Ethiopia: News Alert April 5, 2013

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9 new results for Ethiopia

Muslim Protesters Face “Unfair Trial” Under Ethiopia’s Anti-Terror Law, Says HRW
AllAfrica.com
Paris — Human Rights Watch has expressed grave concern on the prosecution of 29 Muslim protesters in Addis Ababa, including nine prominent Islamic leaders who are being tried under Ethiopia’s controversial anti-terrorism law. The leaders and activists
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Australia Helps to Transform Lives in Ethiopia
AllAfrica.com
Australian and local Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) are working together in Ethiopia to enhance food security and reduce maternal and new born deaths in the Afar and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regions as part of the Australia
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Restoring Hope for Smallholder Farmers in Ethiopia
AllAfrica.com
But for Ethiopian smallholder farmers like Abebe Moliso, that’s exactly the challenge that life has given them. A land management programme called MERET is helping them deal with it. AWASSA-Abebe Moliso, a farmer living in a small village near the
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Ethiopian President Reiterates Support to Freedom and Independence of
AllAfrica.com
Addis Ababa — President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Mr. Girma Wolde-Giorgis reiterated Wednesday his country’s position of support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence, when Mr. Laman Baali
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Ethiopia: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry Rebuffs Statements Made Against the
Nazret.com (blog)
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Bilateral Affairs, Ambassador Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Jandan has dismissed statements made criticizing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). In a discussion with Ethiopian diplomats in Riyadh,
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Nazret.com (blog)

Ethiopian Israelis take big strides
Intermountain Jewish News
Obama shakes hands with Yityish Aynaw, the Ethiopian-Israeli woman who won Israel’s national TEL AVIV — When Yityish Aynaw immigrated from Ethiopia to Israel at age 12, she was thrust into an Israeli classroom. An orphan lacking Hebrew skills, Aynaw
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Ethiopia – 22 Years On: The Caravan Still Rolls On
Cyber Ethiopia
It will soon be twenty-two years since TPLF seized power in Ethiopia. Over these long and torturous years, TPLF faced no serious external challenge whatsoever. It has been in absolute command. Its rule has never come under threat. Even during its worst
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Fry seeks inspiration in Ethiopia
Drexel University The Triangle Online
A Drexel University delegation — including President John A. Fry; University benefactors Dana and David Dornsife; and Shannon Marquez, associate dean of Drexel’s School of Public Health — recently traveled to Ethiopia for inspiration for potential
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Drexel University The Triangle Online

Praise for Turkish hospital in Ethiopia
Bikyanews.com
ADDIS ABABA: Both the government and Ethiopian doctors are praising the soon-to-be opened volunteer hospital run by Turkish medical professionals in the East African country. “It’s really exciting,” one doctor in the capital, Addis Ababa, told
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Ethiopia: News Alert April 6, 2013

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9 new results for Ethiopia

Ethiopians find common ground with coffee
EthioSports
Ethiopian Coffee Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Described by many experts as the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopians are hopeful that one of their ancient traditions can help bring the country together even as it becomes more and more divided politically
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EthioSports

Kenya Prisons demolish Ethiopia’s Water Sports in the second match
The Standard Digital News
The four-time winners used fantastic setting skills of experienced Jane Wacu to hammer Water Sports of Ethiopia in straight sets of 25-19, 25-16, 25-20 in Pool ‘B’ in Antananarivo, Madagascar yesterday. The results improved Prisons’ win-loss ratio in
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Saudi Arabia distances itself from criticism of Ethiopian dam
Sudan Tribune
April 5, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Saudi Arabia government has made an official statement rebuffing recent remarks made by the kingdom’s deputy defense minister against the construction Ethiopia’s Grand renaissance dam. Speaking at a session of the
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Ethiopia ready to censor, crackdown on Internet, radio and TV
Bikyanews.com
ADDIS ABABA: Worries are abounding in Ethiopia that the government is preparing to pass new legislation that would censor almost all forms of media, both traditional and new. The new draft law is reportedly being prepared by a steering committee
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Ethiopia:This is the true reality in Somali regional state: not what the
SomalilandPress
Unlike what daily being broadcasted and posted by the Ethiopian Somali Television (ESTV) and Cakaranews and many regional president personally sponsored websites all over the world, the leaked report clearly depicts that the actual development in
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SomalilandPress

