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· March, 2006

Stories about Ethiopia from March, 2006

Battling HIV/AIDS

The Concoction appears to disagree with former US president Bill Clinton when he calls for mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS. It also tells of what it calls “brave Catholics” in South...

Ethiopia: Permanently in debt?

Weichegud!ET comments on the waste of aid money to Ethiopia which has not alliviated poverty and the country is in the midst of yet another drought. She asks why does...

East Africa: press freedom

Nazret.Net points to an report on press freedom in East Africa and sites Eritrea as the worst country in the region.

Ethiopia: Exploisions in the capital

Meskel Square reports on two more explosions in Addis today – at least one person was killed….”No one so far has managed to come up with a clear explanation of...

Africa: We Can't Blame Everything on the West

Le Pangolin writes (FR): “So long as we fail to entertain critiques of our destructive ways, we will always be dominated by the West. Imagine for a moment all Africans...

African women blogging this week

It is that time of the year for those of us in the Diaspora, long nights and dark days in Europe set the heart and mind to thinking of life...

Ethiopia: Afwerk Tekle

Addis Abba Rocking Fun Zone points to the work of Ethiopian artist, Afwerk Tekle who recently sold a painting for $10 million!

Ethiopia: World water Day

Concoction reminds us it is World Water Day. She focuses on the act of “fetching water” which is largely ignored….fetching water is not something men do unless they are alone.”...

Ethiopia's bloggers remember their poet laureate

Memories of one man dominated the Ethiopian blogosphere over the past few weeks – the father of Ethiopian theatre and Poet Laureate Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin. His death in late February went...

Ethiopia: Fear grips the capital

Nazret.com writes that Ethiopians are grippped with fear – fear to speak and meet with each other…”A climate bordering on fear has taken hold of the Ethiopian capital as journalists,...

Ethiopia: The fantasy of Meles

Mehedeya also commenting on an Ethiopia related report this time from the Economist which finally turns the heat on Meles.... “It is hard, for instance, to find any educated Ethiopian,...

Ethiopia: realities of economic growth

Ethiopundit comments on a recent Reuters report that Ethiopia could end extreme poverty if it continued it's 7% economic growth of the past three years. .”The Ethiopian government's style of...

Buying In, Selling Out or Scraping By: Francophone African Bloggers on Social Mobility and Education

School on Hold While Mom Scrapes By Carine. Courtesy Tony Katombe. Le Blog du Congolais shares (FR) the touching story of Carine, a 22 year-old from the DRC with an...

Ethiopia: Diaspora Politics

Weichegud! ET Politics continues her mission to get more Ethiopians in the Diaspora to get invovled in Ethiopian politics. … “Time for Ethiopian Immigrants to Reconsider Alliance with Democrats. Hello,...

From Darfur to Avian Flu: Views from the Horn of Africa and Sudan

The Darfur crisis continues to dominate the English-speaking Sudanese blogosphere. The blog Coalition for Darfur quotes a World Food Program (WFP) report, which tells of rations of pulses, sugar and...

Ethiopia: oil exploration

Redeem Ethiopia comments on the commencement of oil exploration in Ethiopia. He is particularly concerned over the “Many warning alarms have already been given against the dangerous marriage of convenience...

Ethiopia: Drought update

Meskel Square posts another report on drought striken Oromia and Somali regions – a small amount of rain has fallen.

Ethiopia: New leaders – same old autocrats

Ethiopundit comments on a report in the LA Times which likens the new African leaders to the autocrats of old..“Tens of thousands are in prison camps, thousands are dead and...

Ethiopia: journalist jailed

EthioBlog reports that an Ethiopian jounalist has been sentenced to one year in prison for writing “false news”. Meanwhile another journalist, pregnant Internet journalist Frezer Negash was freed from custody.

Ethiopia: Population increase

Ethioblog reports that the population of Ethiopia will increase by 100% by 2050

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