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  • The Prominent Ethiopian Politician Engineer Hailu Shawel Passed Away

     

    The Prominent Ethiopian Politician Engineer Hailu Shawel Passed Away

      

     

     

    According to Wikipedia

    Hailu Shawul (also spelled Shawel; Shawil) (Ge’ez: ሃይሉ ሻዉል; born 1936) is an Ethiopian engineer and the chairman of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD). He was born in Northern Shewa.

    Hailu Shawul was the chairman of Kinijit and succeeded Professor Asrat Woldeyes as the head of the All-Amhara People’s Organization (AAPO). However, some sources dispute his presidency and show that the AAPO’s split into two factions – the All Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP) and the United Ethiopian Democratic Party-Medhin – was due to Hailu Shawel not gaining the presidency and thus creating his own party. Many believe that the division was tactically mediated by the EPRDF government interference.

    He contributed to the transformation of the AAPO into the multi-ethnic AEUP, which was one of several that united October 2004 in the CUD, with the goal of fielding candidates in the May 15, 2005 general elections.

     

     

     

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  • Oromo protests: Ethiopia arrests blogger Seyoum Teshome

    Ethiopian police have arrested a blogger who criticised the government, especially its handling of the ongoing protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions.

    Seyoum Teshome, an outspoken university lecturer who has been quoted frequently by foreign media outlets about the anti-government protests, was detained on October 1 at his home in Woliso town in the Oromia region.

    Ethiopia's government spokesman, Getachew Reda, told The Associated Press news agency on Tuesday that he had heard about Seyoum's arrest and is investigating the reasons why.

    Days before his arrest, Seyoum told the AP that he was planning to start his doctoral studies at Addis Ababa University and was starting his own blogging website, Ethiothinkthank. He wrote about Ethiopia's anti-government protests on his blogging site and Facebook page.

    "This arrest of a prominent writer and commentator is deeply disturbing as it comes against a backdrop of government moves to stifle protests and criticism," said Robert Mahoney, deputy director of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. "Seyoum Teshome should be released without delay and without condition."

    Ethiopia is the third worst jailer of journalists in Africa, and a number of journalists are serving jail terms for writing critical pieces about the government, said the journalists' group.

    The arrest came a day before dozens of people were killed in the Oromia region.

     

    They were crushed in a stampede after government forces fired tear gas and bullets to disperse protesters during the annual Irreecha thanksgiving celebration of the Oromo people.

    The government has said that 55 people died, but online activists and opposition groups outside Ethiopia claim the death toll is much higher.

    The incident has sparked renewed protests in many towns across Oromia, where over the past year anti-government protests have called for respect for human rights, wider freedoms and the release of detained opposition figures and journalists.

     

    Witnesses said that many people were crushed to death and others fell into ditches as they tried desperately to escape police. Shoes and clothing littered the scene of the disaster as a small group of angry residents dug for bodies in a deep ditch.

    On Monday, Human Rights Watch called for an independent investigation and said the government should "end the use of deadly force to quell largely peaceful protests that began nearly a year ago".

    Protests started among the Oromo - Ethiopia's biggest ethnic group - in November. They later spread to the Amhara, the second-most largest in the country.

    Both groups say a ruling multi-ethnic coalition is dominated by the Tigray ethnic group, which makes up about six percent of the population.

    Source: Associated Press

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  • Scholarship programs in Norway

    Scholarship programs in Norway

    Ethiopian graduate students may apply for admission to a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Norway. Norway offers a unique student experience and Norwegian higher education institutions welcome applications sent by qualified students from all over the world. If you are interested in learning abroad and if you think Norway could be a great choice you can find some information regarding  Scholarship programs in Norway.


    Scholarship programs in Norway

    1.International Summer School Scholarships at University of Oslo

    The University of Oslo offers scholarships to applicants from certain countries to study Masters and Bachelor’s courses offered during the International Summer School.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Oslo, Norway

    Scholarship value:

    Full scholarships may include basic fee, additional fees, pocket money allowance, and plane ticket to and from Norway. Partial scholarships cover only all or part of the Basic fee and additional fees (if applicable).
    Website:

    Visit ➤ Official Scholarship Website

    2.Norwegian Partnership Program for Global Academic Cooperation (NORPART)

    The program will support academic partnerships and student mobility with an emphasis on the Master and PhD level. The program addresses both higher education policy and development policy goals.

    Application Deadline: The final deadline for submitting applications is 5 September 2016, at 15:00 Norwegian time (CET).

    How to Apply

    The applications should be prepared jointly by the main partner institution in Norway and the other partner institution(s).

    Website:

    Visit ➤Official Scholarship Website

    Scholarship programs are designed to give opportunity to proactive students who have a strong desire to succeed. In order to get a scholarship award you need to be active in researching and applying for programs. Apply to every scholarship program that meets your needs and requirements.

    Read about scholarship programs in China – Chinese Government Scholarships

    Source: www.scholars4dev.com

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  • Police fire teargas, warning shots at Ethiopia protest

    Police in Ethiopia's Oromiya region fired teargas and warning shots on Sunday to disperse anti-government protesters at a religious festival, triggering a stampede that caused several casualties, witnesses said.

    Sporadic protests have erupted in Oromiya in the last two years, initially sparked by a land row and increasingly turning more broadly against the government. Since late 2015, scores of protesters have been killed in clashes with police.

    Thousands of people gathered for the annual Irreecha festival in the town of Bishoftu, around 40 km south of the capital Addis Ababa.

    Crowds chanted "we need freedom" and "we need justice", preventing community elders, deemed close to the government, from delivering their speeches at the festival.

    When police fired teargas and guns into the air, crowds fled and created a stampede, some of them falling into a deep ditch nearby in the rush of people. Witnesses said they saw several casualties.

    It was not immediately clear if they were dead.

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