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Freedomhouse: Attack on Civil Society Escalates in Ethiopia as Dissent Spreads

Freedomhouse: Attack on Civil Society Escalates in Ethiopia as Dissent Spreads

by Yoseph Badwaza, Program Officer, Africa and Jennifer Charette, Senior Program Associate, Africa Amid discontent, sometimes violent protests, and a drought of historic proportions that has left more than 15 million…

A call to the true sons and daughters of Tigray

A call to the true sons and daughters of Tigray

By Yohannes Berhe, Ottowa, Canada July 20, 2016 at yohannesb23@gmail.com “Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come” the great Victor Hugo uttered these enduring words more than…

Ethiopia’s ‘Miraculous’ Economic Growth – Dancing While Standing Still By J. Bonsa, (PhD)

Ethiopia’s ‘Miraculous’ Economic Growth – Dancing While Standing Still By J. Bonsa, (PhD)

By J. Bonsa, (PhD), special to Addis Standard The 25th episode of “Ginbot 20” was on show in Addis Abeba on May 28th. This is a melodramatic event, an anniversary…

Why is the EU funding Ethiopia’s repression of land rights defenders?

Why is the EU funding Ethiopia’s repression of land rights defenders?

by Nyikaw Ochalla, Anywaa Survival Organisation, 18 July 2016 Opponents of the Ethiopian government’s policies have faced violence, but the EU has continued to provide funding for its commercial land…

Stop this nonsense, Addis Ababa University – Maravi Post

Stop this nonsense, Addis Ababa University – Maravi Post

By Maravi Post correspondent   /   Sunday, 17 Jul 2016 01:50PM It seems Addis Ababa University is trying hard to gain international recognition by conferring on some people honorary…

Ten killed during protests in northern Ethiopia – Al Jazeera

Ten killed during protests in northern Ethiopia –  Al Jazeera

Violence erupted after army attempted to arrest several people in the city of Gondar, sources say. 15 JULY 2016 At least 10 people, including police officers and civilians, have been…

Perspectives on the Trilateral Agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Perspectives on the Trilateral Agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Perspectives on the Trilateral Agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Why colonial country based law firms cannot be used for arbitration and drafting rules of engagement for independent states…

Protests Erupt Across Gonder

Protests Erupt Across Gonder

By TesfaNews, Ethiopia is facing a violent protest in the Amhara regional capital Gonder over the question of identity of the Welkait and Tegede people. So far six civilians and four police officer…

“Hate Begets Hate; Violence Begets Violence” and Lawlessness Begets Anarchy

“Hate Begets Hate; Violence Begets Violence” and Lawlessness Begets Anarchy

By Prof. Al Mariam This past week Americans underwent a trial by fire in their souls. Americans are mourning. Americans are in shock. Americans are in soul-searching agony. We witnessed…

Ethiopia/Kenya back Israeli bid for AU observer status

Ethiopia/Kenya back Israeli bid for AU observer status

Ethiopia’s support for observer role comes as Benjamin Netanyahu visits four East African nations. Ethiopia backed an Israeli bid for observer status at the African Union (AU) as Israeli Prime…

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