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ENTC Washington DC public meeting (short video clip)

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ENTC held a successful public meeting in Washington DC on April 13, 2014. Invited guests and ENTC leaders made great presentations and discussions. We will release the full report and video of the event when it is ready. In the mean time, as the Easter holiday is approaching, watch the religious leaders Aba G/Sellassie and […]...

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The Long Shadow of Rwanda on (Central) Africa

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 Déjà vu 1994 Rwanda in 2014 Central African Republic Last week, the people of Rwanda began a solemn week of official mourning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide. On April 6, 1994, Hutu extremist leaders in government, their political supporters and organized militiamen coordinated a systematic killing spree, which lasted ov...

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ከአገር መውጣት የማይችሉ ባለሥልጣናት በጭንቀት ውስጥ ናቸው

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አሁን ያለው ኢህአዴግ ላዩ በቀለም ቀቢ የተዋበ ይመስላል Source:  Goolgule.com April 10, 2014     ኢህአዴግ በሙስና ስም የ”ማጥራት ዘመቻ” ማካሄዱን ተከትሎ የተከሰተው አለመተማመንና እርስ በርስ በጥርጥር የመተያየት ችግር ካድሬውን ማስጨነቁ ተጠቆመ። ኢህአዴግን ለመሰናበት የሚፈልጉ በርካታ ካድሬዎች “ለምን” በሚል የሚቀርብላቸውን ጥያቄ በመፍራት የግድ ፓርቲውን መስለው እንደሚኖሩ ተገለጸ። የጎልጉል የአዲስ አበባ ዘጋቢ ቀደም ሲል ኢህአዴግን ተሰናብተው […]...

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Britain funds gunmen in Ethiopia who perpetrate mass murder, rape and torture (video)

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Britain funds gunmen in Ethiopia who perpetrate mass murder, rape and torture (video)

The UK government is providing financial aid to human rights abusers in Ethiopia through funding training paramilitaries, who perpetrate summary killings, rape and torture in the impoverished African country,  ...

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የዓለም ወንጀለኛ ፍርድ ቤትን (ICC) ከውድቀት አደጋ መከላከል

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ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ ፍትህ እንደገና ዘገየችን? እ.ኤ.አ በዚህ ዓመት በጃኗሪ ወር መጨረሻ አካባቢ “ኬንያታ በዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት (አይሲሲ/ICC): ዘግይቶ መቅረብ ፍትህ እንደተነፈገ መቆጠር የለበትምን?“ በሚል ርዕስ ትችት አቅርቤ ነበር፡፡ በዚያ ትችቴ ላይ ICC የኡሁሩ ሙጋይ ኬንያታን ጉዳይ አስመልክቶ በሄግ እያደረገ ያለው ተደጋጋሚ የፍትህ ሂደቱን የማዘግየት ስራ፣ በቀጠሮ የማሳለፍ እና “የውሸት […]...

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How to perform the Heimlich Maneuver on yourself (video)

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How to perform the Heimlich Maneuver on yourself (video)

Warning: Never practice the Heimlich maneuver on an infant under a year old or on a person who is not choking. You could cause serious injury.

Step 1: Confirm the victim is choking. If they are coughing, they are not choking — yet — so encourage them to continue. Signs of choking include the universal hand sign of clutching one’s...

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A woman who killed her Ethiopian employee by forcing her to drink pesticide sentenced to 15 years in prison

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Dubai court upholds sentence for death of Ethiopian maid

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Monday 7 April 2014 – 9:53am

DUBAI – A Dubai court has upheld a 15-year jail term for an Emirati woman who tortured her Ethiopian maid to death by forcing her to drink pesticide, media reported on Monday.

The 46-year-old housewife was also accused of torturing a Filipina maid and...

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MEDREK or the End of a Political Masquerade? Messay Kebede

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It is now abundantly clear that the project of creating a strong multiparty opposition by uniting unitary parties and ethnic parties is anything but feasible. The inability of MEDREK to achieve unity despite numerous attempts as well as Dr. Negaso Gidada’s––who stepped down from the chairmanship of the strongest unitary party, namely, UDJ––recent c...

