Tag Archives: tplf repression and oppression

Ethiopian journalist’s wife urges UK and US to call for his release

27 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jason Burke, The Guardian

Diplomats in Addis Ababa described a “gulf between the outside perception of Ethiopia and what is happening inside the country”, branding the repressive atmosphere a “climate of fear”.

Bezawit Hailegiorgis says western powers could help free Anania Sorri, one of tens of thousands held in Ethiopia since last year.

Bezawit Hailegiorgis (The Guardian

Bezawit Hailegiorgis (The Guardian)

The wife of a blogger and journalist detained in Ethiopia has called on the international community to pressure local authorities to release her husband, who is among tens of thousands held since a state of emergency was declared in the emerging east African power last year.
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Ethiopia’s economic gains tainted by violent repression – Financial Times

5 Feb


Debretsion GM

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by John Aglionby in Gondar

Emergency fails to protect regime from biggest threat to 26-year grip on power

Six soldiers burst into Beckham’s dormitory at Gondar university in northern Ethiopia one evening without pausing to question the student.
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Ethiopia’s Oromo leader facing terrorism charges; denied bail again

27 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban, AfricaNews

Dr Merera Gudina, leading opposition figure in Ethiopia and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), has been denied bail by a court.

Gudina is facing terrorism charges by the government which accuses him of meeting anti-government elements during a European tour last year.
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የሕወሃት ጠቅላይ ፍርድ ቤት በነሃብታሙ አያሌው መዝገብ ላይ ውሳኔ አስተላለፈ: አብረሃ ደስታና ዳንኤል ሺበሺ ወደእስር ይመለሳሉ! ንጹሃኑ እስከዛሬ በከንቱ ለተጉላሉበት ሕወሃት እንዴት ነው የሚጠየቀው?

4 Dec

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    ሃገር ለማፍረስ እንጂ ላለመገንባት ሥልጣን የዘረፈው ሕወሃት ገና ብዙ ጉዳት በሃገሪቱ ላይ ያደርሳል። ይህም ችግር የሚመነጨው ከሕግ ወጥነቱና እንደ እንቋላል በእጁ የሚጠብቅበትን ኅይሉን ለሌሎች ዜጎች እንደማስፈራሪያ በመጠቀም ነው! ዶር መረራ ጉዲናን ሲያስር ሌሎችን ለማስፈራራት መሆኑ ግልጽ ነው። አሁን እነዚህን ሁለት ግለሰቦች ሲያሰር ሌሎቹ በፍርሃት በመራድ ሕጉን ያከብራሉ የሚለውን ተስፋ በማድረግ ነው!
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Only China, Syria, and Iran rank worse in internet freedom than Ethiopia

18 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Lily Kuo, Quartz reporter on East Africa and China in Africa
Ethiopia’s internet is among the least free in the world. According to a new index released by the nonprofit Freedom House, Ethiopia ranked ahead of only Iran, Syria, and China, out of 65 countries in terms of access to the internet, censorship, and freedom of information. It ranked the worst of any country in Africa.
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Eritrea & Ethiopia: The abyss and the seemingly glowing star

28 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Already for more than a decade, Eritrea has carried itself as a proud nation. Among others, against TPLF fabrications it has stood on its feet and under sanctions. International aid and trade could not mediate its opening up to international investors.

Eritrean leaders claim from time to time that has been the only avenue for them to preserve their country as a sovereign nation.
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Businesses already in Ethiopia flee, yet TPLF strategy is to try to attract more from South Africa: They should think twice!

24 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by City Press, October 23, 2016

Ethiopia’s drive to attract more South African investment is being hampered by a government that still distrusts business and a population wary of foreign domination.

Africa’s second most populous country wants more foreign direct investment in agriculture, energy, transport and manufacturing, among other sectors, as it seeks to sustain an average economic growth rate of 11% over the past decade, according to Wegayehu Berga, the minister counsellor of business promotion at the Ethiopian embassy in Pretoria.
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ትንሣኤ ራዲዮ ጥቅምት 22/2016

22 Oct

Posted By The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


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