By Alemayehu G. Mariam|
It is proper to congratulate President Obama on his re-election to a second term. He put up a masterful campaign to earn the votes of the majority of American voters. Mitt Romney also deserves commendation for a hard fought campaign.. Read the rest of this entry
by Jason Mosley, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme
The latest report from the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea has stirred tensions between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Eritrea has seized on a selective reading of the report to call for the lifting of UN imposed sanctions, a call already rebuffed by the Monitoring Group’s Coordinator. The diplomatic fallout is likely to continue as Ethiopia and its allies push for continued (or tightened) sanctions on Eritrea.
It is a sensitive time in the Horn of Africa. Tensions are rising along the region’s main political and security fault-line between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Ethiopia’s government has taken an increasingly bellicose tone towards its former province, perhaps signaling an increased willingness to push more actively for regime change in Eritrea. This would have major but uncertain security consequences across the region. Read the rest of this entry
Ethiopia is apropos an increasingly odious state, generally in a area of media and telecommunication.
Europe was reminded of this when news recently pennyless that publisher Fassil Yenealem, who is banished in a Netherlands, was convicted of terrorism in Addis Ababa. RNW spoke with a 39-year-old Ethiopian during a small, self-built studio in Amsterdam where he presents his unchanging Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) news show. Read the rest of this entry
Using Skype in Ethiopia Could Land You in Jail
June 16, 2012
The renouned Skype is one of a internet phone services influenced by Ethiopia’s new telecommunications law. (Photo: Skype) Read the rest of this entry
Published On: Fri, May 11th, 2012
Breaking News: Thousands of Muslims have protested against the government today Share This Tags
ADDIS ABABA — Security was tightened in the Capital Addis Ababa. Defying government threats, Ethiopian Muslim have vowed to continue their protests against the “Ahbashism Campaign” instigated by the government and “Majlis”.
“Call me a terrorist but I will defend my religion,” a muezzin in a mosque at the outskirts of Addis Ababa said in his sermon, denouncing the Al Ahbash movement, Reuters reported. Read the rest of this entry
Dear Prime Minister Ashebir Zenawi–First of all, I would like to thank you profusely for including me in the latest roll call of patriots and freedom fighters. I am extremely humbled for the honor. Though I have not done enough to deserve one of your highest medals of good citizenship and patriotism, I assure you that the honor will inspire me to do even more to accomplish what is expected of me more effectively and efficiently.