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Global craving for ancient Ethiopian grain offers opportunities, pitfalls

Teff is heralded as superfood, as Addis Ababa tries to ensure local population isn’t adversely affected by James Jeffrey ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Al Jazeera) — Six days a week, an Ethiopian Airlines flight departs for Washington, D.C., with a fresh batch of 3,000 injera on board. This pancake-shaped pale spongy bread is a centuries-old Ethiopian […]

አምባገነንነት እና የይስሙላ ምርጫ

ከልለው ኡርጋ በአፍሪካ ሀጉር ታሪክ ውስጥ አምባገነን መንግስታት በምርጫ ሥልጣን የማያስተላልፉበት እና የማይለቁበት ሁኔታ ነው ያለው። ይሁን እንጂ በ 1994 በጎረቤታችን ኬንያ አሁን ደግሞ በ 2007 በናይጂሪያ በተካሄደው ምርጫ የሕዝብ ድምፅ ያሽነፈበት እና ጨቆኖች ሥልጣናቸውን ለተከታዬቻቸው በሰላማዊ መንገድ ያስተላለፉበትን ለአብነት ያህል እንደ ምሳሌ ማንሳት ከተቻለ ነው እንጂ በተቀርው ግዚያት ግጭት የተስተናገደበት ፣ የብዙሀንን ሕይውት መሰዋትነት […]

Continued detention of Ethiopian journalists unacceptable – UN human rights experts

GENEVA (UN OHCHR) – The Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, and the Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, today said the detention of the six so-called “Zone Nine” bloggers and three other journalists in Ethiopia over the past year has been “absolutely unacceptable”. The […]

Ethiopian Nile Dam Study Warns on Safety, Urges Cooperation

by William Davison (Bloomberg News)–Ethiopia and Egypt “urgently” need to agree on the coordinated operation of their two large dams in the Nile River basin to ensure water is shared fairly during periods of reduced flows, a group of international experts said.Ethiopia is planning to complete the $4 billion state-funded Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, known […]

የአሜሪካ መንግሥት ኦነግንና አብነግን፣ ግንቦት ሰባትን በአሸባሪነት አልፈረጀም፤ በአሸባሪነት ለመፈረጅ የሚያበቃ ማስረጃ አላገኘም

(Oromedia.net) — ‹‹አሜሪካ በዴሞክራሲያዊ መንገድ የተመረጠን መንግሥት ያለምርጫ ሥርዓት በኃይል ለመጣል የሚደረግ ማንኛውንም ሙከራ ትቃወማለች›› ዌንዲ ሼርማን፣ የአሜሪካ ምክትል የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር የአሜሪካ የፖለቲካ ጉዳዮች ምክትል የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ዌንዲ ሼርማን ተቀማጭነቱ አሜሪካ የሆነውን ግንቦት ሰባትን ጨምሮ፣ የኦሮሞ ነፃ አውጪ ግንባር (ኦነግ) እና የኦጋዴን ብሔራዊ ነፃ አውጪ ግንባር (ኦብነግ) የመሳሰሉ በመንግሥት በአሸባሪነት የተፈረጁ ድርጅቶችን የአሜሪካ መንግሥት እንደማይደግፍ […]

Stagecraft: ISIS Video ‘Execution’ of Ethiopians in Libya Appears Fake

(Global Research) — A newly released ISIS video allegedly depicts some 30 Ethiopians being ‘executed’ in two separate locations in Libya.  However, one should take note, that this highly produced propaganda video – fails to provide any conclusive, or remotely credible evidence of a crime scene. The terror installment said to have been carried out by ISIS […]

Ethiopia muslim “martyr” among those killed by ISIS

(Somaliland Press‎) — An Ethiopian muslim man has been identified as one of the two dozen Ethiopians killed by the Islamic State also known as ISIS.  An al shabab source said a man named Jemaal Rahman is a muslim migrant from Ethiopia who “converted” to Christianity during the hostage process by ISIS. Another source identified […]

Watchful eyes: a community police officer in Amhara State—with the former leader of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi, looking down from behind. ODI / Lisa Denney. Some rights reserved.

Redefining community policing to achieve results

(UKAID Report) — In November 2014 the UK Department for International Development suspended a £62.5m police-reform programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This followed a United Nations report which found sections of the police force there responsible for the murder of civilians during a crackdown on gangs in 2013-14. Making policing more citizen-friendly […]

Professor Donald N. Levine, central figure in Ethiopian studies, passed away

Professor Donald N. Levine, central figure in Ethiopian studies, passed away

Ethiopian scholar and lover of Ethiopia  died yesterday at the age of 84 Donald Nathan Levine (born June 16, 1931) is an American sociologist. He was a central figure in Ethiopian Studies. He is an author of: * Wax and Gold: Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture * Social Theory as a Vocation. Transaction Publishers: Piscataway, New Jersey, August […]

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