Ethiopia: Telecom surveillance chills rights

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Ethiopia: Telecom surveillance chills rights

Human Rights Watch Foreign Technology Used to Spy on Opposition inside Country, Abroad (Berlin, March 25, 2014) – The Ethiopian government is using foreign technology to bolster its widespread telecom surveillance of opposition activists and journalists both in Ethiopia and abroad, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 100-page report,.....

ጎሠኛነትና ሽብርተኛነት

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መስፍን ወልደ ማርያም የካቲት 2006 የጎሠኛነት አጭር ትርጉም ዓለምን በራሱ ጠባብ ኢምንትነት የሚለካ ሰው ነው፤ ለኪው መለኪያው ነው፤ መለኪያውም ለኪው ነው፤ ጎሠኛነት የዘረኛነት የባሕርይ ልጅ ነው፤ ዘረኛነትም ሆነ ጎሠኛነት መሠረታቸው ድንቁርና ነው፤ የድንቁርናው ዓይነተኛ መገለጫ ‹‹ንጹሕ›› የሚለው ቃል ነው፤ ለዚህ ዋና ምስክር አድርጌ የማቀርበው አዶልፍ ሂትለርን ነው፤ ስለ‹‹አርያን ዘር›› ማንነትና ‹‹ንጹሕነት›› የሂትለር.....

Ethiopia : Resilient Ethiopian Muslims’ Movement is back

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Ethiopia : Resilient Ethiopian Muslims’ Movement is back

(Borkena) The Resilient Ethiopian Muslim Movement is back. Today, Ethiopian Muslims were demonstrating again in the capital Addis Ababa and different parts of Ethiopia. The Grand Anwar Mosque in Addis Ababa was once again a place to oppose government peacefully after procession of Friday prayer. According to Dimtsachin Yisema , one.....

Ethiopia’s AMISOM deployment indicates Chinese armour procurement

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Ethiopia's AMISOM deployment indicates Chinese armour procurement

Stijn Mitzer, Amersterdam - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly 02 March 2014 An ENDF WZ551 APC seen during a ceremony held on 17 February to welcome Ethiopian forces to the Somali town of Beledweyne. Source: AU/UN IST The Ethiopian National Defence Force's (ENDF's) contribution of troops to African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has highlighted.....

VIDEO Afghan mission: Canada’s last commander on a ‘proud moment’

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 VIDEO Afghan mission: Canada's last commander on a 'proud moment'

Maj.-Gen. Dean J. Milner, the last commander of Canadian forces in Afghanistan, arrived home Tuesday along with the last 93 soldiers serving on Canada's 12-year mission. Milner brought back the Canadian flag flown in Afghanistan. It was lowered at NATO headquarters last week. In an interview with CBC News Network's Hannah Thibedeau,.....

Mining Corruption in Ethiopia: A Reply to Clare Short

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Mining Corruption in Ethiopia: A Reply to Clare Short

Sunday, March 9, 2014 @ 09:03 PM AlmaAlemayehu G MariamOpen letter or open pandering to corruption?As I look around the EITI implementing countries, I do not accept that the situation for civil society in Ethiopia is worse than a great many of them.” That was the didactic pronouncement of Ms......

In Ethiopia, truth is stranger than fiction

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 In Ethiopia, truth is stranger than fiction

By Abebe Gellaw March 4, 2014Hailemedhin AberaThe life of the young Ethiopian co-pilot who sought political asylum while flying in the airspace of Switzerland two weeks ago will never be the same again. If the amount of money people make is a measure of success, the 30-year old co-pilot Hailemedhin Abera.....

The Race to Save Ethiopians Damned by the Dam

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The Race to Save Ethiopians Damned by the Dam

Alemayehu G MariamMarch 4, 2014Exactly two years ago to the month, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Dam and the Damned: Gilgel Gibe III Ethiopia” focusing on the impact of   “development” in the Omo River Basin (ORB) in southern Ethiopia. In that commentary, I echoed the deep concerns voiced.....