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· October, 2006

Stories about Ethiopia from October, 2006

Ethiopia: clash over trademark

Ethan discusses the clash between the Ethiopian government and Starbucks over trademark, “Last year, the Ethiopian government filed trademark applications to protect the names “Sidaro”, “Harar” and “Yirgacheffe” – the...

Ethiopian blogger scoops mainstream media

The story broke at 12.42 pm. An Ethiopian human rights activist, another unnamed Ethiopian and two senior officials from the European Commission had been arrested that morning close to Ethiopia's...

Ethiopia: this was a massacre

The Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable declares, “This was a massacre,”: “Ethiopia struck me as a story of crucial importance. Parliamentary elections had just been held on May 15, and the opposition...

Ethiopia: comedy in parliament, abuse of human rights

Ethiopian Life, Politics, Culture and Arts writes about comedy in the Ethiopian parliament and reports that the family of the jailed human rights lawyer, Yalemzewd Bekele, has been denied access...

Ethiopia: human rights lawyer arrested

“Yalemzewd Bekele, a prominent human rights activist and a lawyer working for the European Commission in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, was arrested on the morning of 19 October by...

Africa: using soccer to fight AIDS

All African Bazaar writes about a non-profit organization, which uses soccer to fight AIDS in Africa, “Founded by Tommy Clark,MD, Grassroot Soccer became a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization in 2002....

Somalia: potential conflict between Islamic Courts Union and Kenya?

What does the advance of the Islamic Courts Union of Somalia mean to the region? Read the Voice of Somaliland Diaspora-Ottawa.

Ethiopia: the US needs to reshape its policy

The US needs to reconsider its policy in the Horn of Africa, read Weichegud's analysis.

Ethiopia's bloggers emerge refreshed after rainy season

Ethiopia's bloggers emerged refreshed from their long rainy season with a series of dazzling posts on everything from Somalia to stolen secondhand books. For once there was no unifying theme...

Ethiopia: publicity war over a port

Meskel Square writes about publicity war over a port:”Once upon a time Ethiopia only had access to one port. If you wanted to get your goods delivered in bulk, you...

Africa: rice and neo-colonialism

What has rice got to do with neo-colonialism in Africa? Mining Exploration has the answer: “Africa is home to 8% of the world’s oil reserves, which has prompted Beijing to...

Africa: roundup from the Horn of Africa

What is happening in the Horn of Africa?: meanwhile in Somalia…

Ethiopia: Yvonne Chaka Chaka sings under a fig tree

The “Princess of Africa” sings a song by “Mama Africa” under a fig tree. According to Meskel Square, it could only happen in Ethiopia.

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