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Why Ethiopians oppose Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy?

By Getahun Assefa G/Yesus : Tedros Adhanom’s disgraceful and embarrassing performance at the recently held public debate for the choice of the next WHO Director General: Why Ethiopians oppose his candidacy? “If a wall does not open its mouth by cracking, lizards cannot enter though it”-  Ibo proverb, African wisdom. On 1 and 2 November … Continue reading

Ethiopia prime minister accuses Egyptian institutions of funding opposition groups

This was not the first time that Ethiopia had made such claims, as Egypt’s Foreign Affairs Ministry had previously denied Egypt’s interference in the internal affairs of other countries. Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn said that there are Egyptian institutions harbouring, supporting, and funding terrorist groups in Ethiopia, during his interview on Al- Muqabla show … Continue reading

A state of emergency has brought calm to Ethiopia. But don’t be fooled.

By Paul Schemm METI, Ethiopia — Earlier this month, hundreds of high school students in the small Ethio­pian town of Meti gathered for a demonstration. They were supposed to be celebrating the country’s Nations and Nationalities day, which commemorates the much-vaunted equality of Ethiopia’s 80 ethnic groups. Instead, they defied a two-month-old state of emergency … Continue reading

Ethiopia starts releasing 9,800 political detainees

By DPA Ethiopia has started releasing 9,800 detainees who were held under the country’s state of emergency over the past two months, a government spokesman said Wednesday. A total of about 12,500 people were held since the state of emergency was declared on October 7 following months of anti-government riots in the Oromo and Amhara … Continue reading

Saudi visit to Ethiopia angers Egypt

A senior Saudi delegation recently visited the Ethiopian dam, further straining relations between the Gulf kingdom and Egypt, Press TV reported yesterday. Press TV reported Egyptian media describing the Saudi visit to Ethiopia as an act of revenge that could deepen the rift between the two countries. According to the channel and other international media … Continue reading

Two Ethiopian radio journalists convicted on terror charges

(CPJ) — Nairobi, December 21, 2016–Ethiopian radio journalists Khalid Mohammed and Darsema Sori, who have been imprisoned since February 2015, were today convicted on terrorism charges by the High Court’s 19th Criminal Bench, according to the independent Addis Standard newspaper. The two journalists, news editor and senior editor, respectively, at the faith-based Radio Bilal, are … Continue reading

TPLF’s decades long “Divide and Rule policy” cracking the Ethiopian Diaspora

TPLF’s decades long “Divide and Rule policy” cracking the Ethiopian Diaspora opposition once again by Muluken Gebeyew After 25 years of brutal ruling, TPLF has been severely shaken by the new generation peaceful struggle launched in the last one year. The youth, mostly born and brought up in the last 25 years have rebelled against … Continue reading

Ethiopia: TPLF’s survival depends on its never-ending ploys

Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF), Press release The brutal minority regime of Tigray People’s Liberation Front’s (TPLF) retaliations to the yearlong protests in the Oromia, Amhara and other parts of the country have been extra-judicial killings, throwing thousands of innocent civilians in jail, blocking access to social media. In short untold massive human rights … Continue reading

Briton on Ethiopia death row two years without family phone call

(Ekklesia) — A British man on death row in Ethiopia has gone two years without a phone call to his family in London. Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege last spoke to his partner and three children on 14 December 2014. His family say that the rare phone call came out of the blue and lasted only a … Continue reading

Higher Education and Ethiopia’s State of Emergency

December 14, 2016 by Ayenachew Woldegiyorgis | Inside Higher ED For a year now, Ethiopia has confronted protests in Oromia, the largest regional state. The protest started in opposition to the expansion plan of the capital, Addis Ababa, into Oromia towns and villages. Then the protest engaged the second largest regional state, Amhara, contributing to … Continue reading

Human Rights Groups to Ethiopia: Where Is Jailed Journalist?

December 14, 2016                          Ethiopian journalist Temesgen Desalegn (AP) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Human rights groups are asking Ethiopia’s government to immediately disclose the whereabouts of a popular local journalist who has been behind bars since October 2014. The Association for Human Rights in … Continue reading

A DECEMBER 13 “DAY OF REMEMBRANCE” FOR ALL ETHIOPIANS – Anuak Justice

December 14, 2016 Thirteen Years After the Massacre of the Anuak and Still No Justice for Any of Us! PRESS RELEASE. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2016. (Vancouver, BC, Canada)—Today is December 13, a day which will remind the Anuak of the painful loss of their loved ones in Gambella on the same date in … Continue reading

Assistant Secretary Malinowski Travels to Ethiopia

December 12, 2016 Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 12, 2016 Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Affairs Tom Malinowski will travel to Ethiopia from December 14-17. During his visit, he will meet with government officials as part of a continued dialogue on human rights and governance. He will also … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Social media and news websites blocked by government to prevent protests

December 13, 2016 Google transparency report shows dramatic drop in internet traffic out of Ethiopia on two days when at least 100 people were killed by security forces during protest 16 news sites and access to WhatsApp blocked between June and October. “As far as the Ethiopian government is concerned, social media is a tool … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Knowing a problem is the right beginning to think of a solution

by Dr. Dejenie A. Lakew (former associate professor) In applied mathematics, we model how contagious diseases caused by pathogens, disease causing agents (virus, germs, etc) spread. The media in which these diseases spread are called contagion. The mathematical model we use to precisely describe the rates of spread of such diseases are called “logistic models” … Continue reading

Ethiopia’s Foreign Investment Stalls After Attacks on Businesses

by William Davison | Bloomberg Workers of Africa Juice, a Dutch owned, Ethiopia-based juice company, are pictured tossing fruit that have been damaged by protestors, on October 19, 2016 near Adama. Reportedly over 2000 protestors stormed the compound in the days of unrest following the stampede which occurred in Bishoftu, Ethiopia on 2 October 2016 … Continue reading