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April 2023

Ethiopia’s Politicized Peace Process is Pregnant with Violence

Ethiopia’s Politicized Peace Process is Pregnant with Violence

Yonas Biru, PhD Let us start with six recent developments and try to have a closer look behind the beyond and beneath the underneath of the politically driven peace process. First, let us look at the bronze statue erected in memory of general Seare Mekonnen, former chief of staff of the Ethiopian army. One must question […]

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Ethiopia used chemicals to kill locusts. Billions of honeybees disappeared

Ethiopia used chemicals to kill locusts. Billions of honeybees disappeared

by Malavika Vyawahare on 1 May 2023 Kenya and Ethiopia sprayed millions of hectares of cropland and pastures with chemical pesticides in response to massive locust swarms that emerged between 2019 and 2021. In Ethiopia, around 76 billion honeybees died or abandoned their hives during this period, a new study estimates, arguing that chemical spraying was most

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Egypt fears the Sudan crisis complicates the Egypt-Ethiopia negotiations over the GERD

Egypt fears the Sudan crisis complicates the Egypt-Ethiopia negotiations over the GERD

JONATHAN GORNALL A peaceful resolution of the row over Ethiopia’s dam may hinge on who emerges victorious in Sudan’s power struggle Experts say a prolonged conflict could throw both Sudan and Egypt’s water and food security into uncertainty LONDON: In the past two weeks the world has become used to seeing photographs of Sudan’s Gen. Abdel

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6 Job opportunities at Africa Centres for Disease Control (Africa CDC)

6 Job opportunities at Africa Centres for Disease Control (Africa CDC)

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is an autonomous health institution of the African Union that supports Member States in their efforts to strengthen their public health systems. Africa CDC was officially launched in January 2017, and is guided by the principles of leadership, credibility, and ownership, and delegated authority, timely

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How do you define an ethnic government in power that negotiates with itself?

How do you define an ethnic government in power that negotiates with itself?

I am at a loss in understanding what is going on in Ethiopia now. Pretoria, Nairobi and now beautiful Zanzibar. Ethiopia is ruled by the Oromo Prosperity Party. Innocent civilians, most prominently Amhara, are slaughtered by the Oromo Liberation Army. I would have thought that victims will also be part of the negotiation team in Tanzania. Are

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The attempted coup d’etat of 1960 as reported by Paris Match

The attempted coup d’etat of 1960 as reported by Paris Match

April 26, 2023  by Arefaynie Fantahun On 17 December 1960 Emperor Haile Selassie, who was on a state visit to Brazil, returned hastily to Ethiopia after an attempted coup to oust him from power had failed. Paris Match, a French weekly pictorial magazine, sent its reporter, Jacques Le Bailly, and staff photographer, Gérard Gery to cover

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Revenge Fantasies Against Neftegna*:  How to Become a Loser Easily.

Revenge Fantasies Against Neftegna*: How to Become a Loser Easily.

H.I.M Hailesilassie I Satellite Lodge in Wolayta Sodo By Desalegn Birara Preface As a cultural heritage curator, assessing the status of cultural heritages, follow up on practices of museums, evaluating facilities of curation and heritage administration, identifying challenges and opportunities and capacity building are few of my responsibilities. I have been to Wolayta Sodo five

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Talks Begin Between Oromo Prosperity Party, Oromo Rebel Group

Talks Begin Between Oromo Prosperity Party, Oromo Rebel Group

The new apartheid president The new apartheid Prime Minister of Ethiopia   The first phase of talks between Ethiopia’s government and the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) began in Tanzania on Tuesday, a spokesman for the rebel group told AFP. The foes kicked off preliminary negotiations in the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, said the spokesman Odaa

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Harry Belafonte, Pioneering Singer, Actor and Activist, A Friend of Ethiopia Passes Away at 96

Harry Belafonte, Pioneering Singer, Actor and Activist, A Friend of Ethiopia Passes Away at 96

Belafonte was a champion of the civil rights movement and a UNICEF ambassador since 1987 Harry Belafonte – the barrier-breaking singer, actor and civil rights activist – has passed away at the age of 96. Belafonte died on Tuesday morning of congestive heart failure, his publicist confirmed. Belafonte was launched to stardom following the release

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Spate of arrests amid renewed unrest in Ethiopia

Spate of arrests amid renewed unrest in Ethiopia

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) 25 April 2023 Numerous journalists detained after being arbitrarily arrested by Ethiopian police and intelligence agents earlier this month. This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 14 April 2023. Ethiopian authorities should cease arbitrarily detaining journalists during times of political tension and investigate allegations that security officers attacked members of the

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