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Can Abiy Ahmed Save Ethiopia?

The announcement of a new prime minister has led to widespread celebrations, but reforming the country without alienating the army will not be easy. BY NIZAR MANEK | APRIL 4, 2018, 8:36 AM originally posted on Foreign Policy ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — In 1990, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) was a guerrilla alliance [...]

ዶክተር አብይ አህመድ ለህዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት ያደረጉት ሙሉ ንግግር

PDF – ዶክተር አብይ አህመድ ለህዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት ያደረጉት ሙሉ ንግግር ዶክተር አብይ አህመድ ለህዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት ያደረጉት ሙሉ ንግግር የተከበሩ አፈ-ጉባዔ የተከበራችሁ የሕዝብ ተወካዮች ም/ቤት አባላት የተከበራችሁ የሀገራችን ሕዝቦች ጥሪ የተደረገላችሁ እንግዶች ክቡራትና ክቡራን! ሀገራችን ኢትዮጵያ በመንግስት አስተዳደር ስርዓቷ ሰላማዊ የስልጣን ሽግግር በምታከናውንበት በዚህ ታሪካዊ ቀን በተከበረው ምክር ቤት ፊት ቀርቤ ይህንን [...]

Will #Ethiopia’s leadership rise up to the demands of the time? Daniel Bekele speaking with @jonahhull on Aljazeera.

Will #Ethiopia's leadership rise up to the demands of the time? Speaking with @jonahhull on Aljazeera. — Daniel Bekele (@DanielBekele) February 17, 2018

እስክንድር ነጋና አንዱዓለም አራጌን ይፈታሉ ተባለ

እስክንድር ነጋና አንዱዓለም አራጌን ጨምሮ ታራሚዎችና ጉዳያቸው በክስ ሂደት የነበሩ 746 ግለሰቦች በይቅርታና ክሳቸው ተቋርጦ እንዲለቀቁ መወሰኑን ጠቅላይ አቃቤ ህግ ገለፀ በተለያዩ ወንጀሎች ፍርደኛ የነበሩ 417 ታራሚዎች ይቅርታ እንዲደረግላቸው በይቅርታ ቦርድ ተወሰነኗል። የፌዴራል ጠቅላይ አቃቤ ሕግ ዛሬ እንዳስታወቀው ጉዳያቸው በፍርድ ሂደት ላይ የሚገኝ 329 ተጠርጣሪዎች ደግሞ ክሳቸው እንዲቋረጥ ተደረጓል። እርምጃው የኢህአዴግ ስራ አስፈጻሚ ኮሚቴ የይቅርታና [...]

Ethiopia faces social media blackout after new ethnic unrest

By  The Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia faces a social media blackout as clashes intensify between ethnic groups in various parts of the country. Facebook and Twitter are down Tuesday after reports emerged of killings on Monday by security forces in the Oromia region. Oromia regional spokesman Addisu Arega said the violence in [...]

እያንዣበበ ያለው አደጋና ማድረግ ያለብን (ባይሳ ዋቅ-ወያ)

ለውይይት መነሻ “ከየት እንደምጀምር ግራ ገባኝ እንጂ ማድረግ ያለብኝን ጠንቅቄ አውቃለሁ፣” አለች ቢምቢዋ ባህር ዳር ራቁታቸውን ፀሃይ ለመሞቅ የተኮለኮሉትን የነጭ ቱሪስቶች ዕርቃነ ሥጋ እየቃኘች። መግቢያ በቅርቡ “ድርድር ከወያኔ ጋር” የሚል ጽሁፍ ባንዳንድ ድህረ ገጾች አሳትሜ ነበር። በጽሁፎቹ ይዘት የረኩ በርካታ ግለሰቦች በተለያየ መንገድ ሃሳባቸውን አካፍለውኛል። ብዙዎቹ “የመደራደርን” መሰረተ ሃሳብ ትክክለኛነት ባይክዱም፣ የወያኔ ባህርይ ግን ለየት [...]

Ethiopia – Dissidents Targeted with new commercial spyware

By Bill Marczak, Geoffrey Alexander, Sarah McKune, John Scott-Railton, and Ron Deibert originally published by CitizenLab 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 [...]

Ethiopia among the 3 worst abusers of Internet Freedom

For the third consecutive year, China was the world’s worst abuser of internet freedom, followed by Syria and Ethiopia. The country, ruled since 1991 by the authoritarian Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), has long been a darling of democratic donors, who portray it as a haven of economic progress and stability in an insecure [...]

World Health Organization Board: I told you Tedros Adhanom is an Empty Suit…!

Originally posted on Al Mariam’s Blog Last week, Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organization, nominated Robert Mugabe, the 93 year-old president of Zimbabwe as that organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Noncommunciable Diseases, a position currently held by former N.Y. City mayor Michael Bloomberg. WHO ambassadorships are often given to “well-known personalities from the worlds of arts, [...]

Ethiopia and the United States: Can the Crisis be Prevented? – Dawit W Giorgis

The simmering crisis in Ethiopia has reached a boiling point. It is extremely  serious and every person who has watched Ethiopia closely knows that. It is not simply about repression and extrajudicial killings, stifling of freedom of expression, but most of all it is about ethnic politics; a minority government, representing in theory  6% of [...]

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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 after 12 years of blockage as attested by the OONI’s thorough verifications of our website’s unblocking .

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