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Obang’s Letter to President of H & M

Head Office Hennes & Mauritz (H & M) AB Mäster Samuelsgatan 46A SE-106 38 Stockholm SWEDEN November 20, 2014 Dear Mr. Karl Johan Persson, On behalf of the Solidarity Movement…

Opposition Mounting to Budget Bill’s Denial of Benefits to Refugee Claimants

By Samuel Getachew With the words of Margaret Mead echoing inside my head – Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed, it’s…

“Hagere, Hizbe, Kibre” (My Country, My People, My Honor)

“Hagere, Hizbe, Kibre” (My Country, My People, My Honor)

The poet-artist with an “unconquerable soul”? Last week, Meron Getnet, the extraordinary young Ethiopian actress, put out on Youtube a powerful Amharic poem entitled,  “Hagere, Hizbe, Kibre” (My Country, My People,…

Number of Eritrean asylum-seekers in Europe soars from past year – UN

Number of Eritrean asylum-seekers in Europe soars from past year – UN

Two young Eritreans wait to board a commercial ferry at Samos Island, Greece. Growing numbers of Eritreans are seeking asylum in Europe. Photo: UNHCR/A. D’Amato 3 Print 14 November 2014…

US Cannot save Ethiopia from TPLF By Amanuel Biedemariam

Does Ethiopia need saving and why? For those that follow the region closely, the signs are clear that Ethiopia faces imminent instability. Absent of divine intervention there appears no credible…

Poor Ethiopia amid global village in crises By Robele Ababya

Pope Francis on global youth unemployment & loneliness of the old Pope Francis – Holy Father of 1.2 billion Catholics in the world – vividly, precisely, and powerfully addressed the…

Eritrean resistance steps up pressure on President Isaias Afewerki

Eritrean resistance steps up pressure on President Isaias Afewerki

Two opposition members tell the Guardian how Eritreans are becoming increasingly disillusioned with the repressive regime The Guardian — Eritrea is the most closed and repressive country in Africa, routinely…

Memorandum to the UN Security Council -Ginbot 7

TO: The United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committee FROM: Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy DATE: October 27, 2014 SUBJECT: Response to References made about Ginbot 7 in…

More than 540 civilians killed – ethnic conflicts in Ethiopia

More than 540 civilians killed – ethnic conflicts in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Voice of America (VOA) Amharic Service, on its October 21 special program, reports the killing of over 540 people, mostly from the…

The honorable Ato Gebru Asrat and his politics By Yilma Bekele

The honorable Ato Gebru Asrat has written a very fat book that is five hundred pages long. I am assuming that the purpose of the book was to present himself…

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