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Ethiopia: Will Trump pick a TPLF lobbyist to lead Africa policy?

by G.E.M. Open letter to US President Donald J Trump administration on Ethiopia/Africa policy Recent media reports that the new US administration of President Donald J Trump is preparing its foreign policy for Africa has been met with mixed reactions. According to the New York Times, the new Trump administration appears to favor cutting foreign … Continue reading

The politics of against vs The people of Ethiopia

Does the same old last hour unity conferences and crises summits address the fundamental cause of the problem of Ethiopians to bring down the ethnic Apartheid dictatorship of Woyane that finally declared a States of Emergency to avoid surrender for democratic rule? by Teshome Debalke In an earlier article titled “Journalism for dummies and the … Continue reading


18, January 2017(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudanese officials have stepped up rhetoric against Ethiopia in what analyst see as a moment that is developing in the relations between the two countries with a government official at the ministry of information in Juba telling a reporter that his government was not afraid of Ethiopia. Salva Kiir Mayardit … Continue reading

Ethiopian migrant run down in Calais as hundreds return to port town

The Telegraph:   An Ethiopian man has died after being hit by a lorry near Calais as hundreds of migrants desperate to reach Britain return to the French port three months after the “Jungle” camp was bulldozed. A woman walks past a burning structure at the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, northern France, early on … Continue reading

East Africa: Crackdowns on Protests, Free Expression

Prioritize Accountability, Redress for Victims (Nairobi) – Clampdowns by governments in East Africa on peaceful protests and free expression severely threatened human rights in the region in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. Government security forces in Ethiopia, as well as in Uganda and Kenya, used unnecessary and disproportionate force … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions

Restore Rights, Address Grievances (HRW, Nairobi) – Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. The state of emergency permits arbitrary detention, restricts access to … Continue reading

Ethiopian opposition leader faces justice for ’trespassing’ decree

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle Sudan Tribune: (ADDIS ABABA) – The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn said on Monday that his country will not free a prominent opposition leader from the restive Oromia region being jailed under the state of emergency decree. The Chairman of the Opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) party, Merara Gudina, was arrested last month … Continue reading

Ethiopian charged with trafficking of 181 immigrants to Malta 11 years ago faces trial by jury

The Malta Independent: A man who is believed to be the mastermind behind a boat trip trafficking people from North Africa to Malta more than 11 years ago, is facing a trial by jury which began today. The accused is Ethiopian national Hadish Abayu, 58-year-old who stands charged with organizing the boat trip which brought … Continue reading

Ethiopia targets opposition who met with European lawmakers

Published January 09, 2017 ( Associated Press)..ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia –  Ethiopia says it will not release a leading opposition figure detained under the country’s state of emergency after meeting with European lawmakers in Belgium. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told reporters on Monday that Merara Gudina of the Oromo Federalist Congress party instead will face justice. … Continue reading

የአማራ ክልል የህክምና ባለሙያዎች ማህበር ሊቀመንበር ዶ/ር ጋሹ ክንዱ በባህርዳር ታሰረ፡

የአማራ ክልል የህክምና ባለሙያዎች ማህበር ሊቀመንበር ዶ/ር ጋሹ ክንዱ በባህርዳር ከተማ ሃሙስ ታህሳስ 27/2009 ታሰረ፡ ወጣቱ ዶ/ር ጋሹ ክንዱ በአዲስ አበባ ጥቁር አምበሳ ሆስፒታል በህክምና ዶክትሬት ተመርቆ በምዕ/ጎጃም ፍኖተ ሰላም ሆስፒታል በኀላም ቡሬ አጠቃላይ አንደኛ ደረጃ ሆስፒታል በሜዲካል ዳይሬክተርነት፡ በተማሪነቱ ወቅት ደግሞ የኢትዮጵያ ህክምና ተማሪዎች ማህበር ፕሬዝዳንት በመሆን በተለያዩ አለማት በመዘዋወር በህክምናው ዘርፍ ከፍተኛ የለውጥ … Continue reading

Ethiopian girl band Yegna loses millions in British foreign aid funding

By Heather Saul, January 7th 2017: An Ethiopian girl band has lost its UK foreign aid funding after criticism over a grant reportedly worth millions. Pop group Yegna use music to promote female empowerment in Ethiopia. They were described as “Ethiopia’s Spice Girls” by the Daily Mail in a report criticising the £5.2million it claimed was allocated to the … Continue reading

Ethiopian Journalist who received Golden Pen Award appears in court as witness in terrorism trial

(ecadforum)   A journalist who has been jailed seven times after criticising the Ethiopian Government’s detainment of journalists as suspected terrorists has appeared in court as a witness in a terrorism trial. Eskinder Nega, who was awarded the Golden Pen Award of Freedom in 2014, is currently serving an eighteen year prison sentence after being … Continue reading

Human Rights Abuses and Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia

by Amala Karri (Stand) — Almost a year ago, the Ethiopian government announced the Addis Ababa Master Plan, which proposed an expansion of Ethiopia’s capital into surrounding farms within the Oromia region. The Oromo, who make up 40% of Ethiopia’s population, frequently complain about their lack of representation in the capital, and, following the announcement … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Up to 70,000 detained in Oromo region alone

ESAT News (January 5, 2017) The Ethiopian regime announced on Wednesday that it has released 10,000 prisoners in the Oromo region but local opposition political party says up to 70,000 people still remain in jail. Mulatu Gemechu of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress told the Associated Press that an estimated 60,000 to 70,000 people have … Continue reading

Ethiopia hands jail terms against Islamist activists

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle January 5, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – An Ethiopian court this week sentenced 20 Islamist activists to over 5-years in prison on charges of plotting to establish an Islamic state in the East African nation. According to a charge sheet Sudan Tribune obtained Thursday the defendants were all found guilty of plotting to … Continue reading

Ethiopia’s Political Ripple a Big Test for Infrastructure-Led Chinese Approach

ANALYSIS (allafrica news) By Niv Horesh, Durham University Nearly three months into the state of emergency declared by Ethiopia, the atmosphere on the streets of its bustling and impressively modern metropolis and capital, Addis Ababa, feels tense. At 2,355m above sea level, the climate is pleasantly mild most of the year. Its broad thoroughfares are … Continue reading