Visa for Andargachew Tsige; absurdity of the year

Hindessa Abdul Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed is making history. His magnanimity is unprecedented in recent history. Not only did he set most political...

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE​ ……Ethiopia: Police unit unlawfully killing Oromo...

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE​ The Ethiopian government must immediately withdraw and disband the Liyu police unit of the Somali regional state, whose members are unlawfully killing...

What is the Price of Identity in Today’s Ethiopia? The Suffering...

Muluken Tesfaw, For Addis Standard  Addis Abeba, May 30/2018 – Ethiopia’s ruling party EPRDF has controlled state power in the country since 1991. One of the...

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition started talks with opposition groups on Wednesday on...

REUTERS Ethiopia’s ruling coalition started talks with opposition groups on Wednesday on amending provisions of an anti-terrorism law that critics say has criminalized dissent, state-affiliated media...

Democracy according to Eritrea Afewerki, then and now

Al-Jazeera On the 27th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence, Isaias Afwerki should remember what he once said about democracy. Isaias Afwerki is the first President of Eritrea,...

Eskinder Nega at 2018 PEN America Literary Gala in NYC (Video)

  Eskinder Nega Makes Surprise Appearance at 2018 PEN America Literary Gala in NYC https://youtu.be/b0P2g1PL41k https://youtu.be/QZB-cRycKdA   “FREE FROM CHAINS! THANK YOU!”: A STATEMENT FROM ESKINDER NEGA February 15, 2018 Eskinder...

‘I expected to die in there’: Canadian jailed in Ethiopia for...

Questions remain about why case wasn't taken more seriously, says secretary general of Amnesty International CBC Radio A Canadian citizen who spent 11 years in an...

Bring Dictator Mengistu HM to Justice

F British Woods Business Center 2201 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite A-109 Nashville, TN 37217, USA   May 17, 2018 The UN Security Council United Nations 405 East 42nd Street New York, N.Y. 10017. Your Excellencies: We,...

Why Addis Ababa shouldn’t criminalise children who beg on its streets

The Conversation Over half of Ethiopia’s 100 million inhabitants are Orthodox Christians and a third practice Islam. Begging, in the form of almsgiving, is supported by the...

South Africa: Ten years after xenophobic killings, refugees and migrants still...

11 May 2018 Ten years after an outbreak of horrific xenophobic violence claimed 60 lives in South Africa, refugees and migrants are still facing daily...

Call to action – support S.Res.168

Call to action Ethiopian-American Civic Council in Colorado (EACC) & Ethiopian Advocacy Network (EAN) are launching a major campaign urging our elected representatives to support S.Res.168 “Supporting...

Ethiopia: Stop an Ethnic-based displacement and evictions

Press Release May 5, 2018 AHRE strongly condemns the continued displacement of Amhara people from their home in Kemashe Zone, Benishangul Gumuz region. According to our...

World Press Freedom Day 3 May

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Ethiopian Journalist Eskinder Nega Undeterred by Threats to Press Freedom

Ethiopian Journalist Eskinder Nega Undeterred by Threats to Press Freedom https://youtu.be/gkKfGU7HPsc

Ethiopian state of emergency must end, says journalist freed from jail

Jackson Njehia Reuters NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed should fulfill his pledge to expand political freedoms by lifting a state of emergency, said...

U.N. rights chief visits protest-hit Ethiopian region, meets dissidents

Aaron Maasho  ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The U.N. human rights chief said he was allowed to visit a region in Ethiopia that has been roiled...

U.N. human rights chief to meet Ethiopia PM, ex-detainees on official...

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban The United Nations Human Rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein arrives in Ethiopia today for his second official trip in under...

Interview: Congressman “absolutely” backs Ethiopia Sanctions thru Magnitsky Act

US Congressman Mike Coffman spoke with Teshome Borago of Zehabesha newspaper & Satenaw media Group regarding recent efforts by American lawmakers to defend human rights...

We Shall never Feed or Trade on Dead Souls!

Belayneh Abate The novel Dead Souls is Nikolai Googol's  reflection on the suffering of the early nineteenth century Russian serfs. In this novel , Chichikov,...

Prominent Ethiopian dissident tells Finland to stop sending aid: “It’s propping...

This time in prison Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega was no longer tortured, thanks in part to increased international pressure and public awareness. "Are you here...

Why I disagree with UNSG Guterres’ appointment of ‘Gen. Gabre’ UNISFA...

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) PART One of two The purpose of this article is to express the writer’s disappointment at and opposition to the...

Ethiopia Must End Impunity To Reverse Recurring Political Crisis

By Dr. Darara T. Gubo Ethiopia has been in the news due to heinous crimes committed by the country’s security forces. Highly trained snipers have...

H. Res. 128 has passed a resolution for the respect of...

https://youtu.be/AlP9q-KFxgI US. Congress passed H. Res. 128, a resolution for the respect of human rights and inclusive governance in Ethiopia The United States Congress on Tuesday...

The State of Emergency (2016-2017): Its Cause and Impact

Between the years of 2016 and 2017 Ethiopia was under a state of emergency for 10 months. This research which was undertaken by the...

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