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Ethiopia’s decision on ‘political prisoners’ in context (By Awol K Allo, AlJazeera)

Ethiopia’s decision on ‘political prisoners’ in context  (By Awol K Allo,  AlJazeera)

By Awol K Allo, 10 Jan 2018 (Al Jazeera) On January 3, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn made two major announcements: his government will release political prisoners and close down…

Ethnic conflict, political crisis and the future of Ethiopia

Ethnic conflict, political crisis and the future of Ethiopia

By Zelalem Teshome Baye | Ethiopia: a false hope? Zelalem Teshome Baye agues that the country’s political leaders need to critically re-examine the existing ethnic-based modes of the structure of…

Ethiopia bans foreigners adopting children

Ethiopia bans foreigners adopting children

10 JANUARY 2018,MEL FRYKBERG| Johannesburg – Ethiopia’s parliament has passed legislation banning the adoption of children by foreigners, the BBC reported on Wednesday. Former American Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and…

Why are tensions rising in the Red Sea region? Al JAzeera

Why are tensions rising in the Red Sea region? Al JAzeera

Tensions in the Red Sea region have been brewing for months but came to the fore when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sudan last month. The visit, hailed as historic, was the…

Ethiopia’s TPLF must fix its disease, not symptoms

Ethiopia’s TPLF must fix its disease, not symptoms

Teshome M. Borago After over 2 years of courageous Ethiopian protests and thousands of innocent lives lost, the TPLF ruling party has thrown crumbs and meaningless promise at the Ethiopian…

Tales of Torture from an Ethiopian Detention Center (Maekelawi)

Tales of Torture from an Ethiopian Detention Center (Maekelawi)

This week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced that Maekelawi, one of the country’s most famous detention centers, will soon close. This brought a mix of emotions to the many Ethiopians who…

Ethiopia: The Failures of the regime and the way forward

Ethiopia: The Failures of the regime and the way forward

By Addissu Admas The TPLF has been so far somewhat successful, at least among its Western supporters, in promoting the notion that all opposition to it started and is fed…

Amnesty International: Closure of “torture chamber” could signal new chapter for human rights

Amnesty International: Closure of “torture chamber” could signal new chapter for human rights

3 January 2018, Amnesty International — Responding to an announcement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn that all political prisoners will be released and a notorious detention centre closed, Fisseha…

Ethiopia’s ruling party opts for more authoritarianism to tackle anti-authoritarian protests

Ethiopia’s ruling party opts for more authoritarianism to tackle anti-authoritarian protests

(OPride)—In a lengthy statement on Dec. 29, the 36-person Executive Committee of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) congratulated itself claiming Ethiopia’s growing woes are the outcome of…

How we face the beast of ethnic hatred will determine our outcome as Ethiopians

How we face the beast of ethnic hatred will determine our outcome as Ethiopians

By Obang Metho (Executive Director of the SMNE) What is happening to us? What could happen to Ethiopia if we do not change? What kind of common vision will bring…