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June 2013

Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dispute is about water, not geography. By Maaza Mengiste

The world’s longest river has an identity that is as much a product of poetry as politics; both countries need to share it, not fight to own it By Maaza Mengiste Tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia have grown at an alarming rate since Addis Ababa announced its plans to construct the Grand Renaissance dam across […]

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Ethiopia urges Nile nations to ratify deal opposed by Egypt

Ethiopia used a regional meeting Thursday aimed to promote cooperation over the Nile river to urge other nations to ratify a controversial water deal fiercely opposed by Egypt. Addressing water ministers and officials from the 10-nation Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Ethiopia’s Minister for Water and Energy Alemayehu Tegenu challenged Egypt’s historical majority control usage of

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Ethiopia must give private sector a bigger push – World Bank

* Government expects economy to grow 10 pct in 2012/13 * Industry accounts for only 10 pct of GDP * Ethiopia seeks middle income status by 2025 By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, June 21 (Reuters) – Ethiopia should ensure private industry and business has sufficient access to finance in the state-dominated economy to keep growth rates up and shift from a heavy reliance

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Ethiopia’s monastic highs

Alastair Sooke finds inspiration in the extraordinary churches of Ethiopia and scales a cliff to visit one of the oldest buildings in the world still in use – which his grandfather restored in the Forties By Alastair Sooke “Are you going to climb barefoot or wearing boots?” In front of me was a wall of creamy-brown

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Ethiopia’s opposition vows sustained national protests against the ruling party

By Associated Press, Published: June 21, 2013 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s main opposition party says it will launch what it said will be a sustained national campaign against the country’s ruling party.The announcement Thursday follows a peaceful demonstration on June 2. It was the first public protest since 2005 when security forces killed hundreds of protesters in

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Ethiopia opposition threatens protests over anti-terrorism law

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA | Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:49pm EDT (Reuters) – An Ethiopian opposition party called on Thursday for the government to scrap an anti-terrorism law it says is used to stifle dissent, threatening a repeat of protests that brought thousands onto the streets of Addis Ababa early this month. The rally on June

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Rights Groups: Ethiopia Using Anti-Terror Law To Stifle Dissent

Two international human rights groups are urging Ethiopia to stop arresting journalists and political activists under anti-terrorism laws. The editor of one of Ethiopia’s last remaining independent newspapers has fled the country amid concerns that more arrests are coming. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International issued a statement Monday calling on Ethiopian authorities to stop

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We shall exert pressure to ensure that human and democratic rights are guaranteed through public movement!

አንድነት ለዴሞክራሲና ለፍትሕ ፓርቲ (አንድነት) UNITY FOR DEMOCRACY AND JUSTICE PARTY (UDJ)    A press statement issued by Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ) It has been four years now since our party, Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ), started its peaceful struggle to ensure the establishment of an unrestricted democratic system that Ethiopia

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