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Ethiopia arrests 7 Christians for ‘praying against government’

Ethiopia arrests 7 Christians for ‘praying against government’

By Lorraine Caballero| christiandaily | 17 January, 2018 — Authorities in the town of Chagni in northwestern Ethiopia have arrested seven Christians after they were accused of referring to the government…

Romancing the “Wounded Beast” in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

Romancing the “Wounded Beast” in Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

Romancing the “Wounded Beast” in Ethiopia: Is Reconciliation Without Truth Possible? (Part I) Author’s Note: This is the first installment in a three-part series on prospects “mediation”, “reconciliation” and “negotiation” with…

Debretsion Gebremichael: Corruption, pornography and sex tourism By Abebe Gellaw

Debretsion Gebremichael: Corruption, pornography and sex tourism  By Abebe Gellaw

Debretsion Gebremichael, TPLF’s new chairman and deputy administrator of the Tigray region, has been exposed for misusing work related travel opportunities and public funds to pay for prostitutes and escorts…

“Tanan Kaygna, Ethiopian Kaygna:” Our Tana, our Ethiopia By Worku Abera (PhD)

“Tanan Kaygna, Ethiopian Kaygna:” Our Tana, our Ethiopia  By Worku Abera (PhD)

“Some people think it is their birthright to continue ruling Ethiopia.” “The EPRDF is not a god to be worshipped.” “Ethiopia faces an existential crisis.” “The people are protesting not…

Ethiopia regime caught between will to survive and call for change – FT

Ethiopia regime caught between will to survive and call for change – FT

Real reform unlikely as it would mean self-destruction for government, critics say John Aglionby, East Africa Correspondent — After anti-government protests erupted two years ago, Ethiopia’s government adopted its traditional…

TPLF Playing Political Football with Political Prisoners By Prof. Al Mariam

TPLF Playing Political Football with Political Prisoners By Prof. Al Mariam

The “LF” in TPLF stands for Lie Factory. Melies Zenawi was the chief executive officer of the TP Lie Factory. With last week’s announcement of  the so-called “release of political prisoners” by…

Ethiopia’s government denied that all political prisoners will be freed

Ethiopia’s government denied that all political prisoners will be freed

Ethiopia PM ‘misquoted’ over prisoners (BBC) 4 January 2018 Ethiopia’s government has denied that all political prisoners will be freed, saying that only some imprisoned politicians will be pardoned. An…

Ethiopia wants to turn a notorious prison into a museum, some fear the abuses will continue

Ethiopia wants to turn a notorious prison into a museum, some fear the abuses will continue

By ROBYN DIXON | JAN 03, 2018 | LA Times — One cellblock in the Ma’ekelawi prison in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, is known as the Dark House. Its chilly,…

Ethiopia to release all political prisoners, close notorious prison camp in surprise move

Ethiopia to release all political prisoners, close notorious prison camp in surprise move

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JAN. 3, 2018 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — In a surprise move, Ethiopia’s leader on Wednesday announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a…

Ethiopia – A deadly 2017 saddled with security headache, simmering protests

Ethiopia – A deadly 2017 saddled with security headache, simmering protests

03-01-2018(AN) Ethiopia entered 2017 under a state of emergency rule. A measure imposed in October 2016 following deadly protests largely in the Oromia region. Mass arrests were made and a…