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Is Africa really rising ? By Fekadu Bekele, Ph D

Is Africa really rising ? 	By Fekadu Bekele,  Ph D

  July 29, 2015  Introduction President Barack Obama praised Africa’s economic performance in his speech on the 2015 Global entrepreneurship summit which was held in Nairobi from July 25-26, 2015.…

Obama Draws Criticism for Saying Ethiopia Is Democratic

Obama Draws Criticism for Saying Ethiopia Is Democratic

July 28, 2015 by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Associated Press Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama’s remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern. Obama…

In Ethiopia, Obama Calls For An End To Oppressive Tactics

In Ethiopia, Obama Calls For An End To Oppressive Tactics

JULY 27, 2015 Kicking off a two-day trip to Ethiopia, President Obama called on the country to end its crackdown on journalists and be more open politically. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia…

This Rainbow Sparked Controversy As Obama Landed in Ethiopia

This Rainbow Sparked Controversy As Obama Landed in Ethiopia

Social media response to a picture of a rainbow showed mixed sentiment over Obama’s visit By Vladi Vovcuk and Jacob Steinblatt on Jul 26, 2015 at 14:15 PM A picture…

Congressman Honda spoke in Congress – Special Order on Human Rights in Ethiopia (VIDEO)

Congressman Honda spoke in Congress – Special Order on Human Rights in Ethiopia (VIDEO)

Special Order on Human Rights in Ethiopia In advance of President Obama’s historic trip to Ethiopia, I led discussion on the House Floor as the founder and co-chair of the…

Obama asked to defend media freedom on Africa tour

Obama asked to defend media freedom on Africa tour

KENYA Reporters Without Borders has written to US President Barack Obama asking him to raise the issue of freedom of information with his counterparts during his tour of Kenya and…

Obama Should Speak Out on Rights (HRW)

Obama Should Speak Out on Rights  (HRW)

For Immediate Release US/Kenya/Ethiopia: Obama Should Speak Out on Rights (Washington, DC, July 22, 2015) – United States President Barack Obama should use his upcoming trip to Kenya and Ethiopia…

Ethiopian Arrests for Internet Security Training Undermine Right to Privacy

Ethiopian Arrests for Internet Security Training Undermine Right to Privacy

JULY 20, 2015 | BY SARAH MYERS WEST The simple act of taking steps to protect oneself online is enough to send a journalist to jail, according to charges issued…

Thus Spoke Ethiopia’s Reeyot! By Prof. Al Mariam

Thus Spoke Ethiopia’s Reeyot! By Prof. Al Mariam

  Reeyot Invictus! Thus spoke Reeyot Alemu to the Voice of America- Amharic Service on July 9, 2015, a few hours after she was literally thrown out of the infamous…

Battle Breaks Out on Ethiopia-Eritrea Border (Associated Press)

Battle Breaks Out on Ethiopia-Eritrea Border (Associated Press)

Ethiopia police: 30 armed people killed while trying to illegally enter country from Eritrea. By ELIAS MESERET, Associated Press, July 10, 2015 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian police have killed…

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