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Ethiopia: We won’t relocate our embassy to Jerusalem

We have no intention to relocate our embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied Jerusalem, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry announced yesterday. Speaking at a press conference, the ministry’s spokesperson, Meles...

Arrests and ‘corruption’: Inside Saudi Arabia’s business affairs

Businessman Mohamed al-Amoudi, the second richest man in Saudi Arabia according to Forbes magazine, was among the elite players recently arrested by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s new anti-corruption...

Evidence that Ethiopia is spying on journalists shows commercial spyware is out of control

THROUGHOUT 2016 AND 2017, individuals in Canada, United States, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, and numerous other countries began to receive suspicious emails. It wasn’t just common spam. These people were chosen. The...
Akon in Ethiopia to mark 122nd anniversary of Battle of Adwa

Akon in Ethiopia to mark 122nd anniversary of Battle of Adwa

Senegalese-born – United States pop star, Akon, is in Ethiopia as part of events to celebrate the infamous Battle of Adwa which happened 122 years ago. The global music icon,...
Do we have the will to remain united? This is the question of the day!

Reform is not enough

Ethiopia is heading towards a massive crisis. We all know. Everyone from Diaspora politicians to ordinary citizens is taking a stab at how 2018 will advance disunity. Naturally EPRDF, together with other...
Kebour Ghenna

Ethnic Identity and National Loyalty – Conflicting Direction

In Ethiopia, people are no more afraid to talk. To be precise, they do talk inside their homes and cars, or in the backrooms of their offices. Few do...

Hawassa should still do better

Another eventful week around the world… Mugabe in house arrest!! Our own Sheik Amoudi in ‘Ritz Carlton Jail’, accused of corruption and fraud…What a shock … The brave Sheik...

Ethiopian hackers accidentally exposed their spyware campaign targeting dissidents in 20 countries

The spyware campaign's log-file was inadvertently exposed by the hackers, which revealed the entire target list. Ethiopian state-sponsored hackers' secret campaign to spy on dissidents and journalists of the Ethiopian government was...

The Great Run: Image builder and development engine

The first edition of the Great Ethiopian Run was held on November 25, 2001 with ten thousand participants. Comparing it to the celebrated great runs of other countries, the...
"Angelina has been more of a mother to her than I have ever been. She has been with her since she was a baby, but that does not mean I do not miss her" Her Mother - Mentewab Dawit Lebiso

Ethiopia: vote for foreign adoption ban

In recent years, cases of abuse – or worse, death – of Ethiopian children adopted abroad, have brought great debate at home whether to continue to allow such adoptions. The...

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Kebour Ghenna

Ethnic Identity and National Loyalty – Conflicting Direction

In Ethiopia, people are no more afraid to talk. To be precise, they do talk inside their homes and cars, or in the backrooms...
Akon in Ethiopia to mark 122nd anniversary of Battle of Adwa

Akon in Ethiopia to mark 122nd anniversary of Battle of Adwa

Senegalese-born – United States pop star, Akon, is in Ethiopia as part of events to celebrate the infamous Battle of Adwa which happened 122...
Hailu Mergia at home: ‘The Lady Is a Tramp – I love that one! My favourite is old jazz.’ Photograph: Sait Serkan Gurbuz for the Guardian

Hailu Mergia: the Ethiopian jazz legend who jams in his taxi

He fled his native country with his group, the Walias Band, in 1981 and now drives a cab in Washington DC, in which he...