Ethiopian film confronts marriage by abduction

(BBC)The controversial tradition of abducting girls and forcing them into marriage, known as “telefa”, might be on the wane in Ethiopia, but it still happens in rural areas. A new film, Difret, recounts the true story of a 14-year-old girl who was abducted by men on horseback and had to stand trial after killing the […]

Report: Ethiopian Government Hacks Journalists in U.S. and Europe

By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchiera (Mashable)The Ethiopian government reportedly used surveillance technology created by an Italian company to hack into the computers of Ethiopian journalists in the United States and Europe. Journalists at the Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT), a news organization comprised mostly of Ethiopian expatriates, were targeted with spying software made by the Italian company company […]

Egypt minister slams Turkey for role in Ethiopia dam

Egyptian Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Muttalib accused Turkey of offering expertise to Ethiopia over the proposed Nile dam project that will threaten Egypt’s water supply. (World Bulletin)Egyptian Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Muttalib said Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had visited Addis Ababa and offered Turkish expertise on Ethiopia’s controversial multi-billion dollar hydroelectric dam project. “Any side that […]

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ህወሃት የመንግስት ስልጣን የያዘ ሰሞን በፕሮፌሰር መስፍን ፤ ዶ/ር መኮንን ቢሻው ፤ መለስ ዜናዊ እና ጓደኟው መካከል የተደረገ ውይይት ቪዲዮ ክሊፕ ባለፈው ሁለት ቀን እንደ አዲስ እየተዘዋወረ የመለስ ዜናዊ ሃሳብ እየተንቆጳጰሰ ነው። መጀመሪያ ነገር ቪዲዮው የተቆረጠ ይመስላል። ለመለስ ዜናዊ የተሰጠው ሪባታል አልተካተተም። ሪባታል ያልነበረ ከነበረ ውይይቱ ሙሉ አልነበረም ማለት ነው። ቪዲዮው ላይ በተገኘው መረጃ ልክ […]