Ethiopia

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam In the “Game of Thrones”, (the book from which the internationally popular television series of the same name is adapted), rival lords among the ruling families clash violently to take over the kingdom of the Iron Throne. The internecine warfare rages on as the kingdom faces thr...
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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By Tsehai Alemayehu, PhD It appears that the Ethiopian authorities are at seriously considering the World Bank’s most recent advice to devalue the Birr. There are in fact indications that the decision to devalue might already have been made. Reading the media reports of the recent press conference he...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 28th, 2014
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Freedom Friday (Arbi Harnet) activists have successfully launched an innovative project to encourage young Eritreans to resist the regime that is pushing them into exile. The initiative which was successfully launched at the annual festival held in Asmara (expo) aims to spread the message by writing ...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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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, ...
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Aug 27th, 2014
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By Yilma Bekele What are the ways the Diaspora help the TPLF Government to rule with an iron fist and abuse our people and country? The Diaspora money is cash with no strings attached. The Diaspora is a major player in the condominium building process on land leased from Woyane owners. The Diaspora i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 25th, 2014
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By Eyassu Lebenu I must confess, before I decided to write the article I had a little conversation with myself about why I should deal with this complex and elusive subject matter when too many people have too many opinions and perceptions, factual or otherwise. I also questioned myself if I really a...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 22nd, 2014
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By Semahagh Gashu Abebe (PhD) The Ethiopian regime and supports are commemorating the second year anniversary of the passing away of Ethiopia’s long time dictator Meles Zenawi. Although the late leader was responsible for making Ethiopia a land locked country and masterminded a repressive ideology th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 22nd, 2014
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By RSF Three journalists and six bloggers who have been held for the past five months were denied bail by a federal court in Addis Ababa yesterday after the prosecution argued that article 3 of the 2009 anti-terrorism law, under which they are detained, precludes release on bail. The defence said art...