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2014 in review: Women’s Rights

Mulu Solomon, the first female former President of the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce (ECC), talks about her challenges and achievements as the Pres..

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  • Duration24 Minutes

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Foreign aid and public sector jobs cut as the deficit worsens

Foreign aid and public sector jobs have again become a casualty of the nation's worsening budget deficit. Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has revealed the deficit forecast for the federal budget has blown out to 40.4 billion dollars this year.

That compares with the 29.8 billion dollar deficit predicted in May. Mr Hockey is also warning that unemployment is expected to reach a new 12-year high of 6.5 per cent in over the next 12 months


Feature by Amanda Cavill


  • Uploaded15 Dec 2014

  • Duration04 Minutes

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A panel discussion: Does Ethiopia need National Reconciliation? Pt 4

On the one hand for decades national reconciliation looked more like a form of crisis management rather than a roadmap to build genuine national unity in Ethiopia. On the other hand in the absence of real common national interest, national reconciliation was seen as a naïve aspiration and part of an agenda of politically weak groups.


Our panellists Dr Busha Taa, Dr Beyan Asoba, Dr Aregawi Berhe and Fekade shewakena reflect upon their own views regarding national reconciliation.


  • Uploaded15 Dec 2014

  • Duration19 Minutes

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2014 in review: Federalism VS Centralism

HIH Prince Dr Asfa-Wossen Assrate and Yeharerwerk Gashaw talk about Federalism and Centralism. Prince Assrate is a member of the Emperial House of Ethiopia, the great nephew of Emperor Haile Selassie I, a great-grandson of the Empress Menen and the son of Prince Asserate Kassa and Princess Zuriash Worq Gabre-Iqziabher. Yeharerwerk Gashaw is the first Ethiopian International Super Model, Sociologist and Political Activist.


  • Uploaded12 Dec 2014

  • Duration20 Minutes

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No Indigenous referendum date, despite bipartisan push

Tony Abbott says while he wants Indigenous Australians recognised in the constitution, he won't commit to a referendum date until he is confident it will succeed.


The Prime Minister says he'd like the referendum in May 2017, but caution is needed as getting the date wrong could be a major step back for the movement.



Feature by Peggy Giakoumelos


  • Uploaded12 Dec 2014

  • Duration03 Minutes

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