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  Tsegaye R Ararssa* 1 – Introduction Addis Abeba, November 22/2017 – No time has been more eventful in Ethiopia than the one we are living in. Years of peaceful protests in Oromia, later also augmented by flashes of resistance in Konso and the Amhara region, seem to have shaken …

  Samuel Bogale Addis Abeba, November 21/2017 – On October 26/2017 at least ten people were killed and 20 more were wounded by security forces during a fresh round of protest that started two days earlier in Ambo city, 125 km west of Addis Abeba, and one of the epicenters …

  Addis Abeba, November 18/2017 – Reliable sources tell Addis Standard that René Lefort, a prominent scholar known for his critical observation of Ethiopian politics, was deported by Ethiopian authorities up on arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Abeba on Tuesday November  14, 2017. According to sources familiar with …

Dr Abdalla Hamdok, ECA   Addis Abeba, November 15/2017 – The Africa Land Policy Center (formerly the Land Policy Initiative) in collaboration with partner organizations will hold an International Conference on November 14-17, 2017 in Addis Abeba. In line with the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa, this multi-stakeholder dialogue platform will contribute …

  Etenesh Abera Addis Abeba, Nov. 14/2017 – The federal high court 4th criminal bench has today passed key ruling in the case against activist Nigist Yirga and five others charged in the same file with terrorism related offenses. According to the ruling, Nigist and the five others with her: …

  Addis Abeba, November 13/2017 – Yesterday, Addis Standard has published a scoop based on a document assessing the current security  situation in Ethiopia and was presented at the National Security Council meeting, which was held on Friday Oct. 10/2017. The document revealed in detail that Ethiopia was currently confronted …

  Major points discussed in the document include: The country’s federal system is facing imminent threat Security breakdown contributing to rising public anxiety Immeasurable human and material cost caused by recent conflicts Absence of rule of law prevalent Security crisis negatively impacting the economy Diminishing foreign aid due to human …

Solomon Kebede was detained by the government and charged with multiple terrorism charges when he was working as a managing editor of Yemuslimoch Guday (Muslim’s Affairs), the only surviving Muslim affairs oriented magazine up until the beginning of 2013. His arrest resulted in the closure of the magazine. After serving …

  Addis Abeba, Nov. 8/2017 – The Federal High Court Bole Branch, third Bench has today acquitted journalist Elias Gebru & opposition party member Daniel Shibeshi  from criminal charges brought against both under Ethiopia’s defunct State of Emergency (SoE). Both Elias and Daniel were first detained along with Anania Sorri …

  Mahlet Fantahun (Translated by Zecharias Zelalem)  Addis Abeba, Nov. 07/2017 – Looking at the lives of Ethiopians who were once incarcerated for no sufficient reasons then  “freed” from prisons often after arduous court battles, such as the case for Zone9 blogging collective in which I was one, or many …
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