By Achamyeleh Tamiru August 23,2016 Dear Al Jazeera I have decided to write this open letter to you as you have been reporting about the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia. I sincerely appreciate the efforts of your journalists who had to work under very difficult conditions to cover unfolding situations in Ethiopia. However, I now write […]
By Dawit Giorgis Published on Ethiomedia August 18, 2016 A civil war, and possibly genocide, is in the making in the Horn of Africa, in Ethiopia. The mostrecent events characterized by regular country wide demonstrations in defiance of the government ban, by the two largest ethnic groups, the Oromos and the Amharas, have demonstrated once […]
Ethiopia : why tyranny as a cost of keeping “stability” and “Africa’s growing economy” is not acceptable
Dimetros Birku August 14,2016 For several years now, foreign media has been selling the regime in Ethiopia branding it as “Africa’s growing economy.” The narrative is backed by numbers from multilateral institutions like the World Bank and IMF. Problem is that stats and numbers does not tell all the stories and realities in the ground. […]
Dark clouds have long loomed over Ethiopia’s stunning development story. Now, in the face of unprecedented protests, and the government’s typically brutal response, those clouds threaten to turn into a perfect storm – with chilling consequences. By SIMON ALLISON.
Daily Maverick Published on August 11,2016 As much as Ethiopia deserves praise for its stunning economic growth, which has lifted millions out of poverty, its record on civil and political rights has always been poor. Dissent is simply not an option, and countless journalists, activists and community organisers have found themselves on the wrong side […]