Eskinder Invictus! By Alemayehu G. Mariam

On May 1, 2012, Eskinder Nega, Ethiopia’s foremost journalist and political prisoner, will be awarded the “Freedom to Write Award”, the highest honor given out by Pen America, one of the great…

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Ethiopians excel in Germany

BY SAPA Hamburg – Ethiopians Shami Dawit and Seboka Diriba Tola broke local marathon records in winning the men’s races in Hamburg and Dusseldorf Sunday. Dawit posted 2 hours 5 minutes 58…

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Gunmen kill 5 farmworkers in Ethiopia

(AP) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An official says gunmen attacked a commercial farm in Ethiopia’s western Gambella region and killed five workers. Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal said Sunday that the attackers wounded…

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He is not dead!

Asmara, 28 April, 2012 – In a brief interview he conducted tonight, 28 April 2012, with the national media outlets, President Isaias Afwerki underscored that the recent rumor regarding his state of…

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He is not dead!

Asmara, 28 April, 2012 – In a brief interview he conducted tonight, 28 April 2012, with the national media outlets, President Isaias Afwerki underscored that the recent rumor regarding his state of…

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Inside Ethiopia’s Adoption Boom

Many children adopted from Ethiopia, like Melesech Roth, are thriving in loving homes. But the nexus of poverty, money and demand in global adoption can breed dubious practices. WSJ’s Miriam Jordan reports.…

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Is he dead?

By Selam Kidane … well it depends on who you are talking to or who you are even… I mean if you are silly enough to have worked for hadas Eritrea until…

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ETHIOPIA: Still too many deaths in childbirth

ADDIS ABABA, (IRIN) – A lack of awareness of the importance of skilled hospital deliveries in Ethiopia, cultural beliefs, and transport challenges in rural areas are causing a high number of deaths…

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Eritrea says its president is “fit as a fiddle”

Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Eritrea has sought to quash speculation about President Isaias Afewerki’s health, saying he was “fit as a fiddle” and lambasting the United States for spreading “lies”…

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Green Justice or Ethnic Injustice?

By alemayehu g mariam Blaming the Victim Last week, dictator Meles Zenawi hectored his rubberstamp parliament in Ethiopia about the forced expulsion (or as some have described it “ethnic cleansing”) of Amharas…

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