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By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 22nd, 2014
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By: Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN Africa: We don’t Want Aid. Thanks. Europe: No, No you don’t understand you need Aid. The most fierce defendants of Aid to Africa are now mostly non-africans, while most africans are asking to stop it. Take the example of one small east african nation Eritrea. They declare...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 20th, 2014
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By Befekadu Beyene, After high school Zinash Kidanu* dreamt of a college education, but her dream went unfulfilled until a job selling condoms changed her life. Being a member of a low-income family means life can be challenging. For Zinash, it meant her family couldn’t afford the cost of her c...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 29th, 2014
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Source: ALJAZEERA As the economy thrives, we examine the plight of Ethiopians forced from their land to make way for foreign investors. NGO’s and policy advocates say the true consequences of the land grabs are almost all negative [Reuters] NGO’s and policy advocates say the true consequences of the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 21st, 2013
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Belayneh Abate I usually feel discomfort when people refer the land robbery in Africa as “Land grab”. Land grab indicates the existence of formality or legality which is not the case in the large scale African land robbery. The online dictionary defines land grabbing as buying or leasing of large pie...
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In Djibouti
Aug 5th, 2013
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Somali region (Ogaden) is Ethiopia’s ‘own Darfur. Government runs organized war and genocide, and blocks trade and food aid delivery in the region. Women, children and older people are the most vulnerable groups to suffer abuse and violence and misuse of humanitarian aid in the region. Th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 29th, 2013
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By Semahagn Gashu Abebe (PhD) Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway Despite the formal recognition of fundamental human rights and freedoms under the 1995 Ethiopian constitution, freedom of association and expression have been seriously restricted in Ethiopia in the la...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 6th, 2013
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By William Davison, CSM 15-hour drive west from Ethiopia’s capital past coffee forests and jigsaw fields brimming with cattle and people, the road leaves the high country and enters the Gambella region — an expanse of flatter bush and forest with rich grasslands and rivers. The land is sparsely popul...
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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
May 20th, 2013
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House cleaning or window dressing? Are they playing us like a cheap fiddle again? For a while, it was all about the Meles Dam and how to collect nickels and dimes to build it. That kind of played itself out. (Not to worry. That circus will be back in town. The public has the attention […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 7th, 2013
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Why the Federal Minister of Trade of Ethiopian (Abdurahman Sheikh Mohammed) was Sacked by Meles Zenawi? What are the facts and who are the Key Players in this case? By A Yakume* In November 2011, Abdurahman Sheikh Mohammed, a 29 year old moron who was the Federal Trade Minister of Ethiopia was sacked...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 7th, 2013
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By John Githongo opinion The general election has been concluded and a winner declared. Congratulations are in order to all the winners and all contestants. The process was far from perfect. A friend marvelled grimly last week: “You mean in the space of one month we can lose both the IEBC and t...