Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

An Ethiopian Maid in Lebanon.

Friday, March 9th, 2012



Israel to slash budget for integrating new Ethiopian immigrants

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

The Immigrant Absorption Ministry will cut NIS 5.5 million from its budget for integrating Ethiopian immigrants this year, while the funds for immigrants from other countries will be cut by only hundreds of thousands of shekels at most. The Knesset Finance Committee approved the proposal Tuesday.

Addis Ababa University Professor Receives 2012 Andrei Sakharov Prize

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Tadias MagazineBy Tadias Staff Published: Monday, March 5, 2012 New York (TADIAS) – Mulugeta Bekele, an associate professor of physics at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, has been awarded the 2012 Andrei Sakharov Prize by The American Physical Society (APS). The prize was established to recognize and encourage outstanding leadership and achievements of ...

South Sudan, Ethiopia Sign MoU

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Juba — South Sudan and Ethiopia yesterday signed eight memoranda of Understanding at New Sudan Palace in Juba. It was signed after five days of Joint Ministerial Committee meeting of the two countries co-chaired by the two foreign affairs ministers, Nhial Deng Nhial on the South Sudan side and Haile ...

Ethiopia: From dictatorship to democracy

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Prof. Al Mariam  Mahatma Gandhi first formulated the iron law of history for dictators: “There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall - think of it, always.” Just in the past year we have seen Gandhi’s words come to ...

Trial of Ethiopian Journalist Facing Death Sentence to Begin Monday

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The Committee to Free Eskinder Nega called for the Ethiopian government to drop terrorism charges against banned journalist and dissident blogger Eskinder Nega. Eskinder’s trial begins today in Addis Ababa and the charges against him carry a maximum sentence of death.

The great Ethiopian land-grab: feudalism, leninism, neo-liberalism … plus ça change

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Land in Ethiopia is being leased to agro-industry investors on very long terms and below market rates. The beneficiaries have good political connections. But then land has been the play-thing of centralising authoritarians throughout Ethiopia's recent history.

Ethiopia is abusing terrorism law: McLure

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Jason McLure : American Journalist Jason McLure worked in Ethiopia as a foreign correspondent for Bloomberg from 2007 to 2010. McLure left Ethiopia on his own volition after his difficult assignment in Ethiopia, where he, along was a translator, was even detained by security agents in Mekele for two days. ...

Can you help me find Elias Mohamed, my Ethiopian father?

Monday, December 19th, 2011

By Magnus Rosengarten | December 19, 2011 My name is Magnus Rosengarten. I am a German citizen residing in Berlin. My father is an Ethiopian and my mother German. I am posting this plea for help finding my Ethiopian father, whom I never saw. My father’s name is Elias Mohamed.   

Ethiopia: Land of Blood or Land of Corruption?

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Lately, the portrait of Ethiopia painted in the reports of Transparency International (Corruption Index) and Global Financial Integrity shows a “Land of Corruption”. That contrasts with an equally revolting portrait of  Ethiopia painted in a recent broadcast of a fear-mongering three-part propaganda program entitled “Akeldama” (or Land of Blood) on ...