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  • Meskel Square Intersection (video)

    08/10/2014 8:16:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Devour.com ^ | October 12, 2012
    Meskel Square Intersection Never complain about traffic again. Here's a day in the life of one of the most ridiculous intersections in the world - Meskel Square, Addis Abeba, the capital of Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopian Man Does What We Should Do: Expose Foreign Aid

    07/28/2014 12:56:56 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    It's not just the comic - but in reality tragic - waste of public money from both the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Legal Aid system. It's also the umpteenth confirmation that the money given to Third World countries as foreign aid helps local tyrants to better oppress their people. And it's one of those very people now who is saying it not only in words but also in actions, so convinced he is of it as to be prepared to sue Britain. "Ethiopian farmer gets legal aid... To sue us for sending aid to Ethiopia: Case...
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • Meanwhile In Ethiopia: Goat riding man for a change.

    05/29/2014 12:44:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    LiveLeak.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Uploaded by dusty666
    Meanwhile In Ethiopia Goat riding man for a change.
  • The Amazing Rock-Cut Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

    05/18/2014 7:25:10 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.patheos.com ^ | May 17, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    “WHAT?” I thought. “Where is this?!” And so began my research into the fantastic rock-cut underground churches in Lalibela. In the twelfth century, King Lalibela, a member of the Zagwe dynasty which had seized the throne of Ethiopia around 1000 A.D., sought support from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. To garner support, he commissioned a series of twelve extraordinary churches in the small town of Roha (now renamed Lalibela). He hoped to create a New Jerusalem, a pilgrimage site for Christians who could not make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
  • John Kerry: Don't Live Your Life by 2,000-Year-Old Texts

    05/06/2014 9:09:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 5, 2014 | William Bigelow
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Secretary of State John Kerry, stopping in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to visit with U.S. Embassy staff, implied that religious tenets created more than 1000 years ago were inappropriate for modern society. Kerry said: "This is a time here in Africa where there are a number of different cross-currents of modernity that are coming together to make things even more challenging. Some people believe that people ought to be able to only do what they say they ought to do, or to believe what they say they ought to believe, or live by their interpretation of something that was written...
  • Russian MiGs in Sudan and Yemen (Russian Merc Pilots section highlighted)

    01/04/2002 11:36:21 PM PST · by Fighting Irish · 15 replies · 424+ views
    Newsmax and Softwar.net ^ | Jan 4, 2002 | Charles Smith
    Russia has cut a deal with Sudan to deliver a dozen advanced MiG-29 Fulcrum jet fighters to the war-torn country. The deal, announced Christmas Day in Moscow, also includes 14 MiG-29 jets for Yemen. The transfer of fourth-generation MiG-29 Fulcrums to Sudan has raised concerns inside the Pentagon and is certain to alter any possible U.S. plans for air strikes at known terrorist bases inside the African nation. Sudan was cited as one of a limited number of nations with direct links to the Al-Qaeda terrorist network. The U.S. State Department also listed Sudan as one of a few hostile ...
  • Ethiopia thwarts Egypt by paying for Nile dam itself

    05/01/2014 10:34:46 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 24 April 2014 | Aaron Maasho
    Ethiopia's bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile's waters, and may help transform one of the world's poorest countries into a regional hydropower hub. By spurning an offer from Cairo for help financing the project, Addis Ababa has ensured it controls the construction of the Renaissance Dam on a Nile tributary. The electricity it will generate - enough to power a giant rich-world city like New York - can be exported across a power-hungry region. But the decision to fund the huge project itself also carries the risk of...
  • The Spirit of a Pure Christianity: Exploring Ethiopia's Stunning Subterranean Churches

    04/20/2014 4:33:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Independent (UK) | 4/20/14 | Evgeny Lebedev
    Posting from The Independent prohibited so click HERE for the full article.
  • Ethiopian Lawmakers to Pass Bill Deemed 'Anti-Gay' (boo hoo)

    04/03/2014 5:04:31 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 4 replies
    ABC ^ | 03/25/14 | Elias Meseret
    Ethiopia's lawmakers are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offenses considered "non-pardonable" under the country's amnesty law, a measure that continues a trend of anti-gay legislation across Africa. The bill, endorsed last week by Ethiopia's Cabinet, is widely expected to pass when lawmakers put it to a vote next week. Homosexuality is criminalized in 38 African countries, about 70 percent of the continent, according to Amnesty International. Uganda and Nigeria have recently strengthened criminal penalties against homosexuals. In Ethiopia, same-sex acts are illegal and punishable by up to 15 years in prison. A 25-year...
  • Three more Ethiopians killed in Saudi Arabia (massacres reported)

