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· November, 2006

Stories about Ethiopia from November, 2006

Ethiopia's bloggers disappear again

  28 November 2006

The bulk of Ethiopia's bloggers disappeared from Ethiopian computer screens for the second time in seven months this week. All sites hosted by the popular Blogspot platform stalled when internet users tried to log on to them through their Ethiopian Telecom Corp dial-up connections. The small stable of anti-government blogs...

Ethiopia: Great Ethiopia Run

  26 November 2006

Meskel Square writes about the Great Ethiopia Run organized by Haile Gebrselassie and British marathon star, Richard Nerurkar, “Best of all was the British BBC presenter who took part in the race, interviewing people as he went. He finished pretty quickly but looked absolutely exhausted, almost pained as he crossed...

Ethiopia: challenges of being a dictator

  10 November 2006

Ethiopian Life, Culture, Politics, and Arts: “Ethiopia's dicator, Meles Zenawi, will dicuss the challenges of being a dictator on Friday November 17 – 9.30 to 12.00 in Brussels with the invitation of the European Commission as the relationship between the commission and Ethiopia is supposed to have deteroriated further.”

Ethiopia: learning to love creative commons

  9 November 2006

How Meskel Square learned how to stop worrying and love creative commons, “On the personal side, lots of good things have come out of the fact that my cast-off photos are swimming around the internet with a CC license attached. People have written in checking to se if they can...

Ethiopian bloggers take on female genital mutilation

  8 November 2006

The highly sensitive subject of female genital mutilation dominated much of the Ethiopian blogosphere over the past week. The sudden interest was sparked by news that an Ethiopian man had been jailed for 10 years in the US for aggravated battery and cruelty to children after prosecutors claimed he had...

Ethiopia: turning mortar shells into coffee machines

  2 November 2006

Turning mortar shells into coffee machines in Ethiopia: Azmeraw Zeleke is turning burnt-out shells into cylinders used in coffee machines…He uses old mortar shells, which stand about one metre high, to make his coffee machines.He cuts off the pointed ends, seals them and puts holes into the aluminium cylinder. The...

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