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ቤተ-መንግስት ስር የሚኖሩ ቤት አልባዎች በጅብ መንጋ ልንበላ ነው አሉ

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Addisadmassnews.com Apri 7, 2014 ቦታው ለልማት ይፈለጋል ተብሎ ቤት ሲፈርስ፣መጠለያ አጥተው ቤተ-መንግስት ስር መኖር የጀመሩት  48 ቤት አልባዎች፤ሰሞኑን “በጅብ መንጋ ልንበላ ነው” ሲሉ ምሬትና አቤቱታቸውን ገለፁ፡፡ ከጅቦቹ ይከላከሉናል ብለን የሰበሰብናቸው ውሾችም በወረዳው ባለስልጣናት በመርዝ ስለተገደሉብን ከፍተኛ ስጋት ላይ ነን ብለዋል – ቅሬታ አቅራቢዎቹ። የወረዳ ስምንት ዋና ሥራ አስፈፃሚ አቶ ደሳለኝ ደበሌ ስለጉዳዩ ጠይቀናቸው ሲመልሱ፤በወረዳው ሸራተንና […]...

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Ethiopian Football Federation cancels Barreto’s appointment, chooses Stevanovic

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Ethiopian Football Federation cancels Barreto’s appointment, chooses Stevanovic The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has announced the rescission of the appointment of Portuguese manager Mariano Barreto as head coach of the country’s national men…...

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Kenenisa breaks Paris course record in his first marathon race (video)

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Kenenisa breaks Paris course record in his first marathon race (video)

Kenenisa Bekele wins the Paris Marathon in a course record of 2:05:02 – April 5, 2014.

 

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Saving the ICC: A Proposal for a Witness Protection Program

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 Justice delayed, again? In late January of this year, I wrote a commentary entitled, “Kenyatta at the ICC: Is Justice Deferred, Justice Denied?” In that commentary I openly expressed my angst over the endless delays, postponements and backpedalling talk about “false evidence” and “lying witnesses” surrounding the Uhuru Kenyatta trial at The Hague....

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Kenenisa Bekele wins Paris Marathon

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PARIS (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the Paris marathon Sunday on his debut at the distance. Bekele completed the 42-kilometre (26-mile) race in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 4 seconds to break the race record set by Stanley Biwott of Kenya in 2012. Limenih Getachew of Ethiopia finished second, 1:45 behind. […]...

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Preparations for Protests in Tigray and Wollo – photos

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Preparations for protests in the northern Ethiopian towns of Mekele and Dessie tomorrow are currently underway. The protests are being organized by Arena Party in Tigray and UDJ in Dessie, Wollo. The Addis Ababa protest has been rescheduled for next week.

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Ethiopian American Council Endorses Ike Leggett for Re-Election in Maryland

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“I am an Ethiopian.”

Those were the opening words from Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett as he delivered the keynote speech at the Ethiopian Battle of Adwa Commemoration Ceremony held recently, for a standing-room-only audience, in Silver Spring, Maryland. The ceremony was sponsored and organized by the Ethiopian-Heritage Society in No...

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Obang Addresses Women’s National Democratic Club

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Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) April 2, 2014 The reason I am with you today began on December 13, 2003[i] when Ethiopian National Defense Forces, accompanied by militia groups they had armed, began a massacre of leaders of my own ethnicity, the Anuak, in the resource-rich Gambella region of southwestern Ethiopia. Within three...

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Malawi police arrested 159 Ethiopians who were fleeing their country’s apartheid junta

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(Nyasa Times) – Police in Northern Malawi have arrested 159 Ethiopian nationals who were found in Mzimba district and Mzuzu city after entering the country illegally.

The Police also apprehended a Malawian man; James Gondwe aged 21, from Mwafulwa village, Traditional Authority Mwansambo in Karonga district, believed to have aided the...

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Ethiopia – Land of Extremes (BBC video)

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Ethiopia – Land of Extremes (BBC video)

Ethiopia – Land of Extremes (BBC Documentary)...

