Cyber Ethiopia
Archive for: March, 2016

፻፳ኛው የ አድዋ ድል በዓል በስዊዘርላንድ – 120th anniversary of the battle of Adwa celebrated by Ethiopians in Switzerland

Video Presentation on the battle of Adwa and Emperor Minilik by Prof Estelle SOHIER of the University of Geneva

Ethiopia’s Oromo protests: PM Hailemariam Desalegn apologises

See Video in Amharic – Oromo Protests Ethiopian PM Apologizes for deaths Ethiopia’s prime minster has apologised for the death and destruction caused by protests in the Oromia region. But Hailemariam Desalegn, addressing parliament in the capital, Addis Ababa, said “anti-peace forces” were responsible for the violence. He said that the government needs to listen to [...]

Ethiopian Students Demand End to Police Crackdowns in Rare Protest

ADDIS ABABA | BY AARON MAASHO Dozens of university students protested in Ethiopia’s capital on Tuesday, demanding an end to police crackdowns that followed months of demonstrations over plans to requisition farmland in the country’s Oromiya region late last year. The government wanted to develop farmland around the capital, Addis Ababa, and its plan triggered some of the [...]

Ethiopia detains journalists covering Oromo Protests

BY CONOR GAFFEY ON 3/7/16 AT 6:31 PM Updated | Press freedom in Ethiopia is dwindling in light of recent anti-government protests and the severe drought in the Horn of Africa state, according to a journalists’ association. Two journalists and a translator were arbitrarily detained for 24 hours on Thursday when reporting on the protests in Oromia, according to a [...]


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




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