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Ethiopia ‘using aid as weapon of oppression’


    Watch Angus Stickler’s full report and Ethiopian and UK responses A joint undercover investigation by BBC Newsnight and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has uncovered evidence that the Ethiopian government is using billions of dollars of development aid as a tool for political oppression. Posing as tourists the team of journalists travelled to […]

ሃሣብን በመግለፅ ነፃነት ኢትዮጵያ 137ኛ፣ ኤርትራ የመጨረሻ፣ ሶማሊያ በዓለም እጅግ አደገኛ ሆኑ


ኢትዮጵያ ፀረ-ሽብር ሕጓን በጋዜጠኞች ላይ አስከፊ በሆነ መንገድ ስለምትጠቀም የጋዜጠኞች አያያዝ ደረጃዋ ቀደም ሲል ከነበረችበት በአሥር መውረዱን ዓለምአቀፉ ድንበር የለሽ ጋዜጠኞች የሚባለው ድርጅት አስታወቀ፡፡ ኢትዮጵያ ፀረ-ሽብር ሕጓን በጋዜጠኞች ላይ አስከፊ በሆነ መንገድ ስለምትጠቀም የጋዜጠኞች አያያዝ ደረጃዋ ቀደም ሲል ከነበረችበት በአሥር መውረዱን ዓለምአቀፉ ድንበር የለሽ ጋዜጠኞች የሚባለው ድርጅት አስታወቀ፡፡ ዛሬ በወጣው የድርጅቱ ሠንጠረዥ ኤርትራ ከ179 ሃገሮች […]

2013 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX: DASHED HOPES AFTER SPRING


    After the “Arab springs” and other protest movements that prompted many rises and falls in last year’s index, the 2013 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index marks a return to a more usual configuration. The ranking of most countries is no longer attributable to dramatic political developments. This year’s index is a […]

Obama Hails Bipartisan Plan to Overhaul Immigration


LAS VEGAS — Seizing on a groundswell of support for rewriting the nation’s immigration laws, President Obama challenged Congress on Tuesday to act swiftly to put 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States on a clear path to citizenship. President Obama delivered remarks on immigration reform on Tuesday in Las Vegas. He also […]

Ethiopia: Call on Congressman Chris Smith to save life of the most revered young political prisoner


Andualem Arage There is a renewed hope in Ethiopia that the much awaited visit of Congressman Chris Smith to the severely tyrannized nation would help alleviate the plight of venerated political prisoner Andualem Arage who is serving a lengthy jail sentence for “terrorism.” Former UDJ deputy president Andualem is the only prisoner out of more […]

Ethiopia’s resettlement scheme leaves lives shattered and UK facing questions


The Guardian| A ‘villagisation’ programme has left many people from Ethiopia’s Gambella region bereft of land and loved ones, casting donor support in an unflattering light A family in Kir, Gambella. Ethiopia’s controversial resettlement programme has forced people to leave their villages. Photograph: Jenny Vaughan/AFP/Getty Images Clar Ni Chonghaile in Dadaab Mr O twists his beaded […]

29 ፓርቲዎች ነገ ባለ 15 የመግባቢያ ነጥብ ያፀድቃሉ


የካናዳው ‹‹ቃሌ የኢትጵያውያን የውይይት መድረክ›› ከጎናችሁ ነኝ ብሎናል 29ኙ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች በጋራ ለመታገል ባለ አስራ አምስት ነጥብ የመግባቢያ ሰነዱ ላይ ነገ ተወያይተው እንደሚያፀድቁት የተገለፀ ሲሆን አገሪቱንና ኢትዮጵያውያንን ተጠቃሚ ያደርጋል ተብሎ እንደሚጠበቅ የፓርቲዎቹ ሰብሳቢ አስታወቁ፡፡ የመግባቢያ ሰነዱ የህዝብ የበላይነት እንዲሁም ዲሞክራሲያዊ መብቶች የተከበረበት ዘላቂ ህገ መንግስታዊ የመድብለ ፓርቲ ድሞክራሲያዊ ስርዓት መገንባትን ዓላማ ያደረገ እንደሆነና ውይይቱ ፓርቲዎቹን […]