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Don’t make Ethiopia’s State of Emergency a new normal

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By Kebour Ghenna “Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, …

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The effect of Donald Trump’s travel ban on Ethiopian Airlines

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Ethiopian Airlines, a state-owned operator, said it is performing well financially despite recent travel ban complications by the US President, Donald Trump. Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam,  said on Tuesday that Trump’s order halting immigration from 7 states created confusion for passengers but had little impact on operations. The order of …

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Ethiopia builds new 130m Birr presidential palace

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Ethiopian government has  built a new presidential palace that is estimated to cost close to 130 million Br. Accordingly, The family of President Mulatu Teshome (PhD) will soon move to a new residence on Entoto Avenue, neighbouring the US Embassy, after the presidential office in the photo is completed in March …

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UNESCO has inscribed Geda System as Intangible World Heritage

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United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has inscribed Geda System as Intangible World Heritage in its 11th intangible world heritage meeting being held in Addis Ababa. The Geda System is and indigenous, democratic system with which the Oromo People have been governing themselves in a democratic way before …

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Premier appoints Getahun Nanna as head of Development Bank of Ethiopia

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has appointed Getahun Nanna President of the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE). Today, 30th Nov 2016, Development Bank of Ethiopia posted on Facebook; “Getahun Nanna, Vice Governor Financial Institutions Supervision Cluster of the National Bank has been appointed to lead the Development Bank of Ethiopia …

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