Tag archive for ‘Ethiopia’
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By MGoth On Monday, May 6th, 2013
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Ethiopia: Shadowboxing Smoke and Mirrors

Alemayehu G Mariam: Meles Zenawi when he was alive and his apostles today (“Melesistas”) keep playing us in the Diaspora like a cheap fiddle. They make us screech, shriek, scream and shout by simply showing More...

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By MGoth On Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
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Ethiopia says preparing to pull troops out of Somalia

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia will withdraw its troops from Somalia soon, its prime minister said on Tuesday, voicing frustration with the Mogadishu government and African Union peacekeeping More...

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By MGoth On Thursday, April 18th, 2013
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Ethiopia:Official complaint to the Ethiopia Election Board

To: the Ethiopia Election Board         Addis Ababa         Ethiopia Federal Democratic Republic Prime Minister Office         Federal Affair Minister Office         Ethiopian Defence Force   More...

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By MGoth On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
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Ethiopia:Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu wins 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

Paris, 16 April – Imprisoned Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu is the winner of the 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Ms Alemu was recommended by an independent international jury of More...

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By MGoth On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
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Ethiopia:Meles Foundation launched

The Meles Foundation, established in honour of Ethiopia’s late Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, was inaugurated on 6th April at the African Union in the presence of high-level dignitaries including Prime Minister More...

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By Hassan Ali On Friday, April 5th, 2013
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Ethiopia:This is the true reality in Somali regional state: not what the regional propaganda machineries depict

We have got hold of a study carried out by a foreign consultant about the reality in Somali regional state. Unlike what daily being broadcasted and posted by the Ethiopian Somali Television (ESTV) and Cakaranews More...

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By MGoth On Thursday, April 4th, 2013
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Ethiopia: The UK Government Project Liyu Police Peace and Development Programme

The Peace and Development Programme: Overarching Theory of Change   The Somali Region does not suffer from major armed conflict and prospects for armed conflict on a significant scale are considered unlikely. More...

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By MGoth On Monday, April 1st, 2013
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Ethiopia: Land and Ethiopia’s Corruptocracy

Professor A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the renowned Indian scientist (“Missile Man of India”)  and Eleventh President of India (2002-2007) said, “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful More...

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By MGoth On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
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Ethiopia:Let ‘Same-Wade’ (good-riddance) Objective Bear fruit

Just a few days ago, the Somali Regional President, Abdi Mohamed Omar, launched an extensive official tour throughout the 8 districts the Isaq Ethiopian Somali Community resides. This official tour exactly coincided More...

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By MGoth On Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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Somalia:Ethiopia Leaves A Vacuum

March 22, 2013: The government considers al Shabaab done as a major military force and is now considered a threat as bandits and terrorists. The AU (African Union) peacekeepers and government troops continue to More...

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By MGoth On Thursday, March 21st, 2013
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Somalia: AU Somali force readies for possible Ethiopia pullout

African Union forces battling Islamist insurgents in Somalia are preparing troops to take over should Ethiopia withdraw more soldiers from the region, their commander said Thursday. “We have in place contingent More...

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By MGoth On Saturday, March 16th, 2013
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New Political Strategics In Ethiopian Zone Five Region

For the first time in its recent history, the Somali administration of the Ethiopian Zone 5 region is trying both hands-on-the job and establishment of decentralized state management in areas it assumed before. Regional More...

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By MGoth On Monday, March 11th, 2013
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Ethiopia: Rumors of Water War on the Nile?

Dam War of Words Late last month, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid Bin Sultan fired a shot across the bow from the Arab Water Council in Cairo to let the regime in Ethiopia know that his country More...

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By MGoth On Monday, March 4th, 2013
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The Moral Equivalent of an Anti-Apartheid Movement in Ethiopia?

Ethiopian Muslims engaged in the moral equivalent of an anti-Apartheid movement? In her recent commentary in the New York Times Book Review, “Obama: Failing the African Spring?”, Dr. Helen Epstein questioned More...

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By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
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Somaliland: What Kind Of Lesson We Can Learn From Ethiopia!

“Meles we commit to fulfill your vision” a note on a pill board in Addis-Ababa. It is hard to believe that Ethiopia once was one of traditionally famine, drought and economically decrepit nations in the horn More...

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By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
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Ethiopia: The prototype democratic state in the making

Conventional wisdom  says that democracy has been a Holy Grail that generations of Africans have been pursuing. And yet, it is very difficult to tell with certainty what African intellectuals and politicians mean More...

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By Liban On Monday, February 25th, 2013
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Ethiopia: The Prototype African Police State

The sights and sounds of an African police state When Erin Burnett of CNN visited Ethiopia in July 2012, she came face-to-face with the ugly face of an African police state: We saw what an African police state looked More...

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By MGoth On Monday, February 18th, 2013
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Ethiopia: The Politics of Fear and Smear

In December 2011, I wrote a commentary entitled, “Ethiopia: Land of Blood or Land of Corruption?” contrasting two portraits of Ethiopia. At the time, the portrait painted by Transparency International (TI) (Corruption More...

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By MGoth On Sunday, February 17th, 2013
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What we are waiting for? The dilemma facing the Isaq community in Ethiopia

The Liyu police (special police force) of the Ethiopian Somali regional administration on Feb 6, 2013 killed a civilian named Mohamed Qowdhen Abdi in the vicinity of Farah Liban within Harshin Zone. This is the More...

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By MGoth On Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
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Somaliland: Army Boss Makes Unexpected Visit to Ethiopia

Somaliland Chief of Staff Major General Ismael Shaqale and the chief of operations for Somaliland forces Brigadier General Abdullah Haji Jama accompanied by unspecified number of senior officers have left the country More...