Category Archives: English

THE SILENT FIGHTERS: THE VOLUNTEERS BEHIND ETHIOPIA’S DEMOCRATIC REFORMS

THE SILENT FIGHTERS: THE VOLUNTEERS BEHIND ETHIOPIA’S DEMOCRATIC REFORMS Abadir M. Ibrahim and Abduletif Kedir Idris Addis Abeba, February 27/2020 (Addis Standard) – For almost two years, every Ethiopian and every Ethiopia observer has been overwhelmed by discussion and news about… Read More »

ETHIOPIA’S STATE TERRORISM AGIANST THE OROMO PEOPLE!

ETHIOPIA’S STATE TERRORISM AGIANST THE OROMO PEOPLE! USA stop aiding Dr. Abiy’s state terrorism! By Aba Orma, (Ph. D.), February 27, 2020 The OROMO PEOPLE are the largest ethnolinguistic group in Africa. The majority of Oromos live in Oromia, the… Read More »

Algeria, Ethiopia Experience Worst Internet Shutdowns in Africa

Algeria, Ethiopia Experience Worst Internet Shutdowns in Africa Algeria and Ethiopia’s governments were responsible for the most documented incidents of internet shutdowns in Africa last year, when such episodes climbed almost 50%, according to advocacy group Access Now. Algeria had… Read More »

Ethiopia pulls out of US meeting on Nile dam

Ethiopia pulls out of US meeting on Nile dam (Middle East Monitor) — Ethiopia will not attend talks on its disputed $5 billion hydropower project being held in Washington this weekend, the Water, Irrigation and Energy Ministry said today. The… Read More »

More Funding Needed to Combat Locust Swarms ‘Unprecedented in Modern Times’

More Funding Needed to Combat Locust Swarms ‘Unprecedented in Modern Times’ The potential impact of locusts on a country that is still grappling with complex conflict, displacement, Ebola and measles outbreaks and food insecurity would be devastating NEW YORK, United… Read More »

Preaching unity but flying solo, Abiy’s ambition may stall Ethiopia’s transition

Preaching unity but flying solo, Abiy’s ambition may stall Ethiopia’s transition By René Lefort, February 25, 2020 The fatal error of Ethiopia’s acclaimed premier Abiy Ahmed has been to place his standing ahead of his country’s democratic transition. “God only… Read More »

Protesters in Aweday Beaten, Shot at, as Video Exposes Army Crack Down against Civilians

Protesters in Aweday Beaten, Shot at, as Video Exposes Army Crack Down against Civilians Zecharias Zelalem Addis Abeba, February 24/2020 (Addis Standard) -At least 30 people were injured on Thursday February 20/2020 when government security forces clamped down on a crowd… Read More »

Ethiopia PM leaves neutrality in Somalia and leans towards Turkey and Qatar

Ethiopia PM leaves neutrality in Somalia and leans towards Turkey and Qatar Sowing tensions in Somalia with the help of Ankara and Doha may benefit Addis Ababa temporarily, but threatens to strike stability in the entire Horn of Africa. Monday… Read More »

Abiy’s Bid to Reconcile Somalia Hits a Wall

Abiy’s Bid to Reconcile Somalia Hits a Wall By Aggrey Mutambo, February 23, 2020 (The East Africa) — Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has a mountain to climb in his latest bid at mediation between Somaliland and Somalia. A proposal… Read More »

What do Abiy Ahmed, Michael H. Raynor, Isayas Afeworki and unitarist Ethiopian elites have in common regarding Oromo nationalism?

What do Abiy Ahmed, Michael H. Raynor, Isayas Afeworki and unitarist Ethiopian elites have in common regarding Oromo nationalism?[1] Note: This article is reposted because it nailed down ahead of time the Eritrean President Isayas Afeworki’s project of interference into… Read More »

Prosperity Party’s Plan of Economic Zones in Oromia a State within a State: Disintegrating and Weakening Oromia

Prosperity Party’s Plan of Economic Zones in Oromia a State within a State: Disintegrating and Weakening Oromia Very urgent By Barii Ayyaanoo (PhD), February 23, 2020 1.  A friend inbox me Prosperity Party’s (PP’s) Cafee Oromia draft a proclamation titled… Read More »

Steady, measured reforms would help Ethiopia reach its potential

Steady, measured reforms would help Ethiopia reach its potential BY STELLAH KWASI AND JAKKIE CILLIERS, February 20, 2020 (iss africa)–Since the early 1990s Ethiopia has experienced reduced state repression, a relatively stable political climate, and has made encouraging strides to… Read More »