Category Archives: English

Ethiopia’s opposition parties criticize election law changes

Ethiopia’s opposition parties criticize election law changes By Hereward Holland, August 24, 2019 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would… Read More »

Ethiopian parliament approves electoral, political parties bill – state broadcaster

Ethiopian parliament approves electoral, political parties bill – state broadcaster By Hereward Holland, August 24, 2019 NAIROBI (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s parliament has approved an electoral and political parties draft bill, the state broadcaster reported on Saturday, paving the way for… Read More »

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to open consular offices in 4 regional states

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to open consular offices in 4 regional states Why the ministry of foreign affairs opted for opening offices in selected ethnic-based regions in the country rather than expanding its services in the capital Addis Ababa… Read More »

The Ethiopian Government  Commits Crimes Against Humanity in Sidama 

The Ethiopian Government  Commits Crimes Against Humanity in Sidama  By The Sidama Observer, 23 August 2019   Introduction The Sidama people, the most persecuted ethnic group in Ethiopia, languish under an illegal state of emergency (a command post) that denied… Read More »

Jubaland election results mired by conflicting regional interests

Jubaland election results mired by conflicting regional interests By Morris Kiruga Posted on Friday, 23 August 2019 16:17 (The African Report) — Regional interests shaped Thursday’s elections in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Jubaland, with two people claiming to have won… Read More »

US Department of State Issues Travel Alert to Ethiopia

US Department of State Issues Travel Alert to Ethiopia Exercise increased caution when traveling in Ethiopia due to sporadic civil unrest and communications disruptions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To: Border area with Somalia… Read More »

On the Self-Administration of Oromia and Other States in Ethiopia: Language, Land, Political Parties, and Military

On the Self-Administration of Oromia and Other States in Ethiopia: Language, Land, Political Parties, and Military By ANF, August 22, 2019 A number of human lives sacrificed to decolonize oneself in Oromia and most part of Ethiopia. Peoples choose for… Read More »

SEPDM’s Chair Mss Mufriat Kamil and the Ethiopian Election Board Chair Bertukan Medekissa With Dozens Hold a Secret Anti-Sidama Meeting in Gion Hotel

SEPDM’s Chair Mss Mufriat Kamil and the Ethiopian Election Board Chair Bertukan Medekissa With Dozens Hold a Secret Anti-Sidama Meeting in Gion Hotel. via SNLF, August 22, 2019 SEPDM’s chair Mufriat Kamil and the Ethiopian Election board chair Bertukan Medekissa… Read More »

ONLF Wants Election 2020 on Time, Says if Postponed There Should Be A “Mechanism to Integrate Opposition, Liberation Forces into the Federal Structure”

ONLF Wants Election 2020 on Time, Says if Postponed There Should Be A “Mechanism to Integrate Opposition, Liberation Forces into the Federal Structure” Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, August 21/2019 (Addis Standard) – At a press briefing he held today at Hilton… Read More »

Why is Jubaland election important for East Africa?

Why is Jubaland election important for East Africa? Kenya, Ethiopia among countries jostling for influence over Somali region  (Al jazeera) –A small region in Somalia is at the centre of a growing power struggle in East Africa. The autonomous federal… Read More »

TWO EPRP VETERANS INFILTRATE THE MENELIK PALACE: Can Oromo Struggle for Freedom be Reversed and Hijacked ?

TWO EPRP VETERANS INFILTRATE THE MENELIK PALACE: Can Oromo Struggle for Freedom be Reversed and Hijacked ? Albasa Dagaga, August 18, 2019 The contemporary Oromo struggle to free Oromia primarily headed by the OLF is nearing half a century. Over… Read More »

Federalist façade for centralist front

Federalist façade for centralist front August 18, 2019, by René Lefort,William Davison Despite TPLF efforts to snap Ethiopia out of political stalemate, an incoherent ruling front staggers sluggishly towards reform. More destabilizing jostling looks likely, as the Prime Minister tries… Read More »