    03/25/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Three more Ethiopians killed by Saudi police. The killing of Ethiopians continues in Saudi Arabia Three more Ethiopians killed in Saudi Arabia Three more Ethiopians have been killed in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Ethiopians are leaving the middle east country after scores have been killed in the past few days. Hundreds more injured and women are being raped in front of their families. It is astounding and mind boggling the international community is so silent about this shameful actions of the Saudis. "The act of killing innocent civilians is uncalled for, we condemn that," Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told...
  • Douala-Djibouti Corridor-France is enabling bloc of non-Islamist, liberal democracies in Africa

    02/06/2014 5:29:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jerome Vitenberg
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The Douala-Djibouti CorridorPosted By Jerome Vitenberg On February 6, 2014 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The current French involvement in the Central African Republic, which follows in the footsteps of its ongoing “Operation Serval” in Mali, has led many to wonder about President Francois Hollande’s goals in his African campaigns.In recent months, the CAR’s ex-Séléka Muslim rebel fighters, bolstered by Sudanese and Chadian mercenaries, have waged a campaign of murder, rape and pillage against the country’s 80% Christian-majority population. With the government in disarray, Christians have organized defensive “anti-balaka” (“anti-machete”)...
  • Ethiopian Airlines’ Flight 702 Squawks “HiJacking”

    02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 158 replies
    Airline Reporter ^ | 2/16/14 | Airline Reporter Staff
    At 5:00pm Pacific Time, Ethiopian Flight 702, a Boeing 767-300 was flying over Sudan when it started squawking 7500. The transponder code, is supposed to indicate a “hijacking.” (snip) The flight, operating from Addis Abba to Rome has been confirmed by Rome Airport not to have arrived yet. As of now, it is over France, but has recently taken a steep northeast heading. Based on flight tracking, it appears the plane is headed to Geneva. Emergency crews are standing by.
  • Searching For The Queen Of Sheba

    05/19/2005 7:03:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,547+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2005-05-18
    The queen of Sheba was once one of the most powerful leaders in the world but there are few clues left anywhere about this woman who ruled a rich and powerful nation somewhere in Africa -- perhaps, as some archeologists maintain, in what is now southwest Nigeria. Now, in what may be the site of her last home and gravesite, a University of Toronto professor is trying to unearth the queen's story -- partially told in the Old Testament -- as well as honouring her in the form of a new Nigerian museum and interpretive centre. "Each year both Muslim...
  • Disney Fires Arabic Donald Duck For Jew Hatred

    02/11/2014 12:36:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    inn ^ | 2/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Donald Duck will be getting a new voice in Arabic -- Egyptian voice artist Wael Mansour was fired by the Walt Disney Company over his ranting on Twitter last August, in which he expressed his virulent hatred of Israel and earnest desires for the Jewish state's destruction. Mansour's tweet read "I truly wish #Israel is demolished, I hate Zionism, I have so much hate inside me with every child they murder or land they seize!" He added "I don’t know why insulting #Israel & #Zionism is ‘Anti-Semitic’?! They are just a bunch of Polish/ Ethiopian immigrants roughly 70 years old."...
  • South Sudan: Cease-Fire Signed

    01/23/2014 4:02:14 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 7 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | January 23, 2014 | South Sudan News Staff
    South Sudan: Cease-Fire SignedBy South Sudan News StaffNAIROBI, Kenya — January 23 … The government of South Sudan was pleased to announce that rebels loyal to the country’s ousted former vice president signed a cease-fire agreement today. The cease-fire ends more than a month of fighting that displaced thousands of people. Under the agreement, signed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, both sides in the conflict promised to lay down their weapons. But they have also said that a cessation of hostilities would be a temporary measure, short of a formal peace agreement, and that negotiations would have to continue....
  • South Sudan Optimistic Of Reaching Ceasefire

