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Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for ‘Inciting’ Song Lyrics

15 Jul

Screenshot from one of Seena’s viral Afan Oromo ‘resistance songs’ from the group’s YouTube channel.

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Endalk, GlobalVoice
Seven producers and performers of a popular YouTube music video were charged in Ethiopia in late June with terrorism for producing ‘inciting’ audio-visual materials and ‘uploading them on YouTube’.

The group members were arrested in December 2016 and were held in detention without charges until last month.
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የተገኝወርቅ ጌጡ የተመድ ሹመት ሁላችንንም የዜግነት ኩራት ሊያሰማን በተገባ ነበር – በትዕዝብት፡ ለትምህርትና ዕርምት የቀረበ ዕይታ

28 Mar
ምክትል የሕግ ሚኒስትርና የኢትዮጵያ ልዑካን አባል አቶ አምባዬ ተወልደማርያም በኢትዮጵያ መንግሥትና ሕዝብ ስም የተባበሩት መንግሥታትን ቻርተር ሳንፍራንሲስኮ ላይ እ.ኤ.አ. ሰኔ 26፣ 1945 ዓ.ም. ሲፈርሙ UN (Photo courtesy: /McCreary)

ምክትል የሕግ ሚኒስትርና የኢትዮጵያ ልዑካን አባል አቶ አምባዬ ተወልደማርያም በኢትዮጵያ መንግሥትና ሕዝብ ስም የተባበሩት መንግሥታትን ቻርተር ሳንፍራንሲስኮ ላይ እ.ኤ.አ. ሰኔ 26፣ 1945 ዓ.ም. በመፈረም ኢትዮጵያ የድርጅቱን አባልነት:መብትና ግዴታዎቹን መቀብሏን ሲያረጋግጡ UN (Photo courtesy: /McCreary)

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን*

ባለፈው ስኞ (መጋቢት 25, 2013) የተባበሩት መንግሥታት ዋና ጸሐፊ ባንኪ ሙን ኢትዮጵያዊውን ዶር ተገኝወርቅ ጌጡን የድርጅቱ አንደር ሴክሬታሪ ጄኔራል (Undersecretary General for General Assembly and Conference Management) አድርገው ሲሾሙ፤ ሀገራችን በዓለም አቀፍ ሲሰተምና ግንኙነቶች ውስጥ አንድ የራሷ ታሪክ ምዕራፍ ላይ ማኅተሟን ማሳረፍ ችላለች።
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All the best for our boys at AFCON in their face off with Burkinabes

25 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

In Group C, the Ethiopian national team would today play the Burkina Faso national tam at Mbombela, South Africa, at 20 hours. In his realistic assessment, Coach Sewnet Bishaw believes his players can make their mark in this African football tournament, despite the team’s lack of experience at this level.
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Ethiopia launches 1st science academy: Retrospection from April 2010 – Anyways, how many of them do we have now?

26 Dec

Linda Nordling, Nature, April 9, 2010

Ethiopian scientists are fulfilling a decades-old ambition this week by setting up the country’s first science academy.
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THE FINE LINE: The power struggle from Al Amoudi down to all parts of the EPRDF

9 Oct

By Addis Fortune

It has become almost a ritual for Mohamemd Ali Al-Amoudi (Sheikh) to publically declare his unwavering support to the ruling EPRDF, and express his admiration to its leaders and rank and file. One such occasion was last week at the Sheraton Addis, at a Gala Dinner called to mark the signing of a 14.4 billion Br turnkey project with an Italian firm.
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South Africa’s Lonmin mine massacre sets bad example for some African states

17 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

We have lots of bad situations in Africa. There is no more need for it, especially coming from South Africa, the region’s better face and name. When a democratic country such as South Africa finds itself in such a bad situation, there are those that want to thrive justifying their own, as there are tens of millions of citizens that shiver because of it elsewhere.
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Borana-Geri tensions & clashes may deepen further, as officials claim calm has returned

4 Aug

By Merga Yonas, The Reporter

The Ministry of Federal Affairs (MoFdA) was last week undertaking an investigation into the recent clash between the Borana and Geri communities near the Ethio-Kenyan border town of Moyale. The conflict is said to have claimed the lives of some 50 people from both sides.
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The Ethiopian state, political exorcism, possessed population

2 Jun

By Abadir M. Ibrahim*

As a group, Ethiopian Muslims had been formally marginalized from the Ethiopian mainstream and discriminated against until the demise of the Imperial regime. Although Islam as a religion and Muslims as a group are still at the margins of the political and cultural mainstream, the contents of Ethiopia’s inter-Muslim politics have from time to time spilled into the political mainstream.
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