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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 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...
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Aug 13th, 2014
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Reporters Without Borders Ethiopia’s justice ministry has announced that it is bringing criminal charges ranging from “dissemination of false rumours with the intent of overthrowing the government” to “undermining public trust in the government and attempts at fostering ethnic and religious divisions...
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Aug 7th, 2014
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Meron Ahadu And Lulit Mesfin When Secretary of State John Kerry travelLed to Ethiopia last year, he met a young blogger named Natnael Feleke. When he returned a few months ago, Kerry found that Feleke, along with five other bloggers and three journalists, had been arrested – the latest in a long line...
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Aug 6th, 2014
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By Tedla Asfaw   Since the Obama Administration has announced the African “Rulers” gathering in Washington. D.C, earlier this year for this summer Ethiopians have put it on their calender to voice for what they have been saying for more than 23 years to previous administrations inclu...
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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...
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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 ...
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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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Jul 14th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Last week, the regime in Ethiopia announced its abduction of Andaragatchew Tsege, General Secretary of the Ethiopian opposition group known as Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy, with smug delight. According to the regime, the “Ethiopian national security servi...
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Jul 14th, 2014
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By Seyoum Tesfaye I had an opportunity to present (the abbreviated version due to time constraint) on June 28, 2014 this article at the third ELF Reunion held in Atlanta, Georgia as a part of the panelist on the subject of Decolonizing the Mind. This is the complete article. I believe the noble endea...