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Adwa and Abyssinia’s Participation in the Scramble for Africa: Has that Relevance to the Ongoing Oromo protests?

Adwa and Abyssinia’s Participation in the Scramble for Africa: Has that Relevance to the Ongoing Oromo protests? Mekuria Bulcha, PhD, Professor Whenever an Oromo scholar or politician mentions Menelik or his conquest of Oromia, the scathing criticism that meets him or her is that history is irrelevant for the current crisis.  They are often advised to […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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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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In-Depth Analysis: Qoshe Garbage Dump Collapse: A Trail of Corruption, Criminal Negligence and Countless Victims

In-Depth Analysis: Qoshe Garbage Dump Collapse: A Trail of Corruption, Criminal Negligence and Countless Victims By Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, March 17, 2017 (Addis Standard) – For the second time in less than six months, the Ethiopian ruling party EPRDF-dominated parliament has declared a three-day nationwide mourning. This time it is for the victims of […]

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River Gilo Tributary Of The White Nile, Region Of Gambella, Gog Area, Agnwak Village Of Pochalla (Photo by Marka/UIG via Getty Images)

Dozens of Ethiopians kidnapped and slaughtered by 1,000 South Sudanese gunmen in Gambella raids

Dozens of Ethiopians kidnapped and slaughtered by 1,000 South Sudanese gunmen in Gambella raids Attackers may belong to Murle ethnic group, often blamed for deadly raids in border region. By Ludovica Iaccino (IBTimes)– More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in Ethiopia, a government official has said. […]

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Tigray fascist group: The new war front between Tigreans fascist group (TPLF) and the Oromo people

Tigray fascist group: The new war front between Tigreans fascist group (TPLF) and the Oromo people, the case of Oromo-Somali border. By Roba Jalata I read two rogue published articles on two pro-Tigray fascism websites (Tigraionline and Aiga forum) in the past week regarding the war front between the Tigreans fascist group  i.e “Federal government” […]

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Addis Ababa: Death toll hits 113 in rubbish landslide

Addis Ababa: Death toll hits 113 in rubbish landslide Rescue teams searching for survivors days after hillside of trash collapsed at Koshe landfill site, burying slum houses. (Aljazeera) — The death toll from a massive landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish dump near the capital Addis Ababa climbed to 113 on Wednesday as the frantic search […]

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D.C. Circuit Court Issues Dangerous Decision for Cybersecurity: Ethiopia is Free to Spy on Americans in Their Own Homes

D.C. Circuit Court Issues Dangerous Decision for Cybersecurity: Ethiopia is Free to Spy on Americans in Their Own Homes BY NATE CARDOZO (Electronic Frontier Foundation) — The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today held that foreign governments are free to spy on, injure, or even kill Americans in their […]

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Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

Murle bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia’s Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children. (Aljazeera) — More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in neighbouring Ethiopia, according to a government official. Chol Chany, a regional government spokesman, said on Wednesday the raids occurred on […]

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Relatives scuffle with rescue workers at Ethiopian landslide site

Relatives scuffle with rescue workers at Ethiopian landslide site “Nobody is helping us. We are doing all the digging ourselves. It is shameful” (Updates death toll, adds heavy police presence) By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, March 14 (Reuters) – Police stopped people on Tuesday from entering the site of a landslide at an Ethiopian rubbish […]

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Father Imprisoned for Genital Cutting Is Deported to Ethiopia

Father Imprisoned for Genital Cutting Is Deported to Ethiopia By Daniel Victor (The New York Times) — A man who in 2006 became the first person in the United States to be convicted of female genital cutting was deported on Monday to his home country, Ethiopia, after serving 10 years in prison, federal authorities said. […]

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