Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, “We must separate the thorns from the roses.”

My dear and honored Ethiopian people. Let me first say that seeing so many Ethiopians here today joining hands to show love, reconciliation and unity has triggered extraordinary hope... Read more »

Memorandum No. 8: PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia: Please, Please Be Our Guest in the U.S.!

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the crowd at a rally April 11 in Ambo, Ethi­o­pia. (Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images) By Al Mariam I am informed and believe that... Read more »

Ethiopia: Attorney General to Sue Dutch Company Over Teff Patent

Photo: A. Davey Men and women harvest the Ethiopian staple grain teff in a roadside field between Axum and Adwa in Northern Ethiopia. By Yonas Abiye The Ethiopian government... Read more »

Memorandum No. 4: PM Abiy Live Messaging Optimism to Diaspora Ethiopians

By Al Mariam As I have demonstrated in my last three commentaries, I am a very strong supporter of PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia. Ethiopia today has an extraordinary... Read more »

Gaza in 2018 is what Selma was in 1965 | Human Rights

The recent killings of peaceful Palestinian protesters, children and journalists by Israeli military snipers marks a turning point in the movement against Israel’s decades-long occupation of Palestine. Weekly nonviolent... Read more »

My Personal Letter to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Office of the Prime Minister Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Dear Prime Minister Abiy: Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your inauguration as prime minister.... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed’s first speech

Scam!Scam! Scam! Many are making a big fuss about Abiye, but as far as I can see it is much ado about nothing, since he will be serving the... Read more »


By Teshome Abebe* It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was... Read more »

The Eritrean diaspora is mourning | Human Rights

Since February 19, Eritrean social media have been flooded with tributes to Haile “Durue” Woldensae, the country’s former foreign minister who had been in incommunicado detention since September 18,... Read more »

Campaign to extradite Ethiopia’s dictator Mengistu from Zimbabwe

 In a move that stunned the world, Zimbabwe’s defense forces ousted President Robert Mugabe from power on November 21 2017, bringing his 37 years of strongman rule to an... Read more »