I am Tollikee Achamyelew Tsigabu. My mother is Daremyelesh Simegnu Sultan. I was born and raised into a peasant family in the sixties. Don’t ask me what happened during the sixties because I already told you that I was born in the sixties. Apart from this colossal calamity that has ever happened to Ethiopia, don’t … Continue reading Forget the State of Emergency; Criticize Me.
Qeerroo in Naqamtee demonstrating their silent mourning for those killed by Somali Liyu Hayl and demanding justice be served. This is a headline on the Ethiopian Reporter today. "ፌዴራል ፖሊስ "ቄሮ" በተባለው የወጣቶች እንቅስቃሴ ላይ ጥልቅ ምርመራ ሊያደርግ መሆኑ ተሰማ" What does it even mean to (deeply) investigate Qeerroo? The Reporter puts its article the way that … Continue reading Crackdowns on Qeerroo? Good Luck Intimidating the Tiger!
By BefeQadu Z. Hailu ጉዳዩ፦ በቂሊንጦ እሳት ሰበብ ስለታሰሩት ሰዎች የተደረገውን ምርመራ በተመለከተ እንደሚታወቀው ኢሰመኮ በቀን 20 ጥቅምት 2010፣ በደብዳቤ ቁጥር ሰመኮ/2.1/29/2010 እንደገለጸው ነሐሴ 1/2008 አዲስ አበባ ማረሚያ ቤት (ቂሊንጦ) ግቢ ውስጥ የተነሳውን እሳት መንስዔ ለማጣራት በተደረገው ምርመራ አሰቃቂ የመብቶች ጥሰቶች ተፈፅመዋል። በእነ መቶ ዐለቃ ማስረሻ ሰጤ መዝገብ (38 ተከሳሾችን) በተመለከተ መንግሥት ባለበት አገር ይፈፀማሉ … Continue reading ግልጽ ደብዳቤ፦ ለኢትዮጵያ ሰብአዊ መብቶች ኮሚሽን (ኢሰመኮ)
ለአቶ ኃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ እና ለአቶ ደመቀ መኮንን መጥርያ አልወጣም በጌታቸው ሺፈራው የአማራ ክልል ፕሬዝደንት አቶ ገዱ አንዳርጋቸው፣ የሰሜን ጎንደር ዞን አስተዳደር አቶ ሙሉጌታ ወርቁ፣ የጎንደር ከንቲባ አቶ ተቀባ ተባባል እና ስለ ህዝባዊ አመፁ ማስረዳት ይችላሉ የተባሉ ባለስልጣናት እና የፖሊስ አዛዦች በእነ ንግስት ይርጋ ተፈራ ክስ መዝገብ ስር ለተከሰሱት 6 ግለሰቦች የመከላከያ ምስክር ሆነው እንዲቀርቡ የፌደራል … Continue reading አቶ ገዱ አንዳርጋቸውን ጨምሮ የአማራ ክልል ባለስልጣናት ለእነ ንግስት ይርጋ በመከላከያ ምስክርነት እንዲቀርቡ ታዘዘ::
Etenesh Abera for Addisstandard In a statement by spokesperson released this afternoon regarding the current situation in Ethiopia, the European Union (EU) said it was “essential that independent investigations on all acts of violence are conducted.” The statement from the EU came in the wake of increasing numbers of violence, including ethnic-based in nature, seen … Continue reading Ethiopia: INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE RECENT VIOLENCE IN ETHIOPIA ESSENTIAL: EU
U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa Scroll down for the Amharic Version of the blog You don’t have to spend more than a couple of hours talking with an Ethiopian journalist to learn that it’s a daily challenge to ply your trade in a country that calls itself a democracy. The conversations involve a lot of … Continue reading Media Expert Kevin Smith Reflects on Experience in Ethiopia
You cannot not communicate! This is an axiom which states that you cannot do anything not to convey a message given that behavior is always there with no counterpart. Every one communicates even though some are better at it. Your words or without them, your gestures or their absence, your comments about or the sheer … Continue reading They Stood Silent; We knew What That Meant.
By Bill Marczak, Geoffrey Alexander, Sarah McKune, John Scott-Railton, and Ron Deibert December 5, 2017 Key Findings This report describes how Ethiopian dissidents in the US, UK, and other countries were targeted with emails containing sophisticated commercial spyware posing as Adobe Flash updates and PDF plugins. Targets include a US-based Ethiopian diaspora media outlet, the Oromia Media Network (OMN), a … Continue reading CHAMPING AT THE CYBERBIT: Ethiopian Dissidents Targeted With a New Commercial Spyware.
Written by Bona Geshe (OPride) — Ethiopia’s populous Oromia state is plagued by protests that refuse to go away. Regional officials say the latest protests are hijacked by ‘enemies’ of the Oromo people and those petrified by the new direction the Oromia state has taken. Following a meeting with the prime minister, regional presidents and … Continue reading Oromia: Return of Oromo protests signals OPDO’s rhetoric and cosmetic changes not enough.
In a documentary by Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) the president of Oromia Regional State, Obbo Lemma Megersa, speaks about the recent crackdown on rent-seakers and illicit trades. "In Ethiopian history, the most awful and gravely far reaching land abuse that has ever happened is the land of Oromo", explains Lemma. It is clear who has … Continue reading “We Have Wounded the Beast, and That Isn’t Enough” (Lemma Megersa).