    01/15/2014 4:13:49 PM PST · by IsraelBeach
    South Sudan News ^ | January 15, 2014 | South Sudan News Staff
    South Sudan Optimistic Of Reaching CeasefireBy South Sudan News StaffJuba — January 15 … The head of the South Sudan governmental delegation on peace talks has expressed optimism over the ongoing peace talks with rebels loyal to former South Sudan Vice President Dr. Riek Machar in the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa. Nhial Deng Nhial, the Head of the South Sudan government negotiation team arrived home from Addis Ababa on Monday for consultations with President Salva Kiir following the start of face to face talks with the rebels in its first day on Monday. “We are hopeful,” Nhial told journalists in...
  • Amazing hominid haul in Ethiopia

    01/19/2005 2:22:02 PM PST · by aculeus · 48 replies · 1,223+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 19, 2005 | Unsigned
    Fossil hunters working in Ethiopia have unearthed the remains of at least nine primitive hominids that are between 4.5 million and 4.3 million years old. The fossils, which were uncovered at As Duma in the north of the country, are mostly teeth and jaw fragments, but also include parts of hands and feet. All finds belong to the same species - Ardipithecus ramidus - which was first described about a decade ago. Details of the discoveries appear in the latest issue of Nature magazine. Scientists say features of a phalanx, or foot bone, unearthed at the site show the hominid...
  • U.S. has deployed military advisers to Somalia, officials say

    01/10/2014 1:55:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/10/14 | Craig Whitlock
    The U.S. military has deployed a small number of uniformed trainers and advisers to the failed state of Somalia for the first time since 1993, when two helicopters were shot down and 18 Americans were killed in the failed “Black Hawk Down” operation. A cell of U.S. military personnel has been stationed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu since last fall to advise and coordinate operations with African troops fighting to wrest control of the country from the al-Shabab militia, an Islamist group whose leaders have professed loyalty to al-Qaeda, according to three U.S. military officials. The previously undisclosed deployment...
  • Kenya carries out deadly air strike on al-Shabaab

    01/11/2014 2:29:44 AM PST · by csvset · 6 replies
    FRANCE 24 ^ | 2014-01-10 | FRANCE 24 with AFP
    At least 30 members of the militant Islamist group al Shabaab have been killed in an air strike on one of their training camps in Somalia, Kenya’s military said on Friday. The raid, which took place Thursday evening, targeted an al Shabaab camp in Garbarahey, a district situated in the southwestern Gedo region, which is near the country’s borders with Kenya and Ethiopia. "KDF (Kenya Defence Force) fighter jets attacked an al Shabaab camp, where a meeting was being held," a senior KDF official said. "Initial battle damage assessment indicates more than 30 al Shabaab militants [were] killed, including key...
  • 12-Year Old Emirati Sexually Abuses And Impregnates Ethiopian Maid In Dubai

    12/05/2013 8:52:40 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Muslim Issue ^ | December 4, 2013
    Muslim males learn to abuse and assault women from childhood on. It’s necessary to understand the situation of these human slaves that work in Arab households to know that they are often sex-slaves. There is nothing they can do to avert this kind of rape behind closed doors. They can’t file a police complaint, they can’t leave as their passports are in possession of their employer, they can’t complain to the head of the family in risk of being beaten and abused. And like in this case, the blame will always be put on the slave – not the abuser....
  • Saudi Arabia's foreign labour crackdown drives out 2m migrants

    11/30/2013 6:35:45 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 12 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday 29 November 2013 07.52 EST | Ian Black in Riyadh
    Under the watchful eyes of Saudi policemen, little knots of Ethiopian men sit chatting on doorsteps and sprawl on threadbare grass at one of Riyadh's busiest junctions. These are tense, wary times in Manfouha, a few minutes' drive from the capital's glittering towers and swanky shopping malls. Manfouha is the bleak frontline in Saudi Arabia's campaign to get rid of its illegal foreign workers, control the legal ones and help get more of its own citizens into work. This month two or three Ethiopians were killed here after a raid erupted into full-scale rioting. Keeping their distance from the officers...
  • SAUDI ARABIA Sends 50,000 Illegal Aliens Back to Ethiopia (Total could be 80,000)

    11/29/2013 11:41:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 29, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    This is how it’s done in Saudi Arabia…Illegal migrants wait to be transferred by police buses to a deportation centre in Riyadh, on November 13, 2013.Saudi officials sent 50,000 Ethiopian illegal immigrants back to their home country. The final total once the mass airlift ends is now expected to be around 80,000. Al Arabiya reported: Ethiopia has flown home over 50,000 citizens in Saudi Arabia after a crackdown against illegal immigrants in the oil-rich state, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. “We projected the initial number to be 10,000 but it is increasing,” foreign ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told AFP, adding...
  • India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria on slavery's list of shame, says report

