The threat of Eritrean refugees to the security and social fabric of Ethiopia

The threat of Eritrean refugees to the security and social fabric of Ethiopia

We can safely assume then 98% of those coming to Ethiopia as refugees have some type of military training. The Erit[...]

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Sharp increase in Number of Eritrean Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe, Ethiopia and Sudan

Sharp increase in Number of Eritrean Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe, Ethiopia and Sudan

Eritrea's U.N. ambassador, Girma Asmerom, dismissed the report as a calculated effort to undermine the government b[...]

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Study shows health insurance access didn’t improve chronic conditions

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers say that health care reform hasn't affec[...]

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Alzheimer’s risk is higher in African Americans, but many fear clinical studies

Studies show that older African Americans are almost twice as likely as whites to develop Alzheimer’s disease for[...]

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My Tribute to the Victims of Mengistu Hailemariam and His Bloody Collaborators

This form of devotion shown by Girma and his compatriots in their making sure that we remember the victims of the Derg far exceeds the raving and ranting of Diaspora politicians in their blind pursuit of political power by shouting and flinging insults and invalid rhetorical arguments et cetera. Not long ago, I wrote about my disgust with the Ethiopian Government pardoning of some twenty high ranking convicted Derg Officials some three years ago. I consider such pardon to be unjust and a violation of the rights of the victims and a permanent threat to our humanity. We are hypocrites to the bone. Those Derg Officials, now pardoned, had murdered and tortured countless innocent Ethiopians from 1974 to 1991 when they were in power. They showed no mercy or any humane consideration to any of their victims. Let me state again that the blood that was socking Mengistu’s hands and the hands of the convicted Derg Officials, released from prison, was not that of dogs, but of human beings—of our heroes and our fellow Ethiopians. [This article is adopted from my article of a couple of years ago:”The Courage to Swallow the Bitter Truth: A Response and a Cure.”

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 protesters legitimate reach. No matter what symbol is attached to our Ethiopian colors, I am extremely offended by the juvenile behavior of a few protesters who tore down our colors/flag at our Ethiopian Embassy grounds; I repeat “our Ethiopian Embassy grounds.”

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.

Access to justice– By Mikias Sebsibe

Ethiopia’s constitutional and legal frameworks recognize the right of access to justice. The FDRE Constitution, under Article 37, declares that “everyone has the right to bring a justiciable matter to, and to obtain a decision or judgment by, a court of law or any other competent body with judicial power.”

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?

Is Ethiopia’s Sovereign Debt Sustainable?

Determining the sustainability of a developing country’s public debt is a challenge. This is because most developing countries in general and Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) countries in particular face an undiversified export base, a large share of agriculture in GDP (which itself is characterized by low yields) with large share of labor force in the primary sector, and complex governance and instability problems.

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 to source apparel. In addition to established hubs like Bangladesh and Vietnam, the garment game is ripe for new players: Myanmar (Burma), Haiti and Ethiopia, among others, are looking to rejuvenate a once-thriving trade or even build one entirely from scratch.

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