Voice of America

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 9th, 2014
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WASHINGTON, DC – Police on Tuesday arrested four young and prominent political leaders: Habtamu Ayalew, Daniel Shibeshi (both Andinet Party leaders), Yeshiwas Assefa (Semayawi Party) and Mekelle University instructor Abraha Desta, also a leader of Arena Opposition Party in Mekelle, Tigrai regio...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
May 23rd, 2014
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Ethiopia crackdown on student protests taints higher education success By Paul O’Keeffe, Guardian Over the past 15 years, Ethiopia has become home to one of the world’s fastest-growing higher education systems. Increasing the number of graduates in the country is a key component of the go...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
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
In Article
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
In Article
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 ...