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Letter from an Ethiopian prison to John Kerry

Letter from an Ethiopian prison to John Kerry

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Natnael Feleke has been imprisoned for a year without trial. In a letter smuggled out of jail, he asks the US secretary of state to stop supporting the Ethiopian regime.…

U.S. Wrong to Endorse Ethiopia’s Elections

U.S. Wrong to Endorse Ethiopia’s Elections

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EPRDF has restricted political pluralism and used draconian legislation to crack down on the political opposition in Ethiopia.…

Ethiopia Bloggers Evidence Doesn’t Back Charges, Lawyer Says

Ethiopia Bloggers Evidence Doesn’t Back Charges, Lawyer Says

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The defendants are the latest government critics to be tried under Ethiopia’s 2009 anti-terrorism law, which the U.S. has said is being used to criminalize legitimate dissent. Ethiopian officials reject the accusation.…

Restricted Online Media in Ethiopia – Crawling to Death of Expression

Restricted Online Media in Ethiopia – Crawling to Death of Expression

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With a population of more than 90 million, Ethiopia is ranked as having one of the lowest Internet and mobile phone penetration rates in Africa.…

Ethiopia’s “Odious Debt” to the Odious World Bank

Ethiopia’s “Odious Debt” to the Odious World Bank

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According to the World Bank, Ethiopia’s debt for the period 2010-2014 was USD$12.6 billion. According to the IMF, the total government net debt (% of GDP) for Ethiopia for 2013 was 20.165 percent. This general measure is somewhat misleading and likely to understate the real magnitude of the debt.…

Ethiopia’s Zone 9 Bloggers Harsh Treatment

Ethiopia’s Zone 9 Bloggers Harsh Treatment

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Since their arrest in April, the Zone 9 bloggers and journalists have endured horrific treatment at the hands of the Ethiopian police and prison officials.…

The 2015 Ethiopian Elections: Against Pessimism and Cynicism

The 2015 Ethiopian Elections: Against Pessimism and Cynicism

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EPRDF has accelerated its double-barreled repression to counter the ever-intensifying Ethiopian aspiration for democracy. …

CPJ, rights groups slam Dawit Kebede over allegations

CPJ, rights groups slam Dawit Kebede over allegations

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Sue Valentine, CPJ Africa Program Coordinator,said in a statement that CPJ was very disappointed with Kebede’s unwarranted attacks. …

Police Brutally, Attack Peaceful Protesters in Addis Ababa ahead of National Election

Police Brutally, Attack Peaceful Protesters in Addis Ababa ahead of National Election

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Police brutally attacked and dispersed peaceful demonstrators in the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday as they try to protest against the ongoing government repression on opposition political parties and dissents in run-up to the countries general election.…

The end of TPLF (EPRDF) seems nearer than ever

The end of TPLF (EPRDF) seems nearer than ever

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The brutality we witnessed is but a function of the criminal conduct of perhaps the most callous and cowardly regime in the history of the Ethiopia.…

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