A GLIMPSE OF OUR SITUATION– By Professor Tecola W Hagos

A GLIMPSE OF OUR SITUATION– By Professor Tecola W Hagos

The storming of the Ethiopian Embassy, the desecration of the official Ethiopian Flag or insignia is beyond any pro[...]

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Access to justice– By Mikias Sebsibe

Ethiopia’s constitutional and legal frameworks recognize the right of access to justice. The FDRE Constitution, u[...]

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Is Ethiopia’s Sovereign Debt Sustainable?

Determining the sustainability of a developing country’s public debt is a challenge. This is because most develop[...]

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The Next Shirt You Buy May Say ‘Made In Ethiopia.’ Here’s Why

As labor costs in the "world's factory" continue to rise dramatically, global fashion brands are looking elsewhere [...]

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Another western NGO stabs Ethiopia in the heart because of dam project

Last week, the London-based Amnesty International released a sensational report titled “Because I am Oromo’, which claims that Ethiopian security forces are “ruthlessly” targeting, arresting, torturing and raping members of the Oromo ethnic group simply because of their perceived opposition to the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). As intended by its authors, the report has gone viral, being quoted as a Gospel-truth in the print, broadcast and electronic media in London and across the globe.

Where Did We Come From? Ethiopia Cradle of Humanity

Burkina Faso: A warning to other African leaders—AFP

NAIROBI – Violent clashes in Burkina Faso that led to the overthrow of the president are a stark warning to other African leaders pushing constitutional change to hang on to power, analysts say.

Chaos in Burkina Faso erupted this week as lawmakers prepared to vote to allow 63-year-old Blaise Compaore — who took power in a 1987 coup — to contest elections in November 2015.

While Compaore was forced out Friday, Burkina Faso is far from alone in having a president reluctant to relinquish office.

“It is a warning both to ageing regimes and for those trying to stay in power beyond constitutional limits,” said Thierry Vircoulon of the International Crisis Group (ICG).

Ebola in Sierra Leone ‘spreading quickly’ – campaign group–BBC

Ebola cases are continuing to rise “frighteningly quickly” in areas of Sierra Leone, an international campaign group has said.

On Friday 31 October the WHO said there had been 13,567 casessince the outbreak began, with 4,922 confirmed people to have died from the disease.

The Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) found that in rural parts of the country the virus is spreading nine times faster than two months ago.

Has Ethiopia Undertaken the Necessary Preparation to Send Health Workers to Ebola Affected West African Countries?

Has Ethiopia Undertaken the Necessary Preparation to Send Health Workers to Ebola Affected West African Countries?

In the event the Ethiopia healthcare workers contract Ebola in West Africa, as is very likely the case, does Ethiopia have the capacity to isolate and quarantine infected individuals, transport them back to Ethiopia on a timely fashion and provide them with proper medical care to help them recuperate fully from the infection? What kind of training and equipment are these healthcare workers provided with before they depart to help them accomplish their assigned mission to West Africa?

EU increases humanitarian funding for refugees

The European Commission is providing an additional €5 million to respond to the needs of the growing number of refugees in Ethiopia. The country has become the largest refugee-hosting nation in Africa, sheltering more than 643 000 refugees. Most of them are fleeing the conflict in South Sudan and are facing malnutrition and the risk of epidemics

Ethiopia, 30 years after the famine

Three decades after images that shocked the world, country has become darling of the global development community – and the scourge of the human rights lobby

With an Einsteinian shock of hair and a wise man’s beard, Mulugeta Tesfakiros, just off a flight from Washington, settled into an office of glass walls and vibrant artworks in Addis Ababa. The millionaire magnate, who has gone into the local wine business with Bob Geldof, mused on the new Ethiopia: “Most of the people need first security, second food … and democracy after that.”

Rights group says African, Asian workers abused in UAE

DUBAI – Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates have reported being overworked, beaten or sexually abused by their employers but are often trapped in slave-like conditions because they’re excluded from the country’s labor law protections, a rights group said Thursday.

Alzheimer’s in a petri dish could revolutionize research

Researchers have succeeded in growing neurons in a lab that replicate the course of Alzheimer’s disease. Rudolph Tanzi, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Child

Neurology and Mental Retardation at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research

Ebola’s public health remedy

Ebola could be best managed by improving West Africa’s public health infrastructure. Michael VanRooyen, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, is quoted.

Ebola has hit West Africa hard. As of this writing, the CDC reports that the virus has infected more than 8,000 people and claimed the lives of more than 4,000 in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria since April. With a case fatality rate higher than 50 percent, governments have been scrambling to contain the pathogen.

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