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· June, 2006

Stories about Ethiopia from June, 2006

Africa: World Cup Report Card

Says Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme (Fr): “African football is not up to par and its presence in the World Cup is mostly symbolic. Too bad that the numerous individual African talents...

Ethiopia: A little football history

Ethiopian Politics has a break from politics to write about – guess what? Soccer..,”remember Mr.Yidnekachew Tessema (Father of African sports). If it were not for this pioneering individual Africa would...

Why No Mention of Slavery in African and Haitian Fiction?

Why is there so little mention of slavery in African and Haitian Fiction? That is the question that Togolese France-based blogger Kangni Alem addresses in a prolific and well-thought out...

Ethiopia: Underground children

Ethiopian Politics posts on the underground children of Ethiopia's capital, Addis .

Ethiopia: Somalia a treat

Ethiopia Watch reports that the Ethiopian dictator, Meles Zenawi has said the new Somali leadership is a threat to Ethiopia…. and all the time we were thinking it was Zenawi...

Africa: Ghana v Brazil

Africa still blogging on football – today its African Shirts – ” We're still Ghanaian (and partly Brazilian)” Meanwhile Ethiopian blogger Conconction admits she is a Brazillian fan – oh!!!!

Ethiopia: Hi-tec war against bloggers

Ethiopian Life comments on Ethiopia's crackdown against bloggers at home and in the Diaspora….”An office is being opened at the old airport area in Addis Ababa to conduct this warfare....

Africa: What Internet Brings

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique writes: (Fr)“A book by Cameroonian Jacques Bonjawo, Internet, a Chance for Africa [L'Internet, Une Chance Pour l'Afrique in French] talks about the benefits of new...

Ethiopia: Make tryanny history

Weichegud!ET Politics publishes an open letter to World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz on the eve of his visit to Ethiopia. The message “To make poverty history you need to make...

Ethiopia: Tigray

Mehedeya provides a brief historical piece on Ethiopia and its relationship with Tigray

Ethiopia: Business of exploitation & corruption

Weblog Ethiopia points to an interesting story in “Indian Ocean Newsletter” which discusses the relationship between a Lebanese businessman, Preem Holdings in Sweden, an Ethiopian-Saudi magnate, a French lawyer and...

Ethiopia: Ethnicity and politics

Ethiopundit discusses the issue of ethnicity and politics in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tigray) “Tribal politics of the type practiced by ANYONE in Ethiopia is meant to be...

Ethiopia: Migrating to Arabia

Nazret.com points to a report on the perilous journey of Ethiopian migrants to the Arabian Peninsula

Ethiopia: Obelisk forgotten

Weichegud!ET Politics comments on the campaign to return Ethiopia’s looted obelisk . She comments that nearly one year after its return the obelisk lies forgotten still packed in the three...

Ethiopia: Mulunesh Abebayehu released

Ethiopian Life reports that local councillor, Mulunesh Abebayehu, who has been detained for 7 months has now been released by the Government following a two week hunger strike.

Ethiopia: Familes to sue government

Meskel Square reports that families of those killed in last year's election violence in Ethiopia intend to sue the government for compensation.

Ethiopia: Escaping abuse in Bahrain

Nazret.com points to a report on an Ethiopian woman who jumped from a second floor flat in Bahrain in order to avoid continued physical abuse from her “employers”

Ethiopia: Discrimination

Ethiopian blog LELA-TENSAE – ETAMoonlight writes a piece on discrimination, ethnic differences and race/racism Ethiopian style –

Ethiopia: AFD

Ethiopian Life writes a defense of the “Alliance for Freedom and Democracy” (AFD). He goes into detail about the purpose and meaning of the alliance.

Ethiopia: Blocking cyberland

Carpe Diem Ethiopia has more to say on the blocking of blogs in Ethiopia and the low number of internet users in the country.

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