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Ethiopia’s regime flirts with letting dissidents speak without locking them up

Ethiopia’s regime flirts with letting dissidents speak without locking them up

    LIFE in Maekelawi, a prison in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, had a predictable rhythm. Three times a day, Atnaf Berhane and Befekadu Hailu were…

Ethiopia regime caught between will

Ethiopia regime caught between will

After anti-government protests erupted two years ago, Ethiopia’s government adopted its traditional approach to dealing with dissent: hundreds of people were killed in clashes with security forces, tens…

OPINION: PROTEST RESIGNATION: RAMIFICATIONS OF A POLITICAL ACT

OPINION: PROTEST RESIGNATION: RAMIFICATIONS OF A POLITICAL ACT

Addis Abeba, October 09 /2017 – On October 8, 2017, Abbadula Gammada, Speaker of the House of Representatives, announced in an unusual Sunday evening appearance on the national TV…

The T-TPLF Spook Who Sat by the Jailhouse Door in Ethiopia (Part I)

The T-TPLF Spook Who Sat by the Jailhouse Door in Ethiopia (Part I)

Author’s Note: This is Part I of a two-part translation of an Amharic interview[1] with a former, now-exiled anonymous T-TPLF  “mole” (deep- cover intelligence operative) who was trained…

Apartheid State of Emergency in Ethiopia 2.0

Apartheid State of Emergency in Ethiopia 2.0

On October 9, 2016, the puppet prime minister (PPM) of the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) Hailemariam announced a “state of emergency” (SoE) in a…

No Honor at Tampere University for a Dictator in Ethiopia

No Honor at Tampere University for a Dictator in Ethiopia

(By Alemayhu G/Mariam) Author’s Note: In my March 19, 2017 commentary,  I indicated that I will be contacting the President and Board Chairman of the Tampere University of…

Human Rights & The Press

U.S. Embassy Statement on the Ethiopian Government’s Declared State of Emergency

U.S. Embassy Statement on the Ethiopian Government’s Declared State of Emergency

We strongly disagree with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that…

Ethiopia to Free Political Prisoners, Close Prison

Ethiopia to Free Political Prisoners, Close Prison

Important Steps, But More Rights Reforms Needed Today, Ethiopia’s ruling coalition announced it would release political…

LIBYA: EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS COMPLICIT IN HORRIFIC ABUSE OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS

LIBYA: EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS COMPLICIT IN HORRIFIC ABUSE OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS

Report, showing network of exploitation involving EU-backed Libyan Coast Guard, comes after international outrage at…

US condemns deadly Ethiopia clashes

US condemns deadly Ethiopia clashes

Addis Ababa – The United States on Wednesday said it was “troubled and saddened” by…

Ethiopia: New Spate of Abusive Surveillance

Ethiopia: New Spate of Abusive Surveillance

Spyware Industry Needs Regulation Ethiopian authorities have carried out a renewed campaign of malware attacks, abusing…

Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is being tested

Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is being tested

Violence between ethnic groups has put the country on edge FOR centuries the city of…

State Department Issues Travel Warning for Ethiopia

State Department Issues Travel Warning for Ethiopia

The U.S. State Department has issued an updated travel warning for Ethiopia, alerting U.S. citizens…

News

No Ethiopia military takeover, minister says amid emergency

No Ethiopia military takeover, minister says amid emergency

(By Elias Meseret) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s defense minister has ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state…

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM quits

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM quits

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency, a day after the country’s prime minister abruptly resigned. The measure was announced on Friday by the Council of Ministers, the…

Ethiopia’s prime minister resigns amid political turmoil

Ethiopia’s prime minister resigns amid political turmoil

ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Ethio­pian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn submitted his resignation in a televised announcement on Thursday amid political turmoil in Africa’s fastest-growing economy. The announcement came just…

Ethiopia frees journalist jailed since 2011

Ethiopia frees journalist jailed since 2011

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia freed a journalist on Wednesday who had been jailed since 2011 on terrorism charges, the latest in a raft of releases of prisoners…

Ethiopia drops charges against Zone 9 bloggers

Ethiopia drops charges against Zone 9 bloggers

Prosecutors in Ethiopia on Wednesday dropped charges against two bloggers critical of the government, and announced they would abandon the prosecution of a third amid a wave of…

Top Ethiopian dissident Bekele Gerba freed from jail: state media

Top Ethiopian dissident Bekele Gerba freed from jail: state media

Top Ethiopian dissident Bekele Gerba was released from jail on Tuesday, state media reported, as anti-government protests by the country’s largest ethnic group closed roads and businesses near…

Business

From Dishwasher to Millionaire, Ethiopian Refugee Achieves American Dream

From Dishwasher to Millionaire, Ethiopian Refugee Achieves American Dream

  MINNEAPOLIS —  When Tashitaa Tufaa first arrived in Minneapolis from Ethiopia in 1992, he remembers craning his head skyward in…

East Africa: For Uganda and Ethiopia, It’s $200m Less in Us Aid

East Africa: For Uganda and Ethiopia, It’s $200m Less in Us Aid

By Allan Olingo Uganda and Ethiopia will be the biggest losers in the region in the US President Donald Trump administration…

Al Amoudi’s wealthy drops : $15.3 to $8.1 Billion !

Al Amoudi’s wealthy drops : $15.3 to $8.1 Billion !

Ethiopia born Mohammed Al Amoudi drops to 159th in the latest Forbes list of the world’s richest people. Forbes estimates Al…

Nile Basin countries building bridges over Ethiopian dam

Nile Basin countries building bridges over Ethiopian dam

IN SUMMARY Tension among the five Nile Basin countries started building in October last year when Ethiopia’s Oromo people staged anti-government…

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