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“ሺህ ዘጠኝ መቶ ሰማንያ አራት” በሁለት ሺህ አስራ አራቷ ኢትዮጵያ እይታ ሲገመገም፣

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ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ   “ታላቅ ወንድም” በአንክሮ እየተመለከቷችሁ ነው! በሚስጥር፡ የሚንሾካሾከው ወሮበላ መንግስት በ2014ቷ ኢትዮጵያ  በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ሚስጥር አነፍናፊው ገዥ አካል በጉአዳ ውስጥ የተደበቁ የኢትዮጵያውያንን/ትን ሚስጥሮች መርምሮ ለማውጣት በጣም ውድ የሆኑ የኤሌክትሮኒክስ መሳሪያዎችን በመጠቀም የስለላ ፕሮግራሞችን በመተግበር በታላቅ ፍርሀት ውስጥ ተዘፍቆ በመንፈራገጥ ላይ ይገኛል፡፡ ከፍርሀታቸው የተነሳ ህዝቡ በእነርሱ ላይ ምን ለማድረግ እንደሚችል ስጋት ውስጥ […]...

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Ethiopia Habtemariam is named president of Motown

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(ALLACCESS.COM) – UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP has reorganized its EAST COAST recorded music operations that re-establishes DEF JAM RECORDINGS, ISLAND RECORDS and MOTOWN RECORDS as stand-alone labels within the UMG family. In making the announcement, UMG Chairman/CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE said, “UMG is a collection of some of the greatest record labels t...

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ENTC Press Release – A clear-cut solution for the cirsis in Ethiopia

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ENTC issued a press release today outlining the road map to a solution for the crisis in Ethiopia. Read the statement (pdf)  Amharic     English      ...

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Ethiopian sues UK for funding repression in his country

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By Ian Birrell | Dailymail.co.uk March 29, 2014 The farmer claims aid is funding a despotic one-party state in his country Alleges regime is forcing thousands from their land using murder and rape Prime Minister David Cameron says donations are a mark of compassion If farmer is successful, Ministers might have to review overseas donations...

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How Ethiopia Spies on Its Diaspora Abroad

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European companies sell surveillance technologies to abusive foreign regimes By Felix Horne | The Wall Street Journal March 31, 2014 Many Europeans are upset over revelations that the United States government spies on them. But European companies are selling surveillance tools and know-how to other governments, allowing them to spy abroad....

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BREAKING NEWS: Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn resigns – ETV

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Deputy Prime Minister Teodros Adhanom becomes acting prime minister, taking the oath of office this morning on April’s Fool Day.

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ኢህአዴግና አሜሪካ — የፍቅረኞች ኩርፍያ?

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ኢህአዴግ የአፍሪካ ቀንድ ስጋት? By Goolgule.com March 31, 2014     ለአፍሪካ ቀንድ ሰላም ብቸኛ ተዋናይና ፊት አውራሪ አድርጎ ራሱን የሾመው ኢህአዴግ ለቀጠናው ስጋት እንደሚሆን ተጠቆመ። አልሸባብንና አልቃይዳን ከምንጩ እናጠፋለን በሚል ስትራቴጂ መለስ ከቆፈሩት ጉድጓድ ውስጥ ሰምጣ የነበረችው አሜሪካ ከጉድጓዱ ለመውጣት ወስናለች። ኢትዮጵያዊያን የሚያምኑትና የሚቀበሉትን መሪ በድፍረት አደባባይ የማውጣት ሃላፊነቱ “አገር ወዳድ” በሚሉ ዜጎችና የተቃዋሚ […]...

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Georgia Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a man who killed an Ethiopian immigrant

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The Georgia Supreme Court on Friday unanimously upheld the conviction and life prison sentence given to Demarcus “Money Marc” Crawford for his role in the brutal 2008 killing of an Ethiopian immigrant who was residing in Lilburn, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Crawford was part of a four-person robbery crew that prosecutors said stole $15,000 [&#...

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Woyanne and Shabia at each other’s throat over South Sudan crisis

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This is Woyanne’s accusation:

Addis Ababa, 30 March 2014 (WIC) – The Ethiopian government has blamed Eritrea for being involved in the South Sudan crisis.

He told foreign journalists that Eritrea is involving itself in the crisis of South Sudan and stressed that his government “has circumstantial evidence of Eritrea’s involvement...

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“Nineteen Eighty-Four” in 2014 Ethiopiana

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“Big Brother is Watching You!” secretly: The snooping thug state in 2014 Ethiopiana  The secrecy-obsessed regime in Ethiopia has a huge creepy dragnet of secret electronic surveillance programs to sniff out the deeply-buried secrets of the people of Ethiopia. They spend sleepless nights interrogating  themselves about what the people could do...

