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12 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

 

How State Restrictions Are Reshaping Civic Space Around the World: The Case of Ethiopia Under Rogue TPLF Included

26 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Saskia Brechernmacher, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace May 22, 2017
 

“In addition to heightened administrative and legal harassment, activists fear prosecution under sweeping anti-terrorism measures. Ethiopian authorities have used the 2009 Anti-Terror Proclamation to selectively target journalists, lawyers, and civil society leaders…In Ethiopia, the 2009 Charities and Societies Proclamation effectively bars a wide range of advocacy and rights organizations from receiving external support—while preserving access to such funding for development and service delivery organizations…In Ethiopia, hundreds of organization decided to abandon rights-based programming and shift their focus toward politically neutral capacity-building and local service delivery in order to preserve their access to foreign support. A 2011 survey found that 70% of development NGOs and 44% of human rights organizations changed their mandates and activities in response to the government’s NGO regulations.

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International partners may be under severe restrictions in dealing with Ethiopia’s drought situation

29 Dec

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The TPLF regime has started to distribute 9,692 metric tons of food ration to 10.2 million drought victims, which is a government figure, as insisted upon by its National Disaster Risk Management Coordination Commission (NDRMCC), because of which to the satisfaction of Addis Abeba officials for a while there has not been any reference by the United Nations of the drought’s impact affecting 15-16 million people.
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Barack Obama’s brief mission to Ethiopia may not be easy for both sides; he should prove his skills as leader at a time when TPLF is destroying Ethiopians by all means

22 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

While I am not known as a morning friendly person, Wednesday morning I got up early and sat in front of my computer. I started by leafing through pages of newspapers and web pages that usually carry some articles or commentaries on Ethiopia.
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Obama in Kenya: Controversial one-day Ethiopia visit left out of analysis that examines president’s legacy for Africa-US relations

21 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Dr. Adekeye Adebajo’s article, Obama’s visit to Kenya is like all his African policy – merely symbolicappearing on the July 21, 2015 edition of The Guardian, is good pointer and its criticism of President Barack Obama’s Africa legacies faultlessly preceise.
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The Switch:                                     What it took for Ethiopia to lose access to hacking tools it used against journalists in the U.S

13 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Andrea Peterson*, The Washington Post

(Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Now we know what it takes to get your hacking tools taken away if you’re a repressive government.
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UN demands release of British activist jailed in Ethiopia amid torture fears

5 Jul

Editor’s Note:

    This time around, one needs to be pleased for the United Nations seeing that its Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment is being persistent in demanding Andargachew Tsige’s release from Ethiopia’s torture and slow death quarters.
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D.C.-area Ethiopians say Obama trip will send wrong signal to repressive regime in homeland

4 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Pamela Constable*

Near the White House on Friday, Serkalem Selassie and her 9-year-old son, Nafkot, protested President Obama’s upcoming trip to Ethi­o­pia. As a journalist in her homeland, she was jailed, and Nafkot was born while she was in prison. She has political asylum now. (Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post)

When Barack Obama entered the White House, many Ethio­pian immigrants in the Washington area cheered. When he gave a speech in Ghana in 2009, vowing to promote democracy and human rights across Africa, they were thrilled. But now that Obama will soon visit Ethi­o­pia, many members of the region’s largest African emigre group are up in arms.
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