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Addis Ababa has only 63 public toilets for its 3 million residents

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By David Smith in Addis Ababa
The Guardian, Thursday 28 August 2014 10.40 EDT
Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, has more than 3 million people, but there are just 63 public toilets. At one, in the oldest part of the city, there is constant activity and bustle as people queue to pay varying prices for a urinal, full cubicle or shower in the...

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On this day: 39 years ago Emperor HaileSelassie passed away

Details On this day: 39 years ago Emperor HaileSelassie passed away HaileSelassie I, the last emperor in the 3,000-year-old Ethiopian monarchy, who ruled for half a century before he was deposed by military coup last September, died on August 27, 1975, in a small apartment in his former palace. He was 83 years old.
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His death was played down by the military...

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Khat, Ethiopia’s 4th largest export, suffers after European ban

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Khat, Ethiopia’s 4th largest export, suffers after European ban AFP - For a town seen as a key trading centre for khat, a drug that is banned in many countries, Ethiopia's Awaday can seem pretty drowsy and laid-back.
As the sun sets on the small eastern town, farmers and brokers of the amphetamine shrub rouse from an afternoon slumber to cut deals in the bustling market, one of the busiest centres of...

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Disengaging from the False Dilemma of Armed or Peaceful Struggle Messay Kebede To Andargachew Tsege

Details The consecutive rise of two dictatorial and sectarian regimes has convinced a great number of Ethiopians that peaceful rather than armed struggle gives the best opportunity for the democratization of Ethiopia. The experience of armed insurgents instituting sectarian and repressive regimes in Ethiopia as well as in other numerous countries, despite...

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Disengaging from the False Dilemma of Armed or Peaceful Struggle – Messay Kebede To Andargachew Tsege

Details The consecutive rise of two dictatorial and sectarian regimes has convinced a great number of Ethiopians that peaceful rather than armed struggle gives the best opportunity for the democratization of Ethiopia. The experience of armed insurgents instituting sectarian and repressive regimes in Ethiopia as well as in other numerous countries, despite...

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Addis Ababa commercial sex workers – a photographer’s diary

Details Commercial sex workers who live in Sebategna, a busy neighborhood in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, close to the central bus station and Merkato. It is shocking how young many of them are. Photos by Michael Tsegaye Michael Tsegaye's other photography works ca......

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Kenyan police discover Getachew and Debretsion behind the killing of Ethiopians in Kenya

Details Kenyan police have discovered that the Ethiopian ruling party's secret police headed by Getachew Assefa and Debretsion Gebremichael is behind the serial killing of Ethiopians in Kenya, according to the following report by Standard Digital.
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Ethiopian clashes blamed for spate of killings in the Kenyan...

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Tanzania police arrests 48 Ethiopians hiding in a forest

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CHALINZE, TANZANIA - Police in Coast region in collaboration with the Immigration Department have apprehended 48 immigrants of Ethiopia on Friday night at around 8.00 pm, at Ubena forest, Chalinze division in Bagamoyo district.
Confirming the report, Acting Regional Police Commander SSP Athumani Mwambalaswa told reporters on Saturday that the...

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The Long, Long Way to a More Perfect Union in America

Details On April 10, 1957, 28 year-old Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) gave a speech at the St. Louis Freedom Rally in St. Louis, MO entitled, “A Realistic Look at the Question of Progress in the Area of Race Relations”. In his speech, MLK commended St. Louis for  integrating its schools in a “quiet and […]...

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UK scientists to launch a 5-year programme to study the volcanoes of Ethiopia’s Great Rift Valley

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In September 2014, the UK-based Natural Environment Research Council will launch a major five-year programme to study the volcanoes of Ethiopia’s Great Rift Valley. The project team contains core investigators from seven UK institutions and several international partners, as well as a network of local collaborators including Addis Ababa...

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Hard truth about Ferguson, Missouri (video)

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The perils of outsourcing the fight for freedom.

Details The perils of outsourcing the fight for freedom. By Yilma Bekele I could have titled this piece ‘Obama and his Africa peace keepers’ but that would not be fair. Anybody with half a brain can see that I am trying to make my issue to be his problem. Excuse me just because fighting for my […]...

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Saudi Arabia police chase Ethiopians through the streets of Riyadh (video)

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Addis Ababa’s Koshe trash dump as Ethiopia’s center for redistribution of wealth

Details British journalist Caroline Knowles writes that Addis Ababa's city dump (aka Koshe) is the only source of survival for many Ethiopians. Koshe Dump is where Ethiopia's ruling class, the Woyanne, shares its wealth with the poor. She, however, fails to mention that her government is partially responsible for Ethiopia's obscene poverty by financing...

