In East Africa
Aug 6th, 2013
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Anti-government Muslims in Ethiopia on Monday called for mass demonstrations to be held on the religious day of Eid al-Fitr later this week to protest the arrests of 28 people on terror charges. The calls followed a weekend of violence in which three people were killed after s...
May 15th, 2013
Alemu Tafesse, Political Analyst and academic Anti-authoritarian struggles creep into the symbolical world both in content and form. Acts of defiance send across sparks of moments that carry multiple meanings to multiple audiences. In many instances, with more repression, more sophisticated symboliza...
In East Africa
Nov 22nd, 2012
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Defense lawyers have told the Ethiopian High Federal Court that terrorism charges against 29 Muslims are unconstitutional. Federal prosecutors are accusing the 29, which includes prominent clerics, journalists and activists, with terrorism and attempts to create an Islam...
Nov 11th, 2012
A US religious freedom group has called on Ethiopian authorities to stop what it said was an emerging religious freedom violations against Muslim minorities in the Horn of Africa. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said that if Ethiopia continues to tighten its control agai...
Nov 10th, 2012
By Alemayehu Fentaw Weldemariam The current Ethiopian constitution provides for freedom of religion and requires the separation of state and religion. However the Muslim community in Ethiopia has been, for more than a year now, holding protests at mosques around the country against what is perceived ...