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October 2020

The light at the end of the Ethiopian tunnel

Impartial concern for victims, elite dialogue, and deep societal self-reflection can rescue Ethiopia. The Ethiopian New Year, typically a moment for optimism, was overcast last month by a dark cloud of foreboding. Many Ethiopians fear what the future holds for their country, and recent events have demonstrated again that this anxiety is justified. This forces […]

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Ethiopian Airlines outlines South African Airways (SAA) offer as part of a joint venture with the government

by Riyaz Patel But Africa’s biggest airline isn’t interested in helping with SAA debt.The Ethiopian Airlines Group says it’s willing to provide planes, pilots and maintenance services to beleaguered national carrier South African Airways (SAA) as part of a joint venture with the government. Africa’s biggest airline is further offering operational assistance, Chief Executive Officer Tewolde

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Eskinder Nega, Democracy, Human Rights Activists and Journalist

Eskinder Nega, Democracy, Human Rights Activists and Journalist

ESKINDER NEGA BIOGRAPHY ETHIOPIA Eskinder Nega, a journalist and blogger based in Addis Ababa, was sentenced on July 13, 2012, to 18 years in prison for violating anti-terrorism laws after he criticized the government for arresting journalists and anti-government activists. He was jailed for almost seven years at Kaliti Prison in Addis Ababa, where political

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Lessons not Learned from History: The Silence of the International Community and Ethiopia

by  Dawit W Giorgis October 2, 2020 In 1984, in one of the most publicized and politically charged humanitarian crises since the Second World War, I happened to be the head of the effort to save millions from death by starvation,   as Commissioner of the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC).  The government of Ethiopia was

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Ethiopia mourns activist, academic Mesfin Woldemariam

Ethiopia mourns activist, academic Mesfin Woldemariam

Anadolu Agency October 01, 2020 Prime Minister Abiy condoles with family, friends, nation on death of Mesfin who contributes through 3 regimes Veteran politician, activist, and academic Mesfin Woldemariam died at the age of 90 late Tuesday of the novel coronavirus-induced complications. He was a renowned academic, a political geography expert, with a PhD dissertation

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Saudi Arabia: Ethiopian migrants describe “hell” of detention

Saudi Arabia: Ethiopian migrants describe “hell” of detention

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Embargoed until 00:01 BST on 2 October 2020 Saudi Arabia: Ethiopian migrants describe “hell” of detention New report: “This is worse than COVID-19”: Ethiopians abandoned and abused in Saudi prisons An investigation by Amnesty International has exposed horrifying new details about the treatment of Ethiopian migrants detained in Saudi Arabia. Since

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