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Ethiopia 'deliberately blocking' U.S. Congress resolution on human rights

Africanews Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with Freedom House An international rights group is accusing the Ethiopian government of literally blackmailing the United States as Congress moves to heighten human rights and political reform calls on Addis...

A CALL TO THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA: WHAT WILL WE LEAVE TO THE NEXT GENERATION - A GIFT OR A CURSE? [Obang Metho]

What will we leave to the next generation—a gift or a curse? This question is critically important; however, it is equally important to know whether or not our—or someone else’s—individual or collective efforts, will produce the desired...

U.S. Congress Should Call Ethiopia’s Bluff (freedomhouse)

Addis Ababa has halted a human rights resolution in the House by threatening to break off security cooperation with the United States. When Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) addressed a gathering of mostly Ethiopian-origin constituents in late...

At least eight killed, dozens wounded in protests across Oromia (Addisstandard)

Addis Abeba, Oct. 11/2017 – At least eight people were killed and more than 30 wounded during fresh protests that hit several cities and towns across the Oromia regional state today, according to Addisu Arega Kitessa, head of the Oromia government...

ESAT Special discussion on Abadula resignation

ABADULA GEMEDA RESIGNS AS SPEAKER OF THE FEDERAL PARLIAMENT (AddisStandard)

Addis Abeba October 07/2017 – Two credible sources told AS that Abadula Gemeda, speaker of the Ethiopian House of Peoples’ Representatives  has resigned from his post. According to one source, Abadula has “submitted a resignation letter...

The Crisis of Leadership and Legitimacy within Ethiopia’s TPLF Minority Regime

BY NETSANET BULTO Ever since the death of the late TPLF chairman and Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has lacked a similarly dominant personality able to maintain consensus, either thru charisma,...

Unity v diversity: Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is being tested (The Economist)

Violence between ethnic groups has put the country on edge FOR centuries the city of Harar, on the eastern fringes of the Ethiopian highlands, was a sanctuary, its people protected by a great wall that surrounded the entire city. But in the...