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Illegal Ethiopian Capital Flight Skyrocketed in 2009 to US$3.26 Billion

By Sarah Freitas A forthcoming report by Global Financial Integrity finds that Ethiopia lost US$11.7 billion in illicit financial outflows from 2000-2009 An upcoming report by Global Financial Integrity finds that Ethiopia, which has a per-capita GDP of just US$365, lost US$11.7 billion to illicit financial outflows between 2000 and 2009. More worrying is that […]

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Ex-Marine Corps Reservist Yonathan Melaku Faces Charges in Military Buildings Shootings

By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The lawyer for an ex-Marine Corps reservist accused of firing shots at the Pentagon and other military targets last year says his client is a loyal American and that a notebook found in his possession containing references to Osama bin Laden and jihad was merely part of […]

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Unbalanced Growth strategy potential for conflict in Ethiopia, By Geletaw Zeleke

To help boost the economies of low income countries a development strategy named unbalanced growth theory was introduced by development theorists. With the use of this strategy select economic zones grow at rapid rates, while other economic zones experience stagnation or reduced growth as a result. The objective of this strategy is to concentrate wealth […]

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Why is Ethiopia Poor? Analysis By Alemayehu G. Mariam

First, Why is Africa Poor? George Ayittey, the renowned Ghanaian economist and president of the Free Africa Foundation swears that “Africa is poor because she is not free”. Like Ayittey, Robert Guest, business editor for The Economist, in his book The Shackled Continent (2004), declares that “Africans are poor because they are poorly governed.” He […]

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Ethiopian woman accused of murdering Kuwaiti woman

‘I took revenge’ – Ethiopian maid who murdered Kuwaiti woman Source: Arab News KUWAIT CITY: The Ethiopian maid who murdered a 25-year-old Kuwaiti woman, identified as Aisha Al-Failakawi, on Thursday re-enacted the crime in front of securitymen before she was referred to the public prosecution, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. The maid said she committed the […]

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DENVER – It’s been a little more than two years since a 24-year-old immigrant from Ethiopia was gunned down and killed in Denver. Police have been following up on leads to no avail. They’re hoping a $10,000 reward will bring someone forward. You may recall the story of Keyru Lolo. In October of 2009, Lolo […]

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Death becomes preferable to a life without justice and liberty under PM Meles

Young Ethiopian Activist Turns to Self-Immolation Death becomes preferable to a life without justice and liberty under PM Meles. Ethiopian American Council FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Regime Isolates Town, Cuts Phone Lines “Death is preferable than a life without justice and liberty… .” Those were the words on the lips of young Yenesew Gebre as he […]

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Ethiopian Patriot Yenesew Gebre: Give me Liberty or Give me Death!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Give me Liberty or Give me Death! On 11/11/11, Yenesew Gebre, a 29 year-old Ethiopian school teacher and human rights activist set himself ablaze outside a public meeting hall in the town of Tarcha located in Dawro Zone in Southern Ethiopia. He died three days later from his injuries. In an […]

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Ethiopia may join Somalia conflict, military officials say, as Kenya considers push forward

By Associated Press/ NAIROBI, Kenya — East African officials are considering having Ethiopian troops join the war in Somalia to create a third front against al-Qaida linked insurgents, officials said Friday, as around 400 Kenyan soldiers moved to the border to push toward a key Somali town. International interest in famine-hit, war-ravaged Somalia is at […]

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Love Ethiopia, fear its government

By Temesgen Zewdie/ It is certainly pleasing to belong to a nation of people known for their hospitality, communal life of sharing and caring, refined social mores, compassionate to faults and longest surviving civilization in the world. With greater initiative and modern marketing, Ethiopia could have been the most preferred tourist destination of Africa, not […]

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Birtukan tells UN new Ethiopia won’t terrorize citizens

By Abebe Gellaw Paris (ESAT News)–Former judge and pro-democracy icon Birtukan Mideksa told the United Nations Human Rights Council here on Monday that Ethiopians would change the ruined relationship between the state and its citizens for the better. Speaking at an event marking the 20th anniversary of United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Birtukan […]

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President Obama Honors Physics Professor Solomon Bililign

WASHINGTON, DC (TADIAS) – When Physicist Solomon Bililign was a young teacher imprisoned in Ethiopia during the “Red Terror” era, he never imagined that he would one day receive a Presidential Award in the United States. Now a professor at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Dr. Bililign is one of nine individuals whom […]