    10/17/2013 3:34:54 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-17-2013 | Tim Hume
    Hong Kong (CNN) -- A new report claiming to be the most comprehensive look at global slavery says 30 million people are living as slaves around the world. The Global Slavery Index, published by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, lists India as the country with by far the most slaves, with an estimated nearly 14 million, followed by China (2.9 million) and Pakistan (2.1 million). The top 10 countries on its list of shame accounted for more than three quarters of the 29.8 million people living in slavery, with Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, Thailand, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar and Bangladesh...
  • The mega-port that threatens to sink Sudan

    10/14/2013 7:13:47 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 13 Oct 2013 14:37 | Tom Stevenson
    As plans for a mega-port on Kenya's northern-most coast begin to take shape, new concerns are emerging that the project could damage already-strained relations between Sudan and South Sudan. Kenya's $25.5bn Lamu Port and New Transport Corridor Development to Southern Sudan and Ethiopia (LAPSSET) includes the construction of a 32-berth port, three international airports, and a 1,500km railway line. A new oil refinery, in nearby Bargoni, and an oil pipeline are also planned. The pipeline would run to Kenya's Eastern Province before splitting, with one branch running to South Sudan's capital, Juba, and another through Moyale in the north to...
  • Eritrea: the African North Korea which thousands will risk anything to escape

    10/04/2013 6:28:20 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 41 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6:30PM BST 03 Oct 2013 | David Blair
    There is no civil war in Eritrea: its people flee because their isolated homeland could pass as an African version of North Korea. Like the Kim regime in Pyongyang, President Isaias Afewerki keeps Eritrea on a permanent war-footing. Most adults are conscripted into the army or forced to perform compulsory labour of some kind. Today, one Eritrean in every 20 serves in a bloated army with 320,000 soldiers. Mr Isaias justifies this eternal mass mobilisation by claiming that neighbouring Ethiopia is scheming to re-conquer Eritrea. Just as the fictional state of “Oceania” was always at war in George Orwell’s “1984”,...
  • Ethiopia Celebrates Meskel, A Christian Holiday All Its Own

    10/02/2013 7:52:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/27/13 | Jacey Fortin
    A massive bonfire blazed in the central square of Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, on Thursday night. But by Friday morning, the mess had been swept away, leaving nothing but a giant spot of soot on the asphalt. Thousands of people had flocked to the arena, called Meskel Square, to watch the ceremonial lighting of the fire for the eve of Meskel, a national holiday also known as the Finding of the True Cross. Ethiopians from across the country -- and visitors from around the world -- carried yellow daises, wooden crosses and wax candles as the pile of wood...
  • Somalia: Ethiopian reinforcement troops heading to Mogadishu

    03/31/2007 8:11:39 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 8 replies · 161+ views
    SomaliNet ^ | March 31 2007 | Mohamed Abdi Farah
    Hundreds of additional Ethiopian forces who crossed from the border have reached near Beledweine city, the provincial capital of Hiran region in central Somalia heading to Mogadishu to reinforce their colleagues fighting the local insurgents for the third day. Reports say on Saturday. Other Ethiopian reinforcement troops are reported to have reached Afgoie town, 30km south of the capital joining the war with what they called ‘the remnants of the ousted Islamists.
  • Giant Underground Blob of Magma Puzzles Scientists (Afar Rift in Ethiopia)

    09/17/2013 3:29:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/17/13 | Becky Oskin - LiveScience.com
    The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think. The fractures appear eerily similar to seafloor spreading centers, the volcanic ridges that mark the boundaries between two pieces of oceanic crust. Along the ridges, lava bubbles up and new crust is created, slowly widening the ocean basin. But a look deep beneath the Afar Rift reveals the birth announcements may be premature. "It's not as close to fully formed seafloor spreading as we thought," said Kathy Whaler, a geophysicist at the...
  • US First Lady Promotes “Drink Up” Message

