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I was taken from my home in Ethiopia by a corrupt adoption agency. When I returned, I felt Ethiopian, but they saw me as an American In 2006, less than a year after my sisters and I were brought to America as the victims of a corrupt adoption agency , I told the Americans who were saying that they were our forever family that I wanted to return to Ethiopia. I didnt want a new family, I wanted my ...
I was taken from my home in Ethiopia by a corrupt adoption agency. When I returned, I felt Ethiopian, but they saw me as an American In 2006, less than a year after my sisters and I were brought to America as the victims of a corrupt adoption agency , I told the Americans who were saying that they were our forever family that I wanted to return to Ethiopia. I didnt want a new family, I wanted my ...
Japan to strengthen support to Ethiopia (October 31, 2014, 11:38 am)

Addis Ababa, 29 October 2014 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his country will strengthen the support it extends for Ethiopia's development endeavors. While receiving Speaker of the House of Peoples' Representatives of Ethiopia, Abadua Gemeda, the Premier said that Japan will continue to support Ethiopia through JAICA and other international agencies.

CECAFA hosts pull out (October 31, 2014, 11:00 am)

Ethiopia have reportedly withdrawn their hosting rights for the 2014 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, which was scheduled to kick-off next month.
CECAFA hosts pull out (October 31, 2014, 11:00 am)

Ethiopia have reportedly withdrawn their hosting rights for the 2014 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, which was scheduled to kick-off next month.

The importance long lasting peace has on facilitating development and democracy for a developing country can not be debated. Talking about development or democratic order building process, where there's no peace is pointless.

Aid in the wrong hands (October 31, 2014, 4:00 am)

Telegraph View: Is Ethiopia's government, whose security forces are guilty of rape and torture, a worthy recipient of £329 million of British taxpayers' money?

Rebels said on Wednesday they had seized the South Sudan oil hub of Bentiu as renewed fighting against government troops entered a third day, but the government said it was still in control of the town. Thousands of people have been killed and more than a million have fled their homes since fighting erupted in December, triggered by a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar.

Aid in the wrong hands (October 31, 2014, 2:38 am)

Telegraph View: Is Ethiopia's government, whose security forces are guilty of rape and torture, a worthy recipient of £329 million of British taxpayers' money?

Sarah Hamlin, a Watford resident, has set up a fundraising event in collaboration with Hamlin Fistula UK , a charity exclusively supporting a hospital in Ethiopia founded by her grandparents in 1974. Drs Reginald & Catherine Hamlin emigrated from Australia to Ethiopia in 1959.

[State Department]Washington, DC -The United States is deeply concerned by the October 27 sentencing of Ethiopian journalist Temesgen Desalegn to three years in prison for “provocation and dissemination of inaccurate information.” Freedom of expression and freedom of the press are fundamental elements of a democratic society, and the promotion and protection of these rights and freedoms are ...
Duo wants to give back with dance (October 30, 2014, 7:38 pm)

THERE will be a selection of activities and events run by the incredible Destino Dance Company which was founded by Junaid Jemal Sendi and Addisu Demissie. They will be running fundraising workshops and performances throughout November in a bid to continue the great work that participating in dance provides.

Currently the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Menon will assume the position on Nov 10, taking the place of outgoing High Commissioner to Malaysia Ong Keng Yong. Mr Vanu Gopala Menon addressing a UN Security Council meeting at the United Nations in 2007.

The surprising success by opposition candidates in May's parliamentary elections, experts say. The opposition won 176 seats out of the 547-member parliament and polled particularly well in urban areas like the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Amnesty International said more than 5,000 Ethiopians had been arrested, raped and ‘disappeared’ in a campaign backed by Hailemariam Dessalegn's (pictured) government.

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All-Star Paul Durcan's Ethiopian project (October 30, 2014, 12:00 am)

Donegal footballer Paul Durcan and Edel Gannon at the GAA GPA All-Star Awards 2014, sponsored by Opel, in the Convention Centre, Dublin. Paul and Edel will be supporting projects in Ethiopia through Fr Michael McCullagh from Dungloe.

Ethiopia - 30 years on (October 29, 2014, 8:00 pm)

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Addis Ababa, 28 October 2014 - Abadula Gemeda, Speaker of the House of People`s Representative of Ethiopia, who is in Tokyo leading parliamentary delegation, held talks in Tokyo with Ichiro Aisawa, Chair of Japan-Africa parliamentary league. During the discussion, the Speaker briefed the Chairperson about Ethiopia`s double digit economic growth registered over the past decade.

