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The Duran - 2020-06-23 - Original post - cached version

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Another attempt to resolve the dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia over a large Chinese-funded hydroelectric dam built on the Nile River has failed. This has increased tensions over control of...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-11 - Original post - cached version

The Trump administration has weighed in to back Egypt in its long-running dispute with Ethiopia over a crucial hydroelectric dam about to come into operation. Instead of taking a consensual approach to resolve the stand-off, President Trump has ditched a mediator role for the U.S. to become an...

Dissident Voice - 2020-02-25 - Original post - cached version

The Federal government wants Canadian corporations to profit from Ethiopia’s minerals.

During his recent trip to the Horn of Africa country Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced negotiations on a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). As I detailed in this article...

MintPress - 2019-12-25 - Original post - cached version

YEMEN-SAUDI BORDER — Hoping for a better life, 32-year-old Hermala left Jimma, a poor farming district in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, and set out towards Saudi Arabia. He faced unspeakable dangers along the journey, including death at sea, torture, and abuse in chasing what would ultimately remain...

Jay's Analysis - 2019-12-04 - Original post - cached version



Author Dean Arnold joins me today to discuss the history of Ethiopia, The Coptic Chuch, the rumors of the Ark of the Covenant and much more from his new book, Unknown Empire: The True Story of Mysterious Ethiopia and the Future Ark of Civilization.  His book is here. Dean’s bio is here...
Dissident Voice - 2019-10-09 - Original post - cached version

The globalised industrial food system that transnational agri-food conglomerates promote is failing to feed the world. It is responsible for some of the planet’s most pressing political, social and environmental crises.

Whether it involves the undermining or destruction of what were once...

Dissident Voice - 2019-08-11 - Original post - cached version

Ethiopia is a tribal nation, made up of 80 or so different groups, some large, some small, some powerful, some not. Large numbers of people, the majority perhaps, identify themselves with their tribe more powerfully than their country, or their region. Tribal affiliation runs deep among all age...

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-14 - Original post - cached version

Lobbies, powerful interests and financial matters are usually the first things that come to mind when the aircraft industry is considered.  Safety, while deemed of foremost importance, is a superficial formality, sometimes observed in the breach.  To see the camera footage of the wreckage from...

Counter Currents - 2018-10-04 - Original post - cached version

The Amhara people of Ethiopia built the Abyssinian Empire with firearms from Italy in the late 19th century, and in doing so adopted a uniquely African brand of ethnic chauvinism. Anyone familiar with the myth of Haile Sellasie the supposed “anti-colonialist” of modern African legend can find...

Counter Currents - 2018-09-20 - Original post - cached version

This past weekend over 1,500 Oromo freedom fighters made a triumphant return to Addis Ababa from many decades of exile in Eritrea to a jubiulant rally of over 100,000 where a giant photo of Eritrean President Issias Aferwerki graced the stage. Thats right, not the Oromo Prime Minister of...

Dissident Voice - 2018-09-11 - Original post - cached version

Ethiopia is a landlocked country, bordering on Somalia which is dominating the Horn of Africa. Due to several border conflicts during the past decades with Somalia, many of them supportive of Ethiopia by the US military, the border between the two countries has become porous and ill-defined....

Counter Currents - 2018-09-11 - Original post - cached version

Ethiopia is a landlocked country, bordering on Somalia which is dominating the Horn of Africa. Due to several border conflicts during the past decades with Somalia, many of them supportive of Ethiopia by the US military, the border between the two countries has become porous and ill-defined....

The BRICS Post - 2018-09-03 - Original post - cached version

Presidents and prime ministers of the entire African continent are in attendance at the two-day forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping told dignitaries at the opening session of the Third Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) that he believed working...

Dissident Voice - 2018-08-30 - Original post - cached version

The following talk was given by Ameth Lô in a French-language panel, “L’aurore de notre libération,” in Montreal on May 20, 2018, at “The Great Transition: Preparing a World Beyond Capitalism.”

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The centenary of the October 1917 Russian revolution, a world-shaking historic...

Dissident Voice - 2018-07-21 - Original post - cached version

As a result of the protest campaign that started in 2015, political change is at last underway in Ethiopia, and a feeling of optimism is beginning to pervade the country. The new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, deserves much credit, but it was the actions of thousands of people who took to the...

Dissident Voice - 2018-07-02 - Original post - cached version

The pro-GMO lobby claim critics of the technology ‘deny farmers choice’. They say that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies. It is all about maximising choice and options. Taken at face value, who would want to deny choice?

At the same time, however, we do not...

