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Crimes Against Womanity: Marriage by Abduction in Ethiopia

Crimes Against Womanity: Marriage by Abduction in Ethiopia

The truth is stranger than fiction In my September 7 commentary, DIFRET: The Abduction of a Film in Ethiopia, I expressed my outrage over the aborted Ethiopian premiere of the film DIFRET.…

UN experts urge Ethiopia to stop using anti-terrorism legislation to curb human rights

UN experts urge Ethiopia to stop using anti-terrorism legislation to curb human rights

GENEVA (18 September 2014) – A group of United Nations human rights experts* today urged the Government of Ethiopia to stop misusing anti-terrorism legislation to curb freedoms of expression and…

Stop Land Grab Concert – Washington, DC. Sunday, September 21

Stop Land Grab Concert – Washington, DC. Sunday, September 21

Those in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia. Please don’t miss “STOP AFRICA LAND GRAB CONCERT” on September 21, 2014 at WARNER THEATER in Washington, D.C. from 6PM to 10PM. Major African…

Resolutions for the Ethiopian New Year By Prof. Al Mariam

Resolutions for the Ethiopian New Year By Prof. Al Mariam

I wish all of my weekly Ethiopian readers throughout the world a happy and prosperous Ethiopian New Year*. I join you joyfully in ringing in 2007 and ringing out 2006. …

Zone 9: The Growing Gulag in Ethiopia BY ADOTEI AKWEI

Zone 9: The Growing Gulag in Ethiopia BY ADOTEI AKWEI

September 8, 2014 – In Ethiopia, an ever-increasing number of journalists, opposition members, activists, and other dissenting voices, are imprisoned in the eight zones of the infamous Kaliti Prison in Addis Ababa. However,…

DIFRET: The Abduction of a Film in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

DIFRET: The Abduction of a Film in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

What is the difference between the abduction of a young girl in a village and the “abduction” of a film by a young filmmaker in a capital city? “DIFRET” is…

Meles Zenawi’s Legacies, memories, histories

Meles Zenawi’s Legacies, memories, histories

Distorted rhetoric and commemorative acts seek to obfuscate the true dictatorial legacy of Ethiopia’s late leader. 05 Sep 2014, Awol K Allo (Al jazeera) August 20 marked the second anniversary of the…

Imprisoning, Killing, Spying – Suppression of the Innocent Inside Ethiopia

Imprisoning, Killing, Spying – Suppression of the Innocent Inside Ethiopia

by GRAHAM PEEBLES Wrapped in dishonesty, arrogance and paranoia, Ethiopia’s ruling regime is following a nationwide policy of violent suppression and constitutional vandalism. It was the 24th June – midsummer’s…

Ethiopian government policies in Gambella: For Peace or Occupation?

Ethiopian government policies in Gambella: For Peace or Occupation?

By Anywaa Athow Ethiopian government portrays different image at international level-peace loving, non-interference policy and trusted ally in the war against terror. Yet, the same government continued to play dirty…

The Game of Thrones in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

The Game of Thrones in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

In the “Game of Thrones”, (the book from which the internationally popular television series of the same name is adapted), rival lords among the ruling families clash violently to take over…

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