Thousands of Ethiopians have been tortured by the country's brutal security forces while Britain funnelled almost A 1billion in aid to the country's government, a damning report has revealed. Human rights group Amnesty International said more than 5,000 Ethiopians had been arrested, raped and 'disappeared' in a state-sanctioned campaign to crack down on political dissent over the past three years.

Spike in Eritreans fleeing into Ethiopia (October 29, 2014, 11:00 am)

More than 200 risk their lives every day, UN says, crossing a heavily-fortified border between arch enemy states.

Addis Ababa, 27 October 2014 - Investment flow from Middle East countries has increased over the past four years, the Ethiopian Investment Commission said. Middle East FDI which was low before the beginning of the Growth and Transformation Plan period, increasing in the past four years, Getahun Negash public relations director at the Commission told ENA.

Spike in Eritreans fleeing into Ethiopia (October 29, 2014, 7:38 am)

More than 200 risk their lives every day, UN says, crossing a heavily-fortified border between arch enemy states.

Addis Ababa, 29 October 2014 - The rapid economic growth registered in Ethiopia has created self-confidence among the public, Sir Alice Reed, founder and owner of the philanthropic organization Ethiopian Aid, said. During his discussion with President Dr Mulatu Teshome at the National Palace yesterday, Sir Reed said he had the opportunity to visit Ethiopia 27 years ago.

The garment industry is still seen as a good partner for jump-starting the economies of undeveloped nations. Manufacturers entering these countries say they're trying to treat workers more ethically.

Ambassador Teshome Toga presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, on Wednesday, last week . He said his appointment would strengthen the already existing relationship between the two countries and briefed the President on Ethiopia's economic growth and its role in promoting regional peace and security under the auspices of IGAD.

Aid workers see hope as Ebola body count... (October 28, 2014, 8:38 pm)

The Red Cross offered hope Tuesday of a turning point in the battle against the deadly west African Ebola outbreak, saying it had seen a dramatic drop in bodies collected in Liberia's capital. A body bag containing a person suspected of dying from the Ebola virus is collected and put on the back of a truck in Monrovia, on October 4, 2014 The aid group announced its workers were now picking up little over a third of the late September peak of more than 300 bodies a week in and around Monrovia -- an indication, it said, that the outbreak was retreating.

The garment industry is still seen as a good partner for jump-starting the economies of undeveloped nations. Manufacturers entering these countries say they're trying to treat workers more ethically.
( Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ) This year's prestigious Kochon Prize has been awarded to REACH ETHIOPIA, a collaboration including LSTM, at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona. It was presented to Dr. Daniel Datiko, the Field Director for the project.
( Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ) This year's prestigious Kochon Prize has been awarded to REACH ETHIOPIA, a collaboration including LSTM, at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona. It was presented to Dr. Daniel Datiko, the Field Director for the project.
World Bank chief calls for Ebola volunteers (October 28, 2014, 12:38 pm)

Ed Adamczyk ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim made an emotional plea Tuesday for 5,000 more medical workers to volunteer to contain the Ebola virus in West Africa.
Ethiopia said Friday it will deploy about 210 health professionals to Ebola-affected countries to support the response against the epidemic in West Africa.
World Bank chief calls for Ebola volunteers (October 28, 2014, 12:38 pm)

Ed Adamczyk ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim made an emotional plea Tuesday for 5,000 more medical workers to volunteer to contain the Ebola virus in West Africa.
The Leitchuor refugee camp is seen in this aerial view taken in Gambella region, Ethiopia. Medecins Sans Frontieres described Leitchuor camp in September as a “lake dotted with islands.”
South Sudan Refugees Hope for Peace (October 28, 2014, 10:00 am)

Young South Sudanese refugees in camps in Ethiopia speak their minds about the South Sudan government, the rebels and their failure to end 10 months of fighting. South Sudan President Salva Kiir met his former vice-president Riek Machar last week in Arusha, Tanzania in another attempt to reach a peace deal. The fighting has displaced nearly 2 million people. And over 200,000 have fled to ...
Ethiopia 'targets main ethnic group' (October 28, 2014, 10:00 am)

Ethiopia has "ruthlessly targeted" its largest ethnic group, the Oromo people, for suspected links to a rebel group, Amnesty International says.
Ethiopia 'targets main ethnic group' (October 28, 2014, 10:00 am)

