Barack Obama! Tell the Truth About Ethiopia! – By Alemayehu G. Mariam

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Warning!   Stop! Do not read further if you can’t handle the truth about Barack Obama. “Truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth.” “I speak my mind because it hurts to bite my tongue.” Bite your tongue,

Ethiopia hands lengthy prison terms to Muslim activists

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By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian court sentenced 17 Muslim activists on Monday to prison sentences ranging from seven to 22 years on charges they plotted to create an Islamic state in the majority Christian country. A

Interview with Eng. Yilkal Getnet – SBS Radio

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Over 20 Al Shabab members surrender to Somalia officials

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BY WARKA · AUGUST 2, 2015 The Somalia government troops launched an operation that nabbed at least 80 people in connection with Al Shabab members in Bakol region, officials said. Somalia’s deputy governor of Bakol region, Aden Abdi Mohamed, told

Obama’s Africa Trip Cost Taxpayers $6 Million on Airfare Alone

President Barack Obama waves as he enters Air Force One after appearing in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

BY: Joe Schoffstall President Obama’s recent trip to Kenya and Ethiopia ran taxpayers roughly $6 million on roundtrip air transportation alone. The National Taxpayers Union Foundation conducted a study based on presidential travel abroad and determined the cost of the

Think Again: Nonviolent Resistance

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BY ERICA CHENOWETH foreignpolicy.com Resisting the temptation to take up arms against a dictator isn’t just the moral thing to do — it’s also the most effective way to win. “Nonviolent Resistance Is Admirable but Ineffective.” Hardly. In the current

Laughing at Ethiopia’s 2015 Elektion: Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam

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July 31, 2015 by Alemayehu G. Mariam UPDATE: Prof. Al’s response on the word “Elektion”: A real election is spelled “election”; a bogus and fraudulent one I spell with a ‘k’. There is no such word as an “elektion”. Neither

Must Listen – Artist Tesfaye Sahlu, talks about his professional life, unpublished autobiography book, and the heroic death of Abune Petros – SBS Radio

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UN: India on Track to Be Most Populous Country by 2022

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Reuters LONDON— India is set to overtake China and become the world’s most populous country in less than a decade, six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said Wednesday. Fast-growing Nigeria is on course to outstrip the United

Prof. Berhanu Nega Chairman of Patriotic-Ginbot 7 Joins His Armed Comrades in Eritrea (GUDAYACHN special note with latest photos)

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Ethiopian armed opposition group Patriotic-Ginbot 7 chair person Professor Birhanu Nega Joins his army comrades in Eritrea. The Armed group has vast support both inland and abroad. It is recalled that Washington based Ethiopian Satellite television- ESAT has disclosed  armed

What President Barack Obama didn’t see on his trip to Africa

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US President Barack Obama (left) speaks with a farmer (second righ) participating in the Feed The Future programme as he tours the Faffa Food factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 28, 2015. Photo: Jonathan Ernst July 30 2015 at

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking amid Obama visit

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BY ASSOCIATED PRESS | July 29, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country

Ethiopian opposition urges Obama to keep up pressure

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kal-sas/ser France-Presse US President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia, which saw him speak out against democratic restrictions, was positive but Washington must maintain pressure on the government, an Ethiopian opposition figure said Wednesday. “I was not in favour of his

Is Africa really rising ? – Fekadu Bekele,  Ph D

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  July 29, 2015 Introduction President Barack Obama praised Africa’s economic performance in his speech on the 2015 Global entrepreneurship summit which was held in Nairobi from July 25-26, 2015. He stressed that Africa is “on the move and the

The Greek debt crisis:  Why austerity program is not a solution !  –  Fekadu Bekele, Ph D      

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Fekadu Bekele, Ph D On 25th January of this year  the Greek people have elected a new parliament and a new government which is led by the SYRIZA party which is  opposing the economic and social policies of the past

Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic

President Barack Obama smiles as he listens to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, left, before Obama delivered a speech to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

 By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama’s remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern. Obama made the comment on Monday during a news conference with Prime Minister

Analysts: Obama’s Africa Trip Underscores Drive for Foreign Policy Legacy

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Luis Ramirez/VOA July 29, 2015 9:41 AM WHITE HOUSE—U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa this week culminates a streak of accomplishments that he has achieved at a time in a president’s term when most U.S. leaders are considered powerless

