Cyber Ethiopia
Archive for: March, 2013

Sew Le Sew 80 – Ethiopian Drama

FinSpy Software Used To Surveil Ethiopian Activists

Researchers found a version of FinSpy in Ethiopia that tricked users into downloading the spyware with photos of an Ethiopian political group, suggesting the government used the surveillance for political purposes, the report said. A FinSpy campaign in Ethiopia uses pictures of Ginbot 7, an Ethiopian opposition group, as bait to infect users. This continues [...]

Ethiopian National Defense Forces Killed 6 Civilians, including US citizen in the Gambella region of Ethiopia (AJC)

Press Release (Vancouver BC Canada)— On March 2, 2013, seventeen Anuak men were ambushed by Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), as they were sitting under a tree near Gilo river in a rural area in the Gambella region of southwestern Ethiopia. Six men were killed. Among those killed was a 33-year old American citizen, Omot [...]

Reflection on the Contemporary Debate on Grand Renaissance Dam

by Dawit Alemu In the last week of February, Saudi Arabia’s deputy defense minister, Prince Khalid Bin Sultan, has condemned Ethiopia for “posing a threat to the Nile water rights of Egypt and Sudan1” at the meetings of the Arab Water Council in Cairo. Though Ethiopia has a long standing historical, religious and trade relationship [...]

Ethiopia: Journalism akin to terrorism (AlJazeera Video)

Ethiopia: Rumors of Water War on the Nile?

Dam War of Words Late last month, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid Bin Sultan fired a shot across the bow from the Arab Water Council in Cairo to let the regime in Ethiopia know that his country takes a dim view of the “Grand Renaissance Dam” under “construction” on the Blue Nile (Abbay) [...]

Warka ዋርካ
the Pioneering Ethiopian Discussion
Forum in Amharic

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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