Ethiopia courts scepticism after freeing imprisoned writers ahead of Obama visit

By William Davison The Guardian Critics accuse government of political opportunism amid official attempts to cast release of five writers from media and Zone 9 as routine...

Edom Kassaye: An Ethiopian Journalist Jailed for Her Integrity

In April 2014, nine bloggers and journalists were arrested in Ethiopia. Several of these men and women had worked with Zone9, a collective blog that covered social...

Obama’s visit to Ethiopia, a bitter no-sweet taste for Ethiopians

By Hailu Kassa 03/0702015 In an ideal situation, who does not rejoice at the prospect of a planned visit to one’s country by the most powerful...

British Ambassador to Ethiopian, Greg Dorey said election results bad...

UK’s point of view Ambassador Greg Dorey is the British Ambassador to Ethiopia, Djibouti (non-resident) and British Permanent Representative to the African Union and the...

Mr. Obama’s visit to Ethiopia sends the wrong message on democracy

Washington Post Editorial “AFRICA DOESN’T need strongmen, it needs strong institutions.” Those were President Obama’s words when he addressed Ghana’s parliament in July 2009, during...

Obama visit to Ethiopia brings fresh eyes to the country, say...

President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Ethiopia in July—the first visit for a sitting U.S. President— is an exciting moment for Ethiopian Americans in Seattle,...

Obama’s plan to visit Ethiopia criticised as ‘gift’ for repressive government

Activists express anger at US president’s trip to country widely criticised for human right abuses. Global Voices report Barack Obama’s decision to visit Ethiopia has...

Hundreds of Ethiopians back on the streets to protest discrimination

Protesters march in central Tel Aviv, blocking roads and calling out 'A violent cop must be locked up!' after decision not to prosecute policeman...

Ethiopia declares election sweep for ruling party, critics cry foul –...

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, June 22 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's ruling party has swept all but one seat in the election to the 547-seat parliament...

Ethiopian opposition party says candidate’s murder was politically motivated

REUTERS ADDIS ABABA - An Ethiopian opposition party said on Wednesday that one of its candidates, who took part in last month's elections, was beaten...

The ruling party evicts prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Prof. Merera Gudina...

Prof. Merera has lived in the house for the past 14 years. The regime also refused to renew his teaching contract at Addis Ababa...

As Sudanese President Bashir leaves, South African court calls for his...

 Reuters Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir looks on ahead of the 25th African Union summit in Johannesburg June 14, 2015. Reuters Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flew...

Black Ethiopia Jews Ask Do their Lives Matter

By Kai EL’ Zabar When I mentioned to my publisher that I had been invited to Israel as a journalist she was non too happy....

Ethiopia’s crackdown on dissent drives opposition to push for ‘freedom first’

Government’s critics weigh options after ruling party landslide leads to loss of faith in ballot box while case of Zone 9 bloggers discourages free...

AEUP, EraPa reject election result

By Neamin Ashenafi The All Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP) and Ye Ethiopia Ra'iy Party (ERaPa), both of which took part in the fifth round of...

Latest News: Launch of the report of the Commission of Inquiry...

Report and supporting documentation Resources The Report   Report of the commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea -­ A/HRC/29/4228 pages English (Advance edited version)   French Spanish Russian Arabic Chinese Report of the detailed findings of...

Violence erupts as Ethiopian Israelis protest racism in Tel Aviv

Demonstrators decry delay in prosecution of police officer who was filmed beating a soldier of Ethiopian descent • Five people arrested, no one injured...

Making Sense of an Electoral Score of 100 Percent – Messay...

According to the National Election Board of Ethiopia, the result of last week’s national election is that the EPRDF has achieved a complete victory...

New blow to Nkurunziza as Burundi election official flees

REPORT from Agence France-Presse by Esdras NDIKUMANA Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid to stand for a third term in office suffered a new blow on...

Ethiopian Jews hold protest in Tel Aviv against racism

Israeli-Ethiopian protesters return to Tel Aviv to rally against police brutality, racism A couple hundred demonstrators participant in relatively calm protest compared to violent outburst...

Ethiopian protest spread to northern Israel

How is it possible that after 30 years the community still suffers from discrimination, Haifa protesters ask Israeli Ethiopians protested in the northern city of...

Why the Latest Protests in Tel Aviv is Damming Proof That...

By David A. Love Atlanta Black Star #BlackLivesMatter everywhere. This scene sounds familiar: A Black man was stopped and beaten by police, and the attack was caught...

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Before setting off for her new posting in Washington, D.C., two years ago, Pnina Gaday-Agenyahu posted an ad online to unload some of her...

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