CHAMPING AT THE CYBERBIT: Ethiopian Dissidents Targeted With a New Commercial Spyware.

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.

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ፍትህ ሲሞት ተከሳሽ “ወንጀሉን አልፈፀምኩም፣ ክሱን አልከላከልም!” ይላል

​የፈደራል ከፍተኛ ፍርድ ቤት ልደታ ምድብ 19ኛ ምድብ ችሎት ውሎ (ህዳር 26/2010 ዓ.ም)  "ለእኔ  ይህ ችሎት መፍትሄ አይሰጠኝም።  መፍትሄ ማገኘው የስርዓት ለውጥ ሲመጣ  ብቻ ነው። ከእስር ቤት ስወጣም እታገላለሁ!" ጌታሁን በየነ "የምንበላው የተፈጨ አሸዋ ነው!" ባንተወሰን አበበ ~በእነ አዱኛ ኬቲሳ የክስ መዝገብ የተከሰሱ 10 ወጣቶች እያንዳንዳቸው አምስት አመት ተፈርዶባቸዋል።  አብዱ፣ ሽመልስ፣ ካሳሁን፣ ጳውሎስ፣ ኬኖ፣ ቶማስ፣ ኢሳያስ፣ … Continue reading ፍትህ ሲሞት ተከሳሽ “ወንጀሉን አልፈፀምኩም፣ ክሱን አልከላከልም!” ይላል

የጉድ ሀገር ጉድ: ሰውን በቁም መቅበር ወይስ ማሰር? 

"ህዳር 9/2009 ዓም ከእርሻ ስመለስ ነው የያዙኝ።   ዳንሻ ወስደው ደብድበውኛል።  ከዛ ወደ ትግራይ ወሰዱኝ። ወደ ትግራይ መሆኑን ከመገመት ውጭ  ልዩ ቦታውን አላውቀውም። ትልቅ ጉድጓድ ውስጥ አስገቡኝና ግንዱ ላይ በተጠለፈ ገመድ አስረው ጉድጓዱ ውስጥ አስቀመጡኝ። የታሰርኩት ያለ ምግብና ያለ ውሃ ነው።  ከዛም ወደ ሁመራ መለሱኝ። ለረዥም ሰዓት እጆቼን ወደኋላ አስረው ፀሀይ ላይ አስጥተውኝ ዋሉ። ሁመራ … Continue reading የጉድ ሀገር ጉድ: ሰውን በቁም መቅበር ወይስ ማሰር? 

Oromia: Return of Oromo protests signals OPDO’s rhetoric and cosmetic changes not enough.

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.

“We Have Wounded the Beast, and That Isn’t Enough” (Lemma Megersa).

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).

​Is The Guardian Justifying Dispossession and Land Grab in Ethiopia? 

It is very painful to read this article on The Guardian by Tom Gardner for a number of reasons.  1. Tom is presenting land robbery and land grab by the Addis Ababa City Administration in Koye, Oromia,  25 kilometers away from Addis Ababa, inside Oromia, as urban development. Just imagine, Addis Ababa taking 700 hectares of land from Oromo … Continue reading ​Is The Guardian Justifying Dispossession and Land Grab in Ethiopia? 

Addis has run out of space’: Ethiopia’s radical redesig

As Addis Ababa creaks under the weight of a mushrooming populace, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest housing project is under way. But who benefits? by Tom Gardner in Addis Ababa. Photographs by Charlie Rosser Wrapped in a white shawl and sporting a wide-brimmed cowboy hat, Haile stares out at his cattle as they graze in a rocky … Continue reading Addis has run out of space’: Ethiopia’s radical redesig

Was/Is There Ethnic Conflict/Violence in Ethiopia?

By Alem Mamo Conceivably, if there is a single most important question that requires in depth interrogation in the present political atmosphere of Ethiopia it is this one: was/is there ethnic conflict in Ethiopia? Though it seems straightforward enough, it is an enormous research question that necessitates proper scrutiny and systemic analysis. Moreover, to provide an … Continue reading Was/Is There Ethnic Conflict/Violence in Ethiopia?

“ህዝብን ከድተናል፣ የውሸት ሪፖርት፥ የህወሓት በላይነት፥ ዴሞክራሲና ‘የተፈሪ ሱሪ’፥…” አቶ ጌታቸው ረዳ

ከዛሚ ራዲዮ ጋር በነበራቸው ቆይታ አቶ ጌታቸው ረዳ ከተናገሩት ውስጥ፦  "የትግራይ የበላይነት" የሚባለው ነገር ልክ እንደ 'አያ ጅቦ' አይነት ማስፈራሪያ ነው፣  "አዲሱ የህወሃት አመራር "የውሸት ሪፖርትን" ማስቀረት አለበት"፣   "ህዝብን ከድተናል" ብለን አምነናል፣  "አቅም ያለው ሰው እንደ ስጋት የሚቆጠርበት ሁኔታ መቅረት አለበት"፣  "የህወሓት ዴሞክራሲ እንደ ተፈሪ ሱሪ ከላይ ሰፊ ከታች ጠባብ ነው"  Watch "የህወሓት ተሃድሶ" ጌታቸው … Continue reading “ህዝብን ከድተናል፣ የውሸት ሪፖርት፥ የህወሓት በላይነት፥ ዴሞክራሲና ‘የተፈሪ ሱሪ’፥…” አቶ ጌታቸው ረዳ

“ችሎት ማስከበር ወይስ ፍርሃት መፍጠር?” (በቃሉ ፈረደ)

ጉዳይ ኑሮት ወይም ለመታደም ችሎት ከሚገኘዉ ሰዉ ዉስጥ አብዛኛዉ ችሎት ሲቀርብ የመፍራትና የመራድ ስሜት ይሰማዋል፡፡  እንግዲህ ችሎት ፊት በፍርሐት  መቆም አንድም ችሎቱን ከማክበር በሌላ ጎኑ ደግሞ ችሎቱን አስፈሪና ጭራቅ አድረጎ ከማየት ይመነጫል፡፡  አብዛኛዉ የሕብረተሰብ ክፍልም ስለ ሕግ ያለዉ ንቃትና ግንዛቤ አናሳ በመሆኑ ችሎት ሲገባ አንዱን ስቼ ብቀጣ የሚለዉ ዋና ስጋቱ ነዉ፡፡ በአናቱ ወንበሩ ላይ ቁጭ … Continue reading “ችሎት ማስከበር ወይስ ፍርሃት መፍጠር?” (በቃሉ ፈረደ)