Police fire tear gas at protesters during Oromia religious festival, reportedly instigating deadly stampede in Bishoftu. Thousands of people had gathered for the annual Irreecha festival in Bishoftu A deadly stampede broke out after Ethiopian  police reportedly fired tear gas...
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} By Staff A new Ethiopian raw video is being circulated nationwide depicting the aftermath of the Oromo student protests in Ambo town of Oromia. The independently made video reveals a radically...
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Press Release: 30th April, 2014 On April 25th Ethiopia authorities have arrested nine journalists as part of continuing crackdown on free press in Ethiopia. Long before Ethiopia started narrowing political and freedom of speech space in Ethiopia, it has imposed a...
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The recent controversy on the expansion of Addis Ababa city raised new questions about which Ethiopian ethnic group is native or original to Addis Ababa in particular and the Shewa region in general. The referenced summary of Shewa history below...
Prof. Donald Levine: The scholars’ scholar A Special Tribute to Prof. Donald Levine This past January, Prof. Levine emailed to tell me about his long-planned visit to Ethiopia that had been thwarted by his illness. He had set three objectives for...
The Ethiopian federal experiment was both a political necessity and the expression of the Ethiopian peoples’ desire to close a chaotic chapter of poverty and conflict and start a peaceful and prosperous new journey. The federal system that Ethiopia...
Historical background Ethiopia’s democratic constitution, which was adopted in 1995, is the outcome of a comprehensive dialogue among the many nations and nationalities of Ethiopia. The Constitution has created a political platform to enable the people of Ethiopia to fully...

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