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Famed “Lucy” Fossils Discovered in Ethiopia, 40 Years Ago

Famed “Lucy” Fossils Discovered in Ethiopia, 40 Years Ago

By Evan Andrews, history.com While hunting for fossils in Ethiopia’s Afar Triangle on November 24, 1974, paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson and graduate student Tom Gray stumbled upon the partial remains of…

The de-Ethiopianization of Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

The de-Ethiopianization of Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

For over four decades, the self-styled Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which clings to power by force in Ethiopia today, has been planning and waging a sustained and relentless political, social…

The Twilight of Non-Violent Change in Ethiopia and the Slippery Ground of TPLF’s Power Strategy By Messay Kebede (PhD.)

The Twilight of Non-Violent Change in Ethiopia and the Slippery Ground of TPLF’s Power Strategy By Messay Kebede (PhD.)

The rationale for the TPLF’s current stepping up of repression, obviously triggered by the coming elections, is hard to comprehend. Ranging from constant harassments and severe beatings to torture and…

VOA removes Peter Henlein after misconduct probe By Dawit Ashenafi

VOA removes Peter Henlein after misconduct probe By Dawit Ashenafi

The Voice of America has removed Peter Heinlein as Chief of the Horn of Africa service after investigation into allegations of deliberate distortions and professional misconduct. VOA Director David Ensor…

Ethiopia’s land grab – The poorest citizens are paying the price

Ethiopia’s land grab – The  poorest citizens are paying the price

The African nation is getting richer—but some of its poorest citizens are paying the price. Ethnic Suri in Ethiopia. The group has been pushed off grazing land, without compensation, in…

‘Nightmare’ for Ethiopian pastoralists as foreign investors buy up land

‘Nightmare’ for Ethiopian pastoralists as foreign investors buy up land

David Smith, Africa correspondent, theguardian.com, Monday 10 November 2014 — Ethiopia’s policy of leasing millions of hectares of land to foreign investors is encouraging human rights violations, ruining livelihoods and disturbing…

Ethiopia 2014: I Always Remember in November and in…

Ethiopia 2014: I Always Remember in November and in…

Oh, Cruel November 2005!  In 2005, Ethiopians faced unspeakable horrors. Following the parliamentary elections in May of that year, hundreds of Ethiopian citizens who protested the daylight theft of that…

Moral Hazards of the Aid Industry in Ethiopia: justice is overdue By Aklog Birara (Dr.)

Moral Hazards of the Aid Industry in Ethiopia: justice is overdue By Aklog Birara (Dr.)

“Africa is treated as the dustbin of the world. To donate untested food and seed to Africa is not an act of kindness but an attempt to lure Africa into…

Crackdown on dissent intensified as journalists convicted – Joint Statement

Crackdown on dissent intensified as journalists convicted – Joint Statement

31 October 2014. Ethiopia’s already limited space for civil society and human rights defenders is undergoing further contraction, warns CIVICUS, The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project,…

Britain suspends aid to Ethiopian police amid human rights outcry

Britain suspends aid to Ethiopian police amid human rights outcry

Document warning that aid programme posed ‘high’ risk to human rights deleted from Government website as £27 million aid scheme axed By Matthew Holehouse, Political Correspondent 31 Oct 2014 Britain…

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