Anxiety looms over missing German architect

11 November 2017 By Samuel Getachew A month after prominent German architect and long-time resident of Ethiopia, Dirk Donath went missing, colleagues, friends and the Germany embassy in the capital are struggling to explain what happened to him.  The Reporter has learnt that the long-time visiting professor vanished while on a trip at the Mago National Park.  “The…

U.S. appeals against withdrawal of AU troops from Somalia

The United States has appealed against the withdrawal of African Union troops in Somalia warning that extremism could escalate in the region if the withdrawal goes through. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) announced last week that 1,000 soldiers will be withdrawn from the country by the end of 2017, following a decision by…

5 Amharic words I wish we had in English

Growing up in Tigray, the northernmost state in Ethiopia, Tigrinya was my mother tongue. But Amharic is the second most commonly used language in our area, and is the lingua franca for all the different ethnicities across Ethiopia. It’s also commonly used among Ethiopian immigrants in Seattle. In some cases, English words and expressions can be too direct for Ethiopians….

Teddy Afro invited journalist Temesgen Desalegn to his home

Ethiopian pop start Tewodros Kassahun (aka Teddy Afro) and journalist Temesgen Desalegn has so much in common – both were thrown to the jail for speaking the truth. Journalist Temesgen Desalegn was recently released after three years of jail terms. Temesgen denies all the accusations by the government. Teddy Afro was also jailed for two…

Council directs regions to address recurring protest

10 November 2017 By Zemenu Tenagne Regions to be accountable for unrest in their regions The National Security Council of Ethiopia issued a stern warning to regional governments on Friday that they will be held accountable if they do not control the simmering protests in their respective jurisdictions for they are no longer tolerated by the…

Ethiopian Government to take measures on officials involved in unrest

9 November 2017 By Yohannes Anberbir Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn declared today that party and government officials as well as individuals who have instigated the recent political turmoil in the country will be brought to justice beginning this week as per the decision passed by the National Security Council. He announced this in a press conference held…

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