Archive | November 2, 2016

WikiLeaks: Sheikh Agreed to Pay Bill $2 Million Per Trip to Ethiopia

(Lifezette) — A top Clinton Foundation official expressed reservations about former President Bill Clinton contacting a Saudi Arabian and Ethiopian billionaire to thank him for offering a plane ride to Ethiopia — unless it would mean a seven-figure donation. According to a briefing memo contained in an email chain released by WikiLeaks, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein […]

Haile Gebrselassie Ethiopia’s new athletics president?

 In Summary Haile Gebrselassie, arguably the world’s greatest distance runner of all time, will this weekend be running a different race – that of gunning for the presidency of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF). The federation’s elections will be held on Sunday in Addis Ababa. Born in Asella, Arsi zone of Ethiopia’s Oromiya region in […]

Ethiopia Unrest Worries Foreign Investors

By Marthe van der Wolf DONI, ETHIOPIA (VOA News) — In Ethiopia, millions of dollars in investment went up in smoke as protesters attacked foreign companies in the Oromia region. The violence prompted the declaration of a state of emergency last month. But one foreign company managed to stave off an attack with the help of […]

Ethiopia on the brink? Politics and protest in the horn of Africa

Ethiopia is 12 months in to a political crisis which has seen at least 1,000 people killed. But unless the government introduces significant reforms, it will get worse, says Andrea Carboni. (Relief Web) — An unprecedented wave of protests has shaken Ethiopia since November last year. These protests have revealed the fragility of the social […]

Ethiopia: Reshuffling the T-TPLF Deck of (Gu)Cards

Another T-TPLF disinformation campaign by Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam Hailemariam Desalegn, the Puppet Prime Minister (PPM) of the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) yesterday announced a “significant reshuffle” of his cabinet. The reshuffle is intended to soften the blowback from the  “state of emergency” the PPM declared a couple of weeks ago. […]

Ethiopia renews accusations that Egypt supported Oromo unrest

KHARTOUM (Sudan Tribune) – Ethiopia Tuesday renewed accusations that Egypt and Eritrea fueled a wave of protests in Oromia region that led the government to declare a six-month state of emergency. The visiting Ethiopian Minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Area Development, Kassa Tekleberhan, reiterated that his country has “ample evidence” of Egypt and Eritrea […]

Analysis – Why Ethiopia’s Freewheeling Regime does need a State of Emergency?

Zelalem Kibret, For Addis Standard Online (Addis Standard) — On October 08, 2016 Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency in which more than half of the constitutionally guaranteed rights were more or less suspended. Ethiopia’s declaration of a State of Emergency (SoE) may shock some in the west. Because, the Ethiopia many portrayed is ‘the […]

Investors shy away from Ethiopia in the wake of violent protests

By Paul Schemm November 2 at 3:00 AM ALAGA DORE, Ethi­o­pia (The Washington Post)— The smell of rotting mango and passion fruit still hung in the air over the blackened shell of a juice factory near this village more than two weeks after the plant was looted and burned by an aggrieved mob. As employees […]

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