A former Chief of Staff calls for peaceful and orderly transition in Ethiopia

ESAT Published on July 26,2016 The former chief of staff of the Ethiopian armed forces Let. General Tsadkan Gebre Tensay who warned that the status quo in Ethiopia could lead to total chaos called for a smooth and peaceful transition to a democratic government. The general who wrote a long article analyzing the state of […]

Resurgence of protest in Oromia region of Ethiopia

July 26,2016 Source -Social media Renewed protest is reportedly rocking Oromia region of Ethiopia. Arsi zone of the region which is located to the South of the capital, Addis Ababa, experienced violent protest earlier today. Unverified video circulating in soical media seem to show that mechanized farming that is said to be owned by Saudi […]

Ethiopia: Attack on Civil Society Escalates as Dissent Spreads

Freedom House July 22,2016 by Yoseph Badwaza, Program Officer, Africa and Jennifer Charette, Senior Program Associate, Africa Amid discontent, sometimes violent protests, and a drought of historic proportions that has left more than 15 million Ethiopians in need of urgent food aid, the Ethiopian government is tightening its stranglehold on domestic politics. In the wake […]