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Last 500 Ethiopian Wolves Endangered by Lack of Genetic Diversity

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Last 500 Ethiopian Wolves Endangered by Lack of Genetic Diversity

(Scientific American) — The last wolves in Africa face a difficult road if they are going to survive. Just 500 Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis) remain in the mountains of the country for which they are named. The animals now live in six fragmented populations located hundreds of kilometers apart from one another; three of these […]

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Ethiopia Seeks Bids for Coffee Farm, Other State-Owned Companies

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Ethiopia Seeks Bids for Coffee Farm, Other State-Owned Companies

By William Davison bloomberg.net Ethiopia’s government invited bids for six state-owned enterprises as part of a plan to raise 1 billion Ethiopian birr ($55.1 million) this fiscal year by selling assets to private investors. Among the companies being sold are the 600-hectare (1,483- acre) Arbagugu Coffee Plantation in the central Oromia region, said Privatization and […]

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Around 300 migrants in distress at sea

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Around 300 migrants in distress at sea

Archive photo The Italian coast guard on Thursday received a distress call from a boat carrying around 300 migrants in the Maltese search and rescue area, the Italian news agency Ansa reported. The SOS was made by satellite phone to an Eritrean journalist living in Sweden, who forwarded the information to the Italy-based Habeshia refugee […]

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ESAT Interview with Artist Dawite Mekonenn (Ani Dufen Jira)

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ESAT Interview with Artist Dawite Mekonenn (Ani Dufen Jira)
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Rochester (Minnesota) voters elect dead guy as City Council president

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Rochester (Minnesota) voters elect dead guy as City Council president

Hanson (right) has been dead for more than four months, but he still defeated Throndson (left). (By Aaron Rupar) Man, you wonder how Jan Throndson is feeling this morning. Because yesterday, he lost his campaign for Rochester City Council president to a dead guy.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Keith Downey lists dead guys as supporters in […]

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Bureaucracy: The pillar EPRDF rusting

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Bureaucracy: The pillar EPRDF rusting

by Bizuayehu Tsegaye Public service giving practice has always been complained in our country, especially in recent time, hearing countless complains against institutions performance is not something we are unfamiliar with. In fact, it pushes me to share you my observation of the relationship between the practice of serving the society and performance of the […]

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Obama’s victory speech – (Video)

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Obama’s victory speech – (Video)

President Obama wins 2012 election, thanks supporters and speaks of moving the country forward.

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Obama Re-elected as Crucial Ohio Goes His Way

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Obama Re-elected as Crucial Ohio Goes His Way

(CNBC) President Barack Obama was re-elected president Tuesday night, put over the top by the crucial battleground state of Ohio following the most expensive election in U.S. history. “You made your voice heard, and you made a difference,” Obama told supporters. “I will return to the White House more inspired and more determined than ever,” […]

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Leaked audio proves the Ethiopian government invited Al Habash

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Leaked audio proves the Ethiopian government invited Al Habash

Leaked audio proves the Ethiopian government invited Al Habash (video)

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Ethiopia Set to Approve Gold Mining License for Nyota Minerals

By William Davison Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia is set to approve a mining license for Nyota Minerals Ltd. to develop the Tulu Kapi gold deposit, Mines Minister Sinknesh Ejigu said. “We have agreed on the technical and environment terms and we are finalizing the economics,” Sinknesh said in a phone interview from the capital, […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Agrees to Lease Three Dreamliners From ILFC

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Ethiopian Airlines Agrees to Lease Three Dreamliners From ILFC

By William Davison on November 05, 2012 Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise, sub- Saharan Africa’s second-biggest carrier, said it agreed to lease threeBoeing Co. (BA) Dreamliner 787-8 aircraft from the International Lease Finance Corp. The state-owned airline, based in Addis Ababa, will take delivery of the aircraft in the first half of 2015, Ethiopian Airlines and ILFC […]

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Ethiopian Americans Gotta Vote in 2012! – By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