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The first Afaan Oromo dictionary by Memhir HabteSelassie

Details This seems to be the first and earliest dictionary of the Oromo langauge. It was compiled by Memhir Habte-Silassie who studied the meaning and grammar of the neighboring Oromos of the Mecca tribe who lived to the south of the Abbay river inhabiting today's Western Shewa and Wollega. He Translated then compiled Mecca Oromo words into Amharic.
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How did Ethiopia’s ruling party almost lost the 2005 election yet wins in 2010 with 99.6% of the vote? – Elise Dufief

Details In this article, Elise Dufief argues that in the 2005 and 2010 elections, the Ethiopian government repeatedly made empty gestures towards democratic practice so that it could strengthen the state and secure its incumbency without risking international condemnation. We should expect that similar tactics will be used in May 2015 and, despite the...

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Can forming a ‘government in exile’ be the solution for uniting the Ethiopian democratic forces?

Details   ENTC has put out a press release expressing that the only way moving forward with the struggle against the TPLF regime is, by forming a unified force. An alternative suggested by ENTC to accomplish this is forming a ‘government in exile’ that has an all inclusive centralized leadership (political and civic organizations,...

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Teddy Afro new single – Be Seba Dereja (video)

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Malawi worried about Ebola virus being carried by Ethiopians; police arrested 52 Ethiopians

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Illegal lags at Karonga court on Monday.-Photo by Nyasa Times (Malawi Nyasa Times) – Traditional leaders in Malawi’s boarder district of Karonga are appealing to government authorities to devise safety measures that would protect their…...

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New charges against Ethiopian publications further diminish critical voices – CPJ

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By Tom Rhodes/CPJ East Africa Representative

Five independent magazines and a weekly newspaper have been charged by Ethiopia’s Justice Ministry, a move that may add to the long lists of shuttered publications and Ethiopian journalists in exile. In a press release issued August 4, the ministry accused the journals of publishing false...

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Map of Countries With Patients Tested For Ebola

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The map indicates that Kenya and Ethiopia have people tested for Ebola, yet there are no confirmed cases.
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Here are the 35 countries one flight away from Ebola-affected countries
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http://qz.com/242388/here-are-all-the-3 … countries/...

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The Woyanne junta is sued in U.S. court for illegal wiretapping

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The rule of law must prevail over the law of the Dedeb’it jungle

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EFF to Ethiopia: Illegal Wiretapping Is Illegal, Even for Governments

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August 19, 2014 | By Nate Cardozo

Here’s the US court’s document (PDF)
https://www.eff.org/files/2014/08/19/ki … sition.pdf

Earlier this week, EFF told the U.S. District Court for the...

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In celebration of Emperor Menelik II’s 180th Birthday

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Emperor Menelik II (Ge’ez ምኒልክ) (17 August 1844 – 12 December 1913), was Negus of Shewa (King) (1866–89), then Nəgusä Nägäst (Emperor) of Ethiopia from 1889 to his death. At the height of his internal power and external prestige, the process of territorial expansion and creation of the modern empire-state had been completed by 1898. Ethiopia...

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Melkam Buhe – Hoya hoye (video)

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Why surveillance companies hate the iPhone: Wash Post

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By Craig Timberg – Washington Post August 11, 2014     The secrets of one of the world’s most prominent surveillance companies, Gamma Group, spilled onto the Internet last week, courtesy of an anonymous leaker who appears to have gained access to sensitive corporate documents. And while they provide illuminating details about the c...

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Secretly recorded audio of Bereket Simon and Addisu Legesse about growing opposition in Bahr Dar and other areas

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starting from 1:07:00 you will find the secret audio recording
The rest is mostly Ermias Legesse exposing the inner workings of woyane tigrays. This guy with his interviews and his book left woyane tigrays exposed like no one else. Om my god.

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ENTC weekly radio program – August 18

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Listen to ENTC radio program – August 18 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363...

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Flood paralyzes poorly constructed Addis Ababa roads (video)

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Flood paralyzes poorly constructed Addis Ababa roads (video)

A few drops of rain paralyzes poorly constructed flood-prone Addis Ababa road. This video was taken yesterday....

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From an Ethiopian village to Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv

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Mehereta Baruch-Ron is Deputy Mayor of the Tel Aviv municipality. Originally from Ethiopia, she embarked on a long journey to Israel via Sudan with two of her sisters when she was just 10 years old. Her parents bought her first pair of shoes for her in preparation for the trip to Israel.

She joins Rogel Alpher to share stories from her incredible...

