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On Birhanu Lenjiso’s Lecture of Land Grab

On Birhanu Lenjiso’s Lecture of Land Grab

By Diidoo Diidaharre Recently, I came across a presentation by a known Oromo activist and social media warrior, on a public meeting organized by OFC- ISG in Minnesota. Mr. Birhanu…

Eritreans are still waiting on freedom, 25 years after independence

Eritreans are still waiting on freedom, 25 years after independence

WRITTEN BY Valerie Frank* Exactly 25 years ago this month the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front marched into Asmara, sending the Ethiopian forces they had been fighting for 30 years scrambling out…

Kenenisa Bekele snubbed from Ethiopian Olympic marathon team

Kenenisa Bekele snubbed from Ethiopian Olympic marathon team

May 21st, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | A week after distance powerhouse Kenya announced its marathon team for the 2016 Olympics, Ethiopia followed suit on Thursday with the announcement of…

Making Sense of Dr. Tsegaye Ararssa’s Self-Contradictions By TEDLA WOLDEYOHANNES*

Making Sense of Dr. Tsegaye Ararssa’s Self-Contradictions By TEDLA WOLDEYOHANNES*

Anyone who is following the current Ethiopian politics, especially news and developments in relation to the Oromo Protest in the last six months, would be familiar with who Dr. Tsegaye…

“Robert Mugabe And Pink Noses” Eskinder Nega From Kaliti Prison

“Robert Mugabe And Pink Noses” Eskinder Nega From Kaliti Prison

Congo-Kinshasa, Congo-Brazzaville, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda, Benin. Ask Robert Mugabe, Africa’s longest reigning president, about these countries and doubt not he would beam with pride. This is a partial litany of…

Governmen Critic Faces Death Sentence Over Facebook Posts

Governmen Critic  Faces Death Sentence Over Facebook Posts

By Adane Bikila Addis Ababa — RIGHTS groups have demanded the release of a prominent critic of the Ethiopian government facing a possible death sentence over comments he posted on…

“Ethiopia is now boiling” – ONLF foreign secretary talks to Al Jazeera

“Ethiopia is now boiling” – ONLF foreign secretary talks to Al Jazeera

Abdirahman Mahdi, the Ogaden National Liberation Front’s (ONLF) foreign secretary, talks to Al Jazeera’s Martine Dennis • After 30 years of unsuccessful protests, even violence, Mahdi denies it is time…

Yonatan Tesfaye charged after anti-govt Facebook posts

Yonatan Tesfaye charged after anti-govt Facebook posts

Addis Ababa (06-05-2016) – The ex-spokesperson for Ethiopia’s main opposition Blue Party has been charged with inciting violence and being a “ring leader” of a banned rebel group after he…

‘I Was Forced to Drink My Own Urine’: Freedom After 647 Days Locked Up, But Not For All

‘I Was Forced to Drink My Own Urine’: Freedom After 647 Days Locked Up, But Not For All

globalvoices  2 May 2016 — On April 15, 2016, the Ethiopian Federal High Court acquitted two men, Yoantan Wolde and Bahiru Degu, who spent more than 600 days incarcerated on terrorism charges that…

Eritrea, Ethiopia worst journalist jailers in Sub-Sahara

Eritrea, Ethiopia worst journalist jailers in Sub-Sahara

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle April 29, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Eritrea and Ethiopia have respectively continue to become Africa’s leading jailers of journalists, according to a new survey released Thursday by…

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