Ethiopia: New Spate of Abusive Surveillance

Ethiopian authorities have carried out a renewed campaign of malware attacks, abusing commercial spyware to monitor government critics abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should immediately cease digital attacks on activists and independent voices, while spyware companies should be far more closely regulated. On December 6, 2017, independent researchers at the Toronto-based research center … Continue reading Ethiopia: New Spate of Abusive Surveillance

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Egypt & Ethiopia: Promoting mutual interests

​“If water is a matter of life and death for both Egypt and Ethiopia there is ample motivation for them to agree to resolve their differences over the Renaissance Dam in a way that benefits both,” said a diplomat speaking on condition of anonymity. Former assistant to the foreign minister Mohamed Hegazi agrees. “Yes, the … Continue reading Egypt & Ethiopia: Promoting mutual interests

World Bank unveils new strategic plan for Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank Group on Tuesday unveiled its strategic plan for Ethiopia, which will guide the Bank's operational plan and support to the east African country for the coming five years. The newly launched strategic plan for Ethiopia, which will be implemented from 2018 to 2022, is said to … Continue reading World Bank unveils new strategic plan for Ethiopia

Does a struggling Ethiopian model town offer lessons for the future?

by Tom Gardner | Thomson Reuters Foundation Wednesday, 22 November 2017 14:00 GMT With Addis Ababa struggling to cope with housing demand, Ethiopia's government wants to bring urbanisation to the countryside - but the model town of Buranest has had mixed fortunes By Tom Gardner BURANEST, Ethiopia, Nov 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group … Continue reading Does a struggling Ethiopian model town offer lessons for the future?

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የኢትዮጵያ ሰብአዊ መብት ኮምሽን በእነ መቶ አለቃ ማስረሻ ሰጤ የክስ መዝገብ በቂሊንጦ ቃጠሎ ሰበብ የተከሰሱ 16 እስረኞች ላይ በምርመራ  ወቅት የደረሰባቸውን ጉዳት በሪፖርቱ አኳትቷል። በዚህም መሰረት:_ ከበደ ጨመዳ: ቀኝ እጅ ላይ ትንሽ ጠባሳ፣ ቀኝ እግር አውራ ጣት ስብራት፣ ኢብራሂም  ካሚል: ቀኝ  እግር ላይ ጠባሳ፣  ግራ እጅ ላይ ጠባሳ፣ የካቴና እስር ምልክቶች አግባው ሰጠኝ: ግራ ታፋ … Continue reading ​በ16 እስረኞች ላይ በምርመራ ወቅት የደረሰ ጉዳት

ETHIOPIAN AUTHORITIES DEPORT PROMINENT SCHOLAR RENÉ LEFORT FROM AIRPORT; NO EXPLANATION

Addis Abeba, November 18/2017 – Reliable sources tell Addis Standard that René Lefort, a prominent scholar known for his critical observation of Ethiopian politics, was deported by Ethiopian authorities up on arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Abeba on Tuesday November  14, 2017. According to sources familiar with the matter  and who want to remain anonymous, René … Continue reading ETHIOPIAN AUTHORITIES DEPORT PROMINENT SCHOLAR RENÉ LEFORT FROM AIRPORT; NO EXPLANATION

EU Lists Ethiopia Over Money Laundering

The ​European Commission blacklisted Ethiopia for being very risky in money laundering and terrorism financing, urging banks situated in Europe to apply enhanced due diligence on financial flows from the country.  Aiming to ensure proper functioning of the European market, the Commission, in its latest regulation released on October 27, 2017, added the country to … Continue reading EU Lists Ethiopia Over Money Laundering

URGENT: Qatar declares war on Egypt, paying 86 billion dollars to Ethiopia

​Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Haile Mariam Desaline, will visit the Qatari capital of Doha in hours, coinciding with the failure of the meeting of the tripartite technical committee on the renaissance of the ministerial level, which was hosted by Cairo yesterday for the second time in less than a month.  Doha will conclude a $ … Continue reading URGENT: Qatar declares war on Egypt, paying 86 billion dollars to Ethiopia

AS Exclusive: Document presented at the National Security Council meeting reveals Ethiopia facing alarming multi-front crisis

  Major points discussed in the document include: The country’s federal system is facing imminent threat Security breakdown contributing to rising public anxiety Immeasurable human and material cost caused by recent conflicts Absence of rule of law prevalent Security crisis negatively impacting the economy Diminishing foreign aid due to human rights related concerns Crippling effect … Continue reading AS Exclusive: Document presented at the National Security Council meeting reveals Ethiopia facing alarming multi-front crisis