Archive | February 1, 2017

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Eritrea: A Potential U.S. Counterterror Partner in the Horn of Africa

Eritrea: A Potential U.S.  Counterterror Partner  in the Horn of Africa By Kaitlin Lavinder (The Cipher Brief) — Instability and terrorism in the Horn of Africa, along with a massive conflict on the other side of the Red Sea in Yemen, threaten U.S. interests in the region. Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, Bronwyn […]

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Ethiopia’s Oromo Youth Will No Longer Stay Silent

Ethiopia’s Oromo Youth Will No Longer Stay Silent By Uju Okoye Feb 1, 2017 (Diplomatic Courier) — Mohammed Ademo, an Ethiopian journalist and editor of the OPride news platform, had a difficult time choosing the 2016 Oromo Person of the Year. In fact, Ademo admits in his end-of-year essay that he originally planned to write about Olympic […]

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Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as US Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as US Secretary of State By GARDINER HARRIS  FEB. 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — Rex W. Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday in a 56 to 43 vote to become the nation’s 69th secretary of state just as serious strains have emerged […]

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In February 2016, villagers gather at the Ula Arba water point, in Ziway Dugda Woreda, Arsi zone Oromia region, Ethiopia. Photo: OCHA/Charlotte Cans

UN urges support for Ethiopian Government’s ‘remarkable’ efforts

As new drought hits Ethiopia, UN urges support for Government’s ‘remarkable’ efforts 29 January 2017 – Commending the Ethiopian Government and humanitarian partners on the response to last year’s El Niño drought that left 10.2 million people needing food assistance, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien today said the international […]

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S. Sudan Fighting Reached Oilfields, SPLA Withdraws from Wadakona

South Sudan Fighting Reached Upper Nile Oilfields, SPLA Withdraws from Wadakona Feb 1st, 2017 (Nyamilepedia) —— Latest reports from South Sudan’s Upper Nile confirm that the conflict has finally reached the Palouch Oil fields leaving fear of catastrophic effects on the neighboring communities and workers in Palouch. According to residents of Palouch, who are fleeing the […]

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Ethiopia hails success in quashing wave of anti-government unrest

Ethiopia hails success in quashing wave of anti-government unrest. Note: This article is the fruit of millions of dollars TPLF poured  outside of Ethiopia on media campaign to prolong malice and misery. John Aglionby, the writer of this piece, is one of the crusaders against the innocent people.  Addis Ababa vows to eliminate economic threats as […]

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Africa Union: Confusion over criminal court vote

The African Union has backed a plan for a collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, which many countries in the continent believe unfairly targets them. But the decision, taken behind closed doors at an AU summit, is not legally binding – and individual countries will still have to vote on the idea. African leaders […]

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Freedom House Annual Report: Freedom in the World 2017 – Ethiopia

Freedom House Annual Report: Freedom in the World 2017 – Ethiopia Trend Arrow: Ethiopia received a downward trend arrow due to the security forces’ disproportionate and often violent response to massive, primarily peaceful antigovernment protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions, as well as an emergency declaration in October that gave the military sweeping powers […]

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