Ethiopia

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Nov 24th, 2014
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By Solomon G/S In 2012, I wrote an essay titled “The Growing Inequality in Ethiopia” that was posted on a few Ethiopian Diaspora websites such as Abugida and Abay Media. In that essay, while trying to explain the manifestations of growing inequality, I did not justify or even explain why we should wo...
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Nov 24th, 2014
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By Alem Mamo It’s Christmas time… and the white goat that is going to save the African children has once again returned to the TV screen in time for the fundraising, I mean, holiday season. Television and social media are beginning to get saturated with appeals on behalf of poor brown and black boys,...
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Nov 24th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam For over four decades, the self-styled Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which clings to power by force in Ethiopia today, has been planning and waging a sustained and relentless political, social and cultural war to “de-Ethiopianize” Ethiopia. The TPLF’s de-Ethiopianiza...
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Nov 17th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam The poet-artist with an “unconquerable soul”? Last week, Meron Getnet, the extraordinary young Ethiopian actress, put out on Youtube a powerful Amharic poem entitled, “Hagere, Hizbe, Kibre” (My Country, My People, My Honor). The last time I “saw” Meron was this past September in...
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Nov 14th, 2014
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By Teshome Abebe In an extraordinary book titled Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life,1 Sissela Bok wrote about truth, deception, white lies, excuses, the justification for lies, lying in a crisis, as well as permissible lies and their consequences. The book was first published in 1978, and...
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Nov 12th, 2014
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By Amnesty International Thousands of members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, are being ruthlessly targeted by the state based solely on their perceived opposition to the government, said Amnesty International in a new report released today. “Because I am Oromo” – Sweeping repression i...
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Nov 11th, 2014
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By David Smith, The Guardian Thinktank accuses Ethiopian government of stirring ethnic tensions as Suri displaced to make way for large plantations Ethiopia’s policy of leasing millions of hectares of land to foreign investors is encouraging human rights violations, ruining livelihoods and disturbing...
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Nov 11th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam In 2005, Ethiopians faced unspeakable horrors. Following the parliamentary elections in May of that year, hundreds of Ethiopian citizens who protested the daylight theft of that election were massacred or seriously shot and wounded by police and security personnel under the excl...
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Nov 10th, 2014
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By Berhanu Abegaz The Horn of Africa (comprising roughly Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya) is a distinctive geographic, historical, and cultural area of some 250 million people. It is a diverse agro-economic region of highland, semi-arid and arid sub-regions with...
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Nov 10th, 2014
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By Robele Ababya Tribute to heroic Ethiopian protestors in Brussels I had the privilege to watch, with tears choking my eyes, the stunning demonstration, in front of the EU Headquarters, by heroic Ethiopians that shut a busy street in Brussels. Ethiopians converging in a display of colorful unity fro...