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The story of Oromo slaves bound for Arabia who were taken to South Africa

By Fred Morton May 13, 2019 Quartz In September 1888, the HMS Osprey serving in the Royal Navy’s anti-slave trade mission in the Red Sea, based in Aden, intercepted three dhows embarked from Rahayta and Tadjoura on the Ethiopia coast. Aboard were 204 boys and girls bound for resale in Arabian markets. Other dhows with […]

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Ethiopia begins rationing electricity for homes and industries

Drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams leads to a production deficit. Ethiopia has started to ration electricity for domestic and industrial customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams led to a production deficit. Ethiopia’s minister for water and electricity Seleshi Bekele said on Friday that the drop in water levels at the […]

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Interview with Dr Dessalegn Chane

Interview with Dr Dessalegn Chane

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US pastor runs network giving 50,000 Ugandans bleach-based ‘miracle cure’

Revealed: group led by Robert Baldwin and part-funded by Sam Little claims toxic fluid will eradicate HIV/Aids and other diseases Ed Pilkington in New York and Alon Mwesigwa in Kampala Guardian An American pastor from New Jersey backed by a British former clairvoyant is running a network that gives up to 50,000 Ugandans a “miracle cure” made from industrial bleach, […]

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 Conference that focuses on bridging the leadership gaps in Africa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Release   PRO Leadership Global dedicated its annual conference on “Bridging the leadership gaps to tackle the major challenges Africa faces”. The conference will be held on May 29th, 2019 6 – 9 pm at Veteran Plaza Civic Building in Silver Spring MD. The keynote speaker is H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, […]

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Ethiopia starts rationing electricity for homes and industries

ADDIS ABABA, May 17 (Reuters) – Ethiopia has started to ration electricity for domestic and industrial customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams led to a production deficit, the minister for water and electricity, Sileshe Getahun, said on Friday. The drop in water levels at the country’s Gibe 3 dam had led […]

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Ethiopia: Wolaita rally for self-rule and justice

By Teshome Borago Wolaita Ethiopians held a massive rally in the capital Soddo and other parts of the zone demanding equality and human rights for their people. They also asked for justice for the massacres of nearly a year ago, which the Wolayta Committee for Human Rights (WCHR) labeled “one of the darkest weeks in Wolaita history.” […]

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Ethiopian Airlines helps launch Ghanaian National Carrier

 by Glenn Sands Africa’s largest airline, Addis Ababa based Ethiopian Airlines is entering into a partnership with Ghana’s government to launch a new Accra based airline. The Star Alliance member is due to send several Dash 8-400s to Accra later in 2019. The airline is yet unnamed but will begin by focusing on domestic routes. With […]

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Brother of Sudan’s Bashir escaped with Ethiopian support: report

May 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) – Ethiopian intelligence service facilitated the escape of the brother of former President Omer al-Bashir to Turkey where he arrived through Addis Ababa. Al-Abbas Hassan AHmed al-Bashir (file photo) Last week the spokesperson of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) Shams al-Din Kabbashi admitted that al-Abbas Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir fled the country […]

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Ethiopia to host World Export Development Forum in November

Ethiopia will host the 2019 edition of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF), state affiliated media outlet Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported on Wednesday. Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa will host the WEDF 2019 edition from November 19-22. The forum which will bring together hundreds of business leaders, policymakers and trade development officials to address international […]

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A new industry in Ethiopia is creating jobs. But at what cost?

By Paul Barrett Paul Barrett is deputy director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. For years, the biggest names in apparel have had their clothing made in China, Bangladesh and other countries in East and South Asia. Now, with wages rising in Asia, companies such as Hanes and H&M have identified a […]

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‘Go and we die, stay and we starve’: the Ethiopians facing a deadly dilemma

Tom Gardner in Gedeb In the rarely visited town of Gedeb, fears are rife over state plans to return 150,000 people to areas they fled because of ethnic violence Last week, a car rolled through the town of Gedeb in southern Ethiopia, flanked by federal police. A local official made an announcement to roughly 150,000 people who, displaced […]

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No bright colours Maxima? Queen of the Netherlands opts for a stylish but subdued black outfit for the first day of her trip to Ethiopia for the United Nations

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands appeared to be in high spirits as she arrived in Ethiopia for a two-day visit with the United Nations. The royal, 47, who is often seen in brightly coloured clothes, donned a stylish but practical ensemble as she arrived at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport today. She was seen wearing […]

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ETHIOPIA PARTNERSHIPS FORUM (EPF)