Ethiopia cancels $1 billion fuel imports from Sudan
Sudan Tribune
April 5, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Ethiopian Petroleum Supplier Enterprise (EPSE) has retracted its statement last month that reported that the country had imported over $1 billion of fuel from neighbouring Sudan via Djibouti, as reported by Sudan
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Ethiopia, Netherlands Sign MoU
2merkato – Ethiopian Business Portal
Ethiopia and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday to hold overall bilateral consultations between the two countries. State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Berhane Gebrekristos and Netherlands Ambassador to
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Shirka Wasiirada arimaha dibada IGAD oo Maanta Ethiopia ka Furmaya
Raxanreeb Online
Addis ababa(RBC Radio) Shirka wasiirada arimaha dibada wadamada ku bahoobay urur goboleedka IGAD ayaa maanta ka furmaya magaalada Addis ababa ee caasimada wadanka Ethiopia waxaana halkaa kusii qulqulaya madaxda ka qaybgalaya
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UN panel: Eskinder Nega jailing violates international law
CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)
Eskinder Nega (Eskinder family). Authorities in Ethiopia describe Eskinder Nega, a prominent columnist and government critic jailed since September 2011 on vague terrorism charges, as a dangerous individual bent on violent revolution. However, in an
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CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)

News Alert April 4, 2013: Ethiopia

 
Ethiopia: Muslim Protesters Face Unfair Trial
Nazret.com (blog)
“There seems to be no limit to the Ethiopian government’s use of its anti-terrorism law and unfair trials to stop peaceful dissent,” said Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director. “The government’s treatment of these Muslim leaders bears the hallmarks of
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Nazret.com (blog)

Kenyan body to monitor Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia project
Sudan Tribune
April 2, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Kenyan government has setup an independent body to monitor the implementation of a massive regional infrastructure development project known as the Lamu Port – Southern Sudan – Ethiopia Transport Corridor
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Ethiopia Persecutes Muslims: HRW
Onislam.net
CAIRO – An international human rights group has accused Ethiopia of persecuting Muslims over their protests against government interference in their religious affairs and using flawed anti-terror laws to demonize Muslims and silence their protests.
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Onislam.net

Ethiopia praises Augustana president and water well
Bikyanews.com
ADDIS ABABA: The hope for many Ethiopians is that water issues will become a thing of the past for this landlocked East African country. Although the Nile River runs through its lands, tension has been rising over water usage in the country, but a
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Dr. Tedros Adhanom Holds Talks With the Foreign Minister of Finland
AllAfrica.com
Minister Tumioja who was in Mogadishu a day earlier described the changes in Somalia as encouraging. He said there was a sense of optimism in the air, and thanked Ethiopia for its support in stabilizing Somalia. Dr. Tedros agreed there was “a new
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MTN Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University aim to promote women innovators
Bikyanews.com
ADDIS ABABA: Leading telecom company MTN Ethiopia and Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia are set present awards to female innovators and entrepreneurs. It is part of an overall effort in the country to increase women’s participation and empowerment in
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Finding gay rights in anti-LGBT Ethiopia
Bikyanews.com
ADDIS ABABA: We reported over the past year or so a great deal on the battle for gay rights in Ethiopia and the murder-like reaction that talking about being gay brings about in the country. We have spoken to gay men, lesbians and numerous others who
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Worrying drought and famine scenario foreseen for many parts of Ethiopia
Abugidainfo
In one of its fliers, ActionAid rightly pointed out that in Ethiopia the perennial question is whether there is enough food. The NGO indicated, “Ethiopia has suffered from several famines, and many Ethiopians are chronically hungry. This is due to
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