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Ethiopia should export pork not donkeys – Daniel Teferra

Ethiopia should export pork not donkeys – Daniel Teferra

🕔14:24, 27.Apr 2017

Ethiopia’s rulers, under pressure from the public, recently ordered the slaughterhouse for donkeys in Bishoftu be closed. The meat was to be exported to Vietnam and the skin to China. Trade can be mutually beneficial, but not when a country

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The T-TPLF Spook That Sat by the Jailhouse Door in Ethiopia (Part I) – By Al Mariam

The T-TPLF Spook That Sat by the Jailhouse Door in Ethiopia (Part I) – By Al Mariam

🕔23:22, 23.Apr 2017

Author’s Note: This is Part I of a two-part translation of an Amharic interview[1] with a former, now-exiled anonymous T-TPLF  “mole” (deep- cover intelligence operative) who was trained to infiltrate  prisons in Ethiopia to snitch on political prisoners, persuade them

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Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

🕔07:34, 19.Apr 2017

The Conversation US, Inc. A paradox has played out in Ethiopia over the last decade. While its economy has thrived, its political landscape has been overwhelmed by rampant corruption. In 2013, for example, more than 50 high profile people, including

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About Time for the T-TPLF to Get in Their Spaceships and Scoot Out of Ethiopia? – By Al Mariam

About Time for the T-TPLF to Get in Their Spaceships and Scoot Out of Ethiopia? – By Al Mariam

🕔06:39, 18.Apr 2017

Houston, we ain’t got NO problem! I dreamt the nightmare was finally over. It could have been a vision. I am not sure. There stood I watching the launch pad excitedly, anxiously, happily. I can hear the robotic voice at

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Tikus Teddy Afro

Tikus Teddy Afro

🕔17:44, 17.Apr 2017

Written by Teodrose Fikre Teddy Afro occupies rare space in the history of Ethiopian music. At a young age of 39, he has already  earned the status of legend within the Ethiopian community and those who know and appreciate Ethiopian

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Why Should Universities be Ideological Strongholds?  – By Setargew Kenaw (PhD),

Why Should Universities be Ideological Strongholds? – By Setargew Kenaw (PhD),

🕔08:15, 12.Apr 2017

Addis Fortune Addis Ababa University community has recently undergone a meeting. A similar forum was also prepared for students. The whole purpose was ideological. Documents were distributed and read. A leading document digs into the difference between neo-liberalism and democratic

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Thinking out loud on Dr Merera Gudina  – By Hindessa Abdul

Thinking out loud on Dr Merera Gudina – By Hindessa Abdul

🕔08:10, 12.Apr 2017

The long time professor of Ethiopian and African politics at the Addis Ababa University and leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress was picked up by security forces upon his arrival from a speaking engagement in Brussels at the beginning of

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Apartheid State of Emergency in Ethiopia 2.0 –  Al Mariam

Apartheid State of Emergency in Ethiopia 2.0 – Al Mariam

🕔23:04, 9.Apr 2017

On October 9, 2016, the puppet prime minister (PPM) of the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) Hailemariam announced a “state of emergency” (SoE) in a 20-minute televised statement. The PPM argued “anti-peace elements”, allied with foreign forces,

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Ethiopia and current campaign against Menilik and Ethiopianism – D.Sertse Desta

Ethiopia and current campaign against Menilik and Ethiopianism – D.Sertse Desta

🕔11:35, 9.Apr 2017

Unambiguously Ethiopian has been mentioned as one of the world most ancient place. In whatever geographical size fluctuation, all Ethiopian state lines bounded the source of the biblical Ghion (The Blue Nile) which is a living testimony that spots Ethiopia

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Amara Educator’s Cri de Coeur against the TPLF’s Educational Policy – Mikael Wossen, PhD.

Amara Educator’s Cri de Coeur against the TPLF’s Educational Policy – Mikael Wossen, PhD.

