Archive | March 13, 2017

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Ethiopia: Government failures to blame for dozens of deaths at rubbish dump

Ethiopia: Government failures to blame for dozens of deaths at rubbish dump (Amnesty International) — The death of more than 60 people in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital over the weekend is a clear case of dereliction of duty by the Ethiopian authorities, said Amnesty International […]

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Democracy in Ethiopia: Can it be Saved?

Democracy in Ethiopia: Can it be Saved? (US Congressman Chris Smith) – On Thursday, March 9, 2017, afternon, in front of a large crowd of Ethiopian citizens concerned about repression in their homeland, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) convened a hearing to look at the appalling human rights record of the Ethiopian government and discuss what […]

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Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia’s traffic troubles – News 24

Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia’s traffic troubles Addis Ababa (News 24)  – Electric light railway tracks soar over Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a rare example of mass transit infrastructure on a continent ruled by ramshackle, diesel-spewing buses. But despite government promises, the roads below are still clogged with traffic 14 months after the light […]

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