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Former Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

The current president of Zimbabwe has confirmed the news. Zimbabwe’s founding president Robert Mugabe has passed away after a long battle with ill health. The Mirror reports that Mugabe passed away in a hospital in Singapore. He turned 95 in February. President of Zimbabwe ✔@edmnangagwa It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on […]

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Africa’s looming drugs crisis fuelled by organised crime and poor policy

New research warns that African consumption of illegal drugs is projected to become a public health emergency. 5 September 2019 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Africa faces a substantial increase in illegal drug use, fuelled by organised crime and ineffective policy. In the next 30 years, sub-Saharan Africa will see the world’s biggest surge in illicit drug […]

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Dakota Fanning responds to backlash over Ethiopian Muslim role in new film

To clarify the casting, Fanning took to Instagram: “I do not play an Ethiopian woman. I play a British woman abandoned by her parents at seven years old in Africa and raised Muslim.” By USA TODAYSep 5, 2019, 12:26pm CDT Charles Trepany, USA TODAY Dakota Fanning is speaking out on the backlash against her upcoming movie. […]

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Ethiopia: Ethnic strife threatens church’s unity

VOA News Simmering ethnic strife in Ethiopia has reached the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Nationalists of the biggest ethnic group, the Oromo, are threatening to split the church. Developments are bound to further undermine unity. It started out as a legitimate grievance, Reverend Daniel Seifa Michael acknowledges: “There are issues that they have raised which are […]

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Senators Cardin and Inhofe are working to revise House Resolution 128

Washington update – September 4, 2019 The human rights situation in Ethiopia continues to deteriorate. Killings, church burnings and involuntary displacements of entire communities are occurring and the government is doing little or nothing to assert the rule of law. Individuals who are guilty of nothing beyond attempting to exercise their political rights have been […]

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Ethiopian Day in Toronto

Ethiopian Day in Toronto

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A Video Message to Herman J Cohen – INCITING GENOCIDE IN AFRICA

A Video Message to Herman J Cohen – INCITING GENOCIDE IN AFRICA

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ETHIOPIAN LEADER ARRIVES, MEETS MENGISTU’S MOTHER, CONSOLES TEKA FAMILY

Jerusalem Post Israel News He briefly mentioned Ethiopian-Israeli killed in July, meets mother of another Ethiopian-Israeli held in Gaza BY HERB KEINON SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 19:04 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed kicked off a two-day visit to Israel on Sunday by talking briefly with the mother of Avera Mengistu, who is being held in Gaza, […]

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Discrimination allegation hits Ethiopian

By Samuel Getachew Ethiopian Airlines stands accused of discrimination by a Kenyan disability rights activist. The airliner, on response to The Reporter, refused to directly confirm or deny the accusations; but it expressed regret about the incident and said that “it will continue to reach out to the customer and make amends”. Harun Maalim Hassan, a paraplegic, […]

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Months after pledge to open internet, Ethiopia disrupts connectivity amidst communal violence, tension

This story is the second in a two-part series on online disinformation, shutdowns, and rising political and ethnic tensions in Ethiopia. You can read the first part here.  On June 18 of last year, in his second parliamentary address, Ethiopia’s reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced his government would no longer block online publications. Within a day, his then-chief […]

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Protecting devotion from cholera in pilgrimage sites in Ethiopia

The pilgrims come in droves. They come by foot, by vehicle and by air to the many churches and monasteries scattered around the once ancient Christian kingdom of Ethiopia. They seek piety in their communing, but it is in the very density of their shared pilgrimage that dangerous diseases like cholera tend to thrive. Chief […]

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In watershed discovery, skull of ancient human ancestor unearthed

by Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) Scientists on Wednesday announced the landmark discovery in Ethiopia of a nearly complete skull of an early human ancestor that lived 3.8 million years ago, a species boasting an intriguing mixture of apelike and humanlike characteristics. The fossil dubbed MRD, which provides insight into a pivotal period for the evolutionary […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Comes Off Runway In Addis Ababa

byHenry Bewicke August 27, 2019 Yesterday, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 was involved in a peculiar incident as it veered off the runway after landing at Addis Ababa. Flight ET-307 was left with no major damage after wet conditions affected its passage down the runway. There was little, if any, damage to the aircraft after […]

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New Ethiopian Cultural Garden first in Cleveland to represent an African nation (video)

Aug 26, 2019 By Hannah Drown, cleveland.com See new Ethiopian Cultural Garden. Hannah Drown shares views, information on the garden which was dedicated this weekend. Which garden is your favorite to visit? Share your thoughts on the new garden in the comments. Posted by cleveland.com on Monday, August 26, 2019 CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cultural Gardens, […]

