Cyber Ethiopia
Archive for: July, 2014

Ethiopia – UK stands accused over extradition of Ethiopian opposition leader Andargachew Tsige

Andargachew Tsige, a British national, may face death penalty after extradition from Yemen. By Martin Plaut, The Foreign Office has been accused of failing to act to prevent the extradition to Ethiopia of an opposition leader facing the death penalty. Andargachew Tsige, a British national, is secretary general of an exiled Ethiopian opposition movement, Ginbot 7. He was [...]

Ethiopia seeks extradition of opposition activist detained in Yemen

Andargachew Tsige, a member of a group seeking democratic reform in Ethiopia, has been held for more than a week. Ethiopia said Thursday that it wants Andargachew Tsige, a prominent figure in an outlawed opposition group, extradited from Yemen, where he was arrested last week. The government in Addis Ababa has accused Andargachew of plotting [...]

Authorities in Ethiopia ask Yemen to extradite activist

Demand follows arrest in transit through Sanaa of leader of Ginbot 7, which seeks overthrow of Ethiopian ruling party. Ethiopia has called on Yemen to extradite the leader of an outlawed opposition group to face terrorism charges. Andargachew Tsige, secretary-general of Ginbot 7, was arrested while transiting through Sanaa airport last week, according to a statement [...]

Leading Ethiopian Opposition Figure detained in Yemen

By Bassam Al-Khameri (YemenTimes) SANA’A, July 2–The Ginbot-7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy, an outlawed political organization in Ethiopia, claimed on Monday that the movement’s secretary general Andargachew Tsegie has been detained in Yemen since June 23. According to the organization’s website, Tsegie was arrested at Sana’a International Airport while in transit from Ethiopia to [...]

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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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