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Ethiopian regime struggles to quell growing unrest – The Financial Times

Ethiopian regime struggles to quell growing unrest  – The Financial Times

John Aglionby in Burayu (01-02-2018) Eleven days after Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was released following two years in prison, he used a political rally to ramp up pressure on the autocratic…

Association for Human Rights Launches New Report on Human Rights in Ethiopia

Association for Human Rights Launches New Report on Human Rights in Ethiopia

30 January 2018 Full report in PDF: Ethiopia: Ailing Civic Space in an Authoritarian State. The Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia (AHRE) is pleased to announce the launch of its…

Cutting a Deal With the Wounded Beast By Prof. Al Mariam

Cutting a Deal With the Wounded Beast By Prof. Al Mariam

Author’s Note: This is the third installment in a three-part series on prospects for “mediation”, “reconciliation” and “negotiation” with the ruling Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF). I have…

Ethiopia: Is this the start of reforms or just a pause in repression? The Economist

Ethiopia: Is this the start of reforms or just a pause in repression? The Economist

Ethiopia’s regime flirts with letting dissidents speak without locking them up Is this the start of reforms or just a pause in repression?  The Economist | ADDIS ABABA LIFE in…

Deadly crackdown undergoing in Kobbo: gunfire, deaths reported

Deadly crackdown undergoing in Kobbo:  gunfire, deaths reported

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban – 25-01-2018 (AA) Local media portals are reporting violent protests in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region. The protest in the town of Kobo is against an earlier…

Ethiopia’s leading opposition figure warns of unrest if dialogue fails

Ethiopia’s leading opposition figure warns of unrest if dialogue fails

24.01.2018 by AFP –Ethiopia’s government needs to hold negotiations with the country’s most-popular opposition parties or risk the return of destabilising protests, veteran dissident Merera Gudina said in an interview, days…

Ethiopia army’s deadly clashes with civilians: 2016 – 2018

Ethiopia army’s deadly clashes with civilians: 2016 – 2018

23-01-2018 (AN) The Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) has often clashed with protesters leading to deaths in the country. The latest installment was in the town of Woldiya in the…

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Message to Ethiopians Today by Prof. Al Mariam

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Message to Ethiopians Today by Prof. Al Mariam

Unarmed Truth and Unconditional Love (Reconciliation): Dr. Martin Luther King’s Message to Ethiopians Today Free at Last Author’s Note:  Earlier this week, Americans celebrated what would have been Dr. Martin…

Leaked Documents Show That Ethiopia’s Ruling Elites Are Hiring Social Media Trolls (And Watching Porn)

Leaked Documents Show That Ethiopia’s Ruling Elites Are Hiring Social Media Trolls (And Watching Porn)

20 January 2018, Global Voices— Over the past two months, a series of leaked documents from Ethiopia’s powerful political elites have been circulating online. Among other revelations, the leaks show…

Deaf Ear! Blind Eye! -Why Ethiopia’s Opposition must seize a golden opportunity for fundamental change-  Aklog Birara (Dr.)

Deaf Ear! Blind Eye! -Why Ethiopia’s Opposition must seize a golden opportunity for fundamental change-  Aklog Birara (Dr.)

Part II of II In part I, I argued that the diplomatic and donor community can no longer afford to keep dead silent while innocent Ethiopians are being murdered, displaced,…