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12 people killed in Marsabit attack by Ethiopia militia

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, NAIROBI, Aug 26  At least 12 people, including three children, were killed in two attacks in northern Kenya at the weekend by cattle rustlers suspected to be from the Borana ethnic group, Kenyan police said Sunday. The attacks on two villages in Kenya’s Marsabit County near the border with Ethiopia were […]

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G7 Summit: President Macron and G7 leaders provide Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative with $251 million

PRESS RELEASE AFAWA aims to raise up to $5 billion for African women entrepreneurs and the African Development Bank will provide $1 billion financing BIARRITZ, France, August 26, 2019/ — French President Emmanuel Macron and G7 leaders on Sunday approved a package totalling $251 million in support of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) AFAWA initiative […]

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Ethiopia’s opposition parties criticize election law changes

Saturday, August 24, 2019 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for them to challenge the ruling coalition. One of the main amendments raised the number of signatures required to register […]

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Ethiopia’s opposition parties criticise election law changes

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for them to challenge the ruling coalition. FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at a news conference at his office in Addis […]

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The Sidama Region and Ethiopia’s “Perfect Storm”

By Andrew Korybko Global Research The last-minute compromise deal by the Sidama Liberation Movement and the Ethiopian government to delay the former’s planned declaration of a new regional state until an upcoming referendum in December doesn’t solve the deeper problem of the country’s contentious internal borders but instead means that this issue will play a leading […]

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Ethiopian authorities arrest journalist Mesganaw Getachew after he films outside court

August 20, 2019  Authorities in Ethiopia should unconditionally release journalist Mesganaw Getachew, who was arrested on August 9 after recording an interview outside a court in Addis Ababa, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mesganaw, who reports for the privately owned Ethiopis weekly, was arrested shortly after he interviewed a lawyer, Henok Aklilu, outside the Arada […]

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The Menelik Hall Foundation will dedicate the Ethiopian Cultural Garden at Cleveland Cultural Garden

The Menelik Hall Foundation will dedicate the Ethiopian Cultural Garden at Cleveland Cultural Gardens in Cleveland from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 24. Ethiopian Ambassador Fitsum Arega, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson and councilman Kevin Conwell will be in attendance, along with members of the Ethiopian Cultural Garden committee, including committee member Herb Resnick, a […]

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Regional Somali airport refuses to allow Ethiopian plane to land

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Kismayo airport in southern Somalia refused to allow an Ethiopian plane to land on Monday, a witness said, amid heightened tensions between the federal government and the regional leadership ahead of elections on Thursday. Somalia’s central government said on Saturday it would not recognize the result of an upcoming vote to elect […]

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Israeli missing in Ethiopia- Student from Technion goes missing during hike in Ethiopian desert.

Aya Naemana, a 22-year-old Israeli tourist from the Galilee town of Arraba, went missing in the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia. Naemana has been missing for nine hours, and concern for her life is high due to the heavy heat. Naemana came to Ethiopia with a group from Israel’s Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where […]

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Ethiopians ‘abused on Gulf route, forcibly deported from Saudi’

HRW report says Ethiopian, Yemeni and Saudi officials have taken few, if any, steps to curb violence faced by migrants. Ethiopian migrants and refugees who have undertaken dangerous journeys to find work in Saudi Arabia are encountering abusive prison conditions before being forcibly deported en masse with nothing but the clothes on their backs, according to a new report by Human […]

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Ethiopian neighborhood in Las Vegas could get official designation

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A community informally known as Little Ethiopia could get that official designation, if a Nevada assemblyman has his way. Assemblyman Alexander Assefa, who is the first Ethiopian-American elected in to public office in the state, made the proposal this week before the Clark County Commission. “The vast majority of the [Ethiopian] […]

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Ethiopia ToHostThe 4th Eastern African Literary &Cultural Studies Conference  Scholars from across Africa and the globe arrive in Lalibela!

