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The Iron-Fisted Ethiopian State

The Iron-Fisted Ethiopian State

A political crisis of longstanding duration has been brought to the world’s attention by the actions of a competitor at the recently concluded Olympic Games. Marathon runner Feyisa…

The Truth About T-TPLF  Genocide Lies and Disinformation in Ethiopia

The Truth About T-TPLF Genocide Lies and Disinformation in Ethiopia

Author’s Note: I have written this commentary for several reasons. (By Alemayhu G/Mariam) First, in my September 5, 2016 commentary, I announced that the T-TPLF will soon roll…

Behind the Ethiopia protests: A view from inside the government

Behind the Ethiopia protests: A view from inside the government

(By Juneydi Saaddo) An ex-cabinet minister in the Ethiopian government and former president of Oromia Regional State explains why the current turmoil has come as no surprise. For…

Trumputin, the Manchurian Candidate?

Trumputin, the Manchurian Candidate?

(By Alemayhu G/Mariam) A couple of days ago President Barack Obama slammed Donald “Only-I-Can-Fix-It” Trump for showing up on Russian state-owned network and dissing America’s “dishonest” media. Obama…

Human Rights & The Press

Ethiopian Runner Calls on US to Push for Human Rights in His Country

Ethiopian Runner Calls on US to Push for Human Rights in His Country

Feyisa Lilesa, the Ethiopian silver medalist in the marathon at last month’s Rio Olympics, was…

Ethiopian Paralympic athlete Tamiru Demisse in new finishing line protest against oppressive regime

Ethiopian Paralympic athlete Tamiru Demisse in new finishing line protest against oppressive regime

1500m runner echoes protest of fellow countryman Feyisa Lilesa, who has now fled to the…

Joint letter to UN Human Rights Council on Ethiopia

Joint letter to UN Human Rights Council on Ethiopia

Geneva, 8 September 2016 To Permanent Representatives of Members and Observer States of the UN…

Groups Urge UN Human Rights Council Over Ethiopia Protests

Groups Urge UN Human Rights Council Over Ethiopia Protests

More than a dozen rights groups have written to the U.N. Human Rights Council urging…

No Emergency Trust Fund money goes to Ethiopian government, Commission stresses – EurActiv

No Emergency Trust Fund money goes to Ethiopian government, Commission stresses – EurActiv

No monies from the EU’s flagship Emergency Trust Fund (ETF) for Africa goes to the…

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Ethiopian soap star and Zenah-Bezu Tsegaye flees to seek asylum in US

Ethiopian soap star and  Zenah-Bezu Tsegaye flees to seek asylum in US

A prominent soap actor has fled Ethiopia to seek asylum in the US, becoming the latest high profile figure to do so in the wake of a brutal…

Disinformation in T-TPLF Land of Living Lies: Pinocchio Preaches Truth Against Perception in Ethiopia?

Disinformation in T-TPLF Land of Living Lies: Pinocchio Preaches Truth Against Perception in Ethiopia?

Author’s Note: This is the third successive commentary I have written on the intensifying T-TPLF disinformation campaign in Ethiopia. On September 5, I  announced that the T-TPLF would…

Ridiculed Ethiopian swimmer sets sights on the World Swimming Championships

Ridiculed Ethiopian swimmer sets sights on the World Swimming Championships

After being ridiculed because of his body shape in the recently concluded Rio Olympics, Ethiopian swimmer Robel Kiros Habte has not given up on his swimming career. Critics…

Ethiopia says will not allow Riek Machar to stay in its country

Ethiopia says will not allow Riek Machar to stay in its country

September 23, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s former First Vice President and leader of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO), Riek Machar, will…

Ethiopian leader at UN Assembly decries use of social media to spread messages of hate and bigotry

Ethiopian leader at UN Assembly decries use of social media to spread messages of hate and bigotry

21 September 2016 – As much as social media offers a digital platform to improve exchange of information and enhance popular participation, its attendant negative impacts simply cannot…

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Toshiba to partner with Ethiopian power utility on geothermal development

Toshiba to partner with Ethiopian power utility on geothermal development

Japanese Toshiba Corp. signs comprehensive geothermal power partnership agreement with Ethiopian Electric Power, for the collaboration on project and personnel development.…

Ethiopia’s growth rate drops to single digit

Ethiopia’s growth rate drops to single digit

Economy slows down to single digit of 8.5 percent for first time in decade, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn says (By Addis…

Ethiopians Desperate to Keep Their Coffee Fix

Ethiopians Desperate to Keep Their Coffee Fix

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—In the birthplace of coffee, a conflict is brewing over who gets Ethiopia’s best beans. The government of this…

Ethiopia: Double Digit Growth or Collapsing Economy?

Ethiopia: Double Digit Growth or Collapsing Economy?

(By Andualem Sisay) Addis Ababa — Ethiopian government’s increasing reliance on foreign loans is posing a serious risk of economic collapse,…

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