Dire Dawa

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Sep 19th, 2013
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Once upon a time, there was a railway line linking Addis Ababa with Djibouti. Haphazard and unmaintained, the route fell out of service and land-locked Ethiopia lost one of its most important lifelines to the sea. But it’s nothing a little bit of Chinese money can’t fix. Construction has begun on a n...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 12th, 2013
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Photo: J.Björgvinsson/UNHCR Exhausted survivors of the Gulf of Aden crossing wait for help on a beach in Yemen SANA’A, 11 April 2013 (IRIN) – Record numbers of migrants from the Horn of Africa are crossing into Yemen, most of them on their way to find better opportunities in Saudi Arabia and ot...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 10th, 2013
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AFP – Camels rather than locomotives lumber over the railway tracks in this remote desert, famously traversed by storied French adventurers Arthur Rimbaud and Henry de Monfreid in the early 20th century. The old French-built railway that connected Addis Ababa, the capital of landlocked Ethiopia...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 7th, 2013
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By Odegbami, opinion Orange Afcon 2013 is upon us. I am caught already in the usual championship fever. That’s what usually happens to me every two years – understandably! My relationship with the African Cup of Nations has been long and remarkable. In 1976 I was a close observer of what ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 21st, 2012
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By Girma Feyisa, opinion Urbanisation and its incessant expansion have become both curses and blessings in many developing countries of the world, not least our fair nation. They are curses because they attract influx of the people from the rural areas and the hinterlands of the country, causing heav...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jul 24th, 2012
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by Mubarak Keder Ethnic diversity has been understood, by some as one of the causes for slow economic development, poor governance Ethiopia: The damages of politicizing ethnicityand political instability in most African countries. Ethnic diversity by itself, however, does not result in political and ...
By benim
In Analysis
May 28th, 2011
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Yes. The impossible has happened and come tomorrow 7300 days — twenty years — will come to pass since the astonishing accession of EPRDF to the helm of a nation it had never intended to lead. And a million-plus pro-EPRDF rally is being hastily organized in Addis for the big day, Saturday,...
By benim
In Analysis
May 28th, 2011
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As the ruling coalition in Ethiopia prepares to mark 20 years at the helm of politics in the country, its critics and opponents have united in a renewed last-ditch effort to try and dislodge it from power by stirring a nationwide protest on its anniversary. The proposed final push comes amid the unpr...
By benim
In East Africa
Apr 19th, 2011
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A Winnipeg man who has helped rescue hundreds of people from violence in Ethiopia fears he can’t save his own son, who was jailed there shortly after arriving from Canada two weeks ago. “I’m very worried,” Juhar Hargaaya said Monday. His 26-year-old son, Fewaz, left their home...