🕔21:51, 7.Apr 2017

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act – Orwell. Mikael Wossen, PhD. Introduction The TPLF’s quarter of a century reign of terror and deceit is unraveling at the seams and teachers are playing their

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Kidane Alemayehu, My Journey with the United Nations and Quest for the Horn of Africa’s Unity and Justice for Ethiopia

Kidane Alemayehu, My Journey with the United Nations and Quest for the Horn of Africa’s Unity and Justice for Ethiopia

🕔11:10, 6.Apr 2017

Kidane Alemayehu, My Journey with the United Nations and Quest for the Horn of Africa’s Unity and Justice for Ethiopia, RoseDog Books, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2017; 353pp. $30.00; ISBN: 978-1-4809-7048-9 Getatchew Haile The journey which author Ato Kidane Alemayehu chronicles in

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Why is Western media ignoring ongoing atrocity in Ethiopia?

Why is Western media ignoring ongoing atrocity in Ethiopia?

🕔06:03, 6.Apr 2017

Lys Anzia for The Huffington Post She spoke to me with tears in her eyes describing the calculated execution of her own people. Even though Atsede Kazachew feels relatively safe as an Ethnic Amharic Ethiopian woman living inside the United

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The Fading Away of ‘Ya Tiwulid’ and the Emergence of Millennials on the Ethiopian Political Scene: Hopes and Fears

The Fading Away of ‘Ya Tiwulid’ and the Emergence of Millennials on the Ethiopian Political Scene: Hopes and Fears

🕔21:36, 5.Apr 2017

Abdissa Zerai (PhD) If there is a generation that has for long occupied a central stage in the psyche of the Ethiopian society, it is the generation that has commonly been referred to as ‘Ya Tiwulid’ (or The Generation). As

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TPLF donkey meat and skins business rattles Ethiopians

TPLF donkey meat and skins business rattles Ethiopians

🕔12:41, 5.Apr 2017

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) In the Great Donkey Rush, the Daily Maverick opened its major story of September 9, 2016 with the following theme: “Forget gold, diamonds or rhino horn. The hottest commodity in Africa right now

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The Torture Chronicles of Ethiopian Patriot Habtamu Ayalew (in His Own Words) – Al Mariam

The Torture Chronicles of Ethiopian Patriot Habtamu Ayalew (in His Own Words) – Al Mariam

🕔07:28, 3.Apr 2017

Author’s Note: Following is my translation of the Amharic interview given by Habtamu Ayalew to the Voice of America (VOA), Amharic Program on March 15, 2017 and broadcast on the same day and on March 18 on “Democracy in Action”

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Ethiopia: Can the Landlocked Power Restore Its Former Glory?

Ethiopia: Can the Landlocked Power Restore Its Former Glory?

🕔14:30, 1.Apr 2017

Stratfor Forecast Throughout its history, Ethiopia’s geography has enabled it to consistently assert power beyond its borders, no matter who its leaders have been. The loss of direct access to the sea after Eritrea seceded hampered Ethiopia’s economic development; regaining

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Border Walls and the Rise of the Right (Dawit W Giorgis)

Border Walls and the Rise of the Right (Dawit W Giorgis)

🕔06:52, 28.Mar 2017

By Dawit W Giorgis A wave of right wing nationalism is sweeping across Europe and the US. A decade ago it was not so visible but in the last two years the phenomenon has gripped the world and created a

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The Lords of Living Lies in Ethiopia – By Al Mariam

The Lords of Living Lies in Ethiopia – By Al Mariam

🕔12:34, 27.Mar 2017

Author’s Note: In this commentary, I take a careful look at the “very sophisticated report from the Embassy [of Ethiopia]” submitted for the record at the “Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia” hearing of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International

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Why we should care if Ethiopia stops loving us – BY STUART GROVER

Why we should care if Ethiopia stops loving us – BY STUART GROVER

🕔07:21, 26.Mar 2017

BY STUART GROVER 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

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American travel correspondent describes Empeor Menelik II of Ethiopia as George Washington

American travel correspondent describes Empeor Menelik II of Ethiopia as George Washington

🕔06:38, 26.Mar 2017

By Bill Wiatrak I KNOW ALL THE SCAMS. I see them coming a mile away and am often amused that people fall for them in their travels. There’s a million of them, but they’re all centered around separating a tourist

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