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UN rights chief denounces Muslim-Christian clashes in Ethiopia

Peter Kenny | 07.05.2022 The UN human rights chief on Saturday expressed deep distress over recent violent clashes between Muslims and Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia, in which at least 30 people were reportedly killed and more than 100 others were injured. “I call on…

Ethiopia: Gas all set new records – A litre at 36.87 Birr

The  report presents a comprehensive overview of the benzene market in Ethiopia and a forecast for its development in the next five years. It provides a detailed analysis of the market, its dynamics, structure, characteristics, main players, growth and demand drivers, etc. This is…

Ethiopia: Interfaith Tensions Simmer in Ethiopia

By Alemnew Mekonnen, Benita Van Eyssen Muslims and Christians in parts of Ethiopia are on edge after an attack in Gondar sparked a swell of unrest. Politics is usually to blame when interfaith tensions turn deadly in the country, experts say. It was a…

Biden’s Foreign Aid Is Funding the Washington Bubble

By Charles Kenny, the director of technology and development and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, and Scott Morris, the co-director of sustainable development finance and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. As usual, U.S. assistance pays everyone except governments…

Claiming to Back up your Glaring Weakness with the Wrong Justification

By: Merhatsidk Mekonnen Abayneh Regardless of its nature and structural setup, Any fullfledged and capable state of our time is, from the standpoint of political science and international relations,  presumed to exist and function independent and sovereign with a monopoly of violence over the entire population and territory normally constituting its jurisdiction. Although there might be many other considerations to be taken on board, its effective control and administration of both the territory and citizenry is the actual manifestation of its complete and exclusive authority not to be challenged by any other domestic and external institution. There is no exception…

Ethiopia: Civil War to Blame for Surge in Online Sales of Ethiopian Artifacts

By Azeb-Tadesse Hahn/DW Experts have noticed a surge in online sales of Ethiopian artifacts. They fear these relics could have been looted during Ethiopia’s ongoing civil war. Many Ethiopians were shocked when the news spread that Ethiopian antiquities can be bought on the online marketplace eBay, as well as on other trading sites. The items listed for sale included centuries-old scrolls and Christian Orthodox bibles, often offered at below-market prices. One antique manuscript cost just €688 ($754). Manuscript expert Hagos Abrha Abay, an Ethiopian academic based in Germany, was one of the first to draw attention to the eBay listings…

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Ethiopian Athlete, Geleta Ulfata, Wins Lagos City Marathon

Dagne Siranesh Yirga, was the first woman to cross the finish line at two hours 33 minutes and 50 seconds. An Ethiopian, Geleta Ulfata, has emerged winner of the 2022 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Ulfata defeated about 300 participants on Saturday morning to win the 42km race. He went away with the grand prize of $30,000 (N12.5million). He crossed the finish line at two hours 11 minutes and 54 seconds, Access bank said in a tweet. Ulfata bested Kenya’s David Barmasai and Emmanuel Naibei, who finished second and third, respectively and will go home with $20,000…