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Ethiopië is het land dat, als je het eenmaal hebt bezocht en dus geroken, geproefd en gevoeld hebt, je nooit meer vergeet. Er blijft altijd een vaag verlangen naar.

Leuk dat je mijn weblog bezoekt. Je vindt hier allerlei informatie over het mooie en interessante land Ethiopië. Naast persoonlijke ervaringen zullen feiten, beschrijvingen van bevolking en cultuur, achterliggende geschiedenis en legenden, tips, nieuws en nog veel meer passeren. Kortom, je kunt op een ontspannen manier veel te weten komen over ‘Het land van de verbrande gezichten’.

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Veel lees en kijkplezier – Ine Andreoli

Ethiopia news

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader

Three months after Ethiopian security forces arrested opposition leader Dr. Merera Gudina upon his return to Ethiopia, following his participation in a hearing at the European parliament about the crisis in his home country, prosecutors on Thursday charged the prominent 60-year-old politician with rendering support to terrorism and attempting to “disrupt constitutional order.”…Read more: (hrw.org)

Addis Ababa house demolitions indicate potential resumption of municipal expansion, risk restarting anti-government protests in Ethiopia’s Oromia

More than 300 homes were reportedly demolished by civic authorities in the Nifas Silk-Lafto sub-city of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, amid unconfirmed claims of heavy gunfire in the neighbouring Bole sub-city on 23 February…Read more: (janes.com)

Ethiopia: Eyes On Expanding Cancer Care Centers

She goes by Fikerte Mengesha. She is a mother of one. Unfortunately her son was affected by cancer for over five years now. During those days, she often bothered much about her son. She tried much to threat him her way, but, it was beyond her capacity. Thus she choose to go to the nearby clinic,but, she could not get adequate and satisfactory service there…Read more: (allafrica.com)

Ethiopia: Rights league accuses gov’t of inciting ethnic conflict

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) renewed its call to the international community to demand the Ethiopian regime to stop inciting war among ethnic groups…Read more: (ethsat.com)


Wierook is een lekker ruikend gomhars afkomstig van de Boswellia (wierookboom). Wierook betekent: gewijde rook. De bomen groeien voornamelijk in Eritrea en Ethiopië. Een wierook boom produceert ongeveer twee tot drie kilo wierook per jaar. Het wordt gewonnen door in de bast van de boom verticale inkepingen te maken. Het hars wordt vermengd met vluchtige olie en samen met houtskool om dunne gespleten bamboehoutjes gedraaid.


Foto:©Lou Andreoli


In Ethiopië gebruikt men brokjes wierook die men in een speciale brander tijdens de koffieceremonie aansteekt, om God te gedenken. Het wordt ook in de kerken gebruikt. Wierook werd zo’n 1700 jaar voor Christus al gebruikt als reukoffer met het doel om de goden te eren. De geur gaat namelijk samen met de rook omhoog.

Ethiopia news

Ethiopia: simpler phone, smarter choice?

The World Mobile Congress gets underway in Barcelona on Monday and one highlight is the reported relaunch of the Nokia 3310. In parts of Africa, simpler phones are coveted because they are robust and cheap…Read more: (dw.com)

Ethiopian journalist’s wife urges UK and US to call for his release

Bezawit Hailegiorgis says western powers could help free Anania Sorri, one of tens of thousands held in Ethiopia since last year..Read more: (theguardian.com)

News Analysis: Will “African Lion” Ethiopia sustain fast growth?

Kenyan media outlets have it well covered recently that Ethiopia is about to overtake Kenya and become the leading economy in East Africa..Read more: (newsxinhuanet.com)

Ethiopia news

In A Small Ethiopian Town, That Fateful Choice To Flee To Europe

A soldier chews on a leaf of khat, a mild stimulant, and spits it on the ground. “Hey you, ferenji, how much do you want to take me with you to Italy?” he asks me, laughing with his comrade. Ferenji means stranger in Amharic, Ethiopia’s official language…Read more: (worldcrunch.com)

Ethiopia and South Sudan agree to construct oil route

President Salva Kiir and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn have agreed to build a road linking the two countries enabling South Sudan to export its oil to the landlocked Ethiopia…Read more: (sudantribune.com)

Ethiopia: Oromo media diasporan charged along with Merera, Berhanu

Back in November, Jawar Mohammed of the Oromia Media Network (OMN) said he thinks that the Ethiopian government wants him dead…Read more: (africatimes.com)

Ethiopia news

Demolition of houses continues in Addis 

Hundreds of houses are being demolished in the capital Addis Ababa in areas claimed by both the city administration and the Oromo regional state…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Prosecutors accuse Merera Gudina et al of plotting to overthrow gov’t

Ethiopian regime prosecutors have brought criminal charges against Dr. Merera Gudina, Prof. Berhanu Nega, activist Jawar Mohammed as well as two media outlets based abroad, ESAT and OMN…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia news

Ethiopia: Amnesty Int’l says state of emergency worsens rights violations

Amnesty International said in its annual report that the martial law declared by the Ethiopian regime in october last year has been used to further its human rights violations against citizens…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia: Polish IT firm signs contract with spy agency

Ethiopia’s spy agency, misleadingly called the Information Network Security Agency (INSA), has signed a 1.3 million USD contract with the Poland based ASSECO…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Sudan hands over 60 Ethiopians, one killed in a knife attack

