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June 2013

Four Managers at the Assela malt factory are arrested on suspicion of corruption

(Addisfortune) The Federal High Court, last week, granted the Federal Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (FEACC) 14 days to investigate further into the cases of four senior managers at Assela Malt Factory. The four were arrested by the Federal Police for allegedly allowing the purchase of low quality barley and embezzling close to five million Br. […]

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Conflicting reports emerge on visit of Egypt’s spy chief to Sudan

June 5, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese foreign ministry and the Egyptian embassy in Khartoum said today that have no knowledge of a visit by the director of the Egyptian intelligence as reported by government-owned and private media outlets in Cairo.     Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (C) meets with Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

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Kerry-ing on with African Dictators – Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam

ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM Watching American Diplocrisy at the African Union I enjoy watching American diplomats chilling out and kicking it with African dictators. I like seeing them kumbaya-ing, back-patting and carrying on. Their body language, more than their forked diplomatic tongue, speaks more honestly and eloquently. I have learned to take their words with a

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Sewnet Bishaw announce his 23 man squad for upcoming WCQ game against Botswana

Coach Sewnet Bishaw announce his 23 man squad for upcoming WCQ game against Botswana Goal Keepers Jemal tassew (ethiopia Bunna) Sisay bancha (Dedebit) 3.Samson assefa (HarerBirra) Defenders Aynalem hailu (Dedebit) Seyoum tesfaye ((Dedebit) Birhanu bogale (Dedebit) Moges taddese (Sidama Bunna) Saladin bargicho (Medin) Degu debebe (Kidus Giorgis) Talk James (Ethiopia Bunna)- photo Abebaw butako(Kidus Giorgis)

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The Common Home Great Oromia As a Win-Win Solution for The Conflict Between The Pro-Independence Oromo and The Pro-unity Amhara

By Fayyis Oromia The current discussion among the different political groups in the Ethiopian empire, which was ignited by the open letter written by Dr Fikre Tolassa and directed to Dr Bayan Asoba containing a different, but relatively new, version of the Amhara-Oromo “history” motivated us to think about the possible win-win solution for the

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Aigaforum chief sued in California court

By Hilina Dawit San Jose, California–The controversial publisher and editor of Aigaforum.com, widely known among exiled Ethiopians as the “voice of tyranny”, has been sued in the Superior Court of Santa Clara, California, for deliberately spreading politically-motivated defamation and inciting hatred and violence. The lawsuit against Isayas Atsibeha (aka Isayas Atsibeha Abaye), who is also

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Aigaforum chief sued in California court By Hilina Dawit

By Hilina Dawit San Jose, California–The controversial publisher and editor of Aigaforum.com, widely known among exiled Ethiopians as the “voice of tyranny”, has been sued in the Superior Court of Santa Clara, California, for deliberately spreading politically-motivated defamation and inciting hatred and violence. The lawsuit against Isayas Atsibeha (aka Isayas Atsibeha Abaye), who is also

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Is the Notorious Conflict of the Oromo Polity, the ‘Ethiopian Democratization vs. Oromian Liberation,’ Irreconcilable?

By Fayyis Oromia I wanted to re-write this opinion because of the currently intensified anti-Woyane movement led by the Amhara bloc (“multinational organizations”). It raised an important question in the Oromo national liberation camp. Why couldn’t we, the Oromo national liberation forces, come to terms and cooperate in building at least an alliance based on

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SMNE Calls on Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn To Lead Ethiopia towards Change by Answering the Demands of the People

June 3, 2013   His Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minister P.O. BOX – 1031 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   Dear Prime Minister Hailemariam,   On behalf of the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE), I, as the SMNE’s executive director, am writing to you

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Opposition Protest Could Mark Change in Ethiopian Policy

Peter Heinlein VOA News / June 03, 2013 A peaceful protest rally in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, has sparked speculation the government may be relaxing its tight restrictions on political demonstrations.  The large turnout at the rally has also raised the profile of a little-known opposition party that seems to be attracting a large following

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Ethiopian Opposition Plans More Protests for Political Reforms

William Davison Bloomberg News Ethiopia’s opposition Blue Party, which yesterday held the country’s largest protests in eight years, said it’s planning more demonstrations unless the state meets demands including the release of “political” prisoners. About 4,000 people demonstrated near government buildings yesterday in the capital, Addis Ababa, according to State Minister of Communications Shimeles Kemal.

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