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Ethiopia news

HRW details abuses by Ethiopia security forces at festival

Human Rights Watch [advocacy website] released a report [text] on Monday detailing the violence carried out by the Ethiopian security forces during the Irreecha festival, the annual harvest celebration observed by the country’s ethnic Oromo people…Read more: (jurist.org)

Why is the U.S. worried about Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is a major U.S. ally in Africa. The government in Addis Ababa has long cooperated with Washington on security and counterterrorism while benefiting generously from U.S. aid…Read more: (newsweek.com)

International crises hit hard donor commitment to refugees in Ethiopia: UNHCR

Donors commitment to meeting the needs of the 852,721 refugees registered in Ethiopia as of August 31 is being hit hard by other international crises, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)…Read more: (coastweek.com)

Over 70,000 displaced, killings continue in Eastern Ethiopia

The ethnic violence in Eastern Ethiopia continued with new reports showing further killings and the displacement of over 70,000 people…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: U.S. calls for probe into ethnic violence

The United States called for a transparent investigation into the death several people in ethnic clashes in Eastern Ethiopia…Read more: (ethsay.com)

Ethiopia news

Ethiopia: Exercise Restraint at Upcoming Festival

Ethiopian government and security officials should act with restraint and take concrete steps to prevent injuries and deaths at this year’s Irreecha festival on October 1, 2017, Human Rights Watch said in a report and video released today. Many people, likely hundreds, died in a stampede at last year’s festival, triggered by security forces’ use of teargas and obstruction of exits…Read more: (hrw.org)

World Bank commits $700 million to advance equitable access to basic services for millions of Ethiopians

The World Bank has approved the International Development Association (IDA) additional financing of $700 million in support of Ethiopia’s continued efforts to improve equitable access to basic services and reinforce accountability systems at the decentralized level…Read more: (africabusinesscommunities.com)

Glass shards reveal a fiery history in Ethiopia

Chains of volcanoes and a lava lake pepper the landscape of the Afar Triangle in northeastern Ethiopia, where eruptions and earthquakes are byproducts of the rifting that is literally ripping Africa apart, but recent eruptions have been docile…Read more:(earthmagazine.org)

Ethiopia faces without guaranteeing civil, political rights: UN Commissioner

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said today that unless there is opening up of the political space in Ethiopia, the country is doomed to fail…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopians demonstrate in DC to support human rights bill

Ethiopians in the metropolitan Washington, DC area and elsewhere took to the streets today in support of H. RES. 128, a human rights bill by the U.S. congress on Ethiopia…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia news

The veins of Ethiopia’s growth

Ethiopia’s “umbilical cord”, Djibouti, could soon feel the pinch. After Ethiopia lost its lifeline to the Red Sea following the independence of Eritrea a quarter century ago, Djibouti has been land-locked Ethiopia’s gateway to the outside world…Read more: (thehindu.com)

The world loves Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro. His own government doesn’t.

Monday marked the first day of the new Ethiopian year, but it hasn’t been much of a holiday for Teddy Afro, the country’s biggest pop star…Read more: (washingtonpost.com)

Violence along the border of Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali regions has prompted the government to send the military in

Clashes along the border of Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali regions have displaced around 50,000 people, a senior regional official said on Sunday, in violence that has prompted the government to send the military in…Read more: (news.trust.org)

The Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia, Explained

Ethnic tensions between Ethiopia’s two regions, Oromia and Somali erupted into violent conflict that killed at least dozens of people and drove thousands of men, women and children from their homes during the second week of September 2017…Read more: (globalvoices.org)

Ethiopia crisis worsens as drought prevails

8.5 million people are in dire need in Ethiopia due to worsening drought and a deteriorating food security situation, up from 5.6 million in January, according to the United Nations. Despite this, the international aid appeal for the country is only one quarter funded, nine months into the year…Read more: (nrc.no)

Ethiopia news

What is behind clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions?