Counter Currents - 2018-06-20 - Original post - cached version

The USA has launched a “Soft Coup” in Ethiopia in an attempt to relieve growing revolutionary pressure from the Ethiopian people after 3 years of failed martial law rule. These past three years had seen brutal repression with thousands killed and tens of thousands thrown into regime dungeons...

Dissident Voice - 2018-06-14 - Original post - cached version

Food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified and unhealthy and diets less diverse. There is a loss of biodiversity, which threatens food security, soils are being degraded, water sources polluted and depleted and smallholder farmers, so vital to global food...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-19 - Original post - cached version

Egypt was expected to host Sudan and Ethiopia in another round of negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Cairo on April 20, but senior officials said that neither country responded to the Egyptian invitation. Egypt maintains it is keen to reach consensus on the issue....

Dissident Voice - 2018-03-17 - Original post - cached version

Tadesse is a 28-year-old Ethiopian from the capital, Addis Ababa. Like thousands of others he took part in demonstrations over the last three years, and together with family members, refused to pledge support for the Ethiopian government. Such displays of political dissent led to him being...

The Anti Media - 2018-03-04 - Original post - cached version

(TMU) — Go, Ethiopia! The African nation is doing its part to reduce the continent’s burgeoning trash crisis. One of the ways it is doing so is by building Africa’s first energy plant that converts trash into electricity. For nearly fifty years, Ethiopia’s largest trash dump, Koshe, was home to...

Dissident Voice - 2018-02-18 - Original post - cached version

Under relentless popular pressure the Ethiopian Prime-Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has been forced to resign, and other members of the government are expected to follow. The ruling party responded with panic, and instead of entering into talks with opposition groups, imposed another State of...

Consortium News - 2018-02-07 - Original post - cached version

Paul Ryan’s recent trip to the Gulf reiterated the U.S. government’s support of the Saudi-led assault on Yemen and a bellicose stance towards Iran, which has created a watershed of human suffering, writes Kathy Kelly. By Kathy Kelly On January…

Dissident Voice - 2018-01-12 - Original post - cached version

Since November 2015 unprecedented protests have been taking place in Ethiopia: angry and frustrated at the widespread abuse of human rights and the centralization of power in the hands of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) tens of thousands have taken to the streets. The ruling party’...

The Duran - 2017-11-25 - Original post - cached version


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Dissident Voice - 2017-11-10 - Original post - cached version

In an attempt to distract attention from unprecedented protests and widespread discontent, the Ethiopian Government has engineered a series of violent ethnic conflicts in the country. The regime blames regional parliaments and historic territorial grievances for the unrest, but Ethiopians at...

The Duran - 2017-09-29 - Original post - cached version


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Dissident Voice - 2017-09-16 - Original post - cached version

Scan the mainstream media for news about Ethiopia and discover headline after headline describing the country’s economic successes: double-digit economic growth, foreign investment and aspirations to become a middle-income country by 2030. Ethiopia, we are told, is a functioning democracy, an...

Dissident Voice - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

This time of year Mediterranean beaches are the destinations of choice for many European holidaymakers; it’s also the beginning of the busiest time of year for the people smugglers based in Libya and elsewhere along the North African coast. July to October is their peak season — during this time...

Dissident Voice - 2017-06-29 - Original post - cached version

In Egyptian mythology, gods were considered heroes.  In more modern times, it is men who are the heroes.   Without a doubt, General Gamal Abdul Nasser has secured his legacy as a hero – a revolutionary who fought for Egypt and strived for Arab unity against Israel and Western imperialism. This...

Porkins Policy Review - 2017-05-17 - Original post - cached version

Today I am joined by friend of the show Caram Kapp. Caram was last on episode 42 The Homeland Hackers, and returns to discuss the Egyptian uprising six years later. We start off by discussing the basics of the uprising and some of the behind the scenes actors. Caram explains his own experiences...

Dissident Voice - 2017-05-04 - Original post - cached version

How is it possible that so many people still die from severe malnutrition and lack of access to basic resources in the 21st century? The time has come for a huge resurgence of the spirit that animated Occupy protests from 2011, but now focused on the...

Dissident Voice - 2017-05-04 - Original post - cached version

Mohamud (Tarzan) Nur

US policy in Somalia, Ethiopia and Afghanistan from 1979 on helped reduce all three countries to failed states. It created massive refugee populations from all three. This was not intended nor foreseen, and has been a headache for the West ever since. Also unintended...

Dissident Voice - 2017-05-03 - Original post - cached version

Somalia partitioned under Italy, Britain, France

In 2016, Somalia was declared the most fragile state in the world – worse off than Syria. Famine struck yet again in 2017, compounded by President Trump’s attempt to ban Somalis from entering the US. But for the first time since 1991, when...

