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Ethiopia: Another T-TPLF White Elephant for Sale?

Ethiopia: Another T-TPLF White Elephant for Sale?

(By Alemayhu G/Mariam) Is the T-TPLF setting up the “Ethiopian Railway Line” for a fire sale? The “Ethiopian Railway Line” opened in October 2016 with all the bells…

TrAIDing in Misery: The T-TPLF, its Partners and Famine in Ethiopia

TrAIDing in Misery: The T-TPLF, its Partners and Famine in Ethiopia

(By almariam) The T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) is out in full force once again on its annual panhadling circuit. In January 2016, the T-TPLF…

Farewell, Barack Obama!

Farewell, Barack Obama!

By Alemayhu G/Mariam) To: President Barack Obama: As I bid you farewell and adieu, I ask you three questions on matters that are enormously important to me: Is…

Ethiopia: We MUST Keep Our Eyes on the Prize!

Ethiopia: We MUST Keep Our Eyes on the Prize!

(By almariam) I am calling for a truce in the war of words among Ethiopian scholars, intellectuals and others over history, historicity and historicism. I am also calling…

Ethiopia: Ethnic nationalism and the Gondar protests

Ethiopia: Ethnic nationalism and the Gondar protests

An analysis on what the rising ethnic nationalism among the historically powerful Amhara means for the country’s future. (ByKalkidan Yibeltal) Amba Giorgis, Ethiopia – Etenesh* sits alone on…

The World Bankliars in Ethiopia

The World Bankliars in Ethiopia

The World Bank of Liars I have been wrangling with the World Bank of Lies, Damned Lies and Statislies in Ethiopia for the past few years. I have been…

Human Rights & The Press

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…

Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions

Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions

Restore Rights, Address Grievances (Nairobi) – Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016,…

Two Radio Bilal journalists sentenced in Ethiopia on terror charges

Two Radio Bilal journalists sentenced in Ethiopia on terror charges

New York, January 4, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the prison sentences handed…

Free Merera Gudina and all political prisoners

Free Merera Gudina and all political prisoners

Amsterdam, Washington DC, Minnesota – December 29, 2016 Top opposition leader, Dr. Merera Gudina, was…

Ethiopia: Internet shutdowns take their toll on economy

(By James Jeffrey) Since the government declared a six-month state of emergency at the beginning…

Family of man held in Ethiopia urges UK to do more to secure his release

The family of a British citizen illegally abducted and detained in Ethiopia has appealed to…

Two Ethiopian radio journalists convicted on terror charges

Two Ethiopian radio journalists convicted on terror charges

Nairobi, December 21, 2016–Ethiopian radio journalists Khalid Mohammed and Darsema Sori, who have been imprisoned…

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Tanzania arrests 13 Ethiopians for illegal entry

Tanzania arrests 13 Ethiopians for illegal entry

ARUSHA, Tanzania, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) — Tanzanian police on Tuesday announced to have arrested 13 Ethiopian nationals for illegal entry. Wilbroad Mutafungwa, Kilimanjaro Regional Police Commander, said that…

AFRICA UN Boosts Aid for Ethiopia, Somalia to Head Off Famine

AFRICA UN Boosts Aid for Ethiopia, Somalia to Head Off Famine

GENEVA —  U.N. aid agencies are appealing to international donors to provide money to scale up lifesaving operations in drought-stricken Ethiopia and Somalia, where millions of hungry people…

Blood Lobbying: Ethiopian Babies Starve, T-TPLF Feeds Lobby Firm $150,000 Per Month

Blood Lobbying: Ethiopian Babies Starve, T-TPLF Feeds Lobby Firm $150,000 Per Month

Millions of Ethiopians starve to death as the T-TPLF spends millions to keep itself alive The latest USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS) report stated: “The 2017 Humanitarian Resources…

The Ethiopian Regime Is Destabilizing the Horn of Africa Region

The Ethiopian Regime Is Destabilizing the Horn of Africa Region

The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn claims Al-Shabab is diminishing with Ethiopian support to the Somali government. He also told BBC Africa editor, Mary Harper, that “Ethiopians are…

PROSECUTORS PRESENT CLIPS OF INTERVIEW AND A PUBLIC SPEECH AS EVIDENCE OF TERRORISM CHARGES AGAINST BEKELE GERBA

PROSECUTORS PRESENT CLIPS OF INTERVIEW AND A PUBLIC SPEECH AS EVIDENCE OF TERRORISM CHARGES AGAINST BEKELE GERBA

  Addis Abeba, Feb. 17/2017 – After several delays and more than a year in detention, prosecutors have today presented two video clips as evidence against Bekele Gerba,…

Even a dead Robert Mugabe could stand in Zimbabwe election – wife

Even a dead Robert Mugabe could stand in Zimbabwe election – wife

The wife of Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old President, Robert Mugabe, has said that he is so popular that if he died, he could run as a corpse in next year’s…

How should the US react to human rights abuses in Ethiopia?

How should the US react to human rights abuses in Ethiopia?

Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2017  One member of Congress is hoping for a “serious policy review” by the Trump administration of the United States’ relationship with Ethiopia, citing…

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Why are cars so expensive in Ethiopia?

Why are cars so expensive in Ethiopia?

Owning a car for many Ethiopians – even those with ready cash to spend in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies…

Saudi official visits Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Saudi official visits Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

An informed source said that the advisor to the royal court of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed al-Khatib, visited the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam…

Ethiopia completes €1.5bn power plant

Ethiopia completes €1.5bn power plant

Addis Ababa: Ethiopia inaugurated on Friday a €1.5bn ($1.57bn) hydropower plant along the Omo River in the country’s south that will…

Ethiopia Set to Gain Transport Lifeline to Sea with New $4 Billion Railway

Construction of a Chinese-funded electric railway, linking Ethiopia’s capital along its main trading route to neighboring Djibouti, has been completed, providing…

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.…