Al Ahbash

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Aug 10th, 2013
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By Philipp Sandner, DW Muslims in Ethiopia are angry over the detention of 29 religious leaders and activists and are calling for their release. They believe they have been wrongly accused of terrorism. Speaking to DW, Claire Beston, an expert on Ethiopia at Amnesty International said “we think...
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Aug 6th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Anti-government Muslims in Ethiopia on Monday called for mass demonstrations to be held on the religious day of Eid al-Fitr later this week to protest the arrests of 28 people on terror charges. The calls followed a weekend of violence in which three people were killed after s...
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Mar 23rd, 2013
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By Engineer Abdelwuhab Bushra The Ethiopian constitution states that “The state shall not interfere in religious matters and religion shall not interfere in state affairs” (Article 11 sub-article 3). But the state never stops interfering in religious matters. With respect to the constitution, the reg...
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Mar 19th, 2013
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Commentary By Abera Mamo Dear filmon Kansay and to all other who may have prejudice to the whole development of Ethiopian Muslim protest , let me give you important and real concrete base on the issue. 1. The right of Ethiopian Muslim is being on the rise and some how been partially addresed by EPRDF...
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Mar 13th, 2013
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From Somalian anarchy to Eritrean and Sudanese tyranny and civil strife, the Horn of Africa has long been a turbulent region. A notable exception has been the nation of Ethiopia. That might be changing. From December 15 through December 19 of last year, I was in Addis Ababa heading a delegation from ...
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Mar 5th, 2013
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By Awol K Alo, Al Jazeera On February 5, 2013, Ethiopia’s only and publicly funded Television Station, ETV, aired a controversial documentary during prime time in violation of an outstanding court injunction. Oddly subtitled “Boko Haram in Ethiopia”, Jihadawi Harekat – Arabic ...
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Feb 14th, 2013
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The strategic Horn of Africa country is one-third Muslim and two-thirds Christian; why is its state-TV ginning up religious tension? By William Davison, csmonitor Ethiopia, a US ally in the battle against Al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Somalia, added to mounting worries about religious discord in t...
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In East Africa
Jan 25th, 2013
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Ethiopian Muslims have been protesting the government’s interference in religious affairs since last year. ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia Muslim students at Bahardar University have been forced to stop their education and vacate the campuses after the university decided to deny them hijab and prayer places. ...
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Dec 26th, 2012
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By Mohammed Ademo, FP Ethiopia’s late dictator antagonized his country’s Muslims for years. His successors may pay for it. When Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s leader for more than two decades, died this week, he was mourned by many as a “stable” force in a chaotic region. Sout...
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Dec 19th, 2012
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ADDIS ABABA — An Ethiopian court has upheld terrorism charges against dozens of Muslims over massive protests against government interference in the religious affairs of the sizable community. “This is very significant because, if the case is continued in such a way, it may double the punishmen...