The Iron-Fisted Ethiopian State – Center for Research on Globalization

A political crisis of longstanding duration has been brought to the world’s attention by the actions of a competitor at the recently concluded Olympic Games. Marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa’s gesture of raising... Read more »

Ethiopian leader says open to criticism from journalists – Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle November 7, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) –Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn says he would always allow room for journalists to criticise his government. The new chair of the African Union,... Read more »

Ethiopia’s HaileMariam Threatens to Take Action Against Eritrea

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 7, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia warned on Tuesday it would take necessary action against arch-rival Eritrea unless it refrains from an alleged destabilizing role in the volatile... Read more »

Built On Fertile Ground

By Henok Reta An academic initiative to help shape the new face of Ethiopia was held from December 15 to 17. Around 150 key stakeholders from Ethiopia, Germany, India, South Sudan, Rwanda... Read more »

Ethiopia, 30 years after the famine

With an Einsteinian shock of hair and a wise man’s beard, Mulugeta Tesfakiros, just off a flight from Washington, settled into an office of glass walls and vibrant artworks in Addis Ababa.... Read more »

Ethiopia, 30 years after the famine

With an Einsteinian shock of hair and a wise man’s beard, Mulugeta Tesfakiros, just off a flight from Washington, settled into an office of glass walls and vibrant artworks in Addis Ababa.... Read more »
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Members of U.S. Congress Urge Meles Zenawi to End Media Repression

Two members of the U.S. Congress, a Republican and a Democrat, have publicly voiced indignation at Ethiopia’s persecution of journalists under the leadership of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with both declaring that... Read more »

Revealed: Ethiopian Government ‘using aid as weapon of oppression’ BBC

A joint undercover investigation by BBC Newsnight and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has uncovered evidence that the Ethiopian government is using billions of dollars of development aid as a tool for... Read more »
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Human Rights and the War on Terror in Ethiopia

It is not entirely out of the ordinary to hear of the arrest of political dissidents in Ethiopia, but a recent cluster of arrests has drawn attention from the international human rights... Read more »

Ethiopia’s human rights record scrutinized

Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi shows it is hard to sustain democracy. NAIROBI, Kenya — It has proven notoriously tricky for Africa’s rebel armies to transform themselves into democratic governments and Ethiopia offers... Read more »