With Birtukan gone, smooth sailing for Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi(blog)

Ethiopia’s opposition UDJ party, completely wiped out at last year’s disputed election, says it is regrouping. At a recent news conference, it announced it plans to rebuild its depleted ranks with young... Read more »

Birtukan Mideksa Traveled to South Africa

According to the local newspaper report Ms. Birtukan Mideksa traveled to South Africa. A leader of the opposition Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party and former political prisoner Birtukan Mideksa traveled... Read more »
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Looking east, China Meles Zenawi’s new best pal

THE release of Ethiopia’s best-known political prisoner, Birtukan Mideksa, seems to have been calculated to distract attention from a reshuffle of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). The prime minister,... Read more »
Ethiopian opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa with press

Ethiopian Opposition Leader’s Release: For Show?

Over the past several years, Ethiopia’s government, which cherishes its role as a U.S. ally in the volatile Horn of Africa, has steadily chipped away at political freedoms, arresting the opposition and... Read more »
Free my Birtukan

Spotlight on the Struggle of Birtukan Mideksa: Ethiopian Human Rights Activist in the Global Women’s Movement

Today I would like to tell you the story of Birtukan Mideksa, an Ethiopian prisoner of conscience who is facing life imprisonment for speaking out against an oppressive government. Birtukan is an... Read more »
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Birtukan Mideksa will not be released even after the election- Bereket Simon

By Jason McLure May 13 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s government will ignore foreign and domestic pressure to free opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa from prison and keep her incarcerated beyond this month’s elections, Communications... Read more »
Birtukan mideksa mother and daughter

Waiting for Godot to Leave? : by Alemayehu G. Mariam

Last week, a couple of interesting political statements grabbed the cyber headlines. One was a truly entertaining piece entitled “Letter from Ethiopia,” by the indomitable Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega. Eskinder’s “Letter” sought... Read more »

American Film maker Mr. Chris Flaherty Hunger strike continues for the 5th day

A hunger strike by Mr. Chris flaherty for jailed Birtuka Mideksa still continues for the 5th day,  on the same day Ethiopian mothers and young girls marks this year mother’s day by... Read more »

DAY 4 ! Chris Flaherty’s hunger strike to Birtukan Mideksa and political prisoners continues.

4 days only water. 4 days sleeping on the park bench and still going on until the Obama administration recognize Ms. Birtukan as a PRISONER OF CONSCIOUS. Mr. Chris looks more tired... Read more »

Migration Of Beauty Producer Hunger Strike Started In DC For Birtukan Mideksa

Migration of Beauty producer Chris Flaherty started today his hunger strike in front of the White house to make Burtukan Mideksa’s arrest acknowledges as a political prisoner. The hunger strike started today... Read more »