Sudan has repatriated 63 Ethiopians who staged a protest rally against the increase in residence permit fees…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia ready for greater cooperation with Trump government – PM

The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has stated that his country was looking to work with the new United States government particularly in the area of trade and investment…Read more: (africanews.com)

UN releases $18.5m to drought hit Ethiopia

The United Nations has released $18.5 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in financial support to Ethiopia currently ravaged by drought…Read more: (nan.ng)

Ethiopia launches new initiative to employ disaffected youth

For the last two decades, the Ethiopian government has been trumping the country’s economic successes , which earned it the title the “African Tiger.” However the youth appear to have been left behind…Read more: (dw.com)

UN Boosts Aid for Ethiopia, Somalia to Head Off Famine 

U.N. aid agencies are appealing to international donors to provide money to scale up lifesaving operations in drought-stricken Ethiopia and Somalia, where millions of hungry people are at risk of death and illness…Read more: (voanews.com)

Ethiopia’s tourism potential yet to be fully exploite

In 2016, over 800,000 tourists visited Ethiopia, bringing over ETB 128 billion ($5.6 billion) to the country. This is a decrease of approximately 11% from over 900,000 visitors in 2015…Read more: (bizcommunity.com)

Ethiopia and Sudan vow to enhance border cooperation

Ethiopia and neighboring Sudan signed multiple agreements to further boost up cooperation on a range of development activities, Ethiopia’s foreign affairs minister said Tuesday…Read more: (sudantribune.com)

Ethiopia: Two journalists fled persecution 

Two Ethiopian journalists say they have fled their country and have sought refuge in neighboring Kenya after unrelenting threats and persecution by Ethiopian regime security…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopians in Finland demand Finnish university to rescind honorary degree

Ethiopians in Finland wrote a letter to the Tampere University of Technology objecting the nomination of prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn for the award of honorary doctorate degree…Read more: (ethsat.com)

UK trains Ethiopian security forces, as MPs call for action on death-row dad

The UK Government is training senior members of Ethiopia’s security sector, despite the illegal detention of a British father on the country’s death row. The news comes as 53 MPs and peers call on the Foreign Office to secure Andy Tsege’s return from unlawful detention…Read more: (reprieve.org.uk)

Ethiopia: Diaspora Raises Over U.S.$2 Million GERD Support

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Ethiopian Diaspora Community in different parts of the world raised 2,101,000 USD to back the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)…Read more: (allafrica.com)

Italy Gives Ethiopia US$5.29 Million Soft Loan For Health Infrastructure

Italy has extended a US$5.29 million (5 million euro) soft loan to Ethiopia for a health infrastructure enhancing project…Read more: (bernama.com)

Ethiopia news

How should the US react to human rights abuses in Ethiopia?

Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2017 / 10:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- One member of Congress is hoping for a “serious policy review” by the Trump administration of the United States’ relationship with Ethiopia, citing human rights abuses by the government there…Read more: (catholicnewsagency.com)

Ethiopia: Peaceful Protest to Armed Uprising

What began as a regional protest movement in November 2015, is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising in Ethiopia…Read more: (dissidentvoice.org)

Ethiopia denies forcing through Gibe Dams project

Ethiopia is denying claims that it forced through its controversial Gibe Dams Project without consulting its neighbour Kenya…Read more: (nation.co.ke)

Swedish member of parliament speaks of atrocities in Ethiopia

A Swedish member of parliament on Wednesday spoke at length on the atrocities committed by the Ethiopian regime against its citizens, while also crossing his wrists, a sign of resistance by Ethiopians against a brutal regime, made popular by Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Congressman Ethiopian Government Must Stop Rights Violations

Joined by victims of torture at the hands of the Ethiopian government, Representative Chris Smith  and Representative Mike Coffman came together on Wednesday to bring to light the actions of the oppressive Ethiopian regime…Read more: (ethsat.com)

Ethiopia news

Foreign Investment in Ethiopia Slumps After Business Attacks

Foreign direct investment in Ethiopia dropped by a fifth in the first half of the country’s fiscal year after violent anti-government protests in which foreign-owned businesses were targeted…Read more: (ethiomedia.com)

AccorHotels signs deals to open three hotels in Ethiopia

Europe’s largest hotel group AccorHotels (ACCP.PA), will open three hotels in Ethiopia by 2021, becoming the latest international chain to tap into the growing business and tourism sectors in the country…Read more: (reuters.com)

Ethiopian Sugar Factories to Produce 200 Megawatts

The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity (MWIE) disclosed that once the construction of the sugar factories being undertaken is completed, Ethiopia will be able to generate more than 200 megawatts from sugarcane by-products…Read more: (awrambatimes.com)

African Fine Coffee event kicks off in Ethiopia’s capital

Attracting regional and international coffee roasters, traders, producers, professionals and connoisseurs, the 15th edition of African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition kicked off in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday…Read more: (news.xinhuanet.com)


De beloofde foto


Als we van Arba Minch naar Turmi reizen stoppen we altijd in Weyto om iets te drinken. Deze keer gingen we op zoek naar de vrouw die we het jaar daarvoor ontmoet hadden om haar de beloofde foto te brengen. Uiteindelijk vonden we haar, ze ging sinds kort, samen met haar zoon, naar school. Ze liet trots haar schoolboek zien!  


De foto vond ze geweldig; ze bleef er naar kijken! Foto’s:©Lou Andreoli