Under state of emergency, turmoil in Ethiopia could threaten East Africa’s stability

ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — It was while he was in prison that Ethiopian opposition politician Bekele Gerba first sensed change happening in the world outside. The television news from his native Oromia... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Great Rift (Foreign Policy Mag) at Tadias Magazine

Ethiopia’s Great Rift (Foreign Policy Mag) Published by Tadias Magazine February 20th, 2018 in Podcast. Will a power struggle within the ruling party lead to reform — or more repression? (Photo: Anti-government... Read more »

Ethiopian regime struggles to quell growing unrest

John Aglionby in Burayu February 1, 2018 Eleven days after Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was released following two years in prison, he used a political rally to ramp up pressure on the autocratic... Read more »

Ethiopian opposition leader calls for dialogue

BURAYU – Ethiopia’s government needs to hold negotiations with the country’s most-popular opposition parties or risk the return of destabilising protests, veteran dissident Merera Gudina said in an interview, days after leaving prison.... Read more »

Facing dissent from abroad, Ethiopia turns to spyware

Researchers and a lawyer who spoke to AFP say Ethiopia has ramped up the use of computer spyware As soon as Ethiopian opposition activist Henok Gabisa read the email, he knew something... Read more »

Jail term of Ethiopian activist, Yonatan Tesfaye reduced by three years

The Ethiopian Supreme Court has reduced the prison sentence of activist and former Ethiopian opposition party Semayawi (Blue Party) spokesman, Yonatan Tesfaye from six years and six months to three years on... Read more »

Ethiopia-born UK citizen appears in London court over terrorism charges

A United Kingdom (U.K.) court has charged an Ethiopia-born management lecturer over nine counts of terrorism offences. Tadesse Kersmo, fled from Ethiopia in 2009 and sought asylum in the U.K. He was... Read more »

The Zero-Sum Negotiation Games of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: This July 4th, I “celebrate” my eleventh year of writing uninterrupted weekly Monday commentaries. On July 4, 2006, I formally and publicly declared my engagement in human... Read more »

The Cruel Political Jokes of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia

By Alemayehu G. Mariam The Voice of America (Amharic) last week reported “16 Ethiopian opposition political parties agreed to discuss the anti-terrorism and other proclamations and 13 other agenda points including communications,... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Civil Society Getting Squeezed

WASHINGTON —  From an internet shutdown to convictions of journalists and opposition members, Ethiopia’s civil society has felt like it’s under attack in recent weeks. On May 24, Getachew Shiferaw, editor of... Read more »