In Ethiopia, a stranglehold on freedom

When Secretary of State John F. Kerry traveled to Ethiopia last year, he met a young blogger named Natnael Feleke. When he returned a few months ago, Kerry found that Feleke, along... Read more »

Ethiopia May Delay Joining WTO in 2015; Cites Competition

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia may delay plans to join the World Trade Organization in 2015 if the country is required to liberalize its tightly regulated telecoms and banking industries sooner than it... Read more »

Ethiopian Guard Sentenced for Immigration Crimes

An Ethiopian jail guard accused of torturing and killing dozens of people during government-sponsored violence in the 1970s was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison for immigration crimes by a federal... Read more »

The US Has Higher Income Inequality Than Britain. And Bangladesh. And Ethiopia

This month, Bloomberg Rankings dove into U.S. census data to measure the level of economic equality in each of 435 congressional districts—a useful endeavor, given all the recent political attention on inequality.... Read more »
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Presence of Ethiopia Contradicts Goal of G-8 Talks by Rep. Christopher H. Smith

U.S. Representative Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following Press Release opposing the... Read more »
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Ethiopian Girl Brought to U.S. for Life-Changing Surgery

When you first glance at Samirawit Hallemariam – it’s almost impossible not to notice the growth protruding from the left side of her face. But, after spending just a few moments with... Read more »

Five U.S.- Ethiopian Universities Partnerships to Receive U.S. Embassy Seed Money Grants

Addis Ababa, March 9: The Embassy of the United States of America today announced the results of a small grant competition to provide seed money for innovative partnerships between U.S. and Ethiopian... Read more »
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Africa’s Failing Democracies

By Jason McLure When human rights Watch criticized the results of Ethiopia’s May elections, in which the ruling coalition “won” an improbable 545 out of 547 seats, leaders in Addis Ababa didn’t... Read more »

In Ethiopia, U.S. Embassy’s revolving door

By Jeff Stein More than a dozen top American diplomats have come and gone at the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, a front-line nation in the battle against Islamic extremism, in less than... Read more »
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Ethiopia selected as one of the eight countries to get extra help

(Reuters) – The U.S. government named eight countries Friday that will get extra help under the Global Health Initiative, a six-year, $63 billion aid program. Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nepal... Read more »