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By IAfrica
Jul 22nd, 2014
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No fewer than 45 Nigerians are being detained by Ethiopian authorities for alleged drug trafficking and related offences, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. A top official of the Nigerian Embassy in Addis Ababa, who preferred not be mentioned, told NA...
By IAfrica
Jul 21st, 2014
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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 21, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese Nuers community in neighbouring Ethiopia on Monday declare full support to proposal made by the leadership of SPLM/A in opposition to create more states in South Sudan. South Sudan&...
By IndepthAfrica
Jul 21st, 2014
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Why the arrest of Addis Ababa’s most vocal critics is a huge embarrasment for the West By Martin Plaut, Foreign Policy. Tall metal gates guard a courtyard just off a busy street north of London’s financial district. The area, once down and ...
By IndepthAfrica
Jul 21st, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam (Author’s note: In this commentary, I take a literary approach to reflect on the counter-productive and self-defeating actions the regime in Ethiopia has taken recently to punish its perceived opponents and critics. I am both amus...
By IndepthAfrica
Jul 21st, 2014
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By Beyene, B.M.* In 2011, the Ethiopian government announced its plan to construct the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. Acknowledging the difficulty to get funding from foreign sources (mainly due to Egypt’s campaign against any...
By IAfrica
Jul 21st, 2014
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Translated from Tesfaye Gebreab’s recently published memoir of the 1998-2000 Ethiopia – Eritrea border war titled “የደራሲው ማስታወሻ”። By Bereket Kidane, “Good mo...
By IAfrica
Jul 21st, 2014
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By TesfaNews, ETHIOPIA’s 67.1 million citizens (77% of the total 87 million populations) do not have access to electricity, a new research by the International Energy Agency reveals. Ethiopia is one of the six African countries that hav...
By IAfrica
Jul 20th, 2014
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July 20, 2014 (NAIROBI) – International condemnation mounts against Ethiopia following a Federal High Court’s decision on Friday to press charges against a group of nine Ethiopian bloggers and journalists. The bloggers who are members of a ...
By IAfrica
Jul 20th, 2014
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By TesfaNews, AFTER a Malaysian Passenger Jet Flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine on July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expanded an existing regulation that prohibited certain flights from operating in some regions. Accord...
By IAfrica
Jul 20th, 2014
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By Matthew Russell Lee, THE attack on Ethiopia’s Zone 9 bloggers, which Inner City Press covered in late April, now has Ethiopia charging them with terrorism. The UN Secretariat of Ban Ki-moon has after pressure condemned just this in E...