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Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence

Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence

Fadila Bargicho believes divine intervention saved the life of one of her two sons when a landfill site collapsed near Addis Ababa. The reality is more prosaic William Davison in…

The Lords of Living Lies in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

The Lords of Living Lies in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

Author’s Note: In this commentary, I take a careful look at the “very sophisticated report from the Embassy [of Ethiopia]” submitted for the record at the “Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia” hearing…

Elias Wondimu the bridge builder (+video) By Tariku Abas

Elias Wondimu the bridge builder (+video) By Tariku Abas

Whenever and wherever he pauses to communicate, be it in interviews, friendly chats, academic discussions, or in speeches he delivers, Elias Wondimu returns to a common phrase: building bridges. It…

As Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia, Survivors Ask Why

As Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia, Survivors Ask Why

By HADRA AHMED and JACEY FORTIN, New York Times — ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — At the moment when she lost her home and family, Hanna Tsegaye was spending her Saturday…

Feyisa Lilesa wins the NYC Half marathon, crossed his arms again in a symbolic protest

Feyisa Lilesa wins the NYC Half marathon, crossed his arms again in a symbolic protest

By Associated Press, 19 March 2017 NEW YORK (AP) – Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia ran the fastest time in five years in winning the NYC Half, and Molly Huddle of…

Ethiopia: The body count at a garbage dump tells another story (The Washington Post)

Ethiopia: The body count at a garbage dump tells another story  (The Washington Post)

Ethiopia boasts about its economic progress. The body count at a garbage dump tells another story. By Paul Schemm March 15 Three days of national mourning began Wednesday for the…

President Trump’s Administration Can “Confront” Ethiopia’s Repressive Regime By Aklog Birara (Dr)

President Trump’s Administration Can “Confront” Ethiopia’s Repressive Regime By Aklog Birara (Dr)

For more than a quarter of a century, the government of the United States whose relations with Ethiopia spans more than 100 years, felt persuaded by the cunning and con-artists…

At least 46 killed , dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump (+video)

At least 46 killed , dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump (+video)

Many victims are thought to have been people who scavenged for a living at Koshe landfill site Agence France-Presse in Addis Ababa, Sunday 12 March 2017 — At least 46…

Joint statement-Coalition of NGO, Diaspora Groups Support Congressional Hearing on Human Rights in Ethiopia

Joint statement-Coalition of NGO, Diaspora Groups Support Congressional Hearing on Human Rights in Ethiopia

March 9, 2017, Washington D.C. The undersigned civil society organizations applaud Chairman Chris Smith, and Ranking Member Karen Bass of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, Global…

The Power of Grassroots Advocacy Over Paid Lobbying By Prof. Al Mariam

The Power of Grassroots Advocacy Over Paid Lobbying By Prof. Al Mariam

Author’s Note: This commentary is the third installment in an ongoing series opposing the lobbying efforts of the Praetorian regime in Ethiopia which rules by a declaration of emergency. For…

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