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Ethiopian Americans Gotta Vote in 2012! – By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam It’s Not Just About an Election In September, I expressed my support for President Barack Obama’s re-election. I told my readers that I enthusiastically supported candidate Obama in 2008 but was disappointed by his Administration’s policy in Ethiopia and Africa following his election: Did President Obama deliver on the promises […]

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Ethiopia: Understand PM Hailemariam Desalegn

Zelalem Eshete, Ph.D. The new PM Hailemariam Desalegn has already been accused of several things in his brief time in Office. It is fair to hold him accountable for the things he has done, but failing to understand him is unfair. It is difficult to change the affairs of one’s personal life in a matter […]

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15 billion dollars flew out of Ethiopia in less than a decade

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15 billion dollars flew out of Ethiopia in less than a decade

– 3.5 billion lost in 2010 alone By Asrat Seyoum Ethiopian Reporter (Addis Ababa) – A recent report indicated that from 2001 up to 2010 an estimated capital of USD 15 billion flew out of Ethiopia to foreign markets via both illicit and licit ways, a problem which appears to be gaining greater attention in […]

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In autocratic Ethiopia, we are all Bekele Garba

By Hassen Hussein On November 1, 2012, Ethiopia’s kangaroo court convicted nine Oromo nationals, including opposition leader Bekele Gerba, who was nabbed right after meeting a delegation of Amnesty International, under that country’s sweeping anti-terrorism law. Their sentencing is scheduled to take place in a few weeks. The Oromo term roorroo connotes more than its […]

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Teddy Afro – By Dereje Habtewold

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Teddy Afro – By Dereje Habtewold

In 2001, Teddy Afro released his second album, Abugida, named after the Abugida syllabary of the Ge’ez language. Several tracks quickly caught the ear of many listeners in Ethiopia – “Halieselassie”, a tribute to the late Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I; “Haile, Haile”, a single in honor of the Olympic long distance champion Haile […]

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Defense Ministry set to establish Army Bank

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Defense Ministry set to establish Army Bank

By Yohannes Anberbir | The Reporter In an unprecedented move, the Ethiopian Ministry of Defense (MoD) is set to enter the country’s financial sector establishing what it calls “Army Bank”. According to the minister of Defense, Siraj Fegessa, MoD is undertaking preparations for the bank to go operational in the current fiscal year. The plan […]

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Ethiopia: Tigraye republic in turmoil as EUFF rebels hit a notorious prison in Adigrat

By Getahune Bekele The ruling minority junta in Ethiopia has suffered the first real taste of what is to come, on Wednesday 31 October 2012 when a powerful explosion flattened a heavily guarded maximum security prison in the heart of the iron curtain province of Tigraye, the late genocidal tyrant, Meles Zenawi’s home province. According […]

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Over 14 killed, dozens injured in bomb attack on Adigrat Prison

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Over 14 killed, dozens injured in bomb attack on Adigrat Prison

ADIGRAT, Northern Ethiopia – Over 14 inmates were killed and dozens were injured when a building housing at least 1300 prisoners was destroyed in a bomb attack in Adigrat town on Wednesday, a source said. Bulldozers were used to pull out bodies from the debris. Those critically injured were admitted to the hospital in town. […]

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Ethiopia Muslims rally on Fridays as tension rises

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Ethiopia Muslims rally on Fridays as tension rises

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As midday prayers came to an end at the Grand Anwar mosque in Ethiopia’s capital, worshippers continued on to what has become a regular second act on Fridays — shouting anti-government slogans. The demonstrations this Friday did not turn violent. But tensions are rising between the government in this mostly […]

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Mr. Hailemariam has already made several mistakes

Is it because of multiple personality? by MeKonnen H. Birru, PhD* Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Colossians 3:9 Mr. Hailemarim Desalegn, 48, has been prime minister of Ethiopia not more than three months now but has already made several serious mistakes. […]

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72 Ethiopian refugees drowned in the Gulf of Aden

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72 Ethiopian refugees drowned in the Gulf of Aden

(Durame) November 1, 2012 — At least 72 Ethiopian migrants are reported to have drowned on October 26, 2012 while attempting to cross from Bossaso, Somalia to Yemen, authorities there reported. The migrants were traveling in two boats which were hit by strong winds and waves that capsized them miles off the Yemeni shore, state […]

