Four media houses crushed with lethal fines

IFEX: The Ethiopian government is settling political scores against journalists by slamming four newspaper publishing companies with crippling fines in reprisal for their coverage of the disputed 2005 elections, report the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Press Institute…

The aid industry and Meles Zenawi`s regime

By Seifu Tsegaye Demmissie:  The regime of Meles Zenawi is one of the most favorite clients of the global aid industry on which its existence is hinging. The nature of the industry’s involvement in Ethiopia is such that it has…

Murder and kidnapping in Harar and Dire Dawa

SOCEPP, 14 March 2010: Two weeks ago Captain (retired) Eshetu Mengiste was kidnapped in Harar by security forces, taken to a secret location, tortured brutally and his corpse thrown to the hyenas. Captain Eshetu was a well known critic of…

For Conquest or Conversion?

By Obo Arada Shawl: The title seems a bit odd and perhaps ambiguous. Yes, the word ADWA has a double meaning; you guessed it right. The question is whose side are you on?  Read More…

Huma Right Watch on Ethiopia

HRW: Ethiopia is on a deteriorating human rights trajectory as parliamentary elections approach in 2010. These will be the first national elections since 2005, when post-election protests resulted in the deaths of at least 200 protesters, many of them victims…