Cyber Ethiopia
Archive for: July, 2014

Adeola on Ethiopia: Is Andargachew Tsige A Terrorist?

The biography of Ethiopian telecommunications pioneer and inventor: Engineer Terefe Raswork

In an interview to EBS, Engineer Terefe Raswork talks about his pioneering works in the field of Telecommunications in Ethiopia, his career at the International Telecommunication Union, his innovative teaching method of the Geez Alphabet (ሀሁ በቀላሉ) as well his Eco-tourism enterprise in Ethiopia: the Ankober Palace Lodge.

Ethiopia should consider currency devaluation, says World Bank

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, July 22 (Reuters) – Ethiopia should consider devaluing its currency to boost exports as they are mostly unprocessed products and need to stay competitive on price, a World Bank economist said on Tuesday. Ethiopia, whose main exports are coffee, horticultural products, oilseeds and livestock, has operated a carefully managed floating exchange [...]

Ethiopia: Freedom of Expression Defines the Rise and Fall of Nations

BY MESENBET ASSEFA I was provoked to contribute to the debate on the right to freedom of expression when I read your Editorial about the significance of freedom of expression in serving as a market place of ideas in a democratic society. Given the topical significance of the subject, I thought it would be interesting [...]

Ethiopia Zone 9 bloggers charged with terrorism

Nine Ethiopian journalists and bloggers held in detention since April have been charged with terrorism by a court in the capital, Addis Ababa. They deny receiving financial aid and instructions from terrorists groups to destabilise the country. New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said the government was trying to stifle opposition and media freedom [...]

British government statement on extradition of Ethiopian leader, Andargachew Tsege

According to Martin Plaut , this statement was issued today by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. On the case “A British national, Andargachew Tsege, was reported missing in Yemen on 24 June. Since then UK officials have pressed the Yemeni authorities at senior levels to establish his whereabouts, including meeting with the Yemeni Ambassador in London this [...]

Ginbot 7′s Andargachew Tsege: Ethiopia confirms arrest

Ethiopia has confirmed it has arrested opposition leader Andargachew Tsege, who disappeared in Yemen last month. His UK-based wife Yemi Hailemariam told the BBC she was shocked to see him paraded on state television. Ethiopian TV said Andargachew had been arrested in Yemen and then extradited. It described him as the country’s “most wanted person”. [...]

Zone 9 blogger urges world to call for freedom in Ethiopia

By Rachael Levy/CPJ Google Journalism Fellow In April, the Ethiopian government imprisoned nine journalists, including six bloggers from Zone 9, in one of the worst crackdowns against free expression in the country. Ethiopia is the second worst jailer of journalists in Africa, trailing only Eritrea, according to CPJ research. Ethiopian government officials accuse the Zone 9 bloggers of working [...]

Ethiopia : a leadership in disarray

By RENÉ LEFORT It may be that, in Ethiopia, history is so powerful that the past permeates the present, and it repeats itself. In this case, what we see today is simply another interregnum between two powerful men. “Can you tell me who is in charge in the government?”, asks Tamrat Gebregiorgis, publisher of the reference [...]

Ethiopia Ginbot 7 leader facing death penalty ‘extradited from Yemen’ reports BBC

An Ethiopian opposition leader, who was sentenced to death while in exile for plotting a coup, has been extradited from Yemen to Ethiopia, his group says. Andargachew Tsege, who is also a British national, is secretary-general of the banned Ginbot 7 movement. The Ethiopian government allegedly requested his extradition after he was arrested in Yemen [...]

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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