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Fetsum Berhane
About Fetsum Berhane (70 Articles)
Fetsum Berhane is an Ethiopian resident, economist researcher and a blogger on HornAffairs.

Creation of Colony of Assab – 1882

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 4:10 am

[This is a declaration by the Kingdom of Italy and its parliament regarding the transfer of the Assab area from Rubattino Company to the government of Italy and the creation of a colony on the area. This Act granted power to the Italian Ministry of [...]

Treaty | Contracts of Assab and Ras Lumah 1869 and 1870

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 4:05 am

[The contract of Assab was a contract for the sale of lands in the area known as Asab to Mr Joseph Sapeto of the Rubattino Company on November 15, 1869. The sellers, Hassan-ben-Ahmad and Ibrahim-ben-Ahmad, were brothers in charge of the area [...]

All Things Considered, NPR Owes Ethiopians an Apology

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 @ 7:52 pm

Here is what happened, NPR used a freelance reporter named Gregory Warner on its “All Things Considered” episode on June 5, 2016. The story alleged that “Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder athlete, has said he was not included in [...]

Sabotaging Exams is Only Irresponsible, Never Legitimate

Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 9:15 pm

A security breach occurred at Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education and the National high school leaving examination is now postponed after leaks of the answers for the English language test were published online. Self-proclaimed rights activists [...]

Renaissance dam and its impact on Ethio-Sudan ties

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 @ 6:06 am

The relationship between the two neighbors, Ethiopia and Sudan, is an ancient one. The two neighbors share a long border and history in which some of it was spent with glorious achievements while most of it was spent with mutual suspicion and [...]

Breaking news: H1N1 “swine flu” virus outbreak in Ethiopia

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 11:50 pm

HornAffairs has learnt H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak has been detected in Addis Ababa. The virus has been detected this week in Yekatit 12 hospital, Tikur Anbesa (Black Lion) hospital and Ras Desta hospital, a health specialist told HornAffairs on [...]

Beware the drought, the MDG successes are at stake

Friday, January 1, 2016 @ 10:40 pm

Ethiopia is rising and poised to reach middle income status after a decade, according to World Bank. Ethiopia is experiencing the worst drought in decades and now has almost 10% of her population under emergency aid. Those two are facts that [...]

Gibe is not Gila: Anti-dam activism gone awry

Monday, December 28, 2015 @ 10:48 pm

“Dam on Ethiopia’s Omo River Causing Hunger and Conflict”. That was the tittle of Sandra Postel’s alarming piece on National Geographic. Any sane person would (and should) be upset upon reading peoples’ suffering due to [...]
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