Ethiopia’s mass arrests show rift with former Amhara allies

AP Once a key ally of Ethiopia’s federal government in its deadly war in the country’s northern Tigray region, the neighboring Amhara region is now experiencing government-led mass arrests and disappearances of activists, journalists and other perceived critics. More than 4,500 people have been…

Open Letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee

June 3, 2022 The Norwegian Nobel Committee Henrik Ibsens gate 51 0255 Oslo E-mail: [email protected] Dear Excellencies: Subject: Further Appeal to Strip Abiy Ahmed Ali of his Nobel Peace Prize As a concerned Ethiopian, I requested your Excellencies, about a year ago to strip…

Honoring the Reverend Misale Engeda and Mrs. Abebech Hunegaw:

Recently the St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church in Canada honored Liqe Kahinat Misale Engeda and his wife Mrs. Abebech Hunegaw for their exemplary work of spreading the Gospel of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church across Canada. This well-deserving recognition for outstanding achievement was…

Detained Journalist Temesgen Desalegn physically assaulted by police: family members

Addis Abeba – Journalist Temesgen Desalegn, the owner and managing director of the Amharic weekly magazine, “Fitih”, was beaten by security forces while he was in jail, his brother Tariku Desalegn told Addis Standard. Tariku stated that he, along with his elder brother and two friends, went to the Third Division Police Station, commonly called Sostegna, yesterday in Addis Abeba to visit Temesgen. Describing the scene, Tariku said that during their talks with Temesgen, they couldn’t hear each other well due to very loud noises and they asked the police to tell him (Temesgen) to come closer to hear each other better. That…