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Ethiopia’s star singer Teddy Afro makes plea for openness

13 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Associated Press (AP)
 

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Teddy Afro, the controversial singer whose album “Ethiopia” is topping the Billboard world chart, poses for a portrait during an interview at his home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Known for the political statements he makes in his music, an infectious mix of reggae and Ethiopian pop, Afro, 40, whose birth name is Tewodros Kassahun, told The Associated Press that raising political issues should not be a sin. (Mulugeta Ayene/Associated Press)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s superstar singer, is topping the Billboard world albums chart with “Ethiopia,” which less than two weeks after its release has sold nearly 600,000 copies, a feat no other artist here has achieved.
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Yonatan Tesfaye, TPLF’s anti-terrorism law latest lamb – dumb move by an unthinking Front!

8 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

In my article on the question of Yonatan Tesfaye’s arrest and now charge of terrorism (Amharic) ወጣቱ ፖለቲከኛ ዮናታን ተስፋዬ በአሸባሪው የሕወሃት አስተዳደር የሽብርተኝነት ክስ ተመሰረተበት! ለኢትዮጵያዉያን አሳዛኝና አሳፋሪ ዕለት! የሕወሃት ግፍ መች ይሆን የሚያበቃው?, I tried to show that the TPLF has been suffering from the arrogance of power, when it could not even feed the nation, a fifith of 100 million people suffering from hunger and children from malnutrition.
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Washington Post‘s editorial exposes TPLF regime’s cruelty, as its board also questions donors’ integrity & double-standards in dealing with heavy-handed officials in Ethiopia

10 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    The editorial by The Washington Post on Ethiopia is not a collection of local voices of distress, nor that of local interested parties “trying to press the regime to change its bad ways.” Nor is it the voice of Ethiopia’s diaspora that has largely turned against the things that are happening in our unfortunate land.
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