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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…

Must Watch: Oromia Media Network Exclusive Interview With Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki (Part One & Two)

Must Watch: Oromia Media Network Exclusive Interview With Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki (Part One & Two)

  (Part One) Source : Oromia Media Network (Part TWO)…

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…

Subcommittee Hearing: Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia

Subcommittee Hearing: Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia

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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…

UN human rights chief urges Ethiopia to allow opposition

UN human rights chief urges Ethiopia to allow opposition

Hussein warns autocratic regime of need for ‘more open democratic space’   The Ethiopian government…

35 KILLED, DOZENS MISSING IN ETHIOPIA GARBAGE DUMP LANDSLIDE

35 KILLED, DOZENS MISSING IN ETHIOPIA GARBAGE DUMP LANDSLIDE

( BY ELIAS MESERET) ASSOCIATED PRESS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A landslide swept through a…

US: Stand Up for Ethiopians as Government Stifles Protests, Jails Journalists

US: Stand Up for Ethiopians as Government Stifles Protests, Jails Journalists

Human Rights Watch Statement to US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health,…

Ethiopia : Human Rights Watch Denounces Grave Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

Ethiopia : Human Rights Watch Denounces Grave Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a scathing report on the events that took place in…

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Ethiopia: Govt Devalues Currency, Raises Interest Rates

Ethiopia: Govt Devalues Currency, Raises Interest Rates

In the midst of a Forex currency crisis, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has devalued Birr by 15pc and raised the interest rate by two percentage points…

BREAKING: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WARNS SOMALI REGIONAL STATE COMMUNICATION OFFICE AGAINST PUBLISHING INCITING MESSAGES

BREAKING: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WARNS SOMALI REGIONAL STATE COMMUNICATION OFFICE AGAINST PUBLISHING INCITING MESSAGES

Addis Abeba – Oct. 10/2017 – In an urgent statement released to the media this afternoon, the federal government communication affairs bureau issued a stern warning to the Somali…

Ethiopia: Crisis update

Ethiopia: Crisis update

Acute malnutrition crisis and disease outbreaks in Somali region Three rainy seasons in a row without substantial rains have led to a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. Crops have failed,…

UN Declares Detention of Opposition Politician Andualem Aragie Arbitrary; Calls for Release

UN Declares Detention of Opposition Politician Andualem Aragie Arbitrary; Calls for Release

Washington D.C.: In response to a petition filed by Freedom Now, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion finding the detention of opposition politician Andualem…

Boris Johnson urged to intervene to save Briton on death row in Ethiopia

Boris Johnson urged to intervene to save Briton on death row in Ethiopia

Heads of Law Society and Bar Council ask foreign secretary to seek release of Andargachew Tsege, who was kidnapped in 2014 Boris Johnson has been urged by the heads…

How US Surveillance Helps Repressive Regimes—the Ethiopia Case

How US Surveillance Helps Repressive Regimes—the Ethiopia Case

Recent stories from Edward Snowden’s disclosures show how the US government’s involvement with Ethiopia presents a case study in enabling repressive regimes to carry out surveillance on their own citizens.…

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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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