WHO IS IN CONTROL IN ETHIOPIA? By Leenco Lata

Who is presently in control in Ethiopia? This is a strange question coming from a person who never minces his words when criticizing the EPRDF for installing an authoritarian order in Ethiopia, in which the top official is unquestionably in control. It is also strange to pose the question about a country where who is … Continue reading WHO IS IN CONTROL IN ETHIOPIA? By Leenco Lata

Freedom In Ethiopia

In 2014 the Ethiopian government continued to suppress free speech and associational rights, shattering hopes for meaningful reform under Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. Government harassment and arrest of prominent opposition and media members continued, including the April arrest of nine journalists who were charged under Ethiopia’s controversial antiterrorism law. In April and May, massive protests … Continue reading Freedom In Ethiopia

Extract from Ethiopian”Computer Crime Proclamation”

Art. 13: Crimes against Liberty and Reputation of Persons Whosoever intentionally: 1/ intimidates or threatens another person or his families with serious danger or injury by disseminating any writing, video, audio or any other image through a computer systems shall be punishable, with simple imprisonment not exceeding three years or in a serious cases with … Continue reading Extract from Ethiopian”Computer Crime Proclamation”

Proposed Ethiopia Law Worries Bloggers, Activists

ADDIS ABABA — For years, the Ethiopian government has been accused of using its anti-terrorism law to crack down on internal political dissent. Now, bloggers and political activists worry freedom of expression could be limited even further by a proposed new law. Critics of the new legislation, called the Computer Crime Proclamation, say it would … Continue reading Proposed Ethiopia Law Worries Bloggers, Activists

Africa’s digital revolution: People in the driving seat

Digital is more than just a word. It’s the coming together of humans and technology in new ways, resulting in fundamental changes in people, teams and organizations. It’s the “digital possible” – the potential of technology to change not just businesses, but communities, countries and the wider world. In the digital age, people aren’t just … Continue reading Africa’s digital revolution: People in the driving seat

የእናቶች ቀን፡ በፀረ-ጦርነት ቀን ስለ እናት ፍቅር መቀባጠር…

አብዛኞቻችን፣ ትላንት ታስቦ እንደዋለው #የእናቶች_ቀን (Mother’s Day) ያሉ የመታሰቢያ ቀኖችን አስመልክቶ የምናደርጋቸው ነገሮች በጣም አስቂኝና በዕለቱ መዘከር ከነበረበት ነገር ጋር ፍፁም   የማይገናኝ ነው። የእናቶች ቀንን አስመልክቶ "እማዬ እወድሻለሁ…፣ ማሚ ያንቺ ውለታ እኮ…" ምናምን እያሉ ሲቀባጥሩ ማየት ያስጠላል። አሁን ይህን ፅሁፍ ለመፃፍ ያነሳሳኝ ፌስቡክ ላይ የተመለከትኩት ፎቶ ነው። ትልቅ ድንጋይን በጠገራ እየፈለጠ የእናቱን ቅርፅ ለሰራ አንድ … Continue reading የእናቶች ቀን፡ በፀረ-ጦርነት ቀን ስለ እናት ፍቅር መቀባጠር…