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Semayawi Party leaders in Wolayta, southern Ethiopia, arrested

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The TPLF junta has arrested 5 members of Semayawi Party’s leadership in Wolayta, southern Ethiopia, on Friday. The detained individuals are: 1) Wochefo Sadamo, 2) Tademe Fekadu, 3) Tsadiku W. Selassie, 4) Tewodros Geta, 5) Bogale (?). Police has prevented relatives of the detainees from visiting them and providing them with food and water....

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Ethiopia’s early architecture – (video)

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Ethiopia’s early architecture – (video)

Ethiopia’s early architecture – Documentary...

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ኢህአዴግ የእምነት ተቋማትን በጥብቅ የሚቆጣጠርበት ህግ ሊያጸድቅ ነው

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ኢህአዴግ ከቀን ወደ ቀን ቀውስ እየተደራረበት እንደሆነ የተረዳችው አሜሪካ በከፍተኛ ባለስልጣኖቿ አማካይነት ኢህአዴግን እየመከረች እንደሆነ ከዲፕሎማቶች የተገኘው መረጃ ያመለክታል። ከፖለቲካው ቀውስና በቀጠናው ካለው አለመረጋጋት ጋር በተያያዘ አሜሪካ በተደጋጋሚ የህወሃትን ሰዎች በተናጠል እያነጋገረች እንደሆነም ለማወቅ ተችሏል። ዲፕሎማቶቹ እንደሚሉት አሜሪካ መለስ “ከተሰዉ” በኋላ አገሪቱን ማን እየመራት እንደሆነ በቅጡ ለመረዳት በሚያስቸግር ሁኔታ የስልጣን መዛነፍና ደረጃን የጠበቀ የስልጣን ተዋረድ […]...

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100,000 children live in the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Shocking Documentary

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100,000 children live in the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Shocking Documentary

100,000 children live in the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Shocking Documentary...

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Nile dam an issue of no compromise – Egypt Foreign Ministry

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News Release by State Information Service of Egypt The issue of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam is linked to Egypt’s water security which is an integral part of Egypt’s national security, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Badr Abdel Atti said in a press conference on Thursday. He asserted that the Ethiopian dam is an issue that cannot...

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church takes roots in Ghana

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The Ethiopia Orthodox Tewahedo Church will take roots in Ghana with the establishment of a branch of the church in Ghana after the acceptance of a fact-finding report that recommends that it is apt to have the church in the country. When approval is given, a priest and a monk will be sent to the […]...

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Ethiopian Muslims stage peaceful demonstrations in Addis Ababa and other Ethiopian cities on March 28 (photos)

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በአዲስ አበባ እና በክልል ከተሞች ደማቅ የተቃውሞ ትእይንት ተደረገ::

በአዲስ አበባ ታላቁ አንዋር መስኪድን ጨምሮ በተለያዩ የሃገሪቱ ዋናዋና ከተሞች ‹‹ሰላታችንን በመስጂዳችን!›› በሚል መሪ ቃል ህዝበ ሙስሊሙ እያካሄደው ያለው መስጂድ ተኮር የዘመቻ እንቅስቃሴ አካል የሆነው እና የዘመቻው ማጠናቀቂያ የጁምኣ የተቃውሞ ትእይንት በደመቀ መልኩ ተካሂዷል::

ህዝቡን ከመስጂዱ ለመነጠል በመንግስት በኩል እየተሰራ ያለውን ህገ ወጥና ኢ-ህገ መንግስታዊ ስራም ለራሱ ተረድቶ ላልሰሙት ሁሉ በማሰማትና መስጂዶቹን በዒባዳ በማድመቅ ላይ ነው የሚገኘው፡፡ ይህ ወቅታዊና...

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NPR: Ethiopian Asylum-Seekers at a US Border Shelter

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A U.S. Border Shelter That Attracts Asylum Seekers Far And Wide

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Steve Inskeep March 20, 2014

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The La Posada Providencia shelter in San Benito, Texas, is run by a group of nuns. While the shelter is just across the border from Mexico, the asylum seekers come from poor, troubled countries around the globe. (NPR)

You have no idea what some people will do...

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11 Ethiopians arrested in northeastern Kenya

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Police in Embu, Kenya, have arrested 11 immigrants of Ethiopian origin who were being taken from Isiolo to Nairobi. Police said that the 11 were intercepted at a road block when police flagged down a Toyota Probox for over loading and speeding. Continue reading …...

