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The Retreat of African Democracy

The Autocratic Threat Is Growing By Nic Cheeseman and Jeffrey Smith In the decade following the Cold War, Africa saw many democratic success stories. In 1991, Benin and Zambia became the first former dictatorships to hold multiparty elections after the fall of the Soviet Union. In both countries, the opposition beat the incumbents. In 1994, South Africa replaced [...]

Reflections on the Rule of Law and Ethiopia’s Transition to Democratic Rule (Part I)

Posted in Al Mariam’s Commentaries By almariam On January 11, 2019  What a difference a year makes? The rule of law crushed to earth for 27 years rose up in Ethiopia in 2018. If someone would have told me in the first week of 2018 that I would be writing in earnest about the rule of law in the [...]

Henok Tefera appointed Ethiopian Ambassador to France

Mr. Henok Tefera, a lawyer, is one of the Ambassadors whose appointment by President Sahlework Zewde was announced today. According to a TFI source Mr. Henok is heading to France as Ethiopian Ambassador. He is the son of Ambassador Tefera Shawel, received his post graduate training in Paris and was until recently Vice-President of Strategic Planning [...]

Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund: Let’s get to $1,000,000 by January

Birtukan Mideksa, Abiy Ahmed and the Future Country of Ethiopia Today

Posted in Al Mariam’s Commentaries By almariam On November 26, 2018   Author’s Note: Birtukan Mideksa, former Ethiopian high court judge, political prisoner and first female political party leader in Ethiopian history, returned home a couple of weeks ago following an invitation by H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed. Last week, she was confirmed by the House of People’s [...]

Employment opportunities with the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund

Employment opportunities with the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Executive Director of the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Secretariat https://lnkd.in/gShiHpv Communication Specialist of the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Secretariat https://lnkd.in/ggiYTtN Planning and Programme Design Specialist of the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Secretariat https://lnkd.in/g5WRwPm

The End of Thugtatorship and Rise of the Rule of Law in Ethiopia

Posted in Al Mariam’s Commentaries By almariam On November 19, 2018 “Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.” –Mahatma Gandhi “Brigadier General” Kinfe Dagnew   In the end, they always fall… I don’t know how many times I have quoted [...]

Ethiopia: climbing Mount Uncertainty

RENÉ LEFORT 21 October 2018 “Abiy Ahmed has already gone down in history for addressing the pressing demands of the vast majority of Ethiopians… But Abiy Ahmed made three mammoth strategic errors.” Abiy Ahmed, November 2017. Wikicommons/Odaw. Some rights reserved. Abiy Ahmed has already gone down in history by breaking – in just a few weeks [...]

The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund officially launched

The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund is now officially launched and began to take donations and contributions on Monday October 22, 2018.Please visit its website www.ethiopiatrustfund.org to make your contributions and become a member! You are also invited to watch this short video on the EDTF: https://youtu.be/QA2Vl2WTZ5Y Links to press release: Amharic: http://almariam.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/EDTF-Press-Release-10-20-18-Amharic-PDF.pdf Afaan Oromoo: http://almariam.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/EDTF-Press-Release-10-20-18-Oromiffa-PDF.pdf [...]

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, 2018 marks the six-month anniversary of the appointment of Abiy Ahmed as prime minister of Ethiopia. Six months and one day ago, Ethiopia was on the brink of civil war. On April 2, 2018, Abiy [...]


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The then-TPLF-dominated regime in Ethiopia was the first in sub-Saharan Africa to actively engage in political censorship of the Internet .

Since May 2006, the most popular Ethiopian web sites (including CyberEthiopia) and several blogs have been blocked across the nation. The apparent objective was to prevent the dissemination of information that is critical of the regime.

Following the political protests which have swept the nation since November 2015, the regime has routinely shutdown the Internet and restricted access to Social Media (including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Viber) and indicated its keenness to control Social Media.

On 22nd June 2018, the new Prime Minister Dr Abye Ahmed's government reported that it had unblocked 264 websites including CyberEthiopia.com after 12 years of blockage as attested by the OONI’s thorough verifications of our website’s unblocking .




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