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November 2015

Ethiopian entrepreneurs struggle as command economy soars

By Aaron Maasho, Reuters ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – In Ethiopia, where state spending rather than private enterprise has been the driving force behind double-digit economic growth, tech entrepreneurs like Araya Lakew feel stuck in the slow lane. Five years ago, the 34-year-old spotted a niche for a website matching buyers and sellers of second-hand cars […]

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Remembering the Meles Massacres of 2005 in Ethiopia Ten Years After | by Alemayehu G Mariam

In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from

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U.S. ANNOUNCES $97 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR ETHIOPIA

For Immediate Release Tuesday, November 10, 2015 USAID Press Office Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it is providing nearly $97 million in additional food assistance to assist vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, including those severely affected by the impacts of the El Niño weather

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Eight Hours After His Release Exorcist Priest Memhir Girma Reportedly Re-Detained

Debirhan| Less than eight hours after the Arada First Instance Court had yesterday given a 50,000 birr bail to detained Ethiopian exorcist priest Memhir Girma Wondimu, who was detained for over two weeks suspected of “cheating a faithful into selling a house” and also having no legal permit to conduct exorcism and baptismal services, Ethiopian

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Ethiopia says consultants failed to reach joint vision on GERD

(CAIRO) – Ethiopia’s minister of water and energy Motuma Mekasa said the French and Dutch consultants have failed to come up with a common guideline to implement the technical studies for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Mekasa, who addressed the opening session of the tripartite national technical committee on GERD in Cairo Saturday, said

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Foreign Policy Diary – Arab Coalition Expands Into The Horn Of Africa – Good Reporting!

The Emirati Armed Forces has started to use actively the Eritrean ports. According to our information, at least, three landing craft belonging to the United Arab Emirates were docked in the port of Assab on September 16. A diplomatic row between Djibouti and UAE took precedence of these developments. On 28 April the UAE consulate

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