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Ethiopia’s TPLF must fix its disease, not symptoms

Ethiopia’s TPLF must fix its disease, not symptoms

Teshome M. Borago After over 2 years of courageous Ethiopian protests and thousands of innocent lives lost, the TPLF ruling party has thrown crumbs and meaningless promise at the Ethiopian…

Tales of Torture from an Ethiopian Detention Center (Maekelawi)

Tales of Torture from an Ethiopian Detention Center (Maekelawi)

This week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced that Maekelawi, one of the country’s most famous detention centers, will soon close. This brought a mix of emotions to the many Ethiopians who…

Ethiopia: The Failures of the regime and the way forward

Ethiopia: The Failures of the regime and the way forward

By Addissu Admas The TPLF has been so far somewhat successful, at least among its Western supporters, in promoting the notion that all opposition to it started and is fed…

Amnesty International: Closure of “torture chamber” could signal new chapter for human rights

Amnesty International: Closure of “torture chamber” could signal new chapter for human rights

3 January 2018, Amnesty International — Responding to an announcement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn that all political prisoners will be released and a notorious detention centre closed, Fisseha…

Ethiopia’s ruling party opts for more authoritarianism to tackle anti-authoritarian protests

Ethiopia’s ruling party opts for more authoritarianism to tackle anti-authoritarian protests

(OPride)—In a lengthy statement on Dec. 29, the 36-person Executive Committee of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) congratulated itself claiming Ethiopia’s growing woes are the outcome of…

How we face the beast of ethnic hatred will determine our outcome as Ethiopians

How we face the beast of ethnic hatred will determine our outcome as Ethiopians

By Obang Metho (Executive Director of the SMNE) What is happening to us? What could happen to Ethiopia if we do not change? What kind of common vision will bring…

The EPRDF: An Unequal Partnership By Addissu Admas

The EPRDF: An Unequal Partnership  By Addissu Admas

Even though the creation of the EPRDF predates the downfall of the Derg, its origin, evolution, structure and power-sharing arrangements are virtually unknown to the general public. My intention here…

The Decolonizing debate and Ethiopia’s Place in Western Imagination of the “Other” By Kindeneh Endeg(PhD)

The Decolonizing debate and Ethiopia’s Place in Western Imagination of the “Other” By Kindeneh Endeg(PhD)

Kindeneh Endeg, (PhD),  for Addis Standard  Addis Abeba, December 19/2017 – I have followed Hewan’s call for the need to decolonize Ethiopian studies and the follow up discussions it generated with interest. The…

Challenges of Building a United Movement for a Democratic Ethiopia* Aregawi Berhe, PhD

Challenges of Building a United Movement for a Democratic Ethiopia*  Aregawi Berhe, PhD

A Summary: The failure of the Ethiopian political opposition forces and civil society movements to act in unison on common ideals of national interest has enabled the dictatorship of the…

U.S. ‘troubled’ over Ethiopia’s renewed deadly violence, calls for justice

U.S. ‘troubled’ over Ethiopia’s renewed deadly violence, calls for justice

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban (AN) 13 -12 2017 The United States Embassy in Ethiopia says it is troubled and saddened by deadly violence in the country over the past…