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Is Ethiopia the Birthplace of Hurricane Sandy? (Must Watch)

NASA This animation follows Hurricane Isabel (2003) from its birthplace in the Ethiopian Highlands of East Africa, across the Atlantic Ocean, to the United States. Atlantic hurricanes are often formed as winds over the Gulf of Aden intersect with the Ethiopian Highlands. This animation zooms into the Ethiopian Highlands and shows several storms being formed. […]

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Beyond Derailment and Canonization: Assessing Meles’s Rule – By Messay Kebede, PhD

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Beyond Derailment and Canonization: Assessing Meles’s Rule – By Messay Kebede, PhD

By Messay Kebede, PhD Scholars loyal to the Woyanne regime, often for the sake of ethnic solidarity, but with some scruples left for the objectivity of scholarly studies engage in a risky project when they undertake the assessment of Meles’s rule of Ethiopia. While their main intention is to bring out and defend what they […]

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Ethiopia’s homeless Prime Minister – By Hama Tuma

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Ethiopia’s homeless Prime Minister – By Hama Tuma

By Hama Tuma (The Africa Report) — Sometimes we Ethiopians like to boast. The first in everything! The cradle of mankind. The first bare foot runner to win the marathon… … The first to claim an annual economic growth of 12% whilst begging for food aid for more than 12 million people. The first country […]

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2.5 Million Amharas missing confirmed in parliament (Video)

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2.5 Million Amharas missing confirmed in parliament (Video)

By NitroEthiopian This was a segment of the Ethiopian parliament discussing about census results. The census committee chair Mrs. Samira is detailing the result on Amahras. She details that 2.5 million Amharas are missing from the population and that she cannot explain why. She explains that the committee looked at the data again and again, […]

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Debre Berhan shaking with University students’ protest

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Debre Berhan shaking with University students’ protest

By Derese Tariku, De Birhan Media Staffer Addis Abeba 31 October 2012 Debre Berhan University, located in Amhara Region, North Showa Zone, in Debre Berhan town, 130 kms far form Addis Ababa to the North – East, has been shaking with student protests and clashes, sources in the Campus told De Birhan. A number of […]

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African Union Wants UN to Boost Somalia Forces, End Weapons Ban

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African Union Wants UN to Boost Somalia Forces, End Weapons Ban

By William Davison Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) — The African Union urged the United Nations Security Council to bolster its peacekeeping force in Somalia and lift arms-import and charcoal-export bans on the Horn of Africa nation. As many as 12,000 soldiers from Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and Djibouti are helping government forces battle the al-Shabaab militia, an […]

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Ethiopian Minister’s Wife Accused of Using Saudi Cash in Unrest

By William Davison Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopian authorities charged a minister’s wife with terrorism for using money from the Saudi Arabian Embassy to pay for Islamic protests against the government, defense lawyer Temam Ababulgu said. Habiba Mohammed, wife of Civil Service Minister Junedin Sado, was among 29 people charged with terrorism offenses in an […]

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Power Failures in New York as Storm Surge Floods Tunnels; New Jersey Slammed

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Power Failures in New York as Storm Surge Floods Tunnels; New Jersey Slammed

Lower Manhattan goes dark during superstorm Sandy, on Monday, Oct. 29. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (Reuters) The New York Times Hurricane Sandy battered the mid-Atlantic […]

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The state of psychiatry in Ethiopia today

By Julia Belluz On a recent visit to Debre Libanos, a 13th-century monastery outside Addis Ababa, one of Ethiopia’s few psychiatrists found 17 people in chains. Suffering from serious mental health issues ranging from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder, they’d somehow ended up at the monastery with other sick Ethiopians, seeking blessings from the Christian priests. […]

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Ethiopia: “A Historic and Peaceful Transfer of Political Power”

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Ethiopia: “A Historic and Peaceful Transfer of Political Power”

By T.Goshu Never the only one; but one of the most hypocritical and disingenuous political drama on the very fake political game of “the transfer of historic and peaceful political power” manifested itself when the late prime minister, Ato Meles Zenawi was struggling on his way to his never comeback destiny – death. The Ethiopian […]

