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Rights activists fear for the life of jailed Ethiopian journalist Temesgen Desalegne

Rights activists fear for the life of jailed Ethiopian journalist Temesgen Desalegne

Recent report by Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) identified Ethiopia as the fifth worst jailer of journalists in the world.Seemingly, what was rather surprising for […]

 
 

Ethiopia’s move to block social media, news sites illegal: report

Ethiopia’s move to block social media, news sites illegal: report

A new report says Ethiopia’s move to block social media and news websites during months-long deadly protests was illegal. Research conducted by Amnesty International and […]

 
 

The Rampage and Massacre in Shilabo District.

The Rampage and Massacre in Shilabo District.

Ethiopian Army has staged unprecedented rampage in the Jeehdin area where they killed dozens of innocent civilians and confiscated thousands of camels belonging to the […]

 
 

A year after Obama’s visit, Ethiopia is in turmoil.

A year after Obama’s visit, Ethiopia is in turmoil.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — The shoes lay scattered on the sidewalk as the detained protesters walked barefoot through the rain, escorted by grim-faced police officers […]

 
 

Ethiopia Lost $9 Million due to Internet Shutdown Between 2015/2016

Ethiopia Lost $9 Million due to Internet Shutdown Between 2015/2016

Ethiopia’s burgeoning economy has lost millions of dollars due to the government’s decision to shutdown Internet and mobile services. The shutdown in the East African […]

 
 

State of emergency now leaves Ethiopia at a critical juncture.

State of emergency now leaves Ethiopia at a critical juncture.

After widespread protests, a six-month state of emergency started in October. Now, much depends on the next move of leaders who have long used their […]

 
 

Somalia ranked 4th among countries whose people are kind to strangers.

Somalia ranked 4th among countries whose people are kind to strangers.

Somalia has been ranked 4th among countries whose people are kind to strangers despite years of conflict, terrorist attacks and general unrest. The latest finding […]

 
 

Deliberately creating confusion in the name of the OLF is a criminal act. (Press Release by the OLF)

Deliberately creating confusion in the name of the OLF is a criminal act. (Press Release by the OLF)

OLF refutes the news of Galaasaa Dilboo being elected as a chairman. The so called election has never taken place in the OLF. Galaasaa Dilboo […]

 
 

Ethiopia Travel Warning: U.S. Department of State

Ethiopia Travel Warning: U.S. Department of State

The State Department continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest related to sporadic […]

 
 

Ethiopia: Drought continues to threaten 9.7 million people.

Ethiopia: Drought continues to threaten 9.7 million people.

Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on […]

 
 

How Trump won the media war and lessons for Ethiopia

How Trump won the media war and lessons for Ethiopia

By Teshome M. Borago On the historic November 8, 2016 morning, those of us Ethiopian-Americans living in New York City were waking up to a […]

 
 

The Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), Elena Valenciano (S&D, ES), made the following statement:

The Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), Elena Valenciano (S&D, ES), made the following statement:

The Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), Elena Valenciano (S&D, ES), made the following statement: “On 30 November Ethiopian security forces […]

 
 

U.S. accuses gov’t of using martial law to silence dissent

U.S. accuses gov’t of using martial law to silence dissent

The United States says the Ethiopian regime is using the martial law it declared in October to silence dissent. Deputy spokesperson for the United States […]

 
 

United Nations Grants Oromia Support Group Australia the UN Special Consultative Status

United Nations Grants Oromia Support Group Australia the UN Special Consultative Status

Oromia Support Group Australia (OSGA) has received UN special consultative status, a significant achievement for the NGO. The status allows the organisation to attend UN […]

 
 

Discontent grows louder in Ethiopia as regime fights for survival.

Discontent grows louder in Ethiopia as regime fights for survival.

Angered by the arrest of Merera Gudina, his party leader, hours earlier for allegedly “making contact with terrorist groups” a senior figure in Ethiopia’s opposition […]

 
 

Ethiopian Government accused of arresting family of Melbourne protesters

Ethiopian Government accused of arresting family of Melbourne protesters

(ABC) — A Somali-Ethiopian man says relatives in his home country are still feeling the aftermath of a Melbourne protest that occurred earlier this year. […]

 
 

Ethiopia: MEP Ana Gomes, on the detention of Dr. Merera Gudina

Ethiopia: MEP Ana Gomes, on the detention of Dr. Merera Gudina

Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission Subject: Detention of Dr. Merera Gudina in […]

 
 

Ethiopia: Reports of more arrests in the Oromo region.

Ethiopia: Reports of more arrests in the Oromo region.

Security forces detained forty-six students in one week after university students resumed protests in the Oromo region of Ethiopia. Human Rights League of the Horn […]

 
 

Ethiopia: Armed groups vow to fight regime as one force.

Ethiopia: Armed groups vow to fight regime as one force.

Armed groups in northern Ethiopia have announced that they have decided to merge their forces in a bid to hasten demise of the tyrannical TPLF […]

 
 

Heavy fighting broke out between Ethiopian army and Ginbot 7 rebels.

Heavy fighting broke out between Ethiopian army and Ginbot 7 rebels.

A heavy fight between Ethiopian government troops and Patriotic Ginbot 7 forces broke out in the outskirts of Gonder. Abbay Media sources from the war […]