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Opponent of land-leasing, Okello Akway Ochalla, sentenced for 9-year jail term

Opponent of land-leasing, Okello Akway Ochalla, sentenced for 9-year jail term

By Tom Burgis in New York An Ethiopian court has handed down a nine-year jail sentence to a leading dissident from the restive region where the government has leased vast…

Gambella Killings and Ethiopian Tragedies – SMNE¹

Gambella Killings and Ethiopian Tragedies  – SMNE¹

Press Release April 26, 2016 Putting humanity before ethnicity or other differences and caring about the freedom of others— for no one is free until all are free— could have…

My Brother, Eskinder (“Invictus”) Nega: You Are Not Alone and We Love You!

My Brother, Eskinder (“Invictus”) Nega: You Are Not Alone and We Love You!

By Prof. Al Mariam We remember our brother Eskinder Nega There is nothing more the T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) would like to see than the memory…

Why Are Oromo Refugees Getting Sent Back to Ethiopia?

Why Are Oromo Refugees Getting Sent Back to Ethiopia?

Tariku Debela, in jeans, walks carefully through the streets of Eastleigh, Nairobi. Photo by Ebba Abbamurti. On a warm evening last month, Tariku Debela was walking home from dinner in the immigrant…

USAID Hunger Games in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

USAID Hunger Games in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

Hunger or famine games in Ethiopia? USAID says there is no famine in Ethiopia, only hunger (a/k/a “severe malnutrition”, “food insecurity”, “food scarcity”, “food insufficiency”, “food deprivation”, “severe food shortages”,…

US State Department Report Highlights Sever Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

US State Department Report Highlights Sever Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

The State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor released the latest country report including for Ethiopia on April 13, 2016. Much to its usual details, the Ethiopia report…

Deafening Silence from Ethiopia By Felix Horne*

Deafening Silence from Ethiopia By Felix Horne*

The Ethiopian government is cracking down on journalists and NGOs. Where’s the outrage from the international community? By Felix Horne, April 12, 2016. Since November, state security forces have killed…

Twitter, WhatsApp Offline in Ethiopia After Unrest

Twitter, WhatsApp Offline in Ethiopia After Unrest

William Davison April 12, 2016 — Internet messaging applications such as WhatsApp haven’t worked for more than a month in parts of Ethiopia that include Oromia region, which recently suffered fatal…

USAID and Famine in Ethiopia: What Does Gayle E. Smith Have to Say?

USAID and Famine in Ethiopia: What Does Gayle E. Smith Have to Say?

By Prof. Al Mariam Author’s Note: The following is a true and correct copy of my letter to USAID Administrator Gayle E. Smith dated March 16, 2016, and the response I…

Ethiopia: Double Digit Growth or Collapsing Economy?

Ethiopia: Double Digit Growth or Collapsing Economy?

ANALYSIS By Andualem Sisay Addis Ababa — Ethiopian government’s increasing reliance on foreign loans is posing a serious risk of economic collapse, a renowned economist has revealed. “Take for instance…

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