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Ethiopia’s Half a Century of Longing for Democracy How much longer?

Ethiopia’s Half a Century of Longing for Democracy How much longer?

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The Ethiopian people were tossed from the frying pan to the fire when the military junta was succeeded by the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF).…

Befeqadu Hailu: An Ethiopian Writer Who Refused to Remain Silent

Befeqadu Hailu: An Ethiopian Writer Who Refused to Remain Silent

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Befeqadu Hailu is an Ethiopian writer who could not quiet his conscience in the face of brutality and human rights violations in his country. For this, he is currently in behind bars.…

Ethiopia: The Sham Elections Are the Same But Let Us Make the Day After Different

Ethiopia: The Sham Elections Are the Same But Let Us Make the Day After Different

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The Ethiopian people and the opposition parties must prove to their electorate in particular and Ethiopian population in general that it will be different because they will do things differently. …

86 Eritrean migrants ‘kidnapped by Isil’ in Libya

86 Eritrean migrants ‘kidnapped by Isil’ in Libya

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Wednesday's kidnapping bears chilling echoes of a similar incident in April when Isil militants kidnapped 79 Eritrean and Ethiopian Christian refugees. …

Ethiopia Spymaster infiltrates Kenya police

Ethiopia Spymaster infiltrates Kenya police

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The unit is also said to be responsible for kidnappings of Ethiopian refuges and dissidents and their subsequent repatriation to Addis Ababa where they face death, brutality and long prison sentences.…

Making Sense of an Electoral Score of 100 Percent

Making Sense of an Electoral Score of 100 Percent

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According to the National Election Board of Ethiopia, the result of last week’s national election is that the EPRDF has achieved a complete victory by grabbing all the parliamentary seats.…

Ethiopia: In May 1983 Gayle Smith wrote an article to defend the kidnapping of 10 westerners by TPLF

Ethiopia: In May 1983 Gayle Smith wrote an article to defend the kidnapping of 10 westerners by TPLF

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By 1986, Smith was a development consultant for the Relief Society of Tigray, a province of northern Ethiopia. An article Smith wrote in May 1983 appeared to defend the kidnapping of 10 westerners by the Tigrayan Peoples’ Liberation Front as a way to get publicity.…

Ethiopia: TPLF’s Deformed Democracy

Ethiopia: TPLF’s Deformed Democracy

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The TPLF’s election drama is in the same league with North Korea’s “election” fiasco: one party rule, one candidate, an electoral body created and run by loyal party cadres.…

Ethiopia: I Can’t Hear You, Wendy Sherman!

Ethiopia: I Can’t Hear You, Wendy Sherman!

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Wendy talked everybody under the table when she hectored Ethiopians to come out and vote. She lectured Ethiopians on how “every vote counts”. She did not say who counts the votes.…

Ethiopians: It Would Be Shame On Us From Now On, Not Anybody Else

Ethiopians: It Would Be Shame On Us From Now On, Not Anybody Else

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Do those opposition parties and movements in Ethiopia which have not only tried their best but also paid great sacrifices deserve due admiration and respect? Unquestionably!…

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