The Ethiopia Partnerships Forum (EPF) is a U.S.-Ethiopia economic engagement platform to raise awareness of Ethiopia’s recent economic reforms and emerging business opportunities, and accelerate American investments to transform Ethiopia’s economy. Coinciding with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings in Washington, DC, the EPF will bring together private sector leaders and policymakers […]

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The Ethiopian Israeli Artist Whose ‘Black Art’ Gives Power to the People

By Vered Lee Nirit Takele says she has always painted about the disadvantaged Ethiopian community; it’s not some stream of ‘black art’ shown for the trendy in New York or London, In the past month Nirit Takele secluded herself in the studio of her home in north Tel Aviv and painted intensively for 10 to […]

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Stern Center report urges minimum wages for Ethiopia’s garment workers

Ethiopia’s rock-bottom labor costs have attracted companies making garments for some of the world’s best-known brands. Labels include H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, JC Penney and Calvin Klein. Factories in Ethiopia making clothes for top global brands are paying their workers far less than counterparts in other low-paying countries, according to a report by New York University’s Stern Center […]

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Is Eritrea coming in from the cold?

By James Jeffrey and Milena Belloni BBC Business reporters For decades the Eritrean economy has struggled due to a combination of war, dictatorship and the impact of United Nations sanctions. But the East African country’s recent rapprochement with its southern neighbour, Ethiopia, and the end of the embargoes, means that its economy now has a […]

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Ethiopia Andnet Radio Interview with Ato Agere Addis 2019

Ethiopia Andnet Radio Interview with Ato Agere Addis 2019

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Former Head of Ethiopian Intelligence Charged in Absentia

(THE MAY 7 STORY WAS refiled to correct the former Prime Minister’s ethnic group in paragraph 8) ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The former head of Ethiopia’s intelligence service was charged in absentia on Tuesday with misuse of power and corruption, part of a crackdown by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government on senior security officials suspected of […]

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Ethiopia’s garment workers are world’s lowest paid

By ELIAS MESERET | Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopian factory workers are now, on average, the lowest paid in any major garment-producing company worldwide, a new report says. The report by the New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights comes as Ethiopia, one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, pursues a bold economic experiment by […]

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Ethiopia Free Press Journalist

Ethiopia Free Press Journalists Associations said is not Participating  Any Free Press Journalists the 26th Celebration World Press freedom day  Conference former Private Journalist  Wosenseged Mersha Demissie IFJ & CPJ Corespondent from Ethiopia Across The World three days Conference and celebrating the world Press Freedom  meeting is finished in Ethiopia Friday . This the 26th […]

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China agrees to invest $1.8bn in Ethiopia’s power grid

By GCR Staff The State Grid Corporation of China has announced that it is to invest $1.8bn in Ethiopia’s electricity transmission and distribution networks, New Business Ethiopia reports. The deal agreement was made following a visit to Beijing by Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, in which he held talks with the China Export and Credit […]

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Dozens killed in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia: regional official

By AFP Dozens of civilians have been shot dead in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara state, a regional official said Friday, describing the attacks as retaliation for earlier violence. “Search-and-rescue missions are still ongoing to find victims and survivors from Monday’s attack, but I can confirm the death toll runs into several dozen,” Geleta Hailu, […]

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Boeing 737 Charter Plane Skids Off Jacksonville, Florida Runway Into Shallow Water

Passengers escape after plane skids off runway into river in Jacksonville, Florida Boeing 737 was landing at a naval airport when it ended up in the St Johns river but 143 passengers and crew survive All 143 passengers and crew have escaped after a Boeing 737 plane skidded off a runway and landed in a […]

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‘There Was Nothing Left’: Agony Deepens for 737 Victims’ Families

By  Nizar Manek, Todd Shields, and Janan Hanna A crater surrounded by barbed wire and guarded by police marks the spot where Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 plunged to earth after a terrifying six-minute flight, killing 157 people and sending Boeing Co., the plane’s manufacturer, into turmoil. In the seven weeks since the disaster, the grief of family members has been […]

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Ethiopian Jews denied migration to Israel

We meet Ababa Acelchao who along with his extended family moved to Israel from Ethiopia in 2001. Only his two-year-old cousin, Zemen, was left behind. Israel’s government last year cancelled plans to allow more than 8,000 Jews of Ethiopian descent to move to the country. The permission to migrate would have allowed families separated for […]

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Migrants Die While Detained in Inhumane Conditions in Yemen

Aden — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is alarmed by reports of migrants dying of preventable illnesses, being shot and suffering other inhumane treatment in makeshift detention centres in Yemen, now in its fifth year of conflict. IOM is monitoring the conditions of some 5,000 migrants from the Horn of Africa held across three sites […]

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Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny

Paris, 2 May – Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is named as laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for his actions in the region and, in particular, for having been the instigator of a peace agreement between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Eritrea. The […]

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Cardano Founder Launches Enterprise Blockchain Framework In Collaboration With Ethiopian Government

Rachel Wolfson Contributor Crypto & BlockchainI write about crypto, women in crypto and blockchain technology. Former Ethereum Co-Founder, Founder of Cardano and CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson, announced the launch of an enterprise blockchain framework that aims to provide financial services to billions of people living in African countries. Known as “Atala” (named after a […]

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Boeing CEO says pilots of doomed Ethiopia jet did not ‘completely’ follow procedures as firm reveals previously undisclosed software glitch affecting 737 Max aircraft

Boeing exec Dennis Muilenburg took questions for the first time since accidents  Lion Air crash on October 29 and Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 killed 346 Muilenburg insisted safety systems on 737 Max planes were properly designed  Told reporters he has no intention of stepping down despite grounding of planes Said company has nearly finished […]

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At least 17 dead in Ethiopia clashes

AFP At least 17 people have died in communal violence triggered by a personal dispute in western Ethiopia, a report said Monday. The AMMA news agency said there were clashes Saturday and Sunday pitting the Gumuz ethnic group against the Amhara, the second largest in the country, in Benishangul Gumuz state. The director of communications, […]

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Boeing shareholder meeting turns tense amid 737 Max crisis

By: CNN Newsource Boeing executives faced shareholders’ tough questions about the 737 Max crisis at the company’s annual meeting in Chicago on Monday. Shareholders had a lot to gripe about. The company’s stock has lost about 10% of its value since the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet, the second fatal crash of the […]

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Ethiopia to Extradite Double-Murder Suspect to the US

An Ethiopian official has revealed his country has finalized preparations to extradite a double-murder suspect to the U.S. BY ELIAS MESERET, Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian official has revealed his country has finalized preparations to extradite a double-murder suspect to the U.S. either on Monday or Tuesday. The move to extradite 25-year-old […]

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“When you treat people like god for too long, they begin to think like god, they begin to behave like god.”  -PLO Lumumba

“When you treat people like god for too long, they begin to think like god, they begin to behave like god.” -PLO Lumumba  

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Review

I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. Raise streamed stash wide-leg trousers catch affixing […]

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Rights group wants FIFA to ban Ethiopia 

Teshome Borago Satenaw and zehabesha News Columnist An Ethiopian rights group asked the World’s football governing body to ban the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) over xenophobic incidents this past week before a local match at the southern Hawassa city. The Wolayta Committee on Human Rights (WCHR) accused the EFF of being unable to protect ethnic […]

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BREAKING: FORMER PRESIDENT DR. NEGASSO GIDADA PASSED AWAY

Addis Abeba, April 27/2019 – Former President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and a seasoned politician Dr. Negasso Gidada has passed away. Addis Standard learned that Dr. Negasso passed away in Germany while receiving medical treatment. Short Biography Born on September 8, 1943 in Dembi Dolo, Wellega of Oromia regional state in western Ethiopia, Dr. […]

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Human remains littered site of Ethiopia crash one month after disaster, grieving relative claims

Rozina Sabur, in washington  Nicola Smith, asia correspondent uman remains and personal belongings were still scattered across the site of the Ethiopian Airlines crash a month after it happened, a relative of one of the victims has claimed. The London-based relative, whose sister died in the crash, told The Telegraph she was “horrified” to discover “what appeared to be an arm and a […]

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The 737 Max problems might prompt Southwest to change a key business strategy

Dallas Morning News Editor’s note, April 25, 2019: Southwest Airlines Chief ExecutiveGary Kelly opened the door today to a fundamental change in the Dallas airline’s business model by using aircraft other than the Boeing 737.  This editorial, first published on March 15, explores the possibility that problems with the 737 Max could lead the airline to contemplate changing […]

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War of words escalates between the two legends of distance running

War of words escalates between the two legends of distance running Sean Ingle Haile Gebrselassie has upped the ante in his extraordinary public row with Mo Farah by claiming that the British star “punched and kicked” a husband and wife during what he said was an unprovoked attack while Farah stayed at his hotel in […]

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Farah in dispute with Gebrselassie over theft at Ethiopian’s hotel

Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Mo Farah, who will be running in the London Marathon on Sunday, is in dispute with fellow distance-running great Haile Gebrselassie for failing to help him after he was robbed at a hotel in Addis Ababa owned by the Ethiopian Farah, third last year and facing a monumental challenge […]

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The Last Guardian Playstation 4 Game review

I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. Raise streamed stash wide-leg trousers catch affixing […]

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