News Alert April 4, 2013: Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Muslim Protesters Face Unfair Trial (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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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
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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Ethiopia praises Augustana president and water well
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
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
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
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
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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