Ethiopia

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Jul 30th, 2014
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By Houston Chronicle, As they ready for two days of wheeling and dealing with a high-ranking Ethiopian delegation at a local hotel, Houston business and elected leaders today need to look beyond a foreign market opportunity and first ask hard questions about Ethiopia’s recent crackdown on nine ...
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Jul 29th, 2014
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By Dula Abdu About to become a lame duck President, Obama is holding a roundtable discussion on Africa with African leaders. I guess better late than never. It is scheduled to be held on August 5-6 in Washington, D.C. Many of the African leaders bring lots of baggage of crony capitalism, anti-Gay leg...
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Jul 29th, 2014
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By Mulata Gudata Obviously, this question is very delicate and sensitive but I will try to navigate thru as fairly as possible without understating or over stating facts not only to avoid jeopardizing truth but also to spare some good people who are surely there as we talk of the bad apple in the bas...
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Jul 29th, 2014
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Mr. Obang Metho Keynote Speech at the 4th annual Ethiopian Heritage Society of North America (EHSNA) Washington, D.C Thank you for inviting me to speak at the 4th annual Ethiopian Heritage Festival, a special celebration for Ethiopians in the Diaspora. I thank the Ethiopian Heritage Society of North ...
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Jul 29th, 2014
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by Teshome Debalke It appears the unofficial policy of the Obama Administration on Ethiopia is ‘ignore the crime –’ translated in political speak ‘we are… concerned’. But, the official policy is; partnership with the Ethiopian Apartheid regime known for its extensive atrocities and corruption is a go...
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Jul 25th, 2014
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By Bekafa Adela Silver Spring-MD. Though it doesn’t happen often, it’s not so rare that the action of one individual changes the course of history. One example would involve an Ethiopian soldier of great character, Captain Guta Dinka, and Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s freedom fighter and most import...
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Jul 24th, 2014
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By Ararat Iyob A joke regarding dreams goes as follows. Sometime, after independence, around a fireplace at a gathering with fighters and civilians, an old man sighs and says, “During the time of the Italians, we used to dream of having our own country instead we had the Ethiopians”. His audience is ...
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Jul 24th, 2014
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By Abebe Gellaw (AV) Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn faced a stinging humiliation as Azusa Pacific University (APU), whose motto is “God First”, has withdrawn an honor it had already bestowed on him. The university administration had to reverse its decision to honor Mr. Desalegn in ligh...
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Jul 21st, 2014
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Why the arrest of Addis Ababa’s most vocal critics is a huge embarrasment for the West By Martin Plaut, Foreign Policy. Tall metal gates guard a courtyard just off a busy street north of London’s financial district. The area, once down and out, is today much sought after, but scattered be...
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Jul 21st, 2014
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By Beyene, B.M.* In 2011, the Ethiopian government announced its plan to construct the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. Acknowledging the difficulty to get funding from foreign sources (mainly due to Egypt’s campaign against any project on the Nile in the upstream countries), ...