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Ethiopia’s Reeyot: “The Price for My Courage” – By Alemayehu G Mariam

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Ethiopia’s Reeyot: “The Price for My Courage” – By Alemayehu G Mariam

By Alemayehu G Mariam There are few things more difficult or dangerous than speaking truth to abusers of power. But for Reeyot Alemu, the 31 year-old young Ethiopian heroine of press freedom, no price is high enough to keep her from being “the voice of the voiceless”. She will speak truth to power even when […]

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Ethiopia: Time for a Paradigm Shift (Part 2) – By Zelalem Eshete, Ph.D.

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Ethiopia: Time for a Paradigm Shift (Part 2) –  By Zelalem Eshete, Ph.D.

Zelalem Eshete, Ph.D. It takes two to tango. In part 1 of my article, I focused mostly on the opposition. Now, I present my reflections regarding the call for a paradigm shift targeted primarily to the government. I also touch on a paradigm shift for all, because we all need it. It is Morning in […]

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The Ethiopian Community in Germany Held Demonstration in Nurnberg against the Killer Regime in Ethiopia

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The Ethiopian Community in Germany Held Demonstration in Nurnberg against the Killer Regime in Ethiopia

By Dawit Fanta On October 27, 2012, a turnout of more than 300 Ethiopians who came from all over Germany held a demonstration which was called-up by the Ethiopian People Patriots Front in the historical city of Nurnberg against the tyrant regime in Ethiopia. The march started at 1:00 P.M. from “Plarer” through the main […]

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Ethiopia Muslims accuse government of religious meddling

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Ethiopia Muslims accuse government of religious meddling

By Jenny Vaughan (AFP) ADDIS ABABA — With hands clasped together as a symbol of unity, lines of Muslims gather under the beating sun outside Addis Ababa’s Anwar mosque after Friday prayers chanting “Amin, Amin,” or “thanks to God.” They gather — as they have all this year — to protest what they call unconstitutional […]

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Zenawi’s 40 years of homework for TPLF – By Robele Ababya

I chose to start writing this peace with this quotation by Thomas Jefferson: “Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty”. I chose it because liberty cannot be guaranteed to the vast majority of humankind as long as merciless dictators with lust for power exist on our planet. I submit that the struggle to defeat tyranny […]

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Ethiopian Asylum Seekers Demonstrate in Oslo Norway against the Dictatorial Regime in Ethiopian

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Ethiopian Asylum Seekers Demonstrate in Oslo Norway against the Dictatorial Regime in Ethiopian

The Ethiopians who has been living in Norway held a protest demonstration against the dictatorial regime in Ethiopia for about two hours on October 18, 2012. The march started after a speech by representative from Ethiopian Asylum seekers association in Norway. There were more than 400 people gathered around the city centre coming from all […]

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Ethiopia’s Exports Dropped 7% to $699.1 Million in First Quarter

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Ethiopia’s Exports Dropped 7% to $699.1 Million in First Quarter

By William Davison [Bloomberg] Ethiopian exports dropped 7 percent to $699.1 million in the first quarter as shipments of coffee and oil seeds fell, the Trade Ministry said. Foreign sales of coffee in the continent’s largest producer of the beans earned $199.3 million in the four months through Oct. 10, compared with $201.9 million in […]

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Ethiopian transition proceeding smoothly – except for one thing

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Ethiopian transition proceeding smoothly – except for one thing

Simon Allison| The Guardian | It is has been a little more than two months since the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Since then, the country that he ruled over for 21 years has effected a remarkably smooth transition. His deputy, Hailemariam Desalegn, has taken over as both party leader and prime minister. […]

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TPLF’s Terror Will Not Deter Genuine Demand For Freedom – OLF, Press Release on Ethiopian Muslims

OROMO LIBERATION FRONT, Press Release The TPLF – EPRDF government has stayed and continues to stay on the shoulders of Ethiopia peoples at gun point. Extra-judicial killings, mass arrest and torture have been the hall-mark of the TPLF government in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Muslims for the last 11 months have been demanding to exercise their […]

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