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The Future of Ethiopia: Developmental State or Political Marketplace?

An interesting and insightful paper by Alex de Waal of the World Peace Foundation. Introductory Note Today’s changes in Ethiopia are rapid, confusing and disruptive. They promise openness and democratization, but also contain perils. Like many others, I am struggling to place them in a context that allows me to make sense of what is [...]

Verifying the unblocking of 264 websites (including CyberEthiopia.com)

On 22nd June 2018, the Ethiopian government reported that it has unblocked 264 websites. This news was also reported by ESAT, a major Ethiopian media website that was blocked over the last years. Freedom of expression is a foundational right that other rights depend on. #Ethiopia has opened access to 264 blocked websites/bloggers/ ESAT and OMN. A free flow of [...]

ኢትዮጵያ በለውጥ ጉዞ፤ ከአንባገነናዊ ሥርዓት ወደ ዲሞክራሲ

ኢትዮጵያ በለውጥ ጉዞ፤ ከአንባገነናዊ ሥርዓት ወደ ዲሞክራሲ ለውጡየሰነቃቸውተስፋዎች፣የተወሰዱበጎእርምጃዎችእናያንጃበቡአደጋዎች ድልድይ፤በአውሮፓየኢትዮጵያዊያን የኢትዮጵያዊያን የኢትዮጵያዊያንየውይይትመድረክ አቅራቢ፤ ያሬድ ኃይለማርያም ሐምሌ 28 ቀን 2018 ብራስልስ፣ ቤልጂየም ኢትዮጵያ ባለፉት 27 ዓመታት የሕግ የበላይነት በገፍ የተጣሰባት፣ ነጻ ዳኝነት እና ፍትህ የተጓደለባት፣ ሰብአዊ መብቶች እና የዜጎች መሰረታዊ ነጻነቶች ያለ ገደቢ የተጣሱባት፣ ማህበራዊ ፍትህ የተዛነፈባት እና ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሥርዓት የተዳፈነባት አገር ነበረች። በየጊዜው ብልጭ ብለው የተዳፈኑ [...]

Thank you Dr. Abiy!

By Admasu Workneh Thank you Dr. Abiy! What has occurred in Ethiopia in recent months is nothing short of a miracle. The speed of change that is taking place in our country is quite amazing. For Ethiopians in the diaspora and at home the last short four months has been extraordinary. The rhetoric heard in the [...]

ያገሩን ሰርዶ ባገሩ በሬ – ባይሳ ዋቅ-ወያ

ያገሩን ሰርዶ ባገሩ በሬ ባይሳ ዋቅ-ወያ ሰሞኑን የኢህአዴግ የሥራ አስፈጻሚ ኮሚቴ ያስተላለፋቸውን ሁለት ውሳኔዎች በተመለከተ ዜጎች ከያቅጣጫው የተሰማቸውን ገልጸዋል፣ በመግለጽም ላይ ናቸው። ነገሩ ሳይታሰብ በድንገት የተከሰተ በመሆኑ ብቻ ሳይሆን በኢህአዴግ መንግሥት ዘመን ሊከሰት ይችላል ብለን ስላልጠበቅን፣ ብዙዎቻችንን ግራ አጋብቷል። ይቅጥሉ – ያገሩን ሰርዶ ባገሩ በሬ

BREAKING: Dr Abiy Ahmed’s Urgent Message to all Ethiopians

Open letter to Dr Abye – By Abera Yemane-ab

ለክቡር ዶክተር አብይ አህመድ የአትዮጵያ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር አዲስ አበባ ክቡር ሆይ ትላንት፣ ግንቦት 28 ቀን 2010 አም የኢህአዴግ ስራ ስፈጻሚ ኮሜቴ በቁልፍ የአኮኖሚ ተግባር የተሰማሩና እስካሁን በመንግስት ቁጥጥር ስር ያሉ አገልግሎት ሰጪና አምራች ድርጅቶች በከፊል ወይም ሙሉ በሙሉ ለግል ባለሀብቶች እንዲሸጡ መወሰኑን ተረድቻለሁ፡፡  በተለይም የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ እና የባቡር አገልግሎት ለሽያጭ እንዲቀርቡ መወሰኑ ከፍተኛ ሀዘንና [...]

ሰበር ዜና -አንዳርጋቸው ጽጌ ከቃሊቲ ማረሚያ ወጥቷል

ሰበር ዜና -አንዳርጋቸው ጽጌ ከቃሊቲ ማረሚያ ወጥቷል የቦሌ መንገድ በመኪና ጥሩንባ ጩኽት ደምቃለች! አንዲ ወደቤቱ እየመጣ ነው! በኢትዮጵያ የኢንግሊዝ ኤምባሲ መኪናዎች በቃሊቲ ማረሚያ ቤት በር ጠብቀው ወስደውታል። የአንዳርጋቸዉ ጽጌ እህት ወ/ሮ ኑኑ ጽጌ ጨምሮ ከተለያየ ቦታ የመጡ የአዲስ በበባ ወጣቶች ተቀብለውታል:: የጉዞዉ ሰነድ በማለቁ ዛሬ ወደ ቤተሰቦቹ፤ አገረ እንግሊዝ ይጓዛል ~ ተብሏል በአቶ አንዳርጋቸው ጽጌ [...]

Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia: Anatomy of an African enigmatic polity

Odomaro Mubangizi May 15, 2018 This paper offers an aspirational and prescriptive analysis to the the current political trajectory that Dr. Abiy Ahmed, the new prime minister of Ethiopia, has embarked on, as a young, dynamic, forwarding looking, and Pan-African, peace and security analyst. However, it is too early to tell what his political and economic [...]

Ethiopia ends web blackout, raising hopes of reforms under new PM

Originally published on Reuters – ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Internet users in Ethiopia said on Monday the government appeared to have ended a three-month online blackout, raising hopes of a relaxation of restrictions after the arrival of a new prime minister who promised reforms. Mobile and broadband internet services shut down in December in many [...]


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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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