Ethiopia : A call for action from Tigray Speaking Ethiopians

August 15, 2016 About 16 activists of Ethiopians from Tigray background issued a statement yesterday calling for action to remove the government in power. The statement issued in Amharic is circulated in social media. After condemning killings of Amharas and Oromos by Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), the statement calls action: 1) TPLF/EPRDF should be […]

Ethiopia : Mounting state propaganda against hate speech

August 15,2016 [Amharic -Documentary aired on state television Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation on “hate speech” As Ethiopia is living protest with a desire for fundamental political change to reverse what many think is the ruling party’s excessive and unregulated power, the regime is mounting propaganda campaign targeting what it projected as hate speech The documentary featured […]

Defiant anti-TPLF protest in Debre Markos , Ethiopia

August 13,2016 Despite unprecedented killings of peaceful protestors in Bahir Dar City over last weekend, people in Debre Markos took to the street en masse in a show of defiance to intimidation by the regime which mounted mass crackdown and arrest even after record number of people were killed when loyal forces of the regime […]

Regime in Ethiopia mobilizing religion as a tool in pursuit of soft power

August 10, 2016 Regime in Ethiopia is resorting to religion as a tool in pursuit of soft power to control the wave of uprisings across the country which claimed hundreds of civilian lives just in recent weeks only. State television ( watch video above) aired views from religious leaders of the various religious institutions. Orthodox, […]