    09/15/2013 8:54:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Spy Ghana ^ | 9/14/13
    The First Lady wants you to drink more water. On a call announcing Michelle Obama‘s newest healthy living initiative Wednesday, Let’s Move Executive Director Sam Kass explained that the White House is working with cities, private companies and public taps to promote the message to “drink up.” Participating companies include Brita, Poland Spring, Evian, Dasani, Voss and others, which will carry a “Drink Up” logo on their bottles, and participating cities include Chicago, Los Angeles county, Houston and, appropriately, Watertown, Wis., where the First Lady is visiting Thursday to kick off the initiative.
  • Last Flight Of Ethiopia-To-Israel Jewish Migration Program

    09/01/2013 3:07:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 09/01/2013 | EMILY HARRIS
    Last Wednesday, two jetliners flew 450 Ethiopian Jews to Israel. They were the last to arrive under an official program designed to bring to Israel all remaining Ethiopian Jews who are eligible for citizenship. At the Tel Aviv airport just before the planes landed, everyone seemed excited. Relatives of people arriving from Ethiopia cheered when the plane doors opened. Achenef Chekole arrived with his wife, two sons and two daughters. Family and friends who had already immigrated to Israel greeted them with hugs. Israel has a whole government department in charge of absorbing immigrants. Its minister, Sofa Landver, welcomed the...
  • Ethiopian Muslims stage Eid protests; some are arrested

    08/10/2013 1:12:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 8, 2013 9:48am EDT | Aaron Maasho
    Muslims in Ethiopia protested in the capital Addis Ababa during Eid al-Fitr prayers on Thursday, as part of a two-year-old campaign against what they say is government interference in their religious affairs. … Demonstrators chanted “Allahu Akbar” and hoisted banners that read “respect the constitution”, referring to allegations that the government has tried to influence the highest Muslim affairs body, the Ethiopia Islamic Affairs Supreme Council. Ethiopia, long seen by the West as a bulwark against militant Islam in the Horn of Africa, denies the claims, but says it fears militancy is taking root in the country. …
  • Washington Post Interviews Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Gen. Sissi

    08/03/2013 9:05:09 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, August 3, 2013 | Interview by Lally Weymouth
    SNIP Sissi: The dilemma between the former president and the people originated from [the Muslim Brotherhood’s] concept of the state, the ideology that they adopted for building a country which is based on restoring the Islamic religious empire. That’s what made [former president Mohamed Morsi] not a president for all Egyptians, but a president representing his followers and supporters. Weymouth: When did that become obvious to you? It was obvious on the first day – the day of his inauguration. He started with offending the judiciary and not giving them the appropriate treatment. The Brotherhood experience in ruling a country...
  • Ethiopian migrants tell of torture and rape in Yemen

    07/20/2013 8:19:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 July 2013 | Yalda Hakim
    Efta is just 17 but has experienced shocking brutality. The Ethiopian teenager survived a treacherous boat journey being smuggled across the Red Sea. But on reaching Yemen, she was kidnapped and driven at gunpoint to a mud brick house. She said: "They tortured other girls in front of me. They beat us and they raped us at gunpoint. I was terrified." She is one of 80,000 Ethiopian migrants who undertake this dangerous journey every year. They hope they will find work in the wealthy Gulf state of Saudi Arabia and be able to send money home. But they risk being...
  • Omar Al-Bashir Presses For War With South Sudan

    07/19/2013 2:41:16 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | July 19, 2013 | Joe Odaby
    Omar Al-Bashir Presses For War, Not Peace With South Sudan To Save HimselfBy Joe Odaby South Sudan NewsJuba — July 19, 2013 (SSN) … The Fashoda Institute, South Sudan’s leading think-tank, asserts in its latest analysis that Khartoum’s objective in provoking armed conflict with Juba goes beyond the on-going drive to coerce South Sudan into giving up on independence and returning to the Sudanese fold. This time Khartoum is yearning for a major crisis that will serve its own domestic imperatives – particularly the building of international pressure on President Omar al-Bashir. At the same time, Khartoum seems convinced that...
  • Ethiopians Want Ancient Monument

    01/17/2002 10:53:12 AM PST · by RightWhale · 22 replies · 374+ views
    AP ^ | 17 Jan 02 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG
    http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-ethiopia-obelisk0117jan17.story?coll=sns%2Dap%2Dworld%2Dheadlines Ethiopians Want Ancient Monument By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer January 17, 2002, 2:24 PM EST AXUM, Ethiopia -- More than 60 years ago Seguare Abaye and thousands of other Ethiopians watched as Italian invaders carted away a towering 1,700-year-old stone monument to the nation's glorious past. "We didn't fight to keep our treasure," says the 101-year-old former priest, now bedridden in a crumbling house in this ancient town. "It is my deepest regret in life." Seguare's personal humiliation has, over the years, become a national humiliation for Ethiopia, the only African country never colonized by Europeans. The monument ...
  • Yes, There Is A Solution To Egypt's Water Crisis With Ethiopia -- Israel!

