The Poems of the Late Dr. Eshetu Chole

Researched and Presented By Fekade Azeze: The poems of Dr. Eshetu were collected during my research on Ethiopian creative writing and criticism in English in the years 1981-82. I have found thirteen poems in English, one in Amharic and one…

Nigeria on the Thames

Hama Tuma: Mention corruption and every British MP will exhibit disgust and condemn African regimes with special diatribe being directed at Nigeria. Say corruption and most Africans would point accusatory fingers at their own regimes and blame Britain and the…

Forget about democracy

The Economist: The chances of a fair vote in the coming election are fast receding. … Barack Obama’s administration has barely stirred itself to protest against recent attempts by Ethiopia to jam programmes in Amharic, the country’s main language, beamed…

VOA starts Ethiopia satellite service after jamming

By Barry Malone: U.S.-funded broadcaster Voice of America is broadcasting its local Amharic language service to Ethiopia via satellite after the country’s Prime Minister ordered it jammed and sparked a diplomatic row. Ethiopia holds national elections in May and international…

“One Hundred Ways of Putting Pressure” Violations of Freedom of Expression and Association in Ethiopia (HRW) . Protest letter to the President of the People’s Republic of China (from the EPRP)