Letter to Send to Your Representatives

Use the links below to find your congressmen and senators: United States House of Represetatives United States SenateWhat started out as a wonderful and exciting exercise in democracy on May 15, 2005,…

Religion and Politics

By Fikru Helebo Have you come across some friends or family members who gave you a cold shoulder when you attempted to strike a conversation that is political in nature? If you…

Guns, Germs and Steel

By Mogus Degoyae Mochena The recent speech of bravado by Meles and the wishy-washy stand of the leaders of UEDF raise a fundamental question. A few weeks ago, I was watching a…

Does Live 8 Matter to Ethiopia?

BY MARCO WERMAN Reporter Marco Werman travels 3 hours outside of the capital Addis Ababa to listen to farmers voice their concerns. At Ethiopia’s National Museum in Addis Ababa, I stood in…

22 die in Ethiopian election protests

June 9, 2005 New York Times ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — At least 22 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when Ethiopian security forces fired into crowds on Wednesday in a third…

Report on the June 6/7 Student Unrest

By MediaETHIOPIA Correspondent Published: June 7, 2005 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – On June 5, 2005 (Sunday evening), there was a talk of boycout of the university cafeteria. In the same night, pamphlets calling…

2005 Ethiopian general election

Ethiopia held general elections on May 15, 2005, for seats in both its national House of Peoples’ Representatives and in four regional government councils. Under pressure from the international community, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi promised that this election would be…

Doubts over US Eritrean visit

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…