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My Commentary on My Commentaries

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Confessions of an Ethiopian-American blogger or notes of a native son on tyranny? This commentary, perhaps confession is a better descriptor, has been long in coming. Why have I written lengthy weekly Monday commentaries for hundreds of weeks without missing a single week? Why are my “commentaries so long”? Why am I so critical of […]...

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አእምሮ – The first modern newspaper in an African language

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አእምሮ newspaper was established during Emperor Menelik’s reign. The first ever issue was distributed in and around 1889 and was written in the Amharic language. The newspaper was weekly and the first ever issue had 24 copies. After Amharic, the second earliest modern style newspaper in an African langauge was in Swahili. See a picture of one...

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Ethiopia’s capital flight is estimated at US$24.9 billion or 83.8% of the country’s GDP

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Ethiopia’s capital flight is estimated at about US$24.9 billion which is 83.8% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Ethiopia is ranked 8th in the group of 33 countries for which data are available but it stands first when compared to non-oil and/or mineral exporting countries. Source: Political Economy Research Institute, the...

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Breathtaking panoramic view of Ethiopia’s Semien Mountains

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Is Eritrean government taking Hailemariam Desalegn’s latest threat seriously?

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Relatives in Keren and Asmara have told me that the Eritrean military is on the move. Large convoys of military vehicles have been observed in southern and western Eritrea over the past few days. Automatic rifles are also being distributed to the population. Actually this started about two years ago, but now it is being done now with more urgency.

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My visit to Tikur Anbessa Hospital in Addis Ababa

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By Amy Walters, NPR

My visit to Tikur Anbessa Hospital in Addis Ababa

I’d heard about the hospital before. The Ethiopian press reported a blackout in 2005 that left seven patients in intensive care dead; in 2013 there was a seven-hour outage. It didn’t sound good. Then there’s the name, conjuring a massive feral beast that chews people up limb by limb.

Ethiopians have a different...

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ENTC weekly radio program – August 13

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  Listen to ENTC radio program – August 13 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363...

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85 percent of Ethiopians never see a doctor (video)

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The pediatrics wing of St. Paul’s Hospital in Addis Ababa is a busy p...

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Ethiopia’s “Terrorist” Bloggers

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By Adam Bemma

A cursory glance at the headlines shows that Ethiopia has one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. But the noise generated by the hyperbolic international media is drowning out the critical voices.

Political opposition is being strangled by the authorities as activists and journalists are arrested and thrown into jail at a...

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Ethiopian Airlines continues to fly to Ebola countries

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Ethiopian Airlines continues to fly to Ebola countries The east African region has been set on its toes following the revelation of an outbreak of Ebola infections in west Africa this March.
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China using children on construction projects in Ethiopia (photos)

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Chinese road construction in Tigray using child labor

Shire to Aksum road, northern Ethiopia:
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Debunking the Myth of Development and Investment in Africa

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   The myth of American investments in Africa: “Investing in the Next Generation” It was a hyperbole fest (“hypefest”) at the U.S.-Africa Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. last week. It was all about the “fastest-growing continent with the youngest population and highest level of investment”.   President Obama and other top U.S. officials...

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Black-on-black apartheid in Ethiopia

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Evidence shows how a tiny minority of Tigrians lords it over 90 million Ethiopians. Research by Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) names names; shows clear domination by the Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) August 10, 2014   Institutions are to be independent of political control in a healthy, just and inclusive...

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UDJ and AEUP acting foolish

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The leaderships of two Ethiopian opposition groups, Union for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) and All Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP), have been wasting enormous amount of time and resources over the past two years trying to merge. They have signed numerous memoranda of understanding and held countless meetings. Finally, a couple of months ago, they had...

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Ethiopians hunting Teodros Adhanom in DC to make citizen arrest (video)

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Ethiopians hunting Teodros Adhanom in DC to make citizen arrest (video)

An assistant to Ethiopian ruling junta’s deputy prime minister Teodros Adhanom was caught trying to sneak out his boss who was hiding in a Washington DC hotel during the 2014 U.S.Africa-Summit...

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Obama’s genocide [warning: graphic images]

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While President Barack Obama, the most powerful person in the world, keeps silent…

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Tale of Ethiopia’s two minister d’états

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This is not a narrative presented as a way of telling a story. It is rather mean to give a broader message to anyone who aspires to free themselves and follow their heart in doing the right thing by breaking the shackles of deception and discrimination. It is then, only then, one can really be free and party to sanity and humanity by becoming a...

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Ethiopia’s spectacular lava lake in high definition video

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Ethiopia’s spectacular lava lake in high definition video

Ethiopia’s Erta Ale Lava Lake is 613 metres (2,011 ft) high, with one or sometimes two active lava lakes at the summit which occasionally overflow on the south side of the volcano.  ...

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