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State of Emergency Ends in Ethiopia

Government Should Use Reform, Not Force, to Avoid More Protests Felix Horne, August 7, 2017 Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa Ethiopia’s parliament has just lifted the country’s 10-month-long state of emergency. The government’s emergency powers brought mass detentions, politically motivated criminal charges, and numerous restrictions on people’s movement and communication. While the end is welcome news, thousands … Continue reading

Non-Governmental Organizations and Diaspora Groups Welcome Growing Support in Congress

July 27, 2017 Non-Governmental Organizations and Diaspora Groups Welcome Growing Support in Congress for Improved Governance and Human Rights in Ethiopia. Human rights, democracy, torture survivor and diaspora organizations welcome today’s markup of House Resolution 128 that calls for more inclusive governance, accountability for human rights violations, and an independent investigation into the unrest and … Continue reading

Cultural competence is a game changer for Ethiopians in the Diaspora – By Assegid Habtewold

July 26, 2017; If you’re an Ethiopian, live, work, and do business in another culture, cultural intelligence is one of the key soft that you need to develop. With the opportunity to meet, interact, and work with diverse people comes the challenge to get along and succeed in what you do. This challenge is understandable. … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Public Participation Is Essential to Realize the Country’s Vision

By Tesfaye Lemma; July 2017 The government frequently made vivid that Ethiopia not only has been registering a double-digit growth, but also undergoing a democratization process anchored in a federal system that guaranteed the respect for the rights of nations, nationalities and peoples in the country. In doing so, there are efforts to enhance fair … Continue reading

EU chief tasks Ethiopian PM to initiate inclusive political dialogue quickly

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with European Union External Action August 2, 2017; The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, has tasked the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to respect democratic principles and civil rights in the country. Mogherini, who is also Vice-President of the European … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Disorganization and Obsession in Afar Region

August 2, 2017: Afar killil’s disorganization and obsession with distracting agendas TPLF/EPRDF thrives and extends its life span by creating distracting agendas, among other things. In the last few weeks, its attention distracting line-ups included arresting corruption suspects, calling an extraordinary session of the parliament, promulgation of new taxes, controversial of Oromia-Addis Ababa partnership law and … Continue reading

Vision Ethiopia and ESAT Fourth Conference Third and final call for papers

July 31, 2017: Conference Theme “Building Democratic Institutions in Ethiopia” (የዲሞክራሲ ተቋማትን በኢትዮጵያ ስለመግንባት) Vision Ethiopia, an independent network of Ethiopian scholars and professionals, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT), is pleased to announce that the Fourth Conference will be held in Washington D.C. on September 23 and 24, 2017. We thank … Continue reading