ethiopian and 19,000 Eritrean deaths regime […]

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50 killed in shooting at Florida nightclub | Video

A gunman who may have pledged allegiance to ISIS opened fire early Sunday morning in a packed Orlando nightclub, killing 50 people and wounding at least 53 more in a bloody scene that ended hours later when police stormed the building and killed the shooter.   President Obama was set to speak from the White […]

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With Chinese help, Ethiopia seeks to be Africa’s top car manufacturer

By Aaron Maasho and Edmund Blair, Reuters ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia has grand ambitions for its tiny auto industry, seeking to transform a handful of assemblers that bolt together imported kits into a network of factories that can make the country Africa’s biggest car manufacturer over the next two decades. Ethiopia produces about 8,000 commercial […]

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Ethiopia’s Sembere Teferi Floats to 5000M World Lead in Herzogenaurach

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Ethiopia’s Sembere Teferi Floats to 5000M World Lead in Herzogenaurach

Ethiopia’s Sembere Teferi cruised to a world-leading time of 14:46.61 when winning the 5000m at the Adidas Boost Meeting in Herzogenaurach, Germany, on Saturday (14). The 21-year-old was a silver medallist over 5000m at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 and proved her Olympic preparations are well on track with a superb solo performance. Teferi […]

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South Sudan Rebels Say U.S. Withdraws Funding for Machar Travel

by William Davison Bloomberg | The U.S. withdrew funding to help transport South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar to the capital, Juba, to take part in a transitional government, the renegade force’s head of foreign relations said. Machar’s supporters are now seeking support from the United Nations to fly Machar from Gambella, in western Ethiopia, […]

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Ethiopia’s clampdown on dissent tests ethnic federal structure

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Ethiopia’s clampdown on dissent tests ethnic federal structure

Protests sparked by the arrest of Konso leader Kala Gezahegn underlined growing tensions between Ethiopia’s central government and many ethnic populations   William Davison in Addis Ababa, Friday 8 April Nothing seemed amiss when an Ethiopian government vehicle arrived to collect the traditional leader of the Konso people for a meeting in March. But instead of […]

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Death toll in Pakistan Easter suicide attack climbs past 70

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Death toll in Pakistan Easter suicide attack climbs past 70

By Shaiq Hussain and Erin Cunningham March 28 at 4:55 AM (Washington Post) ISLAMABAD — The death toll in a devastating suicide attack on picnicking families in the city of Lahore rose to 72, with another 230 injured, local media reports said Monday, as Pakistani authorities vowed to hunt down the Islamist militant bombers who claimed they specifically targeted Christians […]

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House Speaker John Boehner to resign at end of October

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House Speaker John Boehner to resign at end of October

This story was originally published at 9:36 a.m. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), faced with a constant conservative rebellion, told Republicans Friday morning that he will resign at the end of October, according to aides and lawmakers in a closed-door meeting. The resignation will end a nearly five-year reign as speaker, allowing House Republicans […]

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Russian tanks and artillery move in to Syria as Putin prepares to attack ISIS

AROUND half a dozen Russian tanks have been stationed at a Syrian airfield, US sources claim. By Cyrus Engineer At least seven Russian T-90 tanks were spotted at an air base near the Syrian city of Latakia – a stronghold of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.Russian artillery units have also been seen in the area. It […]

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Nigel Short on being the only passenger on a 737 flight: ‘I stayed in economy’

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Nigel Short on being the only passenger on a 737 flight: ‘I stayed in economy’

By Jordi Lippe Many of us have dreamed of taking a private plane to our destination of choice, but that wasn’t exactly the plan for Nigel Short when he arrived at the airport in Johannesburg on July 15. Initially told he was going to be one of only four passengers on the 737 flight to […]

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Samsung Enters Mobile Payment Wars With Samsung Pay

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Samsung Enters Mobile Payment Wars With Samsung Pay

New system will work with old-school credit card readers (Time) Samsung is taking on Apple and Google with its own mobile payment system. At a press event in New York Thursday, the company announced Samsung Pay, a new contactless payment system that lets people buy products in physical stores with their phones. While Apple’s Apple […]

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Is Africa really rising ? – Fekadu Bekele,  Ph D

July 29, 2015 Introduction President Barack Obama praised Africa’s economic performance in his speech on the 2015 Global entrepreneurship summit which was held in Nairobi from July 25-26, 2015. He stressed that Africa is “on the move and the continent is one of the fastest growing region in the world.”  Further, he emphasized that  “the […]

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The Greek debt crisis:  Why austerity program is not a solution !  – Fekadu Bekele, Ph D  

On 25th January of this year  the Greek people have elected a new parliament and a new government which is led by the SYRIZA party which is  opposing the economic and social policies of the past two previous governments, the PASOK, which is a socialist party by name,  and  the New Democracy party, a center-right […]

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How to make sure ‘developing’ countries can develop

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How to make sure ‘developing’ countries can develop

NEW YORK: Before you head for the beach, remember this: In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, starting July 13, world leaders will have a golden opportunity to reshape how they help developing countries grow and prosper. They must not waste it. The three-day United Nations Conference on Financing for Development is crucial for the poorest nations on […]

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Africa: UN deploys troops, helicopters in the DRC

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Africa: UN deploys troops, helicopters in the DRC

UN forces have deployed ground troops, attack helicopters and drones to support a campaign by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s army against rebels in the northeast of the country, the head of its UN peacekeeping mission said on Wednesday. The offensive against the Ituri Patriotic Resistance Force (FRPI) marks the first time the peacekeepers have […]

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We Need a New Integrity in the Global Development Financing Debate

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We Need a New Integrity in the Global Development Financing Debate

By John Sinclair The UN Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) meets this July in Addis Ababa. It is designed to mobilize the trillions of new dollars needed to fully implement the UN’s new Post-2015 Agenda. The Agenda embodies the principle of “leaving no one behind” and has a bold core goal, the elimination of […]

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Model Liya Kebede split from husband

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Model Liya Kebede split from husband

Liya Kebede — who’s having a major moment as the first black model to grace the cover of Paris Vogue in five years, and is a favorite of hot Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquière — has quietly separated from her hedge-under husband Kassy Kebede. Liya, 37 — the Ethiopian-born beauty who has been a World […]

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