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Sep 24th, 2014
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If you ask me, the problems and the solutions begin and end when we deal with the hypocrisy of our contemporary elites. There is no need to waste time and resources on other things before we confront the roots of the problems. by Teshome Debalke In a world of hypocrisy noting can be done but [&hellip...
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Sep 15th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam I wish all of my weekly Ethiopian readers throughout the world a happy and prosperous Ethiopian New Year*. I join you joyfully in ringing in 2007 and ringing out 2006. For many of my Ethiopian readers in the United States, September 11 (Ethiopian New Year’s Day, Meskerem 1) is a...
By IAfrica
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Sep 14th, 2014
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Carlos Lopez WHEN in March this year Guinean authorities reported the first positive tests for Ebola in the West African region, the news came as a surprise for scientists and were treated  passively by most. After all, Ebola had killed over a period of 30 years more than 2000 people, since it was di...
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Sep 9th, 2014
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y Alemayehu G. Mariam* What is the difference between the abduction of a young girl in a village and the “abduction” of a film by a young filmmaker in a capital city? “DIFRET” is an Amharic language feature film based on a “true story” of a teenager named Hirut (Tizeta Hagere, depicted in Sundance po...
By IAfrica
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Sep 5th, 2014
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In addition to ongoing war against terrorist group Al Shabab, looming famine that would affect million people, and intense polarization engendered by the compulsory clan federalism, Somalia suffers many other ills. For background, I hypothesized in my article of June 2014 on the demotion of President...
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Aug 29th, 2014
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By Robele Ababya Motivation for writing this article Some 30 years ago I was at the French Embassy as one of the hundreds of invited guests on Bastille Day lavish celebration teemed with diplomats, government officials, distinguished personalities from civil societies and the business community. It w...
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Aug 28th, 2014
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By Obi Ebuka Onochie So how can we determine what’s real and what’s not? We can’t. We can just pick and choose what we want to believe and rationalize it as best as we can. Reality after all, is basically a movie projected inside our heads. It’s based on the colours our senses permits us […]...
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Aug 28th, 2014
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By Aklog Birara “Not even shooting and jailing the opposition, manipulating aid to starve the opposition, seizing the lands of villagers (Gambella, the Omo Valley, etc.) and relocating them (Villagization) against their will, and perpetrating violence against villagers who protest has been enough to ...
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Aug 27th, 2014
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1987 The giving and the taking, making words from the gossip line A quiet afternoon turns interesting as a group of young men enter a building. They knew where and what they needed. They enter through the back and go straight to the closet. This was the customs office of Asmara. A few minutes later, ...
By IAfrica
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Aug 26th, 2014
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Human Wrongs Watch August 2014, (UNHCR ) – Sarah was born and raised in Hagadera refugee camp. Now 21, she’s become a wife and mother without ever setting foot outside the camp. Hagadera refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, is just 100 kilometers from the Somali border. For Sarah, it might as well be a mil...