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Egypt has a water problem—and no, it’s not only the GERD

By Yaniv Cohen / Atlantic  Council October 27, 2019 The much-talked-about Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the mega-dam threatening to leave Egypt thirsty, is just the latest straw straining the camel’s back. Egypt’s water stress has been building up long beforehand. The Nile River, a once seemingly unending water resource serving Egypt as a dependable and […]

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“‘Hilina Desalegn, Hero For All Season” Ambassador Imru Zelleke

96 years old former ambassador Imru Zelleke, son of a minister in Emperor Haile Selassie’s first cabinet praises Ethiopia’s young poet Hilina Desalegn for her recent popular poetry. (Below more about Ambassador Imru Zelleke) In Year 2011 Ethiopian Calendar, 105 million Ethiopians produced 1 (one) hero: HILINA DESALEGN. A courageous young lady that has defied

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Our universities are becoming hotbed of intolerance: the culprits are none other than university instructors  

Asmelash Yohannes, PhD. Mekelle University School of Law We are pretty pre-occupied with politics.  Our life is consumed with political rumours. Social media posts are awash with ADP said this; Jawar Mohammed  said that; Lemma Megersa said this: Getachew Reda blurted this or that …..  However, there is something that must be dealt with immediately.

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Ethiopian church-affiliated group urges action against gays

By: ELIAS MESERET Associated Press Updated: Sep 8, 2019 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) – A group affiliated with Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government’s silence on homosexuality in the country. Speaking at a conference Sunday in Addis Ababa, the capital, Dereje Negash of the Orthodox Church group dedicated to an Ethiopian saint, said the

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When activism goes awry

When activism goes awry

By Yilma Jawar and his cliques are utterly unscrupulous. It is perplexing for any sane person even to know what their interest is. Responsible citizens are appeasing to narrow any differences we may have as a nation, but extremist activists keep digging for more differences. Are they really Oromo activists or enemies? For me they

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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s miscalculations that helped TPLF, the lucky bunny, get off the hook

Asmelash Yohannes (PhD Mekelle University School of Law) The popular uprising against the ruling EPRDF party since 2015 was turning deadly. Among other things, it resulted in the abrupt resignation of the then prime minster Hailemariam Desalegn. However, no one has seen the coming to power of a new replacement prime minster, Abiy Ahmed. Above

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New Ethiopian Cultural Garden first in Cleveland to represent an African nation (video)

Aug 26, 2019 By Hannah Drown, cleveland.com The Cleveland Cultural Gardens The Cleveland Cultural Gardens are one of Northeast Ohio’s oldest and most beautiful treasures. Some 33 dedicated gardens, designed and cultivated by distinct cultural or nationality groups, adorn the drive along Martin Luther King Boulevard and East Boulevard in Rockefeller Park. Founded in 1916, the

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Lucy ‘Remarkably Complete’ Skull of 3.8-Million-Year-Old Early Human Ancestor Discovered in Ethiopia

Lucy ‘Remarkably Complete’ Skull of 3.8-Million-Year-Old Early Human Ancestor Discovered in Ethiopia

A “remarkably complete” skull belonging to an early human ancestor that lived 3.8 million years ago has been discovered in Ethiopia. This is the first time a skull belonging to Australopithecus anamensis has been found and the discovery sheds light on the evolutionary history of early human ancestors. Researchers have been working on the Woranso-Mille

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