Ethiopia has "ruthlessly targeted" its largest ethnic group, the Oromo people, for suspected links to a rebel group, Amnesty International says.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More than 5,000 additional health care workers are needed to fight Ebola in the three most affected countries in West Africa, the president of the World Bank said Tuesday.
Damning report says thousands of people from countrys largest ethnic group subjected to abuse including rape and killings Ethiopia has ruthlessly targeted and tortured its largest ethnic group owing to a perceived opposition to the government, Amnesty International has said. Thousands of people from the Oromo ethnic group have been regularly subjected to arbitrary arrest, prolonged detention ...
Halloween 5Km Night Run & Fun in Carrick (October 28, 2014, 8:38 am)

Carrick-on-Shannon businesswoman Adeline Galligan is urging runners, joggers and walkers to put their "best foot forward" and sign up to the Halloween 5Km Night Run & Fun which will take place on 29th October at 6:30pm in Carrick on Shannon. The race will start at Watercare, , Castlcarra Road and do a loop ending back at Watercare.

Ethiopia's government illegally detained at least 5,000 members of the country's most populous ethnic group, the Oromo, over the past four years as it seeks to crush political dissent, Amnesty International said. Victims include politicians, students, singers and civil servants, sometimes only for wearing Oromo traditional dress, or for holding influential positions within the community, the London-based advocacy group said in a report today.

Ethiopia jails journalist for three years (October 28, 2014, 7:38 am)

Ethiopia has sentenced a journalist to three years in prison, the government spokesman said Tuesday, the latest in a string of jailings of reporters condemned by media rights groups. Temesghen Desalegn was sentenced Monday after being found guilty of defamation and incitement, charges he denies. "All that he did through his newspaper was presented to the court, and the court has interpreted the ...
Ethiopia jails journalist for three years (October 28, 2014, 7:38 am)

Ethiopia has sentenced a journalist to three years in prison, the government spokesman said Tuesday, the latest in a string of jailings of reporters condemned by media rights groups. Temesghen Desalegn was sentenced Monday after being found guilty of defamation and incitement, charges he denies. "All that he did through his newspaper was presented to the court, and the court has interpreted the ...
Ethiopia jails journalist for three years (October 28, 2014, 7:00 am)

Ethiopia has sentenced a journalist to three years in prison, the government spokesman said Tuesday, the latest in a string of jailings of reporters...
Ethiopia has "ruthlessly targeted" and tortured its largest ethnic group for perceived opposition to the government, Amnesty International said in a damning report Tuesday. Thousands of people from the Oromo ethnic group have been "regularly subjected to arbitrary arrest, prolonged detention without charge, enforced disappearance, repeated torture and unlawful state killings," read the report ...
Ethiopia has "ruthlessly targeted" and tortured its largest ethnic group for perceived opposition to the government, Amnesty International said in a damning report Tuesday. Thousands of people from the Oromo ethnic group have been "regularly subjected to arbitrary arrest, prolonged detention without charge, enforced disappearance, repeated torture and unlawful state killings," read the report ...
Given a choice between braving floods in her refugee camp in Ethiopia or returning home to war in South Sudan, Martha Nyakuk prefers the deluge of water. Nyakuk, 70, came from the city of Malakal in February after Africa's newest nation plunged into civil war, ignited by a rivalry between President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and his former vice president, Riek Machar, a Nuer. "Floods are ...
Amnesty International has issued a new report claiming that the Ethiopian government is systematically repressing the country’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo. Amnesty says the Oromo are subject to arbitrary arrest, detentions without access to lawyers, repeated torture and even targeted killings as part of the state’s efforts to crush dissident. Claire Beston, the Ethiopia researcher for ...
Amnesty International has issued a new report claiming that the Ethiopian government is systematically repressing the country’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo. Amnesty says the Oromo are subject to arbitrary arrest, detentions without access to lawyers, repeated torture and even targeted killings as part of the state’s efforts to crush dissident. Claire Beston, the Ethiopia researcher for ...
Airline Routes-Oct. 27, 2014 (October 28, 2014, 4:38 am)

Transaero will codeshare on 5X-daily Moscow-Istanbul service with Turkish Airlines . The Russian carrier has nine codeshare agreements with carriers including Aigle Azur, airBaltic, Austrian Airlines, Belavia, China Airlines, Singapore Airlines, UTair and Virgin Atlantic.