Why Ethiopians are indifferent to Ginbot 20

As the regime in Ethiopia is set to celebrate its 23rd Ginbot 20, discussions about the meaning and significance of the day is dominating conversations among Ethiopians in Social media. For those of you who are not familiar to Ethiopian politics, Ginbot 20 is post military Ethiopia yearly political ritual. It’s a reference to the […]

Africa’s Next Oil Frontier – Ethiopia?

By John Daly (Oil Price) Sitting athwart the headwaters of the Blue Nile, Ethiopia has long seen its energy future in its hydropower potential, being able to export electricity to neighboring countries. That picture may be about to be somewhat altered however. British oil firm New Age (African Global Energy) Ltd works a concession in […]

Silence and pain: Ethiopia’s human rights record in the Ogaden

Silence and pain: Ethiopia’s human rights record in the Ogaden

Martin Plaut Introduction The Ogaden is Ethiopia’s dark, dirty secret. It is far from prying international eyes, where almost anything can be done to anyone the government does not like. The Ogaden was conquered and forcibly incorporated into Ethiopia by Emperor Menelik II in the last quarter of the 19th century. Its Somali speaking, almost […]