48-hour vigil at the U.S. State Department

The 48-hour vigil that started yesterday has ended today after State Department officials left early for the New Year holiday. The participation was greater than anticipated by the organizers. There will be…

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Horn of Africa ‘crisis’, UN warns

Eritrea said the peacekeepers must leave by Friday The United Nations peacekeeping head has warned of a “crisis” in the Horn of Africa, as western UN troops left Eritrea after being ordered…

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How Horn of Africa brothers fell out

Michela Wrong, author of a recent book on Eritrea, reflects on the differences in outlook between two nations that have made the Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict so intractable. The intransigence of both sides exasperates…

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How Horn of Africa brothers fell out

Doubts surround a proposed US mission to Eritrea, to discuss the border dispute which it is feared could start a new conflict with Ethiopia. President Isaias Afewerki has refused to allow the…

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IRIN’s Interview with Berhanu Nega

Monday, December 12, 2005 “I deserve and Ethiopians deserve as much rights, as much democratic government as anyone else. In fact, we need it more for our development.” – Berhanu Nega, Ethiopian Prisoner of…

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Horn’s bitter border war

7 December 2005, Ethiopian opposition to handing over the small town of Badme to Eritrea has until now prevented an international border commission ruling in 2002 being implemented – and left the…

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Withdraw from Meles’s Parliament

By Fikru Helebo In the wake of the stolen elections of May 15, 2005 and the subsequent brutal repression of any meaningful political dissent in Ethiopia, the sole useful purpose that the…

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Free Berhanu Nega

By Fikru Helebo It has been reported in the press today that Dr. Berhanu Nega, who has been incarcerated along with thousands of others from the opposition since November 1, 2005 by…

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“The Truth Will Set You Free”

By Fikru Helebo I am thankful to God for His Providence on this Thanksgiving holiday in the US, but I am especially thankful today to read a statement (“The Truth Will Set You Free“)…

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Western Policy Towards Ethiopia

By Fikru Helebo After listening to Herman Cohen interview on VOA last week, I thought that a letter writing campaign to educate Western policy makers on Ethiopia, particularly to those in the…

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CUD leaders, editors to face treason charges

The New Humanitarian ADDIS ABABA Detained opposition leaders and editors seized after bloody clashes in Addis Ababa last week will face treason charges, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Wednesday. The…

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The Brave Hana Gobeze (a.k.a Ana Gomes)

In Ethiopia’s long history, we have always been fortunate to have had ‘Friends of Ethiopia’ around the world step up to the plate and defend our rights against foreign invaders as well…

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