By Ayele Addis Ambelu (ayeleradio@gmail.com) The Eastern Africa Literary and Cultural Studies Conference, an unprecedented global academic event, will be held in partnership with the Amhara Region Media Association in Lalibela,a center of world heritage.The international conference encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum of stimulating respectful dialogue. […]

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Ethiopians Abused on Gulf Migration Route

Trafficking, Exploitation, Torture, Abusive Prison Conditions August 15, 2019 (Addis Ababa) – Ethiopians undertaking the perilous journey by boat across the Red Sea or Gulf of Aden face exploitation and torture in Yemen by a network of trafficking groups, Human Rights Watch said today. They also encounter abusive prison conditions in Saudi Arabia before being summarily forcibly deported back […]

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Washington won’t Support a Plan Leading to a New African Nation – The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)

Washington – For the United States, independence is not an option to settle the Moroccan Sahara issue, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) pointed out in an article published on Sunday. “Officials involved in the talks said the U.S. has made it clear that Washington won’t support a plan that leads to a new African nation,” […]

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King Minilik II Military Genius

King Minilik II Military Genius

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Ethiopian Day in Toronto

Ethiopian Day in Toronto

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The National Bank of Ethiopia granted a license to Ethio Lease, making it the first foreign-owned entity to receive a financial services license

Ethio Lease Receives Financial Service License and Opens for Business in Ethiopia Leasing Company Becomes First Foreign-Owned Business to provide financial services. Addis Ababa – Thursday, August 8th, 2019 – The National Bank of Ethiopia granted a license to Ethio Lease, making it the first foreign-owned entity to receive a financial services license in the country. […]

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Twitter backlash after Ethiopia PM’s internet ‘not water or air’ threat

“Internet is not water, internet is not air. Internet is a very important. However, if we use it as a revolution tool to incite others to kill and burn, it will be shut down not only for a week, but longer than that. “For sake of national security, internet and social media could be blocked […]

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Ethiopia PM says ‘foreigners’ involved in June 22 foiled coup

REUTERS Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday that attackers in a failed regional coup in June had been trained by people who had come from foreign countries, without giving details. A rogue militia tried to seize power on June 22 in the northern Amhara region, an attack which authorities blamed on Asamnew Tsige, […]

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Ethiopia opens up banking sector to its diaspora

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s parliament passed a bill on Wednesday to open up the country’s financial sector to an estimated five million of its citizens who have taken other nationalities, including allowing them to buy shares in local banks and start lending businesses. The changes are part of a raft of economic reforms initiated […]

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Ethiopian Jews, Once Hailed, Now Cast Aside

By JEWISH WEEK EDITORS July 31, 2019, 10:39 am Ethiopian Israelis and supporters protest in Tel Aviv following the death of 19-year-old Ethiopian Solomon Tekah, who was shot and killed few days ago in Kiryat Haim by an off-duty police officer, July 2, 2019. JTA The saga of Ethiopian Jewry has always involved heroism and […]

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Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis

The Guardian National ‘green legacy’ initiative aims to reduce environmental degradation About 350m trees have been planted in a single day in Ethiopia, according to a government minister. The planting is part of a national “green legacy” initiative to grow 4bn trees in the country this summer by encouraging every citizen to plant at least 40 seedlings. Public offices […]

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Ethiopia coffee, oilseeds export revenues hit 1.2 bln USD amid growing interest from China

ADDIS ABABA, July 27 (Xinhua) — The Ethiopian government on Saturday said the country made more than 1.2 billion U.S. dollars in revenue from the exports of coffee and oilseeds during the just-concluded Ethiopian fiscal year that ended on July 7. The revenue was generated from the export of coffee, mung beans, white kidney beans, […]

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Ethiopia’s First Female Supreme Court Chief Hopes to Rebuild Trust

VOA As part of sweeping reforms, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed Meaza Ashenafi to be the first woman to lead the country’s Supreme Court. This charismatic lawyer has built a career advocating for women. VOA’S Salem Solomon has this profile.

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Emperor Halie Selassie to be canonized as a saint

July 23, 2019 Ejersa Goro, Harar Mulugeta Haile For the 127th birthday of Emperor Haile Selassie, Abuna Selama, the Archbishop of the Hara region had instructed the heads of the 53 churches in his archdiocese to hold special prayers and to speak about the contributions of the Emperor to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Melak Sahal, chief […]

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Ethiopia referendum: Dozens killed in Sidama clashes

By BBC Hawassa At least 25 people have died in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists in southern Ethiopia, hospital officials have told the BBC. The officials said security forces fired bullets during the protests across the Sidama region. Activists from the Sidama ethnic group were set to declare their own federal state on […]

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Hopes dashed as Ethiopia-Eritrea peace process stagnates

By AFP In the heady days after longtime foes Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace deal a year ago, Teklit Amare’s Peace and Love Cafe near the newly-opened border overflowed with customers. Now, he paces among empty tables, wondering aloud how to keep his business open as optimism fades, with borders again sealed and hopes of […]

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Ethiopia says army to take over security in troubled south

By AFP Ethiopia announced Monday that soldiers and federal police will take over security in a restive southern region following days of violence that has left at least 18 people dead. “The regular security structure has been unable to ensure rule of law and has been stymied by various agendas,” said a statement read on regional […]

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