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BefeQadu Z. Hailu: Memoirs of my detention at Awash 7: Tales of indoctrination, laughter & the unknown

31 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Addis Standard

Wakoma Tafa was planning to get married on Sunday, Oct.10, 2016. But just three days before his wedding he was arbitrarily detained around Alem Gena, 25k west of Addis Abeba, a city within the special zone of the Oromia Regional State. On the day set for his wedding, Wakoma was taken to Awash 7 Federal Police Training Center, which is now serving as a temporarily ‘rehab center’ (Tehadiso Maekel) to discipline ‘suspected’ political protesters detained under Ethiopia’s sweeping State of Emergency.
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Ethiopia’s simmering sores and the reopening of old wounds

2 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Kalkidan Yibeltal & Tesfalem Wadyes

Credit: Addis Standard

The current government in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), often claims the multi-national constitutional federalism that it introduced a quarter century ago answered the country’s age-old question – famously known as the ‘national question’ – once and for all.
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