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Fetsum Berhane is an Ethiopian resident, economist researcher and a blogger on HornAffairs.

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 [...]

Why we shall embrace Oromia protests despite tumult

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 @ 12:57 am

Oromia, the largest state in Ethiopia, had parts of it in turmoil especially in the last two weeks. The protests started on November 19 in Ginchi town (Western Shewa zone) following local officials transferring part of a land that belonged to a [...]

Ethiopia: Delayed rains causing "crisis" in Afar, Somali regions

Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 7:34 am

Delayed seasonal rains are causing livestock loss and risk of food shortage in some parts of Ethiopia especially in the Afar and Ethio-Somali Region. Due to under-performance of two consecutive rainy seasons (Belg and Meher) the food insecure people [...]
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