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By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 26th, 2013
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I grew up in a crowded home in a non-typical town in rural Ethiopia. Non-typical because my town had two schools—one public the other private; it had a hospital and a clinic; it had a regularly scheduled bus transportation system that ferried people back and forth to the provincial capital as well as...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Nov 7th, 2013
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What kind of crime can a fifteen-year-old child Ciham, Ali Abdu, be guilty of to merit imprisonment incommunicado? The “crime” is that her father, Ali Abdu, the former Information Minister, defected to Australia in November 2012. Since December 2012, his daughter has been imprisoned by Isaias A...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Aug 20th, 2013
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By Bahk Eun-ji A group of 39 Ethiopians seeking asylum here are having difficulty filling in forms as they are obliged to write in either English or Korean. They are the descendants of Korean War veterans who have received job training, such as mechanic, welding and electrical skills under the offici...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 15th, 2013
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    Photo: Ntuen Promise Ekenmini has been arrested in Nigeria for attempted fraud. (WA Police)     A man has been arrested in Nigeria over the attempted fraudulent sale of a home in Western Australia, in what is believed to be the first arrest of its kind by Australian authoritie...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 13th, 2013
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hare (OPride) – Jiitu Wakjira was only five years old when Ethiopian security forces took away her father, Dhabasa Wakjira, from their home in April 2004. Jiitu understood very little at the time, but remembers missing her father, whom she visited at Ethiopia’s notorious Kaliti prison every wee...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 25th, 2013
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Ade Teshome. A pioneering Ethiopian lawyer and academic is hoping to turn the spotlight on his country and raise awareness about human traMonash PhD student and research assistant Aderajew (Ade) Teshome is the first Ethiopian to study law at Monash University and is currently writing his thesis on hi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Mar 11th, 2013
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AUSTRALIA has lifted sanctions against 55 Zimbabweans after it was revealed a constitutional referendum would be held in the troubled country on March 16. Foreign Minister Bob Carr said the names on the list included some ZANU-PF politicians, members of the judiciary and media, provincial governors a...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 21st, 2013
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Chris Pritchard AAP Awe-struck visitors often call Lalibela’s underground churches the most impressive sight in all of Africa. They’re also arguably Africa’s most mysterious attraction. Ruins such as Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Peru’s Machu Picchu spark intense speculation...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 18th, 2013
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Ethiopia is building a dam that will give the country control over the Nile River’s primary water source. The dam has far-reaching consequences for Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, and the millions of people who depend on the river, The Ohio State University’s Andrew Carlson reported, and raises questions abo...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 29th, 2013
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By Tagel Getahun,,Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa) column In every way, the political opposition parties of the 2005 elections were irresponsible hooligans who did not even know their own goals. Given their smear campaign, I have always wondered how they could have undertaken the job of governance had the...