Cyber Ethiopia
Archive for: October, 2017

World Health Organization Board: I told you Tedros Adhanom is an Empty Suit…!

Originally posted on Al Mariam’s Blog Last week, Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organization, nominated Robert Mugabe, the 93 year-old president of Zimbabwe as that organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Noncommunciable Diseases, a position currently held by former N.Y. City mayor Michael Bloomberg. WHO ambassadorships are often given to “well-known personalities from the worlds of arts, [...]

Ethiopia and the United States: Can the Crisis be Prevented? – Dawit W Giorgis

The simmering crisis in Ethiopia has reached a boiling point. It is extremely  serious and every person who has watched Ethiopia closely knows that. It is not simply about repression and extrajudicial killings, stifling of freedom of expression, but most of all it is about ethnic politics; a minority government, representing in theory  6% of [...]

Is Ethiopia’s Digital War Worth it?

Note from the Editor: It is to be recalled that Ethiopia was 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 with the apparent objective is to prevent [...]

Conversations in Ideas – Ethiopia’s Federal Multinational Design

An interesting, insightful and scholarly conversation between Anania, Zecharias and Gedion about Ethiopia’s Federal Structure and other related questions such as: To what extent is the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) supported by the People of Tigray? Did the People of Tigray economically benefit much more than other Ethiopians in the last 25 years ? [...]

On Devaluation : How to remain poor By Kebour Ghenna

By Kebour Ghenna October 16,2017 I want to write one or two words about the surprise devaluation of the Birr. But first… Last week a dear reader from the government information office wrote to tell me how wrong I was to argue, that the Ethiopian ethnic based federal system has failed. Let me just say [...]

Journalist Temesgen Desalegne released from prison

Journalist Temesgen Desalegne is released from prison after completing his prison terms. Prison authorities failed to honor his release date for days before they finally let him go this morning. His brother and his friends went all the way to Ziway, a town south of Addis Ababa, to greet him as he leaves the notorious [...]


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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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