Politics of Ethiopia

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 22nd, 2014
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By RSF Three journalists and six bloggers who have been held for the past five months were denied bail by a federal court in Addis Ababa yesterday after the prosecution argued that article 3 of the 2009 anti-terrorism law, under which they are detained, precludes release on bail. The defence said art...
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Aug 14th, 2014
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by Adam Bemma Huffington Post NAIROBI, Kenya - A cursory glance at the headlines shows that Ethiopia has one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. But the noise generated by the hyperbolic international media is drowning out the critical voices. Political opposition is being strangled by the authori...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 30th, 2014
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By Houston Chronicle, As they ready for two days of wheeling and dealing with a high-ranking Ethiopian delegation at a local hotel, Houston business and elected leaders today need to look beyond a foreign market opportunity and first ask hard questions about Ethiopia’s recent crackdown on nine ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 24th, 2014
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By Abebe Gellaw (AV) Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn faced a stinging humiliation as Azusa Pacific University (APU), whose motto is “God First”, has withdrawn an honor it had already bestowed on him. The university administration had to reverse its decision to honor Mr. Desalegn in ligh...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 16th, 2014
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NAIROBI – The Ethiopian government should end its politicized prosecution of nine Ethiopian journalists arrested in April. The journalists and their lawyers were shut out of court room hearings in recent days. In hearings at the Arada First Instance Court in the capital Addis Ababa on Saturday ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 16th, 2014
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A UK High Court ruling allowing judicial review of the UK aid agency’s compliance with its own human rights policies in Ethiopia is an important step toward greater accountability in development assistance. In its decision of July 14, 2014, the High Court ruled that allegations that the UK Department...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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By Temesgen Deressa and Amadou Sy Last month, Moody’s Investors Service assigned a debut sovereign rating of B1 to the government of Ethiopia. A B1 rating is equivalent to a B rating in Fitch Ratings’ scale, which is the agency that rates most African sovereigns. The rating puts Ethiopia on par with ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 2nd, 2014
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Ethiopian-Americans are outraged by news of the illegal detention on June 23, 2014 of Mr. Andargachew Tsege, Secretary General of Ginbot 7, Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy while in transit at Sanaa International Airport in Yemen. Mr. Tsege was travelling with a United Kingdom passport at ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 31st, 2014
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By Betre Yacob The Ethiopian authorities are once again moving to pass another legislation which would completely paralyze the last remaining independent publications circulating in the country. The legislation is expected to come into force in the coming year, ahead of the 2007 national election. Th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 28th, 2014
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9 Bloggers, Journalists Held Before US Official Arrives By HRW The Ethiopian authorities should immediately release six bloggers and three journalists arrested on April 25 and 26, 2014, unless credible charges are promptly brought, Human Rights Watch said today. United States Secretary of State John ...