Thousands of people have fled Ethiopia’s Somali region following deadly clashes in recent days between ethnic Somalis and Oromos. The BBC’s Kalkidan Yibeltal looks at the cause of the conflict and whether it can be stopped…Read more: (bbc.com)

Ethiopia sending troops to region of deadly ethnic clashes

Ethiopia’s government says it is sending troops to a region where deadly clashes have broken out between Oromo and Somali ethnic groups…Read more: (washingtonpost.com)

Ethiopia’s tense ethnic federalism is being tested again

The federal republic of Ethiopia is one of Africa’s most daring constitutional experiments. The radical idea—that by institutionalizing ethnic divisions the country might peacefully overcome them—was a gamble from the outset…Read more: (qz.com)

Ethiopia receives 72,890 refugees in first 8 months of 2017: UNHCR

Ethiopia received 72,890 refugees in the first eight months of 2017 ending August 31, according to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)…Read more: (xinhuanet.com)

Ethiopia’s Economic Growth Hides Fear And Oppression In The One-Party State – OpEd

Scan the mainstream media for news about Ethiopia and discover headline after headline describing the country’s economic successes: double-digit economic growth, foreign investment and aspirations to become a middle-income country by 2030. Ethiopia, we are told, is a functioning democracy, an African tiger economy and an important ally of Western governments…Read more: (eurasiareview.com)

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Ethiopia’s ethnic crisis escalates: deaths, displacements reported

Ethnic clashes between Ethiopia’s Oromo and Somali regional states have escalated leading to reports of deaths and displacement in the respective regions…Read more: (africanews.com)

The South Sudan Government Soldiers Put Down their Guns at Ethiopian Border

GAMBELLA – After a month long battle between the south Sudan forces and the opposition faction allied to Dr. Riek Machar on the border town of Maiwut and Pagak the headquarters of the Opposition, today the government soldiers have resorted to desert and handed over their military hardwires and began to register as refugees at the border…Read more: (upperniletimes.net)

Ethiopia’s Economic Growth Hides Fear and Oppression in the One-Party State

Scan the mainstream media for news about Ethiopia and discover headline after headline describing the country’s economic successes: double-digit economic growth, foreign investment and aspirations to become a middle-income country by 2030…Read more: (counterpunch.org)

Killings, displacement continue in Eastern Ethiopia as violence intensifies

Officials of the Oromo and Somali regional administrations traded accusations and counter accusations amid the death of scores of people on both sides in a new wave of violence…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Landfill landslide kills one person in Addis

A landfill landslide in the outskirt of the capital Addis Ababa on Thursday killed at least one person…(Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia news

At Least 32 Killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia, Somali Regions

At least 32 people have been killed in clashes across Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions following clashes between rival ethnic Somali and Oromo forces, a former Ethiopian lawmaker said…Read more: (voanews.com)

Fears over Ethiopian dam’s costly impact on environment, people

Ethiopia’s GIBE III hydropower dam is now operational. However, rights groups have raised concernsover the impact that it is having on downstream communities and the environment. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked expert Sean Avery about the dam and the huge controversy that has surrounded this project…Read more: (timeslive.co)

Ethiopia Mulls New Potash Partner After Failed Deal With Israeli Firm

Ethiopia is considering finding a new partner to develop a potash mine abandoned last year by Israel Chemicals Ltd., which has sought compensation at an arbitration court after accusing the government of failing to support the project…Read more: (bloomberg.com)

Destabilizing Egypt: Ethiopia’s Nile River Dam

Ethiopia’s new “Grand Renaissance Dam”, scheduled to be completed next year, will take close to half (40%) of the Nile River’s water every year for the next 5 years as it fills up. How is Egyptian President Al Sisi going to survive for the next 5 years without almost half the Nile’s water when the country is presently suffering serious water and hydroelectric shortages, never mind crippling inflation, growing hunger and a terrorist insurgency?..Read more: (counterpunch.org)


