May 13th, 2014
by George Kerley In March 2014, National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) presented to Nigerians, at a well publicized briefing replete with media glitz, a National Counter Terrorism Strategy (NACTEST) where he outlined a new strategy called ‘Soft Approach’ for dealing with th...
Mar 23rd, 2014
By Jonas Clinton As the most educated Ethiopian immigrants migrate to North America looking for economical opportunities, it has been suggested, and most will end up being stalwart of customer service jobs such as driving taxis and ultimately shutter an Ethiopian dream of being useful to their home c...
Feb 27th, 2013
Ethiopia’s long-ruling leader died half a year ago, but it seems Meles Ze-nawi still holds on to power. In the capital, his face looks down from hundreds of posters plastered on walls, and government representatives vow to implement the late Meles’ vision without alteration. Meles, who he...
Jan 4th, 2013
Ethiopian National Security and Intelligence Agency confirmed on Wednesday the report that fifteen members of a terrorist cell affiliated with Al Qaeda’s network in East Africa had been arrested. Military training manuals, jihad war videos and a variety of weapons were also found. The fifteen 1...
In East Africa
Nov 18th, 2012
press release ARTICLE 19 calls for the Ethiopian authorities to drop all charges against Yusuf Getachew, a journalist for the publication Ye’Muslimoch Guday (Muslim Affairs) who was charged on October 29 under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation 2009. ARTICLE 19 urges the Ethiopian government to st...
In East Africa
Feb 2nd, 2012
A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today spoke out against the ongoing use of anti-terrorism laws to curb freedom of expression in Ethiopia, where several journalists were recently given prison sentences under such legislation. “Journalists play a crucial role in promoting acc...
Sep 8th, 2011
Abuja – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked his special adviser on counter-terrorism, two weeks after a car bomber killed 23 people at the UN’s Nigeria headquarters, a presidential spokesperson said on Thursday. Spokesperson Reuben Abati would not give details on why former co...
Apr 20th, 2011
Cairo – Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was complicit in shootings of anti-regime protesters as he tried to face down a popular revolt, a member of an official commission said on Tuesday. Judge Omar Marwan, the commission’s secretary general, was speaking at a news conference af...