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Ethiopia: A tale of DV lottery (short film)

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Ethiopia: A tale of DV lottery (short film)

A Film by Quentin Clausin, Starring: Tezera [Zewde] Dorze

 

 

 

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Some policy considerations regarding the Ethiopian outmigration

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By Seid Hassan and Minga Negash In our December 19, 2013 article entitled “Explaining the Ethiopian outmigration: incentives or constrains” we alerted readers and policy makers in Ethiopia about the push, pull and mediating factors of outmigration in general and outlined the factors as they relate to Ethiopia. In this short article we aim to [&#...

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TPLF’s campaign to incite hostilities between Oromos and Amharas is in overdrive

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The TPLF junta in Ethiopia is leaving no stone unturned in its campaign to incite hostilities and ethnic clashes among Ethiopia’s two major ethnic groups, Oromos and Amharas. TPLF using its agents like Jawar Mohammed, who is not even an Oromo (I heard he is half Somali and half Woloye), to make and write controversial anti-Amhara comments...

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Julie Mehretu of Ethiopia, among ten African artists to look out for

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Julie MehretuA key young African artist with a growing international exposure, Julie Mehretu’s large paintings draw on elements of aerial mapping and architecture.

With an underlying calligraphic complexity, her energetic pieces represent accelerated urban growth, and densely populated city environments and social networks of the 21st century. Mehretu creates...

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Rock-Hewn Churches of Ethiopia (video)

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Rock-Hewn Churches of Ethiopia (video)

The ancient rock-hewn churches of nothern Ethiopia were built between 4th and 15th century....

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Amhara farmers evicted from western Ethiopia speak out – March 2014 (video)

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Amhara farmers evicted from western Ethiopia speak out – March 2014 (video)

ከአምቦ ተፈናቅለው በአንድነት ፓርቲ ጽ/ቤት የተጠለሉ የአማራ ተወላጆችን አስመልክቶ በፍኖተ ነፃነት ጋዜጣ ዝግጅት ክፍል የተቀነባበረ ዘጋቢ ፊልም  #Ethiopia #UDJ ...

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እውነተኛው አ.ኢ.ግ.ተ. (EITI) ወይስ የማዳም ክላሬ የሙስና ማጋበሻ ቡድን?

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ከፕሮፌሰር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም በነጻነት ለሀገሬ  ማዳም ክላሬ አሸንፈዋል! እንኳን ደስ ያለዎት፣ ማዳም ክላሬ!   ባለፈው ሳምንት የ “አምራች ኢንዱስትሪዎች የግልጽነት ተነሳሽነት/Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) ሊቀ መንበር የሆኑት ማዳም ክላሬ ሾርት ስልጣናቸውን ከህግ አግባብ ውጭ በመጠቀም እና በማስፈራራት በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ገዥ አካል የሙስና ማጋበሻ ቡድናቸው አባል እንዲሆን ለማስቻል የEITI የቦርድ አባላት ድምጻቸውን እንዲሰጡ በማድረጉ […]...

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Hundreds of Amhara farmers expelled from western Ethiopia in a new ethnic cleansing campaign

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Some of the expelled Amhara farmers are seeking shelter at the UDJ Party office in Addis Ababa.
Hundreds of Amhara farmers expelled from western Ethiopia in a new ethnic cleansing campaign...

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Ethiopian traffic police in 1950s

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Ethiopian traffic police in 1950s

In the early days of Addis Abeba Art Kilo was the only busy road occupied by cars running from all directions and where traffic officers manly dispatched. It seemed that a bunch of wealthy people who used owned automobiles have lived along that way.

Traffic police officers of the 1950th were professionals and executed their duty according to the...

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Nigerian commentator Adeola speak out on the arrest of Ethiopian women (video)

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Nigerian commentator Adeola speak out on the arrest of Ethiopian women (video)

Popular Nigerian commentator Adeola speak out on the arrest of Ethiopian women on Women's Day Run...

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Salt mining the hard and ancient way by the Afar people in Danakil, Ethiopia (video)

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Salt mining the hard and ancient way by the Afar people in Danakil, Ethiopia (video)

Salt mining the hard and ancient way by the Afar people in Danakil, Ethiopia...

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