Bahir Dar

By IndepthAfrica
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May 2nd, 2014
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By Aljazeera Bahar Dar, Ethiopia – The figures are staggering: At least $1.8 trillion illicitly flowed out of Africa between 1970 and 2009. This is far more than the external aid the continent received over the same period, and almost five times its current external debt. According to researche...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2014
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By Shiferaw Abebe There has been very little discourse anywhere regarding the 2015 general election in Ethiopia despite the fact that it is only a year away. It was therefore encouraging to read a recent editorial on Negere-Ethiopia by Semayawi Party on the subject urging opposition parties to put th...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 9th, 2014
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Despite harassment from the EPRDF ruling party, the Ethiopian opposition coalition party “Medrek” held successful meetings in Hawassa and Adama. Meanwhile, the former Medrek member, the Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party, also held several demonstrations, including in Dessie and Bahir Dar ci...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Aug 25th, 2013
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A few days ago the Addis Ababa city administration launched a swift attack on street vendors, (a questionable sense of urgency as the vendors have stayed for so long swarming the streets), to wipe them out as the city claims to restore order and maintain a formal business environment. As a result, so...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 24th, 2013
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By Maaza Mengiste The world’s longest river has an identity that is as much a product of poetry as politics; both countries need to share it, not fight to own it. Tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia have grown at an alarming rate since Addis Ababa announced its plans to construct the Grand Renaissanc...
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In Djibouti
May 2nd, 2013
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By Meron Estefanos From 20 to 21 April 2013, I attended the 2nd High-Level Tana Forum on Security in Africa, which was conducted under the theme: “Security and Organized Crime in Africa.” In attendance were several heads of states and former presidents, ambassadors, policy makers from reg...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 24th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia and China on Sunday expressed the hope to lift their cooperation and bilateral relations to a new level. The two sides exchanged views on the issue during a meeting between Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Chen Fengxiang, deputy head of the International Departm...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 24th, 2013
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The Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the ruling party in Ethiopia, on Saturday kicked off the 9th Organizational Congress with the theme of “With Thoughts of Meles Stronger Organization and Development Focus for the Renaissance”. The four-day Congress being held i...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 6th, 2013
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The Ethiopian government says a pioneering one stop facility for payment of utility bills launched on Sunday is an indication of its commitment to provide better services to ordinary people. The system known as Lehulu, an Amhraic word meaning for all, is powered by an Ethiopian company Kifiya Financi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 8th, 2013
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A 27-year-old Austrian tourist was killed in northern Ethiopia when his group was attacked during a whitewater rafting trip on the Nile, Austria’s foreign ministry said Monday. The attack occurred on Sunday near Bahir Dar, 550 kilometres northwest of the capital Addis Ababa, ministry spokesman ...