Should Ethiopians Boycott the Upcoming Fake Election in Ethiopia?

column By Obang Metho “If we do not have a proper multiparty democracy, this country is going to end up like Somalia. This is imperative” he said. “It is up to the... Read more »

HRW Accuses Ethiopia of Journalist Crackdown Ahead of Elections

ADDIS ABABA— A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses the Ethiopia’s government of systematically cracking down on media ahead of the May 2015 elections. The report, released Thursday, details how Ethiopia... Read more »

The Overrated Discourse of Good Governance

opinion By Eyob Balcha Nowadays one cannot avoid the presentation of ‘good governance’ as a silver bullet that solves almost all the problems that we are facing in Africa. Keynote speakers at... Read more »

Ngp Vies to Be Competitive, Challenging the Eprdf At Upcoming Election

By Fanuel Lakew The New Generation Party (NGP) said that it is working to make a difference and be as strong and competitive as other well-known parties such as the Ethiopian Peoples’... Read more »

Electoral Board to Approve Funds for Parties Election Campaigns

By Snetsehay Assefa The opposition criticized formula as beneficiary to EPRDF The support to be granted to political parties for the purpose of election is going to be approved in a week’s... Read more »

Gauging Public Participation Ahead of the Elections

By Yonas Abiye Public observers’ registration for the forthcoming national election was conducted a fortnight ago. Yet members of the opposition have downplayed the election process and have even gone far and... Read more »

Opposition Figure Downplays Reports of Job Dismissal

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle Addis Ababa — An Ethiopian opposition leader on Sunday dismissed reports alleging he has been fired from his job at the government-run Addis Ababa University. Local media outlets reported... Read more »

Ethiopia Issues Unfamiliar Investor Warning Over War and Famine

Javier Blas, Africa Editor (  – Every country tapping the global sovereign bond market details the dangers investors face in its prospectus, often in a boilerplate section enumerating possible problems – such... Read more »

Upholding Merit-Based Appointment

Ethiopia is endeavoring to join the ranks of middle-income countries within the next two decades or so. Towards this end the Government of Ethiopia has taken the bold step of formulating and... Read more »

Thousands of Ethiopians tortured while Britain hands over £1BN in aid

Amnesty International says 5,000 people tortured, raped and ‘disappeared’ Over the last three years the UK Government has given Ethiopia £1 billion It pocketed £261.5 million in 2012 and £284.4 million in... Read more »