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Yenesew’s self-immolation: The ultimate call for justice

by Jawar Mohammed The self-immolation of Ethiopian high school teacher, Yenesew Gebre, 29, signals a clear message to Ethiopian leaders and their international supporters. In Ethiopian politics, practically everything is contested, a contest that has often taken an ugly face leading to arrests, tortures and disappearances of dissidents. The growing clampdown on dissent targets leaders […]

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Oromia-Ethiopia: The Oromo Liberation Movement is Like a Fighter Jet Shooting from Its Three Parts

By Fayyis Oromia* There was a time, when the Oromo freedom fighters wanted to liberate the Oromo people from any sort of subjugation in Ethiopia without trying to demarcate a national area called Oromia; for instance, we can mention the movements like the Raayya Oromo revolt, the Bale Oromo resistance, the initiation of Maccaa Tulama […]

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Behind Ethiopia’s recent mass arrests (Jawar Mohammed)

Over the last three months, Ethiopia has ramped up crackdown on dissent using its sweeping anti-terrorism legislation. According to Human Rights Watch, the legislation is “premised on an extremely broad and ambiguous definition of terrorist activity that permits the government to repress a wide range of internationally protected freedoms, and contains provisions that ride roughshod […]

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Ethiopia: Minnesota Man jailed over inappropriate touching of a 5-year-old boy

New Hope Aide Admits Touching Boy on Bus Beyene Buliye jailed in Hennepin County by Bill Keller / FOX 9 News NEW HOPE, Minn. – Entrusting a child to a stranger’s care is one of the most difficult things for a parent to do, but a bus employee on a New Hope route is now […]

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Ethiopia, Somalia draw 0-0 in World Cup Qualifier

Somalia drew 0-0 with 10-man Ethiopia in their World Cup qualifier in neutral Djibouti on Saturday as the last two of Africa’s 22 lowest-ranked teams began their quest to qualify for football’s 2014 showpiece in Brazil Ranked way down at No. 192 of 208 international teams, Somalia couldn’t make a man advantage tell at the […]

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South Sudan President’s Daughter Marries Ethiopian

President Kiir’s oldest daughter, Adut, was handed over in marriage on Saturday, in a church ceremony attended by almost the entire cabinet for South Sudan. Hundreds of South Sudanese, government ministers and dignitaries drove to Rejaf County to witness the marriage ceremony. There was heavy deployment of police and the army, from Juba up to […]

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Zenawi’s Ethiopia Ranks 108 out of 110 Countries in Prosperity Index

Ethiopia is among the bottom three countries in an index that measures prosperity as a function of both income and well-being for 110 countries. According to the 2011 Legatum Prosperity Index, Ethiopia ranks 108 out of 110 countries – merely above Zimbabwe and Central African Republic (CAR), both Zimbabwe and CAR are among the top […]

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Wikileaks: on TPLF’s EFFORT Companies

Upon taking power in 1991, the ruling Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) liquidated non-military assets held by the movement to found a series of companies whose profits would be used as venture capital to rehabilitate the war-torn Tigray region’s economy….. E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/18/2019 TAGS: ECONPGOVEAIDET SUBJECT: PARTY-STATALS: HOW THE RULING PARTIES’ “ENDOWMENTS” OPERATE ADDIS […]

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Miss Ethiopia – Meron Bekure – Miss Africa Minnesota 2011

Name: Meron Bekure Country you are representing: I’ll be representing the BEAUTIFUL country and the amazingly diversed people of ETHIOPIA!!!!! Tell me something about yourself?: I was born and raised in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. I moved to the U.S. when I was twelve and in the 7th grade. Coming to America was one of the […]

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Buzunesh Deba is New York’s hometown hero

New York – Ask anyone who runs regularly in Central Park: Ethiopian native Buzunesh Deba is a New Yorker. The Bronx resident, who is coached by her husband and fellow runner Worku Beyi, can be seen training in New York City’s most runner-friendly park two days per week. On Sunday, Deba enjoyed the best race […]

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Kent Bush: Help me raise money for orphans in Ethiopia

By Kent Bush (evening tribune) Sometimes it is hard to give to charity. Many people worry that they are giving to the wrong charity, their money will be wasted or their donation is too small to make a difference. I get that. I’ve never felt like I had enough money to make a difference, either. […]

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Rastafarians make it life’s goal to settle in Ethiopia — but the welcome isn’t always warm

(PRI) Rastafarian artist Bandi Payne leads visitors through the jungle-like garden that surrounds his house in Shashamane, Ethiopia, pointing out the many trees he’s planted in his two decades here. “That’s guava, my guava tree. Tangerine, banana trees and… that is cassava,” Payne said pointing to the shrubby plant. Payne was born on the Caribbean […]

