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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.…

Land Grab and the False Promise of Food Security

Land Grab and the False Promise of Food Security

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The notion of food security, like GDP, conceals more than it reveals about how the actual lives of people go. It may mean different things, depending on whose security is at stake. …

Alemayehu G. Mariam: My Commentary on My Commentaries

Alemayehu G. Mariam: My Commentary on My Commentaries

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Why have I written lengthy weekly Monday commentaries for hundreds of weeks without missing a single week? Why are my “commentaries so long”?…

VOA reporter caught with his hand in the cookie jar

VOA reporter caught with his hand in the cookie jar

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Ever since Peter Heinlein started managing VOA Amharic program after the 2005 election’s crises the program had gotten much worst. It is obvious the relationship between Heinlein and the Former Government Communication Minster Berket Simon have something to do with.…

US 1st couple hosting EPRDF counterparts

US 1st couple hosting EPRDF counterparts

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One wonders what message the picture below would send to the oppressed Ethiopian people. The picture shows Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his spouse with the first couple of the USA hosting the USA-Africa Summit held in Washington.…

Bloggers charged with treason for using free software

Bloggers charged with treason for using free software

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In the recent Zone9 Bloggers case in Ethiopia the authorities have fabricated charges of destabilising the nation and terrorism in an attempt to silence any independent voices talking about the human rights situation in the country.…

The VOA-Amharic Program Needs To Get It’s Act Together

The VOA-Amharic Program Needs To Get It’s Act Together

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Both ESAT and Mr. Ermias Legesse are accusing VOA that -since Peter Heinlein took charge of the VOA Amharic program- the broadcast is conducting its publication in the interest of the Ethiopian government.…

Ethiopian government to bring criminal charges against six weeklies

Ethiopian government to bring criminal charges against six weeklies

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Two of the weeklies, Addis Guday and Fact, are among Ethiopia’s leading privately-owned newspapers and have often covered events or published stories that have generated political controversy. One of Addis Guday’s journalists, Asmamaw Hailegiorgis, has been held on a terrorism charge since 25 April.…

A Call for Action on Andargachew Tsige

A Call for Action on Andargachew Tsige

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On Monday August 11 it will be 50 days since Andargatchew Tsege was illegally kidnapped in Yemen and handed to the repressive regime in Ethiopia.…

Letter to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron

Letter to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron

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We are writing this letter to express our deep dismay at the manner in which the British Government has handled the brazen abduction, and extradition of Andargachew Tsege, a British citizen.…

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