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Ethiopia-Eritrea border restrictions tighten

Ethiopian citizens traveling to Eritrea were asked for “permits” A spokesperson for Foreign Ministry had no information about any border restrictions Security tightened in Eritrea after an attempt on the life of minister of mining The border crossing between Ethiopia…
Remembering Lieutenant Girma Wolde-Giorgis

The nation paid its respects to the man was Ethiopia’s president for more than a decade and a respected environmental activist, Girma Wolde-Ghiorgis, who died on Saturday, during a state funeral Dec. 19 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis…
Birtukan Mideksa in the eyes of a nemesis and an admirer

Peter Gill, in his book, Ethiopia and Foreigners: Ethiopia since the Live Aid (Oxford University Press, 2010), discussing the political chaos that followed in the wake of the 2005 election, which, among other things, led to the fragmentation of a…
“Mengistu Lemma as I knew him”

A seasoned scholar, a subtle poet, peerless moral hero: Tedla Bairu recalls Mengistu Lemma This is the third in our series of posts to celebrate the life and times of Mengistu Lemma (1928-1988), an Ethiopian playwright, dramatist, poet and diplomat,…