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Ethiopia hit by anti-tax protests (BBC Africa)

Ethiopia hit by anti-tax protests (BBC Africa)

There are reports that military and police have been deployed to parts of Ethiopia’s Oromia state following protests over a new business tax that has been introduced recently. The Addis Standard newspaper…

Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Keeping One’s Land By Prof. Al Mariam

Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Keeping One’s Land  By Prof. Al Mariam

=============================================================== In memory of Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident, human rights advocate, co-author of Charter ’08,  Nobel peace laureate (2010) and political prisoner who died in Chinese government custody on July 13, 2013. An enemy…

Academic Freedom in Public Universities A lived experience in Wollo University, Ethiopia

Academic Freedom in Public Universities  A lived experience in Wollo University, Ethiopia

By Yidnekachew Ewnetu  Introduction The legislation of Wollo University states that freedom to teach and freedom to learn without interference is the basic right given to academic staffs and students.…

39 EU parliament members call for Ethiopia human rights investigation

39 EU parliament members call for Ethiopia human rights investigation

By AT editor – 11 July 2017 — A new letter signed by 39 members of the European Union Parliament asks for a full inquiry into human rights violations in Ethiopia, while…

The T-TPLF Trojan Horse of the Apocalypse Riding in Oromiya By Prof AL Mariam

The T-TPLF Trojan Horse of the Apocalypse Riding in Oromiya By Prof AL Mariam

Author’s Note: The ruling Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) in Ethiopia is said to be on the verge of passing a “law” protecting “Oromia’s special interest in…

The Zero-Sum Negotiation Games of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia By Prof Al. Mariam

The Zero-Sum Negotiation Games of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia By Prof Al. Mariam

Author’s Note: This July 4th, I “celebrate” my eleventh year of writing uninterrupted weekly Monday commentaries. On July 4, 2006, I formally and publicly declared my engagement in human rights advocacy,…

Amnesty expires for ‘illegal’ Ethiopian residents in Saudi Arabia

Amnesty expires for ‘illegal’ Ethiopian residents in Saudi Arabia

TRT World (29 june 2017) The Ethiopian government urged its undocumented nationals residing in Saudi Arabia to take advantage of the three-month amnesty which ended on Tuesday. The amnesty given by…

The Cruel Political Jokes of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

The Cruel Political Jokes of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

“No Political Prisoners in Ethiopia” and “Negotiating With the Opposition” The political prisoners The Voice of America (Amharic) last week reported “16 Ethiopian opposition political parties agreed to discuss the…

The Endless Plight of Ethiopians: Death at Home and Dehumanization Abroad

The Endless Plight of Ethiopians: Death at Home and Dehumanization Abroad

By Aklog Birara (Dr) Open Letter Barely three years after more than 160,000 Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia were expelled from the Kingdom, an estimated 400,000-750,000 Ethiopian migrant workers…

Travel Warnings in the Land of 13-Months of Sunshine By Prof. Al Mariam

Travel Warnings in the Land of 13-Months of Sunshine  By Prof. Al Mariam

U.S and U.K. issue warning to their citizens planning travel in  Ethiopia Time was tourists flocked to Ethiopia in search of the “Land of 13-Months of Sunshine” and adventure. Ziggy…

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