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“ወደ ኋላ የለም”!                                     እስክንድር ነጋ ለአሜሪካ ድምጽ የሠጠው ቃለ መጠይቅ: መታየት/መደመጥ ያለበት!

19 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Ethiopia 2013: Year of the Cheetah Generation

7 Jan
Year of the Cheetah

Year of the Cheetah

By Alemayehu Gebremariam*

“The Cheetah Generation refers to the new and angry generation of young African graduates and professionals, who look at African issues and problems from a totally different and unique perspective. They are dynamic, intellectually agile, and pragmatic. They may be the ‘restless generation’ but they are Africa’s new hope. They understand and stress transparency, accountability, human rights, and good governance. They also know that many of their current leaders are hopelessly corrupt and that their governments are contumaciously dysfunctional and commit flagitious human rights violations”, explained George Ayittey, the distingushed Ghanaian economist.
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Jailed Ethiopian Journalist Eskinder Nega Speaks Out

3 Oct

Introduction by Charlayne Hunter-Gault, source The Root

Eskinder Nega

(The Root) — President Barack Obama’s strong defense of freedom of speech at the United Nations last month was clearly directed at the sputtering young Arab and North African democracies, where violent anti-American protests were ostensibly sparked by a video (Why don’t people stop calling it a film?) that insulted the Prophet Muhammad. The president’s tough speech followed his late-night call to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, demanding that he get control of the demonstrations by alleged radical Islamists. The big stick that President Obama wielded was America’s huge aid to Egypt. And presto, the Egyptian president complied.
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Jailed Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega honoured, BBC report

2 May

An imprisoned Ethiopian journalist and blogger has been given a prestigious freedom of expression award.

Eskinder Nega was awarded the Pen America’s “Freedom to Write” annual prize for publishing articles critical of Ethiopia’s human rights record.
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