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April 2012

Ethiopia: The Bridge on the Road(map) to Democracy – By Alemayehu G Mariam

By Alemayehu G Mariam Last week I had an opportunity to address a town hall meeting in Seattle sponsored by the Ethiopian Public Forum in Seattle (EPFS), a civil society organization dedicated to promoting broad dialogue, debate and discussion on Ethiopia’s future. I was asked to articulate my views on Ethiopia’s transition from dictatorships to […]

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Sudan, South Mass Troops Near Border

By SOLOMON MOORE (WSJ) JUBA, South Sudan—Sudan and South Sudan on Sunday moved more troops to an ill-defined border town, foreshadowing a bloodier conflict between the neighbors over a disputed oil-rich region. Heglig has become a flash point for renewed hostilities between the two sides, which in July reached a tense divorce that created the

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Ethiopian Empire

Ethiopian Empire

Africa, African Histor The Ethiopian Empire (Ge’ez: መንግሥተ ኢትዮጵያ, romanized: Mängəstä Ityop’p’ya, lit. ‘Government of Ethiopia’), also formerly known by the exonym Abyssinia (derived from the Arabic al-Habash), or just simply known as Ethiopia (/ˌiːθiˈoʊpiə/; Amharic and Tigrinya: ኢትዮጵያ ʾĪtyōṗṗyā, listen (help·info), Oromo: Itoophiyaa, Somali: Itoobiya, Afar: Itiyoophiyaa), was a monarchy that spanned a geographical area in the current states of Ethiopia and Eritrea. It began with the establishment of the Solomonic dynasty by Yekuno Amlak from approximately 1270 and lasted until 1974, when Emperor Haile Selassie was overthrown in a coup d’état by

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Gebrselassie to chase Radcliffe in special half marathon event

VIENNA (AP) — Paula Radcliffe will get a head start of 7 minutes, 52 seconds on the Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie at a special half-marathon event in Vienna on Sunday. Radcliffe’s advantage equals the difference between their personal bests over the 13.1-mile distance. It’s her first race of the year, four months before the London

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Eviction of innocent peoples from their home is a crime against humanity – (OLF Press Release)

OLF Press Release | April 11, 2012 The Oromo Liberation front strongly believes that any members of nations, nationalities, and people of Ethiopia have the inalienable rights to live in all parts of Ethiopia without any fear of eviction or expulsion. The Oromo Liberation front advocates that in Ethiopia, governed by true federal system all

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BREAKING NEWS: Maitre Artiste Afewerk Tekle dies at 80

Ethiopia’s renowned and acclaimed painter the most honorable Maitre Artiste World Laureate Afewerk Tekle has died late last night at the age of 80 at Kadisco Hospital, Capital learnt. The country’s much-admired artist died due to a severe illness after receiving treatment in the capital Addis Ababa, a close family, who didn’t want to be

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Ethiopian migrant suicide: ‘I can’t tell my daughter that her mother is dead’ – video

Alem Dechasa, an Ethiopian migrant, was beaten in the streets of Beirut by men who allegedly worked for the company that recruited her in Lebanon. Later she was found dead in hospital, having apparently killed herself. Alem’s partner, Lemesa Ejeta, explains why he cannot bring himself to tell their two children that she is dead

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When suicide is the only escape

by Khaled A Beydoun Washington, DC – For Alem Dechesa, death was the only way out. For thousands of voiceless Ethiopian domestic workers working in Lebanon, suicide is the only avenue for escaping a nihilistic existence. I witnessed the range of human rights abuses endured by Ethiopian maids – from both the perspective of a

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