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Ethiopia’s GERD dam will make Egypt’s Nile delta sink under the Mediterranean, study says

Ethiopia’s GERD dam will make Egypt’s Nile delta sink under the Mediterranean, study says It may be Ethiopia’s symbol of national pride, but the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) being built for hydroelectric power on the Blue Nile will have grave and unexpected consequences for its downstream neighbour, Egypt, according to a report published […]

Addis Ababa: Death toll hits 113 in rubbish landslide

Addis Ababa: Death toll hits 113 in rubbish landslide Rescue teams searching for survivors days after hillside of trash collapsed at Koshe landfill site, burying slum houses. (Aljazeera) — The death toll from a massive landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish dump near the capital Addis Ababa climbed to 113 on Wednesday as the frantic search […]

Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

Murle bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia’s Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children. (Aljazeera) — More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in neighbouring Ethiopia, according to a government official. Chol Chany, a regional government spokesman, said on Wednesday the raids occurred on […]

Relatives scuffle with rescue workers at Ethiopian landslide site

Relatives scuffle with rescue workers at Ethiopian landslide site “Nobody is helping us. We are doing all the digging ourselves. It is shameful” (Updates death toll, adds heavy police presence) By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, March 14 (Reuters) – Police stopped people on Tuesday from entering the site of a landslide at an Ethiopian rubbish […]

Father Imprisoned for Genital Cutting Is Deported to Ethiopia

Father Imprisoned for Genital Cutting Is Deported to Ethiopia By Daniel Victor (The New York Times) — A man who in 2006 became the first person in the United States to be convicted of female genital cutting was deported on Monday to his home country, Ethiopia, after serving 10 years in prison, federal authorities said. […]

Diplomatic history

History: Alkaline to neutralize conflicts or an element to catalyze them?

History: Alkaline to neutralize conflicts or an element to catalyze them? by: Bayisa Wak-Woya Geneva, 20th February, 2017 [The Culprit, ESAT Video Interview is posted, herewith, at the end] PART – I  From the outset: The recent ESAT interview with Dr. Larebo encouraged me to write this note, something which I was thinking of doing for some years […]

Re: Extremism and the Struggle for Unity and Democracy, Short Commentary

Re: Extremism and the Struggle for Unity and Democracy, Short Commentary Short article wrote by Prof. Work Abera (posted below) caught my attention and I decided to respond to the sneaky nature of the article from Oromo perspectives. As for me, the article is nothing new but hold the usual opinion of extremist habesha’s who […]

TPLF/EPRDF’s Regime Relegates Majority to A Second Citizenship Whilst Facilitating their Death

TPLF/EPRDF’s Regime Relegates Majority to A Second Citizenship Whilst Facilitating their Death Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) Press Release on Death of About Six Dozen Citizens March 14, 2017 In Ethiopia, once again, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, cousins, aunties, uncles, grannies and grandads have painlessly perished under the rubble of rubbish dump landslide […]

Rubbish landslide destroyed 49 homes inside the site and killed at least 82

Rubbish landslide destroyed 49 homes inside the site and killed at least 82  Scuffles break out in Ethiopia as bereaved families accuse rescue workers of delays after rubbish collapse kills scores. (Aljazeera) — Bereaved families scuffled with rescue workers on Tuesday at a dump in the Ethiopian capital where the collapse of a mountain of […]

Democracy in Ethiopia: Can it be Saved?

Democracy in Ethiopia: Can it be Saved? (US Congressman Chris Smith) – On Thursday, March 9, 2017, afternon, in front of a large crowd of Ethiopian citizens concerned about repression in their homeland, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) convened a hearing to look at the appalling human rights record of the Ethiopian government and discuss what […]

Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia’s traffic troubles – News 24

Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia’s traffic troubles Addis Ababa (News 24)  – Electric light railway tracks soar over Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a rare example of mass transit infrastructure on a continent ruled by ramshackle, diesel-spewing buses. But despite government promises, the roads below are still clogged with traffic 14 months after the light […]

At least 35 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

35 killed, dozens still missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 35 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home. […]

15 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 15 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home. Addis Ababa Mayor Diriba Kuma said 15 bodies had been recovered since the […]

Ethiopia’s State of Emergency Seen as Tool to Silence Dissent

Ethiopia’s State of Emergency Seen as Tool to Silence Dissent By Salem Solomon (VOA News) — It’s been five months since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in response to widespread protests and unrest, and there are no signs indicating when it might end. Since October, thousands have been arrested and sent to military-style camps […]

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