“A WARM FRIENDSHIP connects the Ethiopian and American people,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced earlier this year. “We remain committed to working with Ethiopia to foster liberty, democracy, economic growth, protection of human rights, and the rule of law.”…Read more: (theintercept.com)

Ethiopia: At least dozen people killed in Eastern Ethiopia as eviction of Oromos continue

At least a dozen of people have reportedly been killed in Eastern Ethiopia as violence continues on Wednesday and hundreds of Oromos forced to leave the Somali region…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Kenya detains 60 Ethiopian immigrants

Kenyan police say they have arrested 60 Ethiopian immigrants from a residential estate in Nairobi…Read more: (ethsat.com)

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Ethiopia: Over flooded Awash River displaces thousands

Heavy rains over flooded the Awash River displacing thousands of locals in Amibara, Afar region. Reports say up to 3,000 people might have been displaced by the flooding that resulted from days of heavy down pour…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Two killed in unrest in Eastern Ethiopia

Two people were killed and several others wounded in the ongoing clashes between the Somali and Oromo communities in Eastern Ethiopia as the president of the Somali region, Abdi Omar, reportedly decreed the Oromos to leave the region…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Double Digit Inflation Flags Unhealthy Economy

The inflation rate in Ethiopia reached a 22-month high following a persistent rise of food costs, especially on cereal products, lifting the headline inflation to 10.4pc, signalling unhealthy macro economy in the country…Read more: (allafrica.com)

Ethiopia: See No Informal Sector, Hear No Grey Economy

Developing countries’ economies are characterised by the existence of a vast but an accounted for informal sector, also called an underground economy. These include economic activities which can be legal or illegal but are not formally registered and hence unknown to the tax authorities…Read more: (allafrica.com)

Fears over Ethiopian dam’s costly impact on environment, people

Ethiopia’s GIBE III hydropower dam is now operational. However, rights groups have raised concerns over the impact that it is having on downstream communities and the environment. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked expert Sean Avery about the dam and the huge controversy that has surrounded this project…Read more: (theconversation.com)

Ethiopia: Thousands of Sidamas evicted from Bale

An estimated 5000 Sidamas were evicted from Bale Zone following orders by local authorities. A witness told ESAT that the lives of thousands is in peril…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia news

Nigerian Airline files 56M suit against Ethiopian Airlines, Nigerian gov’t

Arik Air, a Nigerian airline, has filed a 55.6 million dollars suit against the the Nigerian government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent news in the media that Ethiopian Airlines was negotiating with the Nigerian government to takeover the management of Arik Air Limited…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Israeli chemical company files a 198M suit at The Hague against Ethiopian gov’t

Israel Chemicals (ICL) files a 198M dollars compensation suit against the Ethiopian government for losses it incurred due to the latter’s “failure to provide the necessary infrastructures and regulatory framework.”..Read more: (ethsat.com)

Melkam Addis Amet 2010!


Voor al mijn Ethiopische vrienden en kennissen een gezond, gelukkig en vooral een vreedzaam  2010!

For all my Ethiopian friends : Melkam Addis (and a peaceful) Amet 2010!!

In Ethiopië wordt Meskaram First / Enkutatash ( Nieuwjaar) gevierd op 11 september. Ethiopië gebruikt de Juliaanse kalender die het jaar verdeelt in twaalf maanden van dertig dagen en één maand van vijf of zes dagen voor een schrikkeljaar. Ook heeft de Ethiopische kalender een verschil van 7 of 8 jaar (van 11 september tot en met 31 december 7 jaar, en van 1 januari tot en met 11 september 8 jaar) met onze gregoriaanse kalender.

Het is een belangrijk familie- en sociaal evenement. De dag begint met een kerkdienst. Daarna wordt gegeten en gedronken. Meisjes in witte jurken delen bloemen uit terwijl ze nieuwjaarsliedjes zingen. Als tegengift ontvangen ze van familie en buren een muntje of een stukje brood.