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· April, 2006

Stories about Ethiopia from April, 2006

Ethiopia: US relations

Redeem Ethiopia takes a look at US Ethiopian relations from an historical perspective and asks where exactly are they going?

Ethiopia: Post Election investigation

Weblog Ethiopia reports that a Commission has been set up to investigate the recent post-election violence in the country.

Ethiopia: Blogging media

Ethiopian blogConcoction points to an op/ed in the Economist that claims that news media are “already feeling the heat” from the blogosphere as blogs are changing the media.

Sudan: genocide

Weichegud!ET Politics comments on Darfur, Rwanda and the failure of the West and Africa to act – in the case of Darfur we have been warned over and over yet...

AddisFerengi returns as Ethiopia's blogosphere explodes

AddisFerengi, one of Ethiopia's most controversial bloggers, was back in business this week with a load of back-dated posts, after temporarily shutting herself down and leaving the country amid claims...

Ethiopia: Moral outrage at Zenawi

Nazret points to an op/ed in the Washington Post on Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi…”Dept of Moral Outrage.

Ethiopia: bought by Hollywood actress

Meskel Square reports on Hollywood actress Angelique Joli who is buying “Ethiopia” in Dubai “to help impoverished Africans”

African women this week.

Congratulations to Kenyan women bloggers who have won Kenya Unlimited Kaybee awards 2006. Mshairi for best poetry blog; Gussaurus for best new blog and most interactive blog; Mama's Junkyard for...

Ethiopia: bomb blasts

Weblog Ethiopia reports on yet another bomb blast, this time in the border region of Jijiga, Gedo. He wonders what the government has to gain (if they are responsble for...

Ethiopia: Opposition leaders

Carpe Diem Ethiopia comments on the government's (EPRDF) announcement that opposition leaders will be charged with genocide and he wonders how does”one defend against the charge of genocide”.

Ethiopia: Growing blogosphere

ET Weichegud!ET Politics comments on the “the mushrooming ETblogverse.” and theorizes why more Ethiopians in Ethiopia are entering the blogosphere and provides an excellent review of the blogs.

Ethiopia: US State Dept policy

Redeem Ethiopia wonders what the US state dept is up to referring to a recent speech by the US Charge d’ Affairs in which she expressed a wish for Meles’...

Ethiopia: concert

African music blog, Benn loxo du taccu reports on an Ethiopian concert he attended last week. Great music and video clips of an amazing sax solo by Getatchew Mekuria –...

Views from the Horn of Africa and Sudan

Ethiopia is one of only four African nations that were never colonies of a European power. Though independent, Ethiopia was subjected to Italian occupation from 1936 to 1941. ethiopundit takes...

Ethiopia: changes in US foreign policy?

weichegud! ET Politics comments that there may just be some “palpable change in the US’ talking points about Ethiopia” and on the progress of HR4423 - the bill being presented...

Ethiopia: religion

Ethiopian blogger, Aqumada posts on Ethiopians and Religion and posts an article called “Soul Searching” by Fasil Yitbarek.

Francophone Journalists who Cover Africa

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique publishes (FR) a list of francophone journalists who cover Africa.

Ethiopia: Battle of Adwa

Ethiopundit remembers the Battle of Adwa which was a victory against colonialism for Ethiopia..“For the victors it was decisive; for the vanquished, catastrophic. The Italian colonialist soldiers were crushed. Their...

African music (#6)

Coupé-Décalé? I went blank when my lady friend Tchi asked if I knew about Coupé-Décalé. A wiki entry for Coupé-Décalé provides a brief definition: “The Coupe-Decale created by Doucoure during...

Ethiopia: Online military recruitment

Weblog Ethiopia writes on a worrying developing in the Eritrea/Ethiopian relationship. “A group of Ethiopian opponents supported by Eritrea and in favour of armed struggle has embarked on an advertising...

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