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Living in Exile: Ethiopian Journalist Betre Yacob Struggles

Living in Exile: Ethiopian Journalist Betre Yacob Struggles

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In 2013, Ethiopia was ranked #137 on the World Press Freedom Index. In 2011-12 Ethiopia was ranked #127.…

CPJ – Ethiopian authorities convict journalist in Addis Ababa

CPJ – Ethiopian authorities convict journalist in Addis Ababa

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Authorities have routinely targeted Temesghen's writing. In May 2012, he was given a four-month suspended prison sentence and fine after Feteh published a statement made by imprisoned journalist Eskinder Nega during his trial. Temesghen paid the fine.…

Ethiopian Journalist Temesgen Desalegn Convicted

Ethiopian Journalist Temesgen Desalegn Convicted

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Ethiopian journalist Temesgen Desalegn, the former editor of Feteh, a defunct weekly newspaper, was convicted yesterday by the Federal High Court on charges that also included defaming the government and distorting public opinion, after a case that lasted about two years, lawyer Ameha Mekonnen said. …

Resolutions for the Ethiopian New Year

Resolutions for the Ethiopian New Year

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For many of my Ethiopian readers in the United States, September 11 (Ethiopian New Year’s Day, Meskerem 1) is a festive day of celebration as well as a day that shall live in infamy. …

AU and its failed member states

AU and its failed member states

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Menilik II’s victory at Adwa not only shocked European powers forcing them to recognize Ethiopia as an independent sovereign country, but also became a beacon of hope for all black people in the Diaspora struggling for emancipation.…

Andargachew Tsige Family Called on the British Government

Andargachew Tsige Family Called on the British Government

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The family of a British citizen kidnapped and rendered to Ethiopia in June has called on the British government to secure his release as soon as possible.…

What African leaders need to hear from President Obama

What African leaders need to hear from President Obama

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In our country of Ethiopia, the government maintains a stranglehold on freedom of expression. Journalists or activists who question the ruling party or its actions face arbitrary arrests and repression. After his April visit, when Kerry made the long overdue comment that it was important for anti-terrorist mechanisms to avoid…

To European Union Delegation to Ethiopia: A Call to Stop the State of Siege in Ethiopia

To European Union Delegation to Ethiopia: A Call to Stop the State of Siege in Ethiopia

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The Global Alliance for the Rights of Ethiopians (GARE), letter to European Union Delegation to Ethiopia. GARE is outraged by the state of siege in Ethiopia; and calls on all Ethiopian opposition political parties, civic societies, religious leaders, prominent individuals; and the donor and diplomatic community to rise up…

What is the Value of American Values in Africa?

What is the Value of American Values in Africa?

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The President’s remarks on torture got me thinking about the torturers attending the “U.S.-Africa Leaders” Summit. On August 5-6, President Obama has invited to the White House the “finest” practitioners of torture…

Ethiopian photo journalist sister Aziza Mohamed became another causality of the paranoid Ethiopian regime

Ethiopian photo journalist sister Aziza Mohamed became another causality of the paranoid Ethiopian regime

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Tighten your seat-belt, Woyane is determined to arrest and terrorize Ethiopians to hang on to power. The campaign to destroy the remaining independent journalist further exposed the clone journalist masquerading as independent singing the tune of the regime.…

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