Ethiopia

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Apr 18th, 2014
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The Ethiopian maid who tried to kill her sponsor’s three children with a machete has reportedly confessed to the crime. Dubai Attorney General Issam Issa Al Humaidan said she had admitted that the attack on the two girls and one boy was premeditated. She is alleged to have poured boiling water and re...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2014
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24 immigrants of Ethiopian origin who were on transit to South Africa have been arrested by police at Taru Forest in Voi, Taita Taveta County. It is alleged that the 24 have been hiding in Taru Forest for several days where they left to be ferried to South Africa. The person ferrying them is yet [&he...
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Apr 18th, 2014
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By Shiferaw Abebe There has been very little discourse anywhere regarding the 2015 general election in Ethiopia despite the fact that it is only a year away. It was therefore encouraging to read a recent editorial on Negere-Ethiopia by Semayawi Party on the subject urging opposition parties to put th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2014
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Homosexuality ‘not a serious crime’ says government official, in country where gay sex punishable by 15 years in prison. A planned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia has been cancelled by the government, according to officials. In addition, a plan by the legislature to add gay sex to a list of cr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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Ethiopian officials say that attackers fired on a public bus in the country’s west, killing nine people and wounding seven. Redwan Hussein, a government spokesman, said Wednesday that the attack took place in the Banishangul Gumuz region, an area that has an increased security presence to prote...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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the guardian Claim and counter-claim has attended the delayed publication of a report on the likely impact of the Grand Renaissance dam. The opening sentence of Egypt‘s new constitution describes the country as the river Nile’s gift to Egyptians. It is a grand claim, but one that helps ex...
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Apr 16th, 2014
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By Daniel Assefa Response to Abebe Haregewoin’s article on Girma Seifu (lone MP) It is with some dismay that I read Abebe Haregewoin’s assault on the lone opposition member of parliament Ato Girma Seifu. As Sirgute-Selassie observed, lately the ‘diaspora media’ seems to favor contributions from...
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Apr 16th, 2014
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by Alem Mamo TPLF/EPRDF’s major bragging source over the last number of years has been its ‘achievements’ in the education sector, particularly in university education. The ruling group constantly brandishes its statics about the ‘expansion’ of higher learning in Ethiopia. What is not included in the...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2014
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By Biruk Mekonnen, Addis Fortune The recent media hype regarding military cooperation between South Sudan and Egypt has grabbed the attention of those who closely follow developments in the region. This is mainly because of the central role South Sudan is playing in the regional peace and security an...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2014
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Twenty Eight Ethiopian nationals were yesterday charged in a Makadara court with being in Kenya illegally. Munira Bashir, Hamdi Abdihakim, Tafakar Ndambike, Isaack Kabare and 24 others were charged with being found at Eastleigh in Nairobi with no identification documents. The court heard that the acc...