Algeria and Iraq shut down internet to prevent exam cheating | Algeria News

The Algerian government has ordered telecom companies to shut down the internet in the country for several hours every day for the next few days to prevent high school students from cheating.... Read more »

Prominent Ethiopian dissident tells Finland to stop sending aid: “It’s propping up tyranny” | Yle Uutiset

Balloons celebrate Eskinder Nega’s recent release from prison. Image: Mika Mäkeläinen / Yle “Are you here to meet Eskinder Nega?” a man selling fries on the streets of Addis Ababa asks me.... Read more »

ISS Today: Why the African Union needs a stable Ethiopia

First published by ISS Today African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has offered his services to the government of Ethiopia amid political upheaval in the country. After months of anti-government... Read more »

Sole opponent in Ethiopia parly won’t run in May

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia’s sole opposition member of parliament said on Wednesday he would not run in the May election and his party would not field candidates because of state meddling in... Read more »

Ethiopian journalist blames plight on WikiLeaks

He says he’s shocked and saddened, but mainly amazed by the sudden turn of events: Ethiopian journalist Argaw Ashine has been on an emotional rollercoaster since his rapid flight from his homeland.... Read more »