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Electoral Board Reviewing Allegations Filed by Former UDJ Members (Video)

Electoral Board Reviewing Allegations Filed by Former UDJ Members (Video)

Oct. 31 | Prof. Merga Bekana, chairman of Ethiopia’s Electoral Board said that his office is reviewing allegations filed by former leaders and members of Unity for Democracy and Justice. Belay Fekadu, current chairman of UDJ on his part dismissed the allegations...

Redwan Taunts Right Groups: Ethiopia is not governed by fear

Redwan Taunts Right Groups: Ethiopia is not governed by fear

Oct. 29 | Editor’s Note Redwan Hussein, Head of Ethiopia’s Communication Affairs Office, responded to recent allegations of Amnesty International. In a short audio interview with the BBC today, Redwan says “Ethiopia is not governed by fear…...

Ethiopia: Columnist sentenced to three years for inciting the public against the government

Ethiopia: Columnist sentenced to three years for inciting the public against the government

Oct. 28 | Temesgen Desalegn (Awramba Times) Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – An Ethiopian columnist named Temesgen Desalegn has been sentenced to three years in prison on charges of defamation and incitement. According to the charge sheet distributed on social...

Eritrean activist describes her home country as an open prison and the North Korea of Africa

Eritrean activist describes her home country as an open prison and the North Korea of Africa

Oct. 25 | Four years ago Luwam Estifanos fled from the military in Eritrea in east Africa and paid $4,000 and risked her life to be smuggled across the border. (www.independent.ie) – The 25-year-old now lives in Norway, where she lobbies the international...

David Cameron writes to Ethiopian PM due to “very touching messages” from Andargachew’s children

David Cameron writes to Ethiopian PM due to “very touching messages” from Andargachew’s children

Oct. 24 | Editor’s Note The Independent, a British national morning newspaper reported that David Cameron has personally intervened in the case of Andargachew Tsege after the man’s children appealed for his help. Andargachew Tsege, an Ethiopian-born British...

UN report: Eritrea-backed rebel TPDM has tens of thousands fighters

UN report: Eritrea-backed rebel TPDM has tens of thousands fighters

Oct. 22 | United Nations’ report indicated that Eritrea continued propping up Tigrai People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM) in violation of Security Council resolution 1907 (2009). The latest report of the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, released last...

Journalist Milion Shurbe’s Coffin Arrives Home (Video)

Journalist Milion Shurbe’s Coffin Arrives Home (Video)

Oct. 19 | journalist Milion Shurbe Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – The body of Ethiopian exiled journalist, Milion Shurbe, has arrived in Ethiopia from Nairobi, where he died of Typhoid fever. Sisay Guzay of Awramba Times interviewed his wife at Bole international...

Who said what: Ermias Legesse Lecturing EPRDF youth League on How to Win Elections (Video)

Who said what: Ermias Legesse Lecturing EPRDF youth League on How to Win Elections (Video)

Oct. 18 | Ermias Legesse Lecturing EPRDF’s campaign strategy how to win elections. Please watch

Redwan: Ethiopia demands prosecution of intruders who violated the integrity of its embassy (+Video)

Redwan: Ethiopia demands prosecution of intruders who violated the integrity of its embassy (+Video)

Oct. 16 | Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Redwan Hussein, head of Ethiopia’s Communication Affairs office under a ministerial portfolio, said that his government is working in collaboration with U.S. authorities to bring accountable intruders, who recently...

What Would Bereket Simon Say on This? (Gizaw Legesse, Addis Ababa)

What Would Bereket Simon Say on This? (Gizaw Legesse, Addis Ababa)

Oct. 14 | Editor’s Note: What Would Bereket Simon Say on This? Amharic article by journalist Gizaw Legesse, on 8100A automated SMS Lottery, which was said to be a new scheme to enhance public participation to raise funds for the construction of Grand Ethiopian...

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