Ethiopian Orthodox Church voices frustration over government indecision

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church voices frustration over government indecision

A splinter group vows to proclaim a separate synod in Oromia region

By Ethiopia Zare reporter, Addis Ababa

The Ethiopian social media domain has been on fire since last week over a hot button issue involving Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC). A toxic ethnic politics which has been sickening the country in the past 30 years seems to have spilled over to infect the healthy communion the church has been nurturing for many centuries. Belay Mekonnen, a priest by some, a full time politician by others, tested the church’s age-old status que by bringing into the table an unprecedented request for a decentralized administration within EOTC.

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Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines Celebrate Delivery of First 787-9 Dreamliner

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Ethiopian Airlines Is First To Operate The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to operate the 787-9

Dreamliner carries much-needed medical equipment and supplies to Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Oct. 27, 2017: Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first Boeing 787-9. Ethiopian is leasing the Dreamliner through an agreement with AerCap.

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Ethiopia’s ingenious video pirates

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Ethiopia’s cunning pirates.

Turning blockbusters into booty

Not even a slow internet can stop the bootleggers of Addis Ababa

DOWNLOADING a movie, legally or not, is prohibitively slow in Ethiopia, thanks to glacial internet speeds. Bootleg DVDs are everywhere, but even so it can be hard to find a reasonable-quality version of the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Only one cinema in Addis Ababa, the capital, screens foreign hits. Resourceful pirates spy an opportunity.

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Ethiopian court jails politician for over 6 years

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Yonatan Tesfaye

Former opposition spokesperson Yonatan Tesfaye sentenced over posts criticising the government's response to protests.

An Ethiopian court sentenced opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye to six and a half years in prison on Thursday, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported.

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