Video – Ethiopian Government Officials Embarrassing Moments during Obama visit

Video – Ethiopian Government Officials Embarrassing Moments during Obama visit

Obama Departure From Ethiopia

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Obama warns leaders who refuse to step down

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Agence France Presse ADDIS ABABA: Barack Obama Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end “the cancer of corruption,” in the first ever address to the African Unionby a U.S. president. But

Video – Obama Speaks To African Union- Full Speech

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U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the African Union in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa,

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

July 28, 2015. SIMON MAINA/AFP/ Getty Images U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a keynote speech Tuesday at African Union headquarters in Mandela Hall in Ethiopia’s capital city of Addis Ababa. It was the first time a sitting American president addressed the 54-member continental bloc,

Obama says Ethiopia should not jail journalists, restrict opponents

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Reuters U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Ethiopia “cannot unleash the full potential of its people” if it jails

Ethiopian Opposition Group Threatens Armed Resistance

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Ethiopian opposition figure Berhanu Nega, has moved from the US to Eritrea. Douglas Mpuga /VOA July 25, 2015 2:35 PM Ethiopia’s opposition Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy has decided to use armed resistance in addition to peaceful resistance against

US lawsuit details to breadth of hacking by Ethiopian government amid the first visit of Obama there

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By Observer Staff Reporter WA — As Leader Obama people stress to discuss human-rights in his initial official trip to Ethiopia, a suit that is unique back home is demanding perhaps the Cameras country can spy on a by transforming

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia in Joint Press Conference (the White House)

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the WHIT HOUSE  National Palace Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1:47 P.M. EAT PRIME MINISTER HAILEMARIAM: Members of the press, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to once again welcome His Excellency, the President of the United States of America, to Ethiopia.

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Obama closes Africa trip with speech to African Union (AP / Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama offers a toast during a state dinner hosted by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on July 27, 2015. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP /

Ethiopian bloggers speak out on imprisonment to CBS

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CBS NEWS July 27, 2015, 6:30 PM View More: World News|Live News|More News Videos CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett interviewed two journalists, 30-year-old Edom Kassaye and 28-year-old Zelalem Kibret, who were recently released after spending more than

Queen Elizabeth visit to Ethiopia in 1965

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In 1965, Emperor Haileselassie hosted Queen Elizabeth II of EnglandVideo credit Fisseha A. Atlaw “Royal Tour of Ethiopia”.Intertitle: “A film record of the Queen and Duke’s visit to Ethiopia”.This item is identical to newsreel story “Royal Visit to Africa” (also

Video – President Obama And PM Hailemariam Desalegn Joint Press Conference

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President Barack Obama has praised the work of Ethiopia’s armed forces on what is the first visit by a sitting US president to Ethiopia

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BBC Africa Live: Obama in Ethiopia updates Its troops had played a key role in weakening the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia, Mr Obama said. He was speaking after talks with Ethiopia’s PM Hailemariam Desalegn, during the first ever visit

Obama differs from his top aides over Ethiopia’s democracy and endorses Ethiopia’s North Korean-type election

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  By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE Politico.com ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – President Barack Obama diverged from top aides and most outside observers here Monday by declaring twice that he thinks Ethiopia’s government was “democratically elected.” Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s party knocked out

Obama Urges Ethiopia to ‘Open Political Space’ (VOA News)

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  On The Scene: VOA’s Anita Powell reports from Addis Ababa. Aru Pande / VOA ADDIS ABABA—President Barack Obama says the United States and Ethiopia are “strong partners” on many issues, but is urging the government to allow journalists and

In Ethiopia, a cry for basic freedoms – USA Today

An Ethiopian honour guard stands at attention during a welcoming ceremony for visiting President Obama at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on July 27, 2015.
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USA Today- ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Sipping a cool drink in a restaurant in the bustling market district of Shiro Meda, Hikma Lemma wore an excited look when asked about President Obama’s visit. It’s about time, he said. “We are happy

Obama opens talks in Ethiopia

President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston, Monday, March 30, 2015. The $79 million Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate dedication is a politically star-studded event attended by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and past and present senators of both parties. It sits next to the presidential library of Kennedy’s brother, John F. Kennedy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sky News  Barack Obama has opened talks in Ethiopia during the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa’s second-most populous nation. Obama, who flew in to a rainy Addis Ababa late on Sunday after a landmark trip to Kenya,