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Ethiopian ‘Apology over Textbook Blunders’

Ethiopia Ras Dashen blunder
Ethiopian government apologized for “honest” mistakes contained in school textbooks printed between 2004 – 2010 that wrongly placed Ras Dashen mountain in Tigray Regional State instead of the Amhara Regional State.

By Emmanuel Igunza | for BBC Africa,,

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education has apologized for “honest” mistakes contained in school textbooks, state-owned television has reported.

The ministry had revealed that several text books published between 2004 and 2010 had wrongly defined boundaries of the country’s regional states. Continue reading Ethiopian ‘Apology over Textbook Blunders’

Ethiopia: Anti-Tigrayan Revolt Spreads Across the Country

By The Indian Ocean Newsletter,

Barely had the insurrection in Gondar subsided than Ethiopia’s government found itself facing other brushfires. Everywhere, the same resentment is being voiced over the stranglehold of Tigrays on government.

Only on July 17 did the Federal Police and Ethiopian army, employing tear gas and firing heavy weaponry, managed to crush an insurrection that began five days earlier in Gondar, at the cost of 20 dead, including nine soldiers. Continue reading Ethiopia: Anti-Tigrayan Revolt Spreads Across the Country