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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.…

World Bank-ruptcy in Ethiopia

World Bank-ruptcy in Ethiopia

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In September 2012, two dozen or so Ethiopian refugees from the Gambella Region of Western Ethiopia requested an investigation by the World Bank alleging that they had been forced off their land.…

Breaking News: UK diplomats clash over Briton on death row in Ethiopia

Breaking News: UK diplomats clash over Briton on death row in Ethiopia

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UK diplomats clash over Briton on death row in Ethiopia: Officials' fury after Foreign Secretary claims he couldn't 'find time' to help father-of-three facing execution.…

Ethiopia: The Invention of Ethnic Politics

Ethiopia: The Invention of Ethnic Politics

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Weakened by the lack of internal support, the Derg was defeated by another politics of exclusion, this time based on ethnicity. Ethnic politics has its roots in the Marxist-Leninist ideology.…

Many Thanks and Blessings to Swedish Company H&M

Many Thanks and Blessings to Swedish Company H&M

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The effect of such crimes of displacement can be felt when we place ourselves in the shoes of the Lower Omo Valley area tribes in Ethiopia.…

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