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Ethiopia Arrests 11 Reporters Covering Amhara Unrest, Press Freedom Advocates Call for Release

Ethiopia Arrests 11 Reporters Covering Amhara Unrest, Press Freedom Advocates Call for Release

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Tallied by RSF since April, the arrests of these 11 journalists in connection with their coverage of the tension follow a previous wave of arrests in May 2022. Ethiopia’s second most populous region, Amhara has seen tension between the federal army and Amhara nationalist militias for years. In a country shaped by its […]

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Press Freedom at Stake: Arrest of French Journalist in Ethiopia

Press Freedom at Stake: Arrest of French Journalist in Ethiopia

Betsy Reed Editor, Guardian US Unveiling the Arrest: French Journalist Detained in Ethiopia. Ethiopian authorities have detained a visiting French journalist for being part of a “conspiracy to create chaos” in the east African country. Antoine Galindo, a reporter for the Paris-based Africa Intelligence (AI) news website, was arrested by plainclothes security officers at the Ethiopian Skylight

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Ethiopia: End extrajudicial Executions in Amhara region, bring perpetrators to justice

Ethiopia: End extrajudicial Executions in Amhara region, bring perpetrators to justice

February 26, 2024 Amnesty International Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) extrajudicially executed civilians in Bahir Dar, the capital of Amhara regional state, and in some cases denied family members the right to bury their loved ones, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today. The briefing, titled “We Thought They Would Fight With Those They Came

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The need for institutional development over-reliance on individual figures

The need for institutional development over-reliance on individual figures

Mengistu Musie (Dr)/ from Dallas, TX Ethiopia’s journey towards democracy and stability has been fraught with challenges, marked by a recurring pattern of charismatic leaders who initially inspire hope but eventually disappoint. This pattern, evident since the YEKATIT revolution 1974, underscores the imperative of prioritizing institutional development over-reliance on individual figures. The transition from the

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Commemorating the Legacy: Reflecting on the Two Italian-Ethiopian Wars

Commemorating the Legacy: Reflecting on the Two Italian-Ethiopian Wars

By Berhane Tadese, New York City February 25, 2024 In a stirring celebration of resilience, courage, and sacrifice, the Ethiopian community in New York City gathered at Columbia University on February 24, 2024, to commemorate the profound significance of the first and second Italian-Ethiopian wars. The first Italian-Ethiopian war, marking 128 years since the triumph

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The Global Call to Action: Responding to the Merawi Massacre

The Global Call to Action: Responding to the Merawi Massacre

BY MESFIN TEGENU, It has taken three weeks, but the world is slowly confirming the details and coming to grips with a shocking atrocity in Africa’s second most populous nation. In the Ethiopian village of Merawi, government soldiers massacred civilians in door-to-door house raids, then dumped the victims’ corpses in the street. Government human-rights officials

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The hypocrisy of the American empire: the case of sanctions on apartheid South Africa and Russia

The hypocrisy of the American empire: the case of sanctions on apartheid South Africa and Russia

                    “Somoza may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch.”        President F. D. Roosevelt (about the brutal dictator of Nicaragua) When the UN general assembly voted in November 1963 to impose oil embargo on apartheid South Africa, besides the apartheid regime

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Koree Nageenyaa: Ethiopia’s Crisis: Abiy Ahmed’s Deadly Tactics “Extrajudicial killing”

Koree Nageenyaa: Ethiopia’s Crisis: Abiy Ahmed’s Deadly Tactics “Extrajudicial killing”

(Reuters) – A secretive committee of senior officials in Ethiopia’s largest and most populous region, Oromiya, has ordered extra-judicial killings and illegal detentions to crush an insurgency there, a Reuters investigation has found. Reuters interviewed more than 30 federal and local officials, judges, lawyers and victims of abuses by authorities. The agency also reviewed documents

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Abiy Ahmed’s Airstrike Kills 15 Civilians in Amhara, Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed’s Airstrike Kills 15 Civilians in Amhara, Ethiopia

Feb 23 (Reuters) – An airstrike in Ethiopia’s Amhara region killed at least 15 civilians, including children and elderly people, when it hit a truck carrying them to a village this week, three residents said. The strike took place on Monday around 24 km (15 miles) from where Ethiopian troops were fighting militiamen, according to

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Adwa Museum: Fossilizing Adwa and Erasing its Vision?

Adwa Museum: Fossilizing Adwa and Erasing its Vision?

Tesfa ZeMichael, B.Phil. By all counts, the Adwa Museum is impressive. “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.” PM. Abiy  should be congratulated for building a museum that does honor to the Adwa Victory. Precisely because the Adwa Museum is striking, it raises equally striking questions. The philosophy of history tells us every “historical situation

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