From Alebel: I’m deeply concerned by what is happening to Mr. Araya Tesfamariam, an Ethiopian journalist who exposed the human right violations of the Meles regime in the now banned ETHIOP newspaper. He was attacked on the evening of April 16 in
Feyissa Woyessa: I have read Professor Tecola Hagos` piece entitled “the rebirth of
By A/Prof G. Tadesse: I am writing this short note in a response to recent radio interview of Dr Hailu Araya in Voice of America Amharic Program. I am deeply disturbed by the fact that he is currently one of leaders in an opposition political party, where he portrays himself as a fighter for justice, democracy and rule of law. In a gross self-contradiction with what has been trying to tell the Ethiopian public, he is now defending mass murder, unashamedly attempting to justify red terror of his former regime. Read More…
By Kassahun: First of all, let me get rid off the notion that the artist/the intellectual in a given society is/can be apolitical, uninvolved, non partisan. To quote an authority (as this seems to please certain quarters) let me cite the late and very committed intellectual, Edward Said, who wrote … Read More…
The Guardian: An opposition activist has been bludgeoned to death with a gun butt in the second politically motivated murder of Ethiopia’s election campaign, it was claimed today. Biyansa Daba was attacked and killed at home by members of the ruling party, according to Bulcha Demeksa, a leader of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC). Read More…
SOCEPP: Journalist Araya Tesfamariam, better known as Eyersualem Araya and much admired for his incisive articles (in the now banned ETHIOP newspaper/magazine) exposing the human rights violations of the Meles regime, was attacked on the evening of April 16 in New Delhi by thugs identified as agents of the Meles Zenawi regime. Araya is a refugee in
IRIN: The outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) which hit most parts of the city in August 2009 “was the result of poor sanitation and hygiene, coupled with solid waste from the city” the report said.
“I cannot trust the water that comes through a pipeline since that outbreak. I boil my water every day before serving my family,” said Senait Habte, a resident of the city’s Kolfe Keraniyo slum. “My relatives in rural Ethiopia live a better life than us in the city. They have good toilets and access to safe drinking water. Seems like the government has forgotten us,” she told IRIN, adding: “There are continuous electricity blackouts. Sometimes we don’t have water for five days. Life is becoming difficult in Addis nowadays.” Read More…