The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line – France 24 Video

In eastern Africa, you can now reliably take the train from Ethiopia’s capital to neighbouring Djibouti. The new railway line – built and paid for by China – went... Read more »

Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid wide protests

Supporters of Bekele Gerba, secretary general of the Oromo Federalist Congress, celebrate his release from prison in Adama, Ethi­o­pia, on Feb. 14. (Tiksa Negeri/Reuters) By Elias Meseret | AP ADDIS ABABA,... Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg’s Valentine’s Day photo got spammed after Facebook blocked an Ethiopian activist

Facebook apologized and reversed course after supporters of an Ethiopian activist, whose page it had blocked, flooded CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Valentine’s Day photo with comments. Zuckerberg on Wednesday had... Read more »


  ETHIOPIA TO DECLARE THREE MONTHS STATE OF EMERGENCY AS OF TODAY Addis Abeba, February 16/2018 – The Council of ministers is set to declare a state of emergency... Read more »

This Ethiopian runner was an Olympic hopeful — before he was tortured and fled. Today, he reunited with his family in the U.S

DULLES, VA – Demssew Tsega Abebe, L, greets his family – including his wife Nigat Teferi Mulat, C, their son, Dagmawi, 5, and their daughter, Soliyana, 2 – when... Read more »

BREAKING:ሰበር ዜና – ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ የስራ መልቀቂያ አስገቡ

BreakingNews: The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, has resigned amid deadly anti-government protests, state TV reports.In a televised address, he said his resignation was “vital in the bid... Read more »

Ethiopia frees opposition leader Bekele Gerba amid protests

Demonstrators run along a street in Asella, Oromiya Province, Ethiopia Feb. 13, 2018, in this still image taken from a social media video. (TWITTER/@WAGUWAGU91) ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia... Read more »

Torture and Horrific Abuses in Ethiopian Prisons

The Notorious Maekelawi Prison in Ethiopia By Betre Y. Getahun Journalists, bloggers and politicians are locked in solitary confinement and subjected to torture, and various abuses  and ill-treatments at... Read more »

“በእስር ላይ የሚገኙትና የተፈቱት ቁጥራቸው የሚመጣጠን አይደለም” – አቶ በቀለ ገርባ (ለቪኦኤ)

“በእስር ላይ የሚገኙትና የተፈቱት ቁጥራቸው የሚመጣጠን አይደለም” – አቶ በቀለ ገርባ (ለቪኦኤ) ከእስር የተለቀቁት አቶ በቀለ ገርባና አቶ ደጀኔ ጣፋ፤ “በሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ሰዎች አሁንም እስር ቤት ይገኛሉ የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Case for an Ethiopiawinet-Centered Grassroots Reconciliation Process (Part IV)

Author’s Note: This is the fourth installment of what I initially planned to be a three-part series on prospects for truth and reconciliation in Ethiopia. I have explained the purposes... Read more »