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By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 17th, 2014
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Homosexuality ‘not a serious crime’ says government official, in country where gay sex punishable by 15 years in prison. A planned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia has been cancelled by the government, according to officials. In addition, a plan by the legislature to add gay sex to a list of cr...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 16th, 2014
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Ethiopian officials say that attackers fired on a public bus in the country’s west, killing nine people and wounding seven. Redwan Hussein, a government spokesman, said Wednesday that the attack took place in the Banishangul Gumuz region, an area that has an increased security presence to prote...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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By Daniel Assefa Response to Abebe Haregewoin’s article on Girma Seifu (lone MP) It is with some dismay that I read Abebe Haregewoin’s assault on the lone opposition member of parliament Ato Girma Seifu. As Sirgute-Selassie observed, lately the ‘diaspora media’ seems to favor contributions from...
By IAfrica
In Eritrea
Apr 14th, 2014
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Eritreans in Djibouti: Photo Meskerem  — The Djiboutian government has handed 267 Eritreans, seized during a three-day border conflict in 2008, over to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), presidential adviser Najib Ali Tahir said on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency. “Some of them are military deserters...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 11th, 2014
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by Tedla Asfaw “Powering Africa” an imitative of Obama Administration with price tag of 7 billion US dollar goal is to produce 10,000 megawatt in the next five years to be implemented in five African countries one of which is Ethiopia. Dr. Kim the boss of World Bank interview on Al Jazeera yesterday ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 11th, 2014
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By Awol K Allo, Aljazeera In Ethiopia, Muslim leaders are facing an unjust trial for crimes they did not commit. Last updated: 10 Apr 2014 14:06 Awol K Allo Awol K. Allo is a Fellow in Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. A high profile trial against protest leaders –...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 10th, 2014
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Two groups in Ethiopia say they will hold an anti-gay demonstration in the capital. Ethiopia appears set to become the latest African country to increase the public demonization of gays, following new legislation in Uganda and Nigeria this year that increased penalties for homosexual acts. Ethiopia’s...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 9th, 2014
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ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian Parliament on Tuesday approved the appointment of Aster Mammo as deputy prime minister, becoming the first woman in the country’s history to hold such a lofty position. Parliament endorsed Mammo’s nomination by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to head up the...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2014
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By Alem Mamo Totalitarianism and renaissance are fundamentally on the opposite end of sustainable social, economic and political development. The basic principle of totalitarianism is full control of economic and political power through cohersion, torture, imprisonment and extrajudicial killings. Ren...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 7th, 2014
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A potential candidate for the Egyptian presidency announced that he will order the use of military force against Ethiopia if the latter does not suspend the construction of the Grand Renaissance dam. In announcing his presidential bid at a press conference on Sunday, lawyer Mortada Mansour said that ...