Thursday , 29 September 2016

Gondar uprising leader charged with terrorism

ESAT News (September 28, 2016) The leader of the the movement in the Amhara region that is campaigning to restore areas forcefully annexed to Tigray by the Tigrian-led regime has been charged with terrorism. Colonel Demeke Zewdu, seen by many Ethiopians as the leader of the ongoing uprising against a minority regime in Amhara region, was charged Wednesday after several ... Read More »

Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA) says it has killed Ethiopia gov’t soldiers in fight in Ethiopia Somali region

 September 27, 2016 The Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA) is continuing its offensive against Ethiopian regime army and its associated militia. This offensive has intensified since the regimes army’s massacres of innocent civilians in other parts of Ethiopia as they had done previously in ogaden since 2007. Since November 2015, ONLA has been waylaying and putting pressure on the killing ... Read More »

A New Report on Ethiopian Sugar Projects

27-9-2016 A new report from the Oakland Institute debunks the myth that Ethiopia is the new “African Lion.” Miracle or Mirage? Manufacturing Hunger and Poverty in Ethiopia exposes how authoritarian development schemes have perpetuated cycles of poverty, food insecurity, and marginalized the country’s most vulnerable citizens. Miracle or Mirage? Manufacturing Hunger and Poverty in Ethiopia   Read More »

“The blood flowing in Oromia is our blood too”: Why Oromo-Amhara solidarity is the greatest threat to the Ethiopian government

For decades, the ruling party has governed by pitting the Oromo and Amhara against one another. Now the two groups are joining forces against the government. Protests in Ethiopia have been ongoing since November 2015. “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen,” said Lenin, describing the Bolshevik revolution. For Ethiopia, the start of August ... Read More »

View on Africa: Eritrea coming in from the cold?

Date: 28 September 2016 Time: 11h00 – 12h00 Venue: Online via VoiceBoxer Eritrea is slowly restoring relations with countries in Europe and the Gulf, which may bring short-term solutions for its ailing economy. But Eritrea’s future is still uncertain and the country poses serious security concerns for the Horn of Africa. The international community must monitor progress and be ready ... Read More »

Instagrammers from India, Uruguay and Ethiopia won this year’s Getty photo contest

Selina Cheng September 26, 2016 Life in a square. (Getty Images Instagram Grant/Girma Berta)  Ronny Sen (@ronnysen) has been photographing the lives of those who toil on the gigantic coal mine in Jharia, India for the past four years. The Indian Instagrammer and two other photographers recently won $10,000 each from Getty Images Instagram Grant, which supports photographers using Instagram ... Read More »

Nigerians complain about Ethiopian Airlines

September 26, 2016Agency Report The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, received a total of 2,133 complaints from both domestic and international air passengers between January and June 2016, statistics from its Consumer Protection Department have indicated. A document issued by the department and obtained on Monday by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos showed that the NCAA received ... Read More »

Ethiopia: Has international peacekeeping become a platform of legitimacy for authoritarian regimes?

Alem Mamo September 23, 2016 The reputation and credibility of international peacekeeping is at stake “The regime in Addis Ababa could recall its peacekeepers as the political crisis in the country deepens.” Like a keen school kid who thinks he knows the answer to all the questions that the teacher asks the regime in Addis Ababa is the first one ... Read More »