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A Magna Carta for Ethiopia? By Prof. Al Mariam

A Magna Carta for Ethiopia? By Prof. Al Mariam

I am celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta Libertatum or the Great Charter of English Liberties. Whoa! Hold it! I understand your question! Why is a guy born in Africa (Ethiopia)…

British withdraws $4.9bn from Ethiopia amid abuse allegations – The guardian

British withdraws $4.9bn from Ethiopia amid abuse allegations – The guardian

Sam Jones and Mark Anderson Friday 27 February 2015 The UK has ended its financial support for a controversial development project alleged to have helped the Ethiopian government fund a…

Amnesty International Annual Report Slams Ethiopia’s Rights Record

Amnesty International Annual Report Slams Ethiopia’s Rights Record

In its freshly released annual report, Amnesty International blasted Ethiopia for a broad range of human right issues, from serious restrictions of Freedom of expression to extrajudicial executions. Below is…

Human Rights Watch: World Bank Address Ethiopia Findings

Human Rights Watch: World Bank Address Ethiopia Findings

For Immediate Release Response to Inquiry Dismissive of Abuses (Washington, DC, February 23, 2015) – The World Bank should fully address serious human rights issues raised by the bank’s internal…

Bye, Bye Karuturistan, Ethiopia! By Prof. Al Mariam

Bye, Bye Karuturistan, Ethiopia! By Prof. Al Mariam

RIP: A post-mortem on Karuturistan, Ethiopia  It was too good to be true. It is too bad it was true for the people of Gambella in western Ethiopia. Last month,…

Ethiopia’s imprisoned bloggers have not been forgotten – BBC

Ethiopia’s imprisoned bloggers have not been forgotten – BBC

In April 2014 BBC Trending covered the arrest of six bloggers and three journalists in Ethiopia. The bloggers are part of a group known as Zone 9, and are well…

Israels forced birth control to Ethiopian Jews

Israels forced birth control to Ethiopian Jews

  The Israeli government has admitted to forcing female Ethiopian Jewish migrants into having contraceptive injections without their knowledge or consent. The women were deceived and told that the Depo-Provera…

Gagging the media in Ethiopia – MWC News

Gagging the media in Ethiopia – MWC News

Nobody trusts politicians, but some governments are more despicable than others. The brutal gang ruling Ethiopia is especially nasty. They claim to govern in a democratic pluralistic manner, they say…

Ethiopia’s “Odious Debt” to the Odious World Bank

Ethiopia’s “Odious Debt” to the Odious World Bank

Alemayehu G Mariam Ethiopia as “sovereign deadbeat” state due to debts incurred by the T-TPLF In my last commentary, The World Bank and Ethiopia’s “Growth and Transformation”, I cryptically observed in…

Ethiopia’s ‘Zone 9 Bloggers’ Case: Harsh Treatment of Defendant – Freedom House

Ethiopia’s ‘Zone 9 Bloggers’ Case: Harsh Treatment of Defendant – Freedom House

February 5, 2015 In response to reports that Abel Wabella, a defendant in the Zone 9 blogger case in Ethiopia, was kept shackled overnight and had his hearing aid removed…

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