Addis Ababa University

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Jul 15th, 2014
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Ethiopia’s Omo Valley is one of the last African frontiers. It is so remote that you can get here only by chartering a bush flight – or else by driving for two days from the capital Addis Ababa along desolate, bumpy tracks that snake into villages without electricity or running water. Perhaps i...
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May 2nd, 2014
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Oromo students of Addis Ababa University on Thursday May 1 held a demonstration against government measures to annex Oromia lands into the capital. The students, who were blocked by police from taking to the streets of Addis Ababa, were forced to stage their protest on Sidis Killo Campus. The student...
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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...
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Oct 15th, 2013
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By Edmund Blair ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) — Girma Seifu Maru, Ethiopia’s sole opposition politician in a 547-seat parliament, says the authorities risk provoking social unrest if they do not offer more political space to critical voices. The 47-year-old economist and consultant said his party...
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Jul 29th, 2013
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By Semahagn Gashu Abebe (PhD) Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway Despite the formal recognition of fundamental human rights and freedoms under the 1995 Ethiopian constitution, freedom of association and expression have been seriously restricted in Ethiopia in the la...
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Apr 26th, 2013
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By Betre Yacob Imprisoned Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu has won the 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. She is given the prize in recognition of her “exceptional courage, resistance and commitment” to freedom of expression. According to UNESCO’s news report, she was recommended ...
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Apr 18th, 2013
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One may ask why rulers commit genocide, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing on the very people they rule. Although nothing would justify, heinous rulers always provide bizarre and incomprehensible justifications. The tyrants in Ethiopia, for example, say Amharas were evicted because they cu...
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Apr 4th, 2013
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By Giordano Cossu GOGTI, Ethiopia—The dry season is at its peak in the Somali Region of Ethiopia, and due to scarcer rains, a new food and water emergency looms. With the 2011 famine in memory, the Ethiopian government, the people, and aid organizations search for water anywhere they can find it. Wil...
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Mar 29th, 2013
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Source: UN News Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Tegegnework Gettu of Ethiopia as the new Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM), it was announced today. With about 1,200 staff at United Nations Headquarters in New York and 2,200 worldwide, including...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 19th, 2013
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(By Getahune Bekele, South Africa) First she was enraptured by the magnificence of the official residence of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. But now she curses the day they moved in there. She started by Watching her father, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn failing to evict former first lady Azeb ...