Ethiopia

By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 16th, 2014
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By World Council of Churches (as approved by the WCC Central Committee, 2-8 July 2014) Over the past years, the ecumenical family has received various accounts of the deteriorating state of human rights in Eritrea and on-going reports of serious violations of human rights by the Eritrean authorities ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 16th, 2014
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NAIROBI – The Ethiopian government should end its politicized prosecution of nine Ethiopian journalists arrested in April. The journalists and their lawyers were shut out of court room hearings in recent days. In hearings at the Arada First Instance Court in the capital Addis Ababa on Saturday ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 16th, 2014
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A UK High Court ruling allowing judicial review of the UK aid agency’s compliance with its own human rights policies in Ethiopia is an important step toward greater accountability in development assistance. In its decision of July 14, 2014, the High Court ruled that allegations that the UK Department...