USA deporting more people to Eritrea — a country it says tortures, kills its citizens

The U.S. remains locked in a debate over asylum seekers from Central America, lawyers and advocacy groups say they are seeing an alarming uptick in deportations to the African nation of Eritrea — a country that President Donald Trump’s government acknowledges arbitrarily imprisons and tortures its own citizens. The plight of Eritrean refugees, while relatively small, strikes at the heart of […]

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Ethiopian Medical Doctors:

Ethiopian Medical Doctors: Stand with the poor People of Ethiopia! Forget Abiy and his cadres!   (Serbessa, K ) April 9th, 2019   Until recent years, Ethiopian medical doctors are known universally as well trained and dedicated professionals. The three medical schools (Addis Ababa, Gonder and Jimma) select the brightest and the most academically able young people in Ethiopia who distinguish […]

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killed in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia, regional official says

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Dozens of civilians were shot dead in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara state, a regional official said Friday, describing the attacks as retaliation for earlier violence. “Search and rescue missions are still ongoing to find victims and survivors from Monday’s attack, but I can confirm the death toll runs into several dozen,” Geleta Hailu, the […]

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How Did Ethiopia Get from There to Here: Questioning the Current Narrative (Part 1)

In this article I look at the current political narrative that is being written about today’s political transition—the key actors and the underlying assumptions., In Part 2, I look at the role of one of the key actors and explore the reasons behind his prominence—former head of the National Intelligence security services Getachew Assefa.   It is the winners who […]

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Politics of the Horn of Africa

The summit that leaders of Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia held in the Ethiopian cities of Gondar and Bahir Dar in early November is a landmark event in the evolving politics of Africa’s Horn Region. The event’s significance derives not so much from the meeting’s own merits as from the clues it provides on the political thinking of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy […]

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The Tears of Isaias

Every year since 1991 Isaias Afwerki conducts diatribes and sheds false tears to commemorate our martyr’s day. And sadly enough, some websites advertise this fiasco. One real proof of respect for those who passed away is not what you say about them or their deeds but what you do with their will and to the living. If you disrespect the […]

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Ethiopia expects Nile dam to be ready 2020

(Reuters) — Ethiopia’s $4 billion dam project on the River Nile, which has been beset by construction delays and criticism from Egypt, will start initial operations in December 2020, the water and energy minister said on Thursday. The planned 6,000-megawatt Grand Renaissance Dam is the centrepiece of Ethiopia’s bid to become Africa’s biggest power exporter, but until this week progress […]

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Stop the hate

Stop the hate-campaign epidemic, internalise the spirit of reconciliation and Go win-win: By Petros Tesfagiorgis 12-24-18 In the Amhara owned social media there is an awful hate campaignagainst the TPLF and the People of Tigray such as:ኣስደሳችዜና፡  ወያነ ዳግም ሞተች : Pleasant news TPLF died for the second time. It is simply a death wish. It is sawing the seeds of violence gripping Ethiopia […]

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