FEE - 2017-04-28 - Original post - cached version

In 100 countries, the government forbids women from working in certain professions. Husbands can deny their wife the right to work in 18 countries. Those countries could learn a lesson from Ethiopia.

MintPress - 2017-04-18 - Original post - cached version

Illustration by Anders Nienstaedt for MintPress News.

On Thursday April 13, the Electronic Frontier Foundation asked an appeals court to review a decision that will allow foreign governments to monitor the activities of Americans in America. The Electronic...

Dissident Voice - 2017-02-17 - Original post - cached version

What began as a regional protest movement in November 2015, is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising in Ethiopia.

Angered and exasperated by the governments intransigence and duplicity, small guerrilla groups made up of local armed people have formed in Amhara and elsewhere...

Dissident Voice - 2016-10-26 - Original post - cached version

“I was in jail with a Libyan man, his friends came and broke into the jail and let us go, too. There was fighting everywhere. You pray to be in jail with Libyans, because...

Aletho News - 2016-10-22 - Original post - cached version

Oakland Institute As months of protest and civil unrest hurl Ethiopia into a severe political crisis, a new report from the Oakland Institute debunks the myth that the country is the new “African Lion.” Miracle or Mirage? Manufacturing Hunger and Poverty in Ethiopia exposes how authoritarian...

Dissident Voice - 2016-09-28 - Original post - cached version

Significant sums in Canadian “aid” are spent promoting international mining initiatives.

In a press release last week Ontario-based Carube Copper said it acquired over “500 square kilometres of the most prospective ground in Jamaica based on historic showings, the work completed and...

Dissident Voice - 2016-09-23 - Original post - cached version

Usually September 11th, or 1st of Meskerem on the Ethiopian calendar, is a day of celebration. It is the Ethiopian new-year. However, this year there was a distinct shortage of happy gatherings or collective jubilation to mark the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009, either inside the country...

Dissident Voice - 2016-09-07 - Original post - cached version

Last Tuesday members of the Ethiopian community in Winnipeg called on Canada to sanction the North East African country. The protesters are angry about the regime’s violent crackdown in the Oromiya and Amhara regions of northern Ethiopia. Hundreds of peaceful protesters have been killed and...

Dissident Voice - 2016-08-20 - Original post - cached version

After being frightened into silence for over two decades, the people of Ethiopia are finding their voice and calling for fundamental political change.

Thousands have been taking to the streets in recent weeks and months to peacefully protest against the ruling party, expressing their...

Dissident Voice - 2016-06-23 - Original post - cached version

Ethiopia is regularly cited as an African success story by donor nations; the economy is growing they cry, more children are attending school and health care is improving. Well GDP figures and millennium development statistics reveal only a tiny fraction of the corrupt and violent picture.

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BSNEWS - 2016-05-03 - Original post - cached version

You may be thinking 'but this disaster befell that poor African country more than thirty years ago, surely things must be better today'. Well sadly, no, things are not any better. In fact the systemic failures which precipitated the local food shortages and amplified the effects of the drought...

Dissident Voice - 2016-04-30 - Original post - cached version

Millions of the poorest, most vulnerable people in Ethiopia are once again at risk of starvation. Elderly men and women, weak and desperate, wait for food and water; malnourished children lie dying; livestock, bones protruding, perish.

According to a statement issued by the World Food...

Dissident Voice - 2016-02-19 - Original post - cached version

Division and fear are the age-old tools of tyrants; unity and peaceful coordinated action the most powerful weapons against them.

Frightened and downtrodden for so long, there are positive signs that the Ethiopian people are beginning to come together, – peacefully uniting in their anger...

Dissident Voice - 2016-02-15 - Original post - cached version

Aid, what is it good for? While many Bono-loving, bleeding heart liberals would be appalled at the very thought of questioning the importance of giving money to charity or to the less fortunate, such a belief is rooted in pure fiction. In fact, the seemingly innocuous act of transferring money...

BSNEWS - 2016-02-07 - Original post - cached version

Historian Mark Curtis cites some of the actions of successive British governments, barely mentioned by the corporate media, which go someway to understanding what makes Britain 'great'.

Supporting the bombing of Yemen.
Arming Israel.
Occupying the Chagos Islands.
...

Dissident Voice - 2016-02-05 - Original post - cached version

Imagine you wake one fine morning and find you are living in a war zone, aerial bombardments are a weekly occurrence, family members have been killed, tortured or imprisoned and the children’s school destroyed. You love your country, but frightened and desperate you decide to leave in search of...

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