Ethiopia

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Aug 23rd, 2014
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– By James Copnall Maban county, Upper Nile state, South Sudan, August 2014 Until early August, Maban county was mostly famous for the misery of others. Nearly 130,000 Sudanese refugees live – and sometimes die – in desperately difficult conditions in several makeshift camps in Maban, having fled the...
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Aug 22nd, 2014
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By Semahagh Gashu Abebe (PhD) The Ethiopian regime and supports are commemorating the second year anniversary of the passing away of Ethiopia’s long time dictator Meles Zenawi. Although the late leader was responsible for making Ethiopia a land locked country and masterminded a repressive ideology th...
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Aug 22nd, 2014
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By RSF Three journalists and six bloggers who have been held for the past five months were denied bail by a federal court in Addis Ababa yesterday after the prosecution argued that article 3 of the 2009 anti-terrorism law, under which they are detained, precludes release on bail. The defence said art...
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Aug 21st, 2014
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Dozens of Eritrean refugees are scattered across the Al-Safeyah area of Sana’a, a densely populated neighborhood estimated to have the largest number of African refugees in the city. Women sit in groups on threadbare carpets, blankets, or mats in streets corners. They are surrounded by playing childr...
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Aug 21st, 2014
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By Ezana Kebede The purpose of privatization is to limit the involvement of government in the productive sector of the economy so that it makes public sector reforms to relieve scarce resources and re-deploy them to higher priority poverty reduction programs. In the case of Ethiopia the government ha...
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Aug 20th, 2014
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The Alliance between the Rashaida and the EPLF, Then and Now Many political observers of all stripes on Eritrea agree that the Badme war and the resultant no-war no-peace situation which has persisted to this day is the result of the alleged fierce nationalism prevailing in Eritrea. They attribute th...
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Aug 20th, 2014
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By Destaw Andargie (PhD) One can only speculate why the secretive government of Ethiopia is giving away the country’s fertile land to foreign agribusinesses. But we know the official explanation; that is, such ‘long-sought’ agricultural investments enhance the country’s food security. For a country t...
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Aug 18th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam a This commentary, perhaps confession is a better descriptor, has been long in coming. Why have I written lengthy weekly Monday commentaries for hundreds of weeks without missing a single week? Why are my “commentaries so long”? Why am I so critical of the ruling regime in Ethio...
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Aug 14th, 2014
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– By Elsie Eyakuze There is an argument out there that the category ‘African Writer’ should not exist because it creates a ghetto in which people get incarcerated by accident of birth or residence. I have heard this many times, in conversations that cover complex and controversial ‘identities’ (India...
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Aug 14th, 2014
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by Adam Bemma Huffington Post NAIROBI, Kenya - A cursory glance at the headlines shows that Ethiopia has one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. But the noise generated by the hyperbolic international media is drowning out the critical voices. Political opposition is being strangled by the authori...