Ethiopia

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 22nd, 2014
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By Woldu Tekle It is common knowledge that Dictator Isaias Afewerki Abraha is the founding father of the modern slave Eritrea state. The objective evidence for that assertion is overwhelming. He was the designer of the disastrous Ethio-Eritrea war which was cost thousands of young people lives, The m...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 out, is today much sought after, but scattered be...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 amused and perplexed by the regime’s comedy of errors...
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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 project on the Nile in the upstream countries), ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 18th, 2014
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By AFP A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said Friday. The seven members of the blogging collective Zone Nine and three journalists were arrested in Apr...
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Jul 18th, 2014
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Eritrea for Sale – to the Russians! By HRCE The Eritrean government has become so isolated and desperate that it has tried to sell its precious gold resources to Russia – at any price. Sanctions have hurt the financial position of this government so much that the only way they could try t...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Jul 18th, 2014
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Ukrainian authorities have released what they say are intercepted phone conversations between pro-Russian separatists and what appear to be Russian military officers saying that separatists shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The Ukrainian Security Service put the Russian-language conversations ...
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Jul 18th, 2014
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By Abebe Gellaw TPLF’s puppet Hailemariam Desalegn is probably the most incompetent and incoherent “leader” in the entire history of Ethiopia. His incompetence, shallowness and lack of originality is exposed whenever he meets journalists or goes to TPLF’s rubber stamp parliament for a routine Q &...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 17th, 2014
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By Yosief Ghebrehiwet Recently, there have been two stories of unusual courage that have dominated Eritrean opposition websites: the Catholic Bishops’ [1] and Dejen Ande Hishel’s [2]. Yet, they differ in one critical way: while the former focuses on the sense of urgency needed to save the nation, in ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 17th, 2014
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By Solomon A. Dersso Despite their legal attributes, in functional terms many African states (constructs of the continent’s encounter with colonial rule) came into being without possessing the requisite qualities of statehood. Apart from their alienation from the lived political and socio-cultural ex...