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June 2015


By: Will Davison, the Chrisitan Science Monitor Among the young Ethiopian entrepreneurs idly sipping coffee near their shops in Addis Ababa, Tariku Temesgen stands out as the joker. Wearing scarlet dungarees and aviator shades, he draws laughter by describing his routine as a ​merchant ​who has nothing to sell. “I just stand here all day staring at my empty shop,” he says, leaning against

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Ethiopia election: EPRDF wins every seat in parliament

                  BBC. Ethiopia’s ruling party, the EPRDF, and its allies have won every single parliamentary seat in May’s elections, according to official results. This includes the one seat held by an opposition politician following the 2010 poll.Election commission chairman Merga Bekana made the announcement saying the elections were credible and free and fair. Opposition parties have said that the

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Ethiopia’s Berhane Daba Awarded 2015 Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award

Tadias Magazine: The story of Berhane is one that would make a great inspiring novel. She was born to a poor rural farming family in Holeta town, some 50 miles from Addis Ababa. In 1968, polio stricken by age two, she was left along a dusty roadside by her father in the hopes that a very important person visiting the town would feel pity

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In Ethiopia, Fight Against Child Labor Continues

VOA News, by Marthe van der Wolf As countries observe World Day Against Child Labor on June 12, many children in developing countries below the age of 18 have to work to help their families or just to take care of themselves. In Ethiopia many children are helping their parents on the land or roaming the streets trying to sell goods or shining shoes. Alula Pankhurst, who

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