Category Archives: English

Travel Advisory: Ethiopia – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Travel Advisory: Ethiopia – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution May 13, 2019 (U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE — BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS) – Exercise increased caution when traveling in Ethiopia due to sporadic civil unrest and communications disruptions. Some areas have increased… Read More »

Hate never breed love; False and denial of truth help no one!

Hate never breed love; False and denial of truth help no one! “I feared that this never happened, even those cited as the ‘force of change’ such as the ‘Team Lemma’ would simply be on whichever side the political power… Read More »

Ethio Telecom: Its Privatization Buzz

Ethio Telecom: Its Privatization Buzz (Dinagddee) –The privatization of Ethio Telecom seems to have  begun in earnest.  We may not hear any more such silly recorded messages as “the network is busy now, please try later!” My personal favorite is… Read More »

ኢዜማ is an extension of አብን in Oromia under national identity disguise!

ኢዜማ is an extension of አብን in Oromia under national identity disguise! By Aba Orma, PhD, May 12, 2019 “Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice” is nothing more than Naafxagnas plot for extortion and appropriation of Oromia under the disguise of… Read More »

Historical aspects of landgrab in Ethiopia with political game linked to land tenure of successive regimes (1889 – 2018)

Historical aspects of landgrab in Ethiopia with political game linked to land tenure of successive regimes (1889 – 2018) Malkamuu Jaatee, May 2019 “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday, because the present is the living… Read More »

The origin of ethnic politics in Ethiopia

The origin of ethnic politics in Ethiopia By Leenco Lata (first appeared in March 2015), Via Tsegaye Ararsa Controversy has been dogging the policy of structuring Ethiopia as a multinational federation ever since it was publicly aired almost twenty- five… Read More »

A Spring in the Horn: Mass Protest and Transitions in Sudan and Ethiopia

A Spring in the Horn: Mass Protest and Transitions in Sudan and Ethiopia Rashid Abdi, an independent senior Horn of Africa researcher and analyst Addis Abeba, May 10/2019 (Addis Standard) – Two mass protest movements have, in quick succession, forced regime… Read More »

Viewpoint: Treating transitional trauma

Viewpoint: Treating transitional trauma By Dr. Mukerrem Miftah, May 9, 2019 Party and government must prioritize, act, compromise, and reform (Ethiopia Insight) — Following the death of chief architect Meles Zenawi, years of popular discontent, and the ruling front’s internal… Read More »

Shrugging off the Sidama’s Quest by the Ethiopian Government Must Come to an End by Urgently Fixing the Date for Referendum

Shrugging off the Sidama’s Quest by the Ethiopian Government Must Come to an End by Urgently Fixing the Date for Referendum Press Statement by Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) May 09, 2019 One of the PAFD’s founding members… Read More »

SWE-IPDM strongly condemns the current escalating massacre against the marginalized indigenous Gumuz people of Benishangul Gumuz region

SWE-IPDM strongly condemns the current escalating massacre against the marginalized indigenous Gumuz people of Benishangul Gumuz region Press Release, May 6, 2019 The Southwest Ethiopia Indigenous Peoples Democratic Movement (SWE-IPDM) strongly condemns the current escalating massacre against the marginalized indigenous… Read More »