Voice of America

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 25th, 2013
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By Graham Peebles They speak of democracy, but act violently to suppress dissenting voices and control the people through the inculcation of fear: they ignore human rights and trample on the people, they are a tyrannical wolf in democratic sheep’s clothing, causing suffering and misery to thousands o...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Feb 25th, 2013
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When Erin Burnett of CNN   visited Ethiopia in July 2012,she came face-to-face with the ugly face of an African police state: We saw what an African police state looked like when I was in Ethiopia last month… At the airport, it took an hour to clear customs – not because of lines, but because [&helli...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 3rd, 2013
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By Ewnetu Sime Mr. Haile Mariam Desalegn, the new PM, marks 100 plus days in office and brought frustration to all pro-democracy campaigners starting from his first exclusive interview with Peter Heinlein the Voice of America – VOA news correspondent. Some people predicted he will be a compromise can...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 1st, 2013
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Authorities have cracked down on reporters and news outlets that covered last year’s demonstrations by Muslims, seen here. (AFP/Jenny Vaughan) Nairobi, February 1, 2013–Ethiopian security forces have detained for two weeks without charge the editor of a newsmagazine and accused him of inc...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 22nd, 2012
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by Teklu Abate The division of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC) into two competing synods has a single cause: the way the most infamous patriarch, the late Abune Paulos, was instated as leader of the church twenty years ago.  The then members of the synod did not oppose the political man...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 9th, 2012
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By Teklu Abate Since his coronation in October 2001, the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Girma WoldeGiorgis, has been ‘playing’ at the background of the political scene. He is occasionally seen on ETV, receiving ambassadors and inaugurating the start and finish of projects. ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Nov 5th, 2012
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ADDIS ABABA — The Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Council has presented their newly elected executive members.  Many Ethiopian Muslims demonstrated against the election process of the Islamic Council for the past 10 months. The Islamic Affairs Council presented 11 newly elected executive members in Addis A...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Oct 11th, 2012
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By Meron Tekleberhan Several times now I have come upon articles which declare that the Amharic language is in danger because of the increasing influence being exerted on it by English and other foreign languages. Dr. Befekadu Wakjera cites the writing on the billboards and other advertisements that ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Oct 5th, 2012
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(CPJ) Ethiopian authorities should halt their harassment of journalists covering the country’s Muslim community and their intimidation of citizens who have tried to speak to reporters about sensitive religious, ethnic, and political issues, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Polic...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 1st, 2012
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by Hindessa Abdul Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s presence in New York for the United Nations General Assembly will rather be remembered for the 40 minutes odd interview with the Voice of America (VOA) than the significance of his speech at the podium. While there was nothing new in t...