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Ethiopians gather for festival marred by bloodshed – Aljazeera

Ethiopians gather for festival marred by bloodshed – Aljazeera

At least 50 Oromo people died last year at the Irreecha festival after police fired tear gas and started a stampede. (aljazeera) A year ago, Firommisa Darasa barely made it…

I told you so, Sai Karuturi. But you would not listen! By Prof. Al Mariam

I told you so, Sai Karuturi. But you would not listen! By Prof. Al Mariam

Author’s Note: Last week, the infamous landgrabber in Ethiopia, Sai Karuturi, wrote a letter  informing the black apartheid T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) prime minister that he has had…

Keeping Ethiopia in Permanent Suspense -The Unraveling of Ethiopia’s Ethnic-Federalism By Aklog Birara (PhD)

Keeping Ethiopia in Permanent Suspense -The Unraveling of Ethiopia’s Ethnic-Federalism  By Aklog Birara (PhD)

If you think Ethiopian rulers’ camouflage in the application of democracy in a multiethnic setting is working, think again. It is not working. On the contrary, it is undermining the…

Human Rights Watch demands International Inquiry into Irreecha Deaths

Human Rights Watch demands International Inquiry into Irreecha Deaths

Ethiopia: Exercise Restraint at Upcoming Festival International Inquiry Needed into Deaths at 2016 Event (Nairobi, September 19, 2017) – Ethiopian government and security officials should act with restraint and take concrete steps to…

Ten Days of Accountability and Reckoning for the T-TPLF! By Prof. Al Mariam

Ten Days of Accountability and Reckoning for the T-TPLF! By Prof. Al Mariam

The ten days of T-TPLF kumbaya propaganda charm offensive in Ethiopia I have heard of the “12 Days of Christmas”.  Even sang it. “On the first day of Christmas/ my…

How the NSA built a secret surveillance network for Ethiopia – The intercept

How the NSA built a secret surveillance network for Ethiopia – The intercept

By Nick Turse  September 13 2017 — “A WARM FRIENDSHIP connects the Ethiopian and American people,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced earlier this year. “We remain committed to working with…

Ethiopia & Eritrea: What will it take to break the deadlock? By Martin Plaut

Ethiopia & Eritrea: What will it take to break the deadlock? By Martin Plaut

Guest Commentary: Martin Plaut The stalemate along the Ethiopian-Eritrean border benefits almost no-one. Two armies stare at each other across the 1,000 kilometre border – as they have done since…

A Victorious Happy Ethiopian New Year (2010) By Prof. Al Mariam

A Victorious Happy Ethiopian New Year (2010) By Prof. Al Mariam

Let us look forward happily to the new year with confidence in our hearts and resolve in our minds. Let us learn from the lessons of the past year and apply them…

Ethiopia national stadium blast last month killed 7 workers

Ethiopia national stadium blast last month killed 7 workers

By Associated Press, 6 September 2017 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Witnesses confirm that seven workers died and more than 30 were injured in a gas explosion at Ethiopia’s national stadium construction…

Famed Ethiopia musician, activists slam govt over cancelled album launch – AN

Famed Ethiopia musician, activists slam govt over cancelled album launch – AN

(05-09-2017) Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban  AN—  Ethiopia’s biggest music export, Teddy Afro, has slammed the government for his inability to hold an album launch at an Addis Ababa hotel. His management…