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US: The Fight Over a Trump-Putin Détente Begins

Events this past week make clear that Trump was serious about changing US policy toward Russia, and the enemies of détente know it. Lessons from the past. By Stephen F. Cohen The John Batchelor Show, January 17.  (The Nation) ––Nation Contributing Editor Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their weekly discussions, now in their […]

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Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a good reason.

Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately… Addis Fortune

Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately… (Addis Fortune) — Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a good reason. Business is in all-time slow due largely to the hold up in the federal government’s budget disbursement; the subsequent crunch in liquidity; the shortage in foreign exchange and the painful delays […]

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How the TPLF Clowns Muddied President Obama’s Africa Legacy

How the TPLF Clowns Muddied President Obama’s Africa Legacy

How TPLF Clowns conned born suckers of the world and who muddied President Obama’s Africa legacy Ethiopians continue to wonder; how a small time world recognized terrorist group known as Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) pulled the greatest scum in history of Ethiopia. May 22, 2016 (Zehabesha) -It is unspoken rule without saying; TPLF is […]

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Somali Liyu Police launches cross-boarder attacks against the Oromo

The Somali Liyu police, which is equivalent to Janjawit militia backed by Sudanese government against the Darfur, have launched cross-boarder attacks against the Oromo Via Nagessa Oddo Dube The Ethiopian Somali Region special force, commonly known as Liyu police, was established in 2008 in accordance to police proclamation that emanate from the national constitution of the […]

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New drought strikes millions in Ethiopia, still reeling from El Nino

New drought strikes millions in Ethiopia, still reeling from El Nino Ethiopia’s latest rain failure has mainly hit southern livestock-herding communities By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Millions of Ethiopians face a hunger crisis for a second consecutive year after drought hit sub-Saharan Africa’s second most populous nation, the United Nations […]

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Drought may add famine to Somalia’s humanitarian woes

Drought may add famine to Somalia’s humanitarian woes Mogadishu (AFP) – A serious drought has left parts of Somalia at risk of famine and 320,000 children are already severely malnourished and in need of care, the UN humanitarian agency said Tuesday. “The level of humanitarian suffering in this country triggered by projected conflict, seasonal shocks […]

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Africa Feyisa Lellisa of the Year

Africa Quiz of the Year 2016 – BBC Focus on Africa

Africa Quiz of the Year 2016 (BBC Focus on Afric) — A look back at the highs and lows of 2016 with festive laughter, fun and facts. Which President said he would last a billion years and boasted of his achievements? Where did a pastor dare to raise the flag? Why was Kenya sprint coach […]

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Why are cars so expensive in Ethiopia? – BBC News

Why are cars so expensive in Ethiopia? By Emmanuel Igunza (BBC News) — Owning a car for many Ethiopians – even those with ready cash to spend in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies – remains a pipe dream. “I have been saving for nearly four years now, and I still can’t afford to buy […]

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Trump Team Asks State Department How Much US Aid To Africa Is Stolen By Corrupt Governments

Trump  Team Asks State Department How Much US Aid To Africa Is Stolen By Corrupt Governments  (Afk Insider) — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s views of Africa have been a mystery, but questions from his transition team to the U.S. State Department indicate skepticism about the value of foreign aid and American security interests on the continent, […]

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Analysis: Inside the Controversial EFFORT – Addis Standard

Analysis: Inside the Controversial EFFORT By Oman Uliah, Special to Addis Standard   (Addis Standard) — Every authoritarian regime has its own symbol of economic exploitations and monopoly either in an individual face or in an organizational mask. Ethiopia, despite its success in persuading its western allies that it is combating poverty using its fast […]

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Oxfam: Eight men are as rich as half the world – AP

Oxfam: Eight men are as rich as half the world – AP news agency “Obscene” for so much wealth to be in hands of so few, says charity director Winnie Byanyima. (Aljazeera) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the world’s population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, […]

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What is your citizenship? Oromian or Ethiopian? – Rundassa

What is your citizenship? Oromian or Ethiopian? By Rundassa Asheetee Hundee Since the Oromo heroic battle against he Tigre colonial rule erupted in 2014, we’ve got groups that run around to produce certain political document that they say will serve as a constitution of the new Ethiopia they are going to build.  But these men […]

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Analysis: The puzzle of Trump’s Africa policy – DM

Analysis: The puzzle of Trump’s Africa policy By J Brooks Spector (Daily Maverick) — With the Trump administration about to start, J. BROOKS SPECTOR takes a turn at trying to fathom out the likely outlines of a Trump administration’s policy towards the African continent. It is not an easy one. Well, okay, we shall just […]

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