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Ethiopia news

FEATURE-Does a struggling Ethiopian model town offer lessons for the future?

A group of shepherds amble slowly down the main thoroughfare of Buranest, a tiny village in a far-flung corner of northern Ethiopia…Read more: (reuters.com)

Liam Fox fails British father on death row in Ethiopia

The International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, has admitted he did not raise the case of a British father on death row in Ethiopia at an official meeting with the Ethiopian Prime Minster earlier this month…Read more: (reprieve.org.uk)

Ethiopia: Search for soldiers vanished in Southern Ethiopia continues

A search for a group of soldiers whose numbers is estimated to be at least 30 has continued in Southern Ethiopia along the country’s border with Kenya, according to ESAT’s sources…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Federal police commander killed in Bahir Dar

A federal police commander for the north west region of Ethiopia was killed Tuesday night in Bahir Dar…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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Ethiopia bets on clothes to fashion industrial future

Checkered shirts for American chain Gap. Slate leggings for Swedish store H&M. Twill shorts for Germany’s Tchibo…Read more: (uk.reuters.com)

Hot lips: Eyes and a smiling mouth are spotted in Ethiopian volcano

A smiling face has been spotted forming within volcanic lava at the hottest place on earth – the Danakil Depression in the Afar region, in Ethiopia…Read more: (dailymail.co.uk)

No water under the bridge

President Anwar Al-Sadat’s 1978 prediction that the region’s next wars will be over water resources looks increasingly prescient, writes Nader Noureddin..Read more: (ahram org)

Ethiopia: Soldiers disappear along border with Kenya

Initial reports reaching ESAT say unknown number of soldier with the 10th division of the Ethiopian regime’s army disappeared Monday along the country’s border with Kenya…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Protest continues in South against regime, mining deal

People in Southern Ethiopia are protesting the regime for keeping them in poverty and political and economic marginalisation…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Amid Shadowy Politics

Ethnic animosity unleashed in Ethiopia has displaced hundreds of thousands as well as rendering all manner of usually sacrosanct loyalties obsolete…Read more: (ipsnews.net)

Deadlock in GERD talks: What is Egypt’s future strategy, diplomacy or military strikes?

News of the failure to reach an agreement in the tripartite negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan regarding the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has stirred massive controversy in the Egyptian press and in government circles…Read more: (egyptindependent.com)

Ethiopia: University students leave campus in protest

University students in the east, south and south west of Ethiopia continue to leave their campuses en mass protesting the intervention of the regime in their academic as well as daily lives…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Somalia declares ONLF not terrorist group, says rendition of leader to Ethiopia unlawful

A Somali parliamentary inquiry found that the rendition to Ethiopia of a leader of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) in August was unlawful. The Parliament also declared that the ONLF is not a “terrorist” organization…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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Ethiopian authorities deport prominent scholar René Lefort

Reliable sources tell Addis Standard that René Lefort, a prominent scholar known for his critical observation of Ethiopian politics, was deported by Ethiopian authorities up on arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Abeba on Tuesday November  14, 2017…Read more: (ecadforum.com)

Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute ‘life or death’

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, delivered on Saturday a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects…Read more: (washingtonpost.com)

Paying Homage to the Ethiopian Coffee Culture

Ethiopia is widely considered to be the birthplace of coffee with many experts being of the opinion that Ethiopia is the only country that grew coffee natively…Read more: (africa.com)

Ethiopian PM calls for more efforts to encourage tech innovation

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Saturday called for concerted efforts to encourage technical innovation to boost the country’s economic development…Read more: (xinhuanet.com)

Ethiopians follow Zimbabwe events with Mengistu in mind

The unfolding political crisis in Zimbabwe this week has intrigued Ethiopians for a specific reason all their own…Read more: (ethioforum.org)

Oromia region gets into long distance bus transport business

Twenty Chinese built long distance buses are being put in service next week in the Oromia region…Read more: (ethiopiaobserver.com)

Ethiopia students abandon varsity education over ethnic tensions

Ethnic tensions in Ethiopia is affecting university education as students from the northen Amhara region have abandoned their studies in the Oromia region…Read more: (ecadforum.com)


Eritrea Foiling Wars by Other Means

The Tigrayan Minority apartheid regime is crumbling, falling- apart and is at the precipice of total annihilation. That is welcome news for the people of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Eritrea…Read more: (ecadforum.com)

What is the basis of “peace and reconciliation” for Tigray and Amhara regions?