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Trip to Ethiopia influences new album from Michigan folk duo Seth Bernard, May Erlewine

By Sebastian Fryer | Kalamazoo Gazette KALAMAZOO — Musicians can find inspiration in a lot of things. For Lake City husband and wife musicians Seth Bernard and May Erlewine, billed as Seth & May, a few weeks in Ethiopia gave them more than enough material for a new album. A release party for the new […]

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Persson and Schibbye: Ethiopia reduces Swedes’ charges

(BBC)An Ethiopian court has dropped charges of participating in terrorism against two Swedish journalists. But Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye still faced charges of supporting a terrorist group and entering Ethiopia illegally, the judge said. They were arrested in July after being caught with fighters from an Ogaden National Liberation Front faction. They had pleaded […]

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Welbeck agrees Terms on a New Five Year Contract

The young United star has impressed every one with his sparkling form and is all set to earn three times more than what he earns now. Talks were going on between the club officials and Welbeck’s representatives and finally both the parties have reached an agreement which will see Welbeck earn £45000 a week, a […]

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Is Ethiopia’s strongman Meles Zenawi shooting in the dark?

By ARGAW ASHINE Source: Africa Review Is Meles Zenawi becoming paranoid? Or is he laying the ground for a new round of crackdowns on his government’s favourite targets–the media and the opposition? Ethiopia observers were left groping for answers after the country’s prime minister recently launched into a tirade against perceived enemies, leaving no doubt […]

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Swedes deny backing Ethiopian rebels

(By Jenny Vaughan) ADDIS ABABA — Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia rejected witness claims Tuesday that they had supported a rebel group, as the prosecution opened its case against them. Police inspector Mohamed Ahmed testified that the accused, photographer Johan Persson and reporter Martin Schibbye, had told him they came to Ethiopia […]

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Belgian coach Saintfiet leaves Ethiopia job

By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet said on Friday he was leaving his job as Ethiopia coach after just five months, citing broken promises for his departure. “Despite the many positives, some agreements were not honoured and that is the reason for this decision,” he said in an e-mail to […]

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Illinois Fugitive Benyam Bereket-Ab Wanted for Rape

(chicago tribune) Charged in Will County with raping his adoptive sister over two years starting when she was in 5th grade, 20-year-old Benyam Bereket-Ab fled to his homeland of Ethiopia from Naperville in January 2006. Bereket-Ab’s bond had initially been set at $4 million, but his attorney successfully argued that he wasn’t a flight risk […]

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(BBC) The US military has begun flying drone aircraft from a base in Ethiopia, as part of its fight against Islamist militants in neighbouring Somalia. US officials have confirmed to the BBC that the base, in the southern city of Arba Minch, is now operational. But they stressed that the remotely-piloted drones were being used […]

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Ethiopia’s Zenawi calls jailed Swedish journalists terror accomplices

Source: CPJ New York, October 11, 2011-Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s public accusations on Monday against two imprisoned Swedish journalists compromise the presumption of their innocence and predetermine the outcome of their case, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The journalists were arrested in Ethiopia in July and charged with terrorism for associating with […]

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Bus Company fined $16,000 for refusing to let Ethiopian woman on his bus

Court orders Driver Nissim Ben Yakar to pay NIS 60,000 after refusing to let woman on his bus and telling her “Ethopians are stupid people.” (jpost) A bus driver who humiliated a young Ethiopian student by telling her he “doesn’t let blacks ride on the bus” has been ordered to pay NIS 60,000 compensation, the […]

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Don’t Kill Them; Break Them

By Messay Kebede In the final analysis, the difference between the Derg and the Woyanne regime in terms of repression and exclusiveness is becoming blurred by the day since the 2005 election. In a previous article, I indicated that the toughening of repression is part of a political strategy associated with the “implementation” of an […]

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‘Meles the Menace’ condemned in Norway

(photo file) Norwegian News A chorus of critics demonstrated outside the Oslo hotel where Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was attending an international energy conference this week. He brushed off the criticism, while Norwegian leaders say they took up some of it with him. “Norwegian and other countries’ organizations think they have a right to […]

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Derg vs. Woyanne – same goal, different style

By Messay Kebede In the final analysis, the difference between the Derg and the Woyanne regime in terms of repression and exclusiveness is becoming blurred by the day since the 2005 election. In a previous article, I indicated that the toughening of repression is part of a political strategy associated with the “implementation” of an […]

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The Legend Ethiopian Musician Mesfin Abebe
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