    06/17/2013 7:26:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 06/17/2013
    Water: Egypt is beating the war drums against Ethiopia over its plan to build a giant dam on the Nile, affecting a quarter of Egypt's water supply. Given both countries' needs, it's a tough problem to solve. But it can be done. It's fairly shocking to think that with all the turmoil going on in the Middle East, a new — and surprisingly dangerous — problem has emerged in the water dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia. But senior Egyptian officials have literally threatened war over Ethiopia's $4.7 billion Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which Egypt believes will significantly cut its water...
  • Hot Mic Catches Egyptian Politician Discussing ‘War’ with ‘Enemies’ Israel and America

    06/12/2013 1:39:45 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com/ ^ | June 12, 2013 | Sharona Schwartz
    Just last month, Secretary of State John Kerry quietly sent Egypt an additional $1.3 billion, even though Egypt has failed to live up to democracy standards. That largesse didn’t stop a prominent Egyptian politician from talking about Egypt’s “enemy” the United States in what some pundits are classifying as a classic and embarrassing “hot mic” moment. President Mohammed Morsi gathered a group of politicians last week who thought they were speaking privately at a parliamentary meeting. But as seen in an Egyptian television video of the meeting — excerpts of which were later translated by the Middle East Media and...
  • Egypt’s Instability Triggers a New Proxy War Against Ethiopia and its Allies

    06/12/2013 11:25:43 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 13 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 08 June 2013 | Gregory R. Copley
    Egypt’s Morsi Government has initiated a return to covert war against Ethiopia, which controls the source of the Blue Nile, Egypt’s and Sudan’s principal source of water. The result will almost certainly lead to an increased level of insecurity in the strategic Red Sea/Suez sea lane and in the upper Nile riparian states, such as South Sudan, with some impact on global energy markets. Certainly it promises to see greater instability in the Horn of Africa at a time when Western media portrayals hint at a return to stability in, for example, Somalia. Significant, mounting public unrest in Egypt during...
  • No Denial on the Nile: Egypt Threatens Ethiopian Dams

    06/12/2013 6:07:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Austin Bay
    In a humiliating example of self-inflicted electronic bugging, last week a live broadcast television microphone in Egyptian President Muhammed Morsi's Cairo office caught the president and Egypt's most senior political leaders plotting sneak attacks on the upstream Nile's biggest dam builder, Ethiopia. No denial on the Nile. When an audience of millions overhears pious Egyptian Islamists and well-heeled Egyptian liberals mull classic covert warfare options -- such as having Ethiopian rebels sabotage Ethiopia's new Blue Nile dams or deploying shady political agents to agitate in Addis Ababa -- the usual diplomatic salve, plausible denial, isn't an option. In point of...
  • Egypt Warns All Options Open for Ethiopia Nile Dam

    06/10/2013 6:30:03 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 29 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | June 10, 2013 | AYA BATRAWY and MAGGIE MICHAEL
    Egypt's president on Monday hardened his stance against Ethiopia and its construction of a Nile dam, warning that "all options are open" in dealing with the project that threatens to leave Egypt with a dangerous water shortage. Speaking in a live televised speech before hundreds of supporters, Mohammed Morsi said Egypt is not calling for war, but it is willing to confront any threats to its water security. "If it loses one drop, our blood is the alternative," he said to a raucous crowd of largely Islamist supporters that erupted into a standing ovation. ... In the conference hall where...
  • Politicians, Unaware They Are Live on Air, Threaten Ethiopia

    06/08/2013 3:06:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 3/6/13
    http://www.memri.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/3857.htm
  • Egypt-Ethiopia water dispute escalates after threatening remarks

