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Media Crackdown in Ethiopia – Missouri Public Radio

Media Crackdown in Ethiopia – Missouri Public Radio

By JASON MCLURE Ethiopia’s parliamentary elections are set to be held May 24th, but there is little doubt the ruling party will win an overwhelming majority amidst a crackdown on…

U.S. Wrong to Endorse Ethiopia’s Elections – Freedom House (+ Sherman’s comment video)

U.S. Wrong to Endorse Ethiopia’s Elections – Freedom House (+ Sherman’s comment video)

Washington – April 16, 2015 (Freedom House ) In response to today’s comments by Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, in which she referred to Ethiopia as a democracy…

Menelik and Southern Ethiopia … By Messay Kebede (PhD.)

Menelik and Southern Ethiopia …  By Messay Kebede (PhD.)

To Donald Levine, who taught us to imagine Ethiopia The 119th anniversary of the victory of Adwa has generated among some groups in the Ethiopian diaspora a renewed debate over…

Ethiopians Break their Silence Against Government Repression and Forced Displacement

Ethiopians Break their Silence Against Government Repression and Forced Displacement

Oakland, CA – We Say the Land is Not Yours: Breaking the Silence Against Forced Displacement in Ethiopia, a landmark report from the Oakland Institute documents testimony from members of…

Ethiopians badly burned in South Africa anti-foreigner violence

Ethiopians badly burned in South Africa anti-foreigner violence

APR 11, 2015 JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Two Ethiopian nationals suffered serious burns when their shop in a South African township was set alight by a mob, police said Saturday, as…

Ethiopia Bloggers Evidence Doesn’t Back Charges, Lawyer Says By William Davison

Ethiopia Bloggers Evidence Doesn’t Back Charges, Lawyer Says  By William Davison

(Bloomberg) — Ethiopian prosecutors have failed to present evidence relating to charges that a group of bloggers and journalists support terrorism, a defense lawyer at the latest court hearing said.…

Perspectives on the Declaration of Principles regarding the GERD By Minga Negash, Seid Hassan, Mammo Muchie and Abu Girma

Perspectives on the Declaration of Principles regarding the GERD By Minga Negash, Seid Hassan, Mammo Muchie and Abu Girma

Introduction On March 23, 2015, Egypt, Ethiopia and the Sudan signed a declaration of principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam[2] (GERD). Since then, an intense debate has been going…

Surprise Results in Nigerian Elctions: Will Ethiopians heed the lessons?

Surprise Results in Nigerian Elctions:  Will Ethiopians heed the lessons?

April 4, 2015 SURPRISE RESULTS IN NIGERIAN ELECTIONS UNPRECEDENTED IN AFRICA AS PRESIDENT CONCEDES VICTORY TO OPPOSITION Ethiopians, along with Africans all over the continent, are stunned! Out of 55…

Family sues minister for ‘deserting’ Briton in Ethiopian jail

Family sues minister for ‘deserting’ Briton in Ethiopian jail

Jerome Starkey Africa Correspondent, April 3 2015 – The family of a British man who has spent nine months on death row in Ethiopia after he was “abducted in transit”…

Ethiopia: The Dam Dammed by Cash Flow? By Prof. Al Mariam

Ethiopia: The Dam Dammed by Cash Flow? By Prof. Al Mariam

In my March 2013 commentary, “Rumors of Water War on the Nile?”, I argued: … Whether there will be an actual “Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam” [GERD] is the $5bn dollar…

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