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the Pioneering Ethiopian Discussion
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Ethiopia and Abiy Ahmed: What a Difference 180 Days Make? »


Posted in Al Mariam’s Commentaries By almariam On October 2, 2018 Celebrating the six-month anniversary of Abiy Ahmed’s service as prime minister October 2,…

Oct 5 2018 / Comments Off / Read More »

The Invisible Hands Trying to Turn Back the Hands of Time in Ethiopia »


Posted in Al Mariam’s Commentaries By almariam On September 23, 2018 I just returned from Ethiopia after a 48-year absence. Ethiopia has changed in…

Sep 24 2018 / Comments Off / Read More »

As a new leader rises in Ethiopia, its diaspora dares to dream »


By Rebecca Tan - September 12, 2018 at 6:00 AM – published on the Washington Post Ethiopians sing and dance ahead of…

Sep 13 2018 / Comments Off / Read More »

The Rise of Abiy Ahmed and the Janus-Faced Nature of “Abiymania” By Messay Kebede (PhD) »

Prof Messay Kebede

Ethiopians have obviously a manifest difficulty in understanding rationally both the rise of Dr. Abiy Ahmed to premiership and his…

Sep 10 2018 / Comments Off / Read More »

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First Prize of the African Information Society Initiative - 2005

CyberEthiopia was awarded the First Prize of the 2005 Africa Information Society Media Awards (AISI) introduced in 2003 to encourage more informed coverage of the Information Society and the Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D).

Political Internet Filtering in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the only country in sub-Saharan Africa to actively engage in political censorship of the Internet. Since May 2006, the top five most popular Ethiopian web sites (including CyberEthiopia) and several blogs have been blocked across the nation. The apparent objective is to prevent the dissemination of information that is critical of the regime.