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How long can Ethiopia state of emergency last?

A decade of development in Ethiopia, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, is at risk if the country continues to ban political opposition and muzzle the media, the UN has warned. Ethiopia is now in its eighth month of emergency rule, which was imposed in October last year to crush its biggest protests in 25 […]

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UK issues travel alert in Ethiopia

June 14, 2017 | Filed under: News,News Feature | Posted by: zehabesha Latest update: Summary – internet services have now been restored; however, internet and other mobile data services can be restricted without notice, hampering the British Embassy’s ability to assist you; you should have alternative communication plans in place when travelling in Ethiopia; Safety […]

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Ethiopia’s Civil Society Getting Squeezed

June 13, 2017 1:09 PM Salem Solomon FILE – People walk past the Federal High Court building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov. 1, 2011. Observers say Ethiopian courts frequently use the country’s anti-terrorism laws to restrict activities of government critics. WASHINGTON — From an internet shutdown to convictions of journalists and opposition members, Ethiopia’s civil society […]

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The paradox of TPLF’s success and survival

By Teshome M. Borago May 26, 2017 As the latest development with WHO’s appointment of Tedros Adhanom shows, the TPLF continues to benefit from the achievements of our ancestors. The fact is, if the TPLF was not able to mobilize and secure the support of all African nations; let alone winning the W.H.O. Director general […]

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Ethiopia’s star singer Teddy Afro makes plea for openness

By Elias Meseret, AP May 13, 2017 Teddy Afro – Inspiring millions for Ethiopian revival DDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s superstar singer, is topping the Billboard world albums chart with “Ethiopia,” which less than two weeks after its release has sold nearly 600,000 copies, a feat no other artist here has achieved.

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Candidate to Lead the W.H.O. Accused of Covering Up Epidemics

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr., New York Times May 15, 2017 Tedros Adhanom’s accountability is not to Ethiopia; it is to TPLF, an organization that has vowed to throw Ethiopia into an ethnic bloodshed in the event it loses power. If Tedros is elected, there is no doubt Ethiopia is the loser because TPLF has […]

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US doesn’t need Ethiopia in its war on terror in the Horn of Africa

Ethiopian troops File   By Alemayehu Mariam Earlier this month, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the Middle East and Africa to “reaffirm key U.S. military alliances” and engage with strategic partners.” Mattis only visited the tiny nation of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa where the U.S. maintains its largest military base. Ethiopia was […]

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