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Taammanaa Bitimaa irraa | Hagayyaa 16, 2012

Dubbiftoota mandhee tanaa jaalatamoo fi kabajamoo, mee nagaan obbolummaa fi Oromummaa haa dursu! Barreeffama kana kutaa isa tokkoffaa keessatti akkana jedhamee ture: “Qabsoon sabaa fi uummata keenyaa kun kufaa-ka’aa bara 1970-mootaa fi bara 1980-mootaa keessa qaxxaamuruun, bara 1990 irraa dhaqqabe. Barreeffamni kun kutaan inni lammaffaan, bara kana irraa ka’uun itti-fufamaa, mee ammasitti nagaa fi nageenyi qeyee keessan irraa hin dhabamini!”

Egaa, amma akkuma jedhame san itti-fumaatii yoo yeroo fi wanneen biroo isiniif hayyaman, mee na dukaa bu’aa-kaa! Mootummaan Dargii inni lafaa fi wanneen biroollee mootummaa Hayila-Sillaasee irraa dhaale sun, waggaalee 17 guutuu namoota kumaatamaan lakkaawaman hidhaa, garafaa, waadaa, ajjeesaa ture. Mootummoonni Habashaa walduraa duubaan dhufaniitoo Oromiyaa fi uummatota obbolaa fi olloota isaa tahan, gara-jabeessummaa fi gara-bineensummaan bitaa turani. Read more…

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Ethiopia suspends forex reserves

August 16, 2012 (Daily Monitor) – The Ethiopian government has suspended the provision of foreign currency in a decision that has been linked to the political uncertainties surrounding Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s deteriorating health.

A notice to this effect has been issued by the regulator, the National Bank of Ethiopia, to the country’s commercial banks as Addis Ababa also appealed for food aid.

According to Agriculture minister Mitiku Kassa, the number of aid recipients was 3.2 million over the last six months, and have now increased due to the failure of rain in some parts of the country.

The country’s foreign currency reserves are running alarmingly low and can only cover the importation of basic goods such as petroleum, medicine and food. Read more…

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New book on Ethiopia details child slavery

Ethiopia women struggles. New book highlights child slavery in country.

Aug16, 2012, CAIRO (Bikya Masr): A new book published in the United Kingdom has detailed child slavery in Ethiopia. Author Judie Oron, a journalist, had rescued a young Ethiopian Jewish girl from slavery in 1992, paying $111 for the then 17-year-old.

Today, that girl, Wuditu, lives a life in freedom, away from the struggles that formed her early years.

That story was brought to the London Public Library’s Wolf Performance Hall as part of the Investing in Children’s week-long book camp. Read more…

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Environment: World Bank under fire over Ethiopian dam

Aug 16, 2012 ( Deutsche Welle) – The Gibe III dam in southern Ethiopia is a controversial project. Now the World Bank has come under fire over its plans to finance a power line from Ethiopia to Kenya which critics say could be fed by the dam. Read more…

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Ethiopia: Ethiopian church patriarch Abune Paulos ‘dies’

 Controversial statue of Abune Paulos in A. A.

August 16, 2012 (BBC) – The head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Paulos, has died aged 76, an official has told the BBC.The news was confirmed by Mulugeta Aserate Kassa, an adviser at the Ethiopian embassy in Lo

ndon.He suffered a heart attack, according to opposition website Ethiopian Review.

No funeral details have been released, but Abune Paulos is expected to receive a state funeral. About half of Ethiopia’s population are estimated to be Orthodox Christians.

Mr Mulugeta told the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme the patriarch had been “very healthy” on Wednesday, when he led a service in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Read more…

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