Ex-ONLF rebels in Ogaden learn new skills

Ex-ONLF rebels in Ogaden learn new skills

Former rebel fighters with the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), which has been battling against the government for an independent state for ethnic Somalis in Eastern Ethiopia for decades, are learning new skills to make fresh starts. Gored Osman Ali is one fighter who laid down his arms and surrendered to the Ethiopian military two years ago. He is learning carpentry in what the Ethiopian government describes as a programme to teach the ex-fighters new skills and integrate them into society. Ali, who is heavily scarred from sustaining nine wounds…

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The song that helped Okinawa heal after WWII gets an Ethiopian remake

The song that helped Okinawa heal after WWII gets an Ethiopian remake

They combine saxophones and sousaphones, accordions and electric violins. Part Ethiopian pop and jazz, part American funk, part Eastern European brass ensemble, Debo Band is about as eclectic as musical fusion groups get. Well, now even more eclectic. On their new CD, “Ere Gobez,” the group adds yet another musical genre to their repertoire: folk music from Okinawa. And the high-energy tunes will really get you grooving. The Boston-based group has its deepest roots in Ethiopian music. Those are still strong in the band’s second album, but this time the…

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Egyptians angry with Ethiopian remarks about Renaissance Dam

Egyptians angry with Ethiopian remarks about Renaissance Dam

Official Ethiopian remarks that the Renaissance Dam is almost complete have infuriated Egyptian officials, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported yesterday.Speaking to the media, Ethiopian Minister of Government Communication Affairs Getachew Reda said that his government had completed almost 70 per cent of the construction works of the Grand Renaissance Dam. Commenting on Egyptian reports that his country is awaiting the completion of studies by consultants regarding the effect of the dam on other count Please follow and like us:

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Corruption behind the World’s Largest Hydro power Project

Corruption behind the World’s Largest Hydro power Project

The World Bank, the World Energy Council and the dam industry have presented the Inga 3 Dam as a “dream for Africa” and a model for the lessons they have learned from past experience with mega-projects. Now the hydropower project on the Congo is unraveling into a political ploy with complete disregard for affected people and the environment. Please follow and like us:

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Nine-year-old sues UK Government to bring back father kidnapped to Ethiopia

Nine-year-old sues UK Government to bring back father kidnapped to Ethiopia

The nine-year-old American daughter of a British activist who was rendered to Ethiopia has launched legal action against the UK Government, for its refusal to request his return. Lawyers for Menabe Andargachew, 9, a joint US-UK citizen living in London, have begun judicial review proceedings against the British Foreign Office over ministers’ handling of the case of her father, Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege. Reprieve also reported that British officials said they believed Mr Tsege’s rendition to Ethiopia to be “completely unacceptable”, with some asking whether the UK had a basis for a…

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