    06/08/2013 2:48:38 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 6, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
    CAIRO — A battle over water has turned into a war of colorful rhetoric between Ethiopia and Egypt over the flow of the Nile, which begins in the African highlands but keeps Egypt from being swallowed entirely by desert. An ambitious Ethiopian dam project is diverting Nile waters that Cairo says will reduce the river's northward flow. The Egyptians have stumbled into crisis mode: At a meeting hosted by President Mohamed Morsi this week, several politicians, unaware TV cameras were rolling, suggested sabotaging or threatening to bomb the dam. Egypt can coordinate with Ethiopian rebels and "use them as a...
  • Christianity’s African Roots (Relationship to the Religion Before American Slavery)

    04/19/2013 5:03:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Nana Ekua-Hammond breaks down our relationship to the religion before American slavery and White Jesus piecesThis Easter, over two billion Christians around the world will celebrate "the Resurrection of Christ," and a large percentage of them will be Black. According to a 2007 Pew Report, 78% of Blacks in America identify as Protestant while a 2011 report by Pew notes that nearly 24% of Christians live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Christianity’s explosion across Africa led many to call for the Vatican to select a successor to Pope Benedict from the Continent with Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson among the suggested shortlist. This...
  • Obama Paves Way to Arm Muslim Brotherhood-linked Regime in Somalia

    04/12/2013 5:33:59 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 April 2013 | Alex Newman
    President Obama decided this week that the Muslim Brotherhood-linked regime ruling parts of Somalia out of the capital city Mogadishu is eligible to receive U.S. military aid and weapons. Obama Paves Way to Arm Muslim Brotherhood-linked Regime in Somalia The New American 12 April 2013 President Obama decided this week that the Muslim Brotherhood-linked regime ruling parts of Somalia out of the capital city Mogadishu is eligible to receive U.S. military aid and weapons, sending a memo to Secretary of State John Kerry announcing the new finding and laying the ground work for even more foreign entanglements in Africa....
  • Kidnapped Ethiopian Girl Rescued by Caring, Protective Lions

    04/06/2013 1:50:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    The Grist ^ | 3 Apr 2013 | Sarah Miller
    A 12-year-old girl kidnapped by a group of seven men in the Ethiopian city of Bita Genet was found several days after her abduction, safe under the watchful eyes of three lions. Not only were the lions guarding her, they allegedly chased off her captors. The girl was reportedly abducted by the seven men with the idea that she would be forced into marrying one of the them. According to the United Nations, about 70 percent of the marriages taking place in Ethiopia are the result of similar kidnappings. And nearly 100 percent of those abduction-marriages are not thwarted by...
  • Barack Obama to dine with first black Miss Israel

    03/13/2013 5:32:07 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 25 replies
    The Telgraph ^ | Wednesday March 13, 2013
    President Barack Obama will have dinner with the first-ever black Miss Israel when he makes his first visit to the Jewish state as US leader next week. An advance party of White House officials insisted on inviting Yityish Aynaw, 22, to next Thursday's gala dinner hosted by Shimon Peres, Israel's president, after hearing how she became the first Israeli of Ethiopian origin to win the country's premier beauty queen contest last month.
  • Ethiopia: Geo-thermal Power Expansion to Begin At Aluto-Langano

    02/06/2013 4:38:24 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    All Africa ^ | Febuary 3, 2013 | Yetneberk Tadele
    Expansion work is to begin at the Aluto-Langano Geo-thermal Power Plant, in February, with the delivery of equipment to the site. The project, estimated to cost 35 million dollars, has already had 17 containers of materials delivered, with 10 more currently at the dry port, according to Miskir Negash, public relations officer of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo). The Corporation will also import 400tn of international standard cement over the coming few weeks, Miskir said. The expansion includes the digging of four wells, up to 2,500m deep, boosting Aluto-Langano's geo-thermal capacity to 70Mw; the total potential for the country...
  • Israel admits forcibly injecting Ethiopian Jews with Depo-Provera

    01/31/2013 6:57:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 51 replies
    lsn ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    JERUSALEM, January 31, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) - After a series of back and forth accusations and denials among government agencies, the Israeli Health Ministry has for the first time acknowledged that it has been injecting Ethiopian immigrants who are religiously Jewish with the dangerous contraceptive Depo-Provera without their consent. The allegation that the women were coerced into accepting the shot was denied at first by both the Joint Distribution Committee, which runs the clinics at the transit camps, and by the Health Ministry. The practice has been said to be going on for years. Ethiopian Jews accounted for 57 percent of...