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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 [...]

My Personal Letter to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia By Prof. Al Mariam

Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity’s belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all – never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will [...]

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. pic.twitter.com/nCHkD9jY4R — 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 [...]


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Ethiopia is the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to actively engage in political censorship of the Internet .

Since May 2006, the then top five 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.




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