Ethiopia

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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...
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Aug 21st, 2014
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By Ezana Kebede The purpose of privatization is to limit the involvement of government in the productive sector of the economy so that it makes public sector reforms to relieve scarce resources and re-deploy them to higher priority poverty reduction programs. In the case of Ethiopia the government ha...
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Aug 20th, 2014
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The Alliance between the Rashaida and the EPLF, Then and Now Many political observers of all stripes on Eritrea agree that the Badme war and the resultant no-war no-peace situation which has persisted to this day is the result of the alleged fierce nationalism prevailing in Eritrea. They attribute th...
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Aug 20th, 2014
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By Destaw Andargie (PhD) One can only speculate why the secretive government of Ethiopia is giving away the country’s fertile land to foreign agribusinesses. But we know the official explanation; that is, such ‘long-sought’ agricultural investments enhance the country’s food security. For a country t...
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Aug 18th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam a This commentary, perhaps confession is a better descriptor, has been long in coming. Why have I written lengthy weekly Monday commentaries for hundreds of weeks without missing a single week? Why are my “commentaries so long”? Why am I so critical of the ruling regime in Ethio...
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Aug 14th, 2014
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by Adam Bemma Huffington Post NAIROBI, Kenya - A cursory glance at the headlines shows that Ethiopia has one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. But the noise generated by the hyperbolic international media is drowning out the critical voices. Political opposition is being strangled by the authori...
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Aug 14th, 2014
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By Seid Hassan, Murray State University First if all, I thank Professor Alemayehu for both reading my commentary and for pointing out a technical error that I made while trying to show the appreciation of the birr’s real exchange rate. Professor Alemayehu’s commentary and positive criticism was broug...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 13th, 2014
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Reporters Without Borders Ethiopia’s justice ministry has announced that it is bringing criminal charges ranging from “dissemination of false rumours with the intent of overthrowing the government” to “undermining public trust in the government and attempts at fostering ethnic and religious divisions...
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Aug 12th, 2014
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By Teshome Abebe (PhD) A recent paper by Professor Said Hassan, “The Devaluation of the Birr: A Layman’s Guide”, attempted to summarize the impact devaluation of the birr would have on prices in Ethiopia. In a response, Tsehai Alemayehu, in his “Professor Hassan’s Essay on the Devaluation of thet Bir...