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Kuwaiti woman arrested for filming Ethiopian employee hanging out of window

Kuwaiti woman arrested for filming Ethiopian employee hanging out of window #HumanRights (Middle East Eye) — The maid screams for help before falling from seventh-floor window as the employer stands recording it on her phone A maid in Kuwait is seen hanging outside a window pleading for help as her employer records the whole ordeal, in a video […]

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Ethiopia extends state of emergency by four months

Opposition parties complain that the emergency is being used to clamp down on their members and activities. (Aljazeera) — The Ethiopian parliament has extended by four months a state of emergency it declared six months ago after almost a year of often violent anti-government demonstrations. The widely expected extension comes amid reports of continued violence and […]

Demonstrators chant slogans while flashing the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people, in Bishoftu town, Oromia on October 2, 2016 (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri Photo)

Over 20,000 jailed under Ethiopia’s state decree released

Over 20,000 jailed under Ethiopia’s state decree released By Tesfa-Alem Tekle ADDIS ABABA (Sudan Tribune) – Ethiopia has released most of the suspects who had been in custody under the state emergency decree, members of the decree’s inquiry board told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday. The state decree inquiry board said a total of 20,659 citizens […]

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A license to torture: Ethiopia – Torture and other ill-treatment

A license to torture: Ethiopia – Torture and other ill-treatment By Seyoum Teshome (Amnesty International) — Seyoum Teshome is a professor at a university in Ethiopia and writes to fight the spread of fear that has engulfed his country as a result of an increasingly repressive administration. In September 2016, Seyoum was arrested and charged […]

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News Analysis: Tourism in Protest-Ridden Ethiopia is Hurting; Reviving it Will Take More Than Unveiling a Logo

News Analysis: Tourism in Protest-Ridden Ethiopia is Hurting; Reviving it Will Take More Than Unveiling a Logo Fitsum Abera Addis Abeba, March 27/2017 (Addis Standard) – Last week on March 22, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who also chairs the Ethiopian Tourism Transformation Council, officially introduced the Amharic version of Ethiopia’s new tourism logo ‘Ethiopia, […]

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Why we should care if Ethiopia stops loving us

Why we should care if Ethiopia stops loving us Tacoma, WA (The News Tribune) — I recently returned from three weeks in Ethiopia, an abysmally poor, highly primitive nation of more than 100 million people on the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia is also the cradle of civilization, from which humanoids migrated to Europe and beyond. […]

A rescue worker holds a photo of missing children following the fatal landslide at the Reppi rubbish dump on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence

Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence Fadila Bargicho believes divine intervention saved the life of one of her two sons when a landfill site collapsed near Addis Ababa. The reality is more prosaic By William Davison in Addis Ababa (The Guardian) — It was only a misplaced shoe that prevented […]

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Ethiopia offers new land for floriculture and horticulture to Dutch firms

Ethiopia offers new land for floriculture and horticulture to Dutch firms (Hortipoint) — Ethiopia wants to transform a 1,500 ha State-owned farm north of Hawassa into a new land area for floriculture and horticulture activities, according to an article published in the Dutch Floriculture publication Vakblad voor de Bloemisterij. The Netherlands government will support the […]

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As Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia, Survivors Ask Why

As Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia, Survivors Ask Why By Hadra Ahmed and Jacey Fortin ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (New York Times) — At the moment when she lost her home and family, Hanna Tsegaye was spending her Saturday night with a neighborhood friend. Around 8 p.m. on March 11, Ms. Hanna, 16, heard a strange […]

Some Ethiopians claim they have never seen so many people wearing the Islamic veil — Photo: William Palank

A Global Competition For Influence In Ethiopia : World Crunch

A Global Competition For Influence In Ethiopia : World Crunch By Enrico Caporale LA STAMPA English edition WORLDCRUNCH slam making major inroads in the east African nation. China pumping millions into infrastructure and industry. An Italian reporter gauges changes in the former colony. ADDIS ABABA –  On the flight from Rome to Addis Ababa, the […]

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Happiness Ranking: From Oslo To Addis Ababa And Beijing

Happiness Ranking: From Oslo To Addis Ababa And Beijing (World Crunch) –It’s official: Norway has toppled Denmark to become the world’s happiest country in 2017. Or, to put in local linguistic terms, the world’s lykkeligste country. This year’s rankings, which came this morning to coincide with the International Day of Happiness, surely has left more […]

People survey the damage done to dwellings built near the main landfill of Addis Ababa on the outskirts of the city on March 12, 2017

Desperate choice of Ethiopia dump landslide survivor: run or die

Desperate choice of Ethiopia dump landslide survivor: run or die By Chris STEIN (AFP) — One minute, Zemed Derib stood negotiating with her precocious siblings who had locked themselves inside their uncle’s home as a prank. The next, the playful scene gave way to horror as the hillside of the rubbish dump above them collapsed. […]

Ethiopian Restaurant Owner Killed In Targeted Shooting

Ethiopian Restaurant Owner Killed In Targeted Shooting

Ethiopian Restaurant Owner Killed In Targeted Shooting NASHVILLE, Tenn. (News Channel 5 Network)- Family and friends gathered to mourn the loss of their loved one after he was killed in a targeted shooting inside a business he owned. South Nashville restaurant owner Goitem Demissie, age 41, was fatally shot overnight as he was preparing to close […]

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Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra with The JAzmaris

Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra: An electrifying celebration of Ethiopian jazz (Art Centre Melbourne) — The Red Sea’s most seductive soul singer, Mahmoud Ahmed, and the king of Oromo music, Ali Birra, will join forces with Melbourne’s own Ethio-jazz band The JAzmaris, performing their respective classics as well as tributes to contemporaries from the bustling […]

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‘World’s Fastest Growing Economy’ Fighting to Survive its Worst Drought

‘World’s Fastest Growing Economy’ Fighting to Survive its Worst Drought By TesfaNews (TesfaNews) — Ethiopia’s Prime Minister has once again urged the international community to send more food aid to the 15 million people in his country who are currently facing the worst drought in 50 years. This comes in-spite of the fact that the […]

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There are no shortcuts to freedom – Rundassa Asheetee Hundee

There are no shortcuts to freedom – Rundassa Asheetee Hunde Throughout my student years at the university, and for a considerable time thereafter, I blamed those in power for not giving us the freedom we deserve not fully understanding that everyone represents own interest. For example, the Tigreans fought very hard and came to power […]

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Ethiopia’s GERD dam will make Egypt’s Nile delta sink under the Mediterranean, study says

Ethiopia’s GERD dam will make Egypt’s Nile delta sink under the Mediterranean, study says It may be Ethiopia’s symbol of national pride, but the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) being built for hydroelectric power on the Blue Nile will have grave and unexpected consequences for its downstream neighbour, Egypt, according to a report published […]

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