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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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Our Muslim and Christian leaders must stand up for higher principles and avoid greater disaster!

The SMNE has been alerted to a serious issue affecting Christians and Muslims in the village of Qoto Baloso, Silte province of Ethiopia. Reports allege that Christian’s church was burned down on 29 November 2011 by Muslim students, accompanied by Muslim police officials. The students were shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”). Is it really […]

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Customer accused of kidnapping Northeast Portland store owner gets two years, prosecutor lacked evidence

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Customer accused of kidnapping Northeast Portland store owner gets two years, prosecutor lacked evidence

A man who was accused of wielding a gun to kidnap a Northeast Portland store owner, then rob her of $600, will serve about two years in jail — not the 7 1/2 years or more he faced if convicted of those crimes. The reported victim, who owns Merkato Ethiopian Music & Food on Northeast […]

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt to Build AIDS Clinic in Ethiopia

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt to Build AIDS Clinic in Ethiopia

(ANI) Melbourne: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will be opening an AIDS clinic in their adopted daughter Zahara’s native country Ethiopia to ensure that she is always in touch with her African roots. The 36-year-old actress became mum to Zahara Marley in 2005. During an interview, the ‘Salt’ star revealed that she and Pitt are […]

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Coffee Prices Fall on Ethiopian Exchange

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Coffee Prices Fall on Ethiopian Exchange

BY Meron Tekleberhan (EBN) The prices of unwashed Arabica coffee from Ethiopia are reported to have decreased by an estimated 6.9% on the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange last week. The fall in prices occurred as the volume of washed and unwashed coffee traded on the exchange increased from 2295 metric ton to 2529 metric tons said […]

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Kenya to import Power from Ethiopia

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Kenya to import Power from Ethiopia

By:Mariam Abdi (KBC) Kenya will import electricity from Ethiopia to boost the national capacity by 400 Megawatts, Energy Minister Kiraitu Murungi has disclosed. The deal which is being financed by the World Bank, Africa Development Bank and the French Agency for Development at a cost of Ksh64 billion will be sealed on Wednesday at the […]

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Ethiopia and Sudan agree not to harbor rebel groups

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Ethiopia and Sudan agree not to harbor rebel groups

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed not to receive rebel figures or host each other’s rebel forces in their territory, the Sudanese Media Center (SMC) reported last week. The agreement was reached following the 14th joint Border Development Commission Meeting held last week in Amhara region’s Bahardar town. Sennar state […]

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Aster Aweke’s Kabu Coffee to Start Export

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Aster Aweke’s Kabu Coffee to Start Export

Kabu Coffee, the cafe owned by celebrated Ethiopian artist Aster Aweke, is to expand its business and provide export quality “value-added coffee”. While Kabu continues to be known for its food and drink – including coffee, salads, pastries, and its signature dish, the American Burger since it launched its cafe business in mid 2010, Capital […]

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The Art of Bleeding a Country Dry – Ethio-Corruption, Inc. (Unlimited)

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The Art of Bleeding a Country Dry – Ethio-Corruption, Inc. (Unlimited)

By Alemayehu G. Mariam “The people of Ethiopia are being bled dry. No matter how hard they try to fight their way out of absolute destitution and poverty, they will be swimming upstream against the current of illicit capital leakage”, wrote Economist Sarah Freitas who co-authored an upcoming report with Lead Economist Dev Kar of […]

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How To Train Your Prime Minister: Divest From Meles’ Regime!

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How To Train Your Prime Minister: Divest From Meles’ Regime!

By The Mitmita Girls It has been some time since we served up our brand of tongue lashing on the state of madness in Ethiopia; even committed dilettantes like us need a month or nine to recover from the very exhausting process of skewering our esteemed Prime Minister via our blog. When last we broached […]

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Four Kenyans killed in raid near Ethiopia border

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Four Kenyans killed in raid near Ethiopia border

ISIOLO, Kenya (Reuters) – At least four people have been killed by suspected Ethiopian raiders at a remote Kenyan village on the border with Ethiopia, police and the local member of parliament said on Sunday. The regional police commander for Kenya’s Eastern province, Marcus Ochola, blamed the killings in Adi village in Moyale district on […]

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Intimidation or imprisonment by ‘democratic instruments’

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Intimidation or imprisonment by ‘democratic instruments’

By Mesfin Negash/CPJ Guest Blogger Three years ago, I met Minister Bereket Simon at his office at the center of Addis Ababa. I was with my colleague Abiye Teklemariam — who was recently charged with terrorism, treason and espionage along with five other journalists, including myself. Our purpose in meeting Bereket was to make our […]

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Minn. hawalas prepare to shut down this week

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Minn. hawalas prepare to shut down this week

(by Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio) St. Paul, Minn. — Somali money-transfer companies in Minnesota are preparing to close as early as Friday, unless a solution can be reached with one of the last remaining U.S. banks to do business with them. Shutting down the so-called “hawalas” could have devastating effects in Somalia, which is […]

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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. (By Chris Steller): 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 […]

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Azeb Mesfin, the Dictator’s wife uses Aids victims to improve her bad image

(ethiopiantimes) In a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Addis Ababa on 5 December, Mr Sidibé congratulated the First Lady of Ethiopia on her successful stewardship of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) and urged her to continue to champion the health and well-being of women and girls across Africa. “We are […]

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Are the ‘Golden people’ represented by Cheap Metal of the ‘Mafia group’?

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Are the ‘Golden people’ represented by Cheap Metal of the ‘Mafia group’?

by Teshome Debalke The desperate Woyane regime continued to dig its grave by coming up with all kinds of drama to divert its unprecedented human right violations and corruptions. The more its true color reviled the more it become deadly and the more it comes up with more drama. The various Media showing the true […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Police still hoping to solve 2009 murder

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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