For peace and reconciliation to have a meaning and take roots,the very issue that necessitated it has to be resolved to the satisfaction of the party that is wronged…Read more: (borkena.com)

Samen op weg naar het Sorghum-veld om te oogsten


Ontmoeting in de buurt van Arba Minch, (Foto:©Lou Andreoli – 2010)


Sorghum groeit in Azië, Afrika en Amerika. De zaden kunnen wit, geel, rood of bruin van kleur zijn. De soort behoort tot de grassenfamilie (Poaceae). Het is een belangrijk voedselgewas in Ethiopië. (Foto: ©Lou Andreoli)

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Ethiopian government warns students over unrest

The Ethiopian Ministry of Education (MoE) on Thursday warned legal action against higher education students who interrupt normal educational classes at universities…Read more: (xinhuanet.com)

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews gather in Jerusalem for Sigd

Many visitors assemble to learn about immigrant group’s heritage at festival celebrating fulfillment of centuries-old aspirations for return to Zion…Read more: (timesofisrael.com)

Unlocking an Energy Revolution in Ethiopia With Lessons From the Black Market

Selling solar products through the informal sector is not just financially attractive in places like Ethiopia—it’s also the key to reaching the largest number of customers…Read more: (greentechmedia.com)

Seriously sick Ethiopian Muslim leader denied treatment

The Ethiopian government has denied medical treatment to Ahmedin Jebel, a leading Ethiopian Muslim scholar who has been tortured time and again since his arrest in 2012, veteran journalist Sadik Ahmed has reported on BBN Radio…Read more: (ethiomedia.com)

Bomb thrown at hotel in Bahir Dar where Aksum city soccer team checked in

A bomb is thrown into a hotel in Bahir Dar where Aksum City soccer Team is staying, reported Ethiopian Satellite Television which cited sources in the city…Read more: (borkena.com)

Armed group attacks military camp in Northern Ethiopia

An armed group opposing the Ethiopian regime claimed responsibility for an attack on a military camp in Northern Ethiopia…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Locals protest billionaire digging gold in Southern Ethiopia

Residents of towns near a gold mine in Shakiso, Southern Ethiopia, took to the streets in tens of thousands opposing the extension of a contract to a billionaire digging gold on their turf…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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To keep girls in school, Ethiopians open up about menstruation

There’s one room at the Sheno primary school in rural Ethiopia that’s different from all the others, starting with the sign over the door reading: “Menstruation is a gift from God.”…Read more: (citizen.co.za)

Ethiopia: Ethnic Conflict by Government Design

In an attempt to distract attention from unprecedented protests and widespread discontent, the Ethiopian Government has engineered a series of violent ethnic conflicts in the country…Read more: (ethiomedia.com)

Ethiopia mulls higher compensation for farmers’ land loss 

Ethiopia has prepared a draft proclamation that will ensure farmers who lost their plots for development be compensated 10 times of their highest income for three consecutive years, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday…Read more: (coastweek.com)

Ethiopian security permits Eritrean opposition to stage rally despite protest ban

Ethiopian regime security allow groups opposing the Eritrean government to rally in the capital Addis Ababa despite a ban on protests to Ethiopians…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia suffers dramatic decline of internet freedom

Ethiopia has suffered a dramatic decline of internet freedom over the past year, according to an annual report by Freedom House…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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Overloaded minibus overturns, killing 21 in northern Ethiopia

Twenty-one people were killed and seven others injured when an overloaded minibus overturned in northern Ethipia, a local official said on Tuesday…Read more: (xinhuanet.com)

Ethiopian economy on the brink of collapse, leaked document

In what is said to be a leaked document, presented at Ethiopian National Security meeting, that reached to Addis Standard, government admits that the economy is in a state of crisis…Read more: (borkena.com)

Ethiopia scores Qatari praise for security in Horn of Africa region

Qatar has lauded efforts of Ethiopia in maintaining peace in the Horn of Africa region. The applause from Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani was during a meeting with Ethiopian premier Hailemarian Desalegn…Read more: (africanews.com)

Ethiopia: ELFORA’s Farm Torched

Protesters burnt down corn farm owned by ELFORA Agro-Industries PLC, subsidiary of MIDROC Group…Read more: (2mercato.com)

Ethiopia: Group says leaked security doc shows regime on brink of collapse

Patriotic Ginbot 7, an armed opposition to the Ethiopian regime, said a security plan of action document leaked yesterday to the media shows the regime in Ethiopia is teetering on the brink…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Herman Cohen says U.S., Ethiopia should lead efforts to lift UN embargo on Eritrea

The United States and Ethiopia should jointly sponsor a Security Council resolution to lift arms embargo imposed on Eritrea in 2009, according to a former U.S Ambassador for Africa and a former Assistant Secretary of State…Read more: (ethsat.com)