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Five Individuals in the Gang Rape of Hana Lalango sentenced to life prison

Five Individuals in the Gang Rape of Hana Lalango sentenced to life prison

By Mahlet Fasil – The Third Criminal Bench of the Lideta Federal High Court sentenced five individuals found guilty of the gang rape and subsequent death in September last year…

Ethiopia’s elections are just an exercise in controlled political participation – Jason Mosley

Ethiopia’s elections are just an exercise in controlled political participation – Jason Mosley

Electoral defeat is not on the cards for Ethiopia’s ruling party, but it is vital for the country’s development that it engages more effectively with dissenting voices. Friday 22 May…

Activist’s Suicide Shows Opposition Plight Before Ethiopia Vote

Activist’s Suicide Shows Opposition Plight Before Ethiopia Vote

by William Davison May 21, 2015 A month before Ethiopia’s elections, opposition activist Getahun Abraham walked into a compound of government offices in the southern town of Gimbichu, doused his…

Ethiopia’s newest party takes on ruling juggernaut

Ethiopia’s newest party takes on ruling juggernaut

BY AARON MAASHO ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The leader of Ethiopia’s newest opposition party hopes discontent among urban youth will win him support in a weekend election that could otherwise…

Worrying state of Ethiopian journalists exiled in Kenya

Worrying state of Ethiopian journalists exiled in Kenya

By GEORGE KEGORO (Daily Nation) I spent time last week with exiled Ethiopian journalists living in Kenya, who had been brought together by Journalists for Justice, a local organisation that…

As Ethiopia votes, what’s ‘free and fair’ got to do with it? – Washington Post

As Ethiopia votes, what’s ‘free and fair’ got to do with it? – Washington Post

By Terrence Lyons — (Washington Post) Ethiopia, Washington’s security partner and Africa’s second most populous country, is scheduled to hold national elections on May 24. The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary…

My message to American audiences By Aklog Birara (PhD)

My message to American audiences  By Aklog Birara (PhD)

“If the dignity of the individual is upheld across Africa… Americans will be freer as well… I believe that none of us are fully free when others in the human…

Why Is the T-TPLF Afraid of Its Own Shadow?

Why Is the T-TPLF Afraid of Its Own Shadow?

Alemayehu G Mariam Why are the T-TPLF gods of FEAR, TERROR AND DREAD afraid of their own shadows in 2015? On May 24, 2015, a “parliamentary election” is scheduled in…

US State Department issues travel alert to Ethiopia

US State Department issues travel alert to Ethiopia

The State Department recommends U.S. citizens maintain a high level of security awareness during the electoral period and avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as…

Cadres force Ethiopian people to cast ballots in advance of Election – SMNE

Cadres force Ethiopian people to cast ballots in advance of Election –  SMNE

AUTHORITARIAN ETHIOPIAN REGIME CADRES FORCE PEOPLE TO CAST OPEN BALLOTS IN ADVANCE OF ELECTION PRESS RELEASE. May 12, 2015, Washington, DC. The Ethiopian National Election is on May 24, 2015,…

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