Archive | November, 2016

Ethiopia: Reshuffling the T-TPLF Deck of (Gu)Cards

Another T-TPLF disinformation campaign by Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam Hailemariam Desalegn, the Puppet Prime Minister (PPM) of the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) yesterday announced a “significant reshuffle” of his cabinet. The reshuffle is intended to soften the blowback from the  “state of emergency” the PPM declared a couple of weeks ago. […]

Ethiopia renews accusations that Egypt supported Oromo unrest

KHARTOUM (Sudan Tribune) – Ethiopia Tuesday renewed accusations that Egypt and Eritrea fueled a wave of protests in Oromia region that led the government to declare a six-month state of emergency. The visiting Ethiopian Minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Area Development, Kassa Tekleberhan, reiterated that his country has “ample evidence” of Egypt and Eritrea […]

Analysis – Why Ethiopia’s Freewheeling Regime does need a State of Emergency?

Zelalem Kibret, For Addis Standard Online (Addis Standard) — On October 08, 2016 Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency in which more than half of the constitutionally guaranteed rights were more or less suspended. Ethiopia’s declaration of a State of Emergency (SoE) may shock some in the west. Because, the Ethiopia many portrayed is ‘the […]

Investors shy away from Ethiopia in the wake of violent protests

By Paul Schemm November 2 at 3:00 AM ALAGA DORE, Ethi­o­pia (The Washington Post)— The smell of rotting mango and passion fruit still hung in the air over the blackened shell of a juice factory near this village more than two weeks after the plant was looted and burned by an aggrieved mob. As employees […]

Focus on Africa: interviews

“A terrorist regime has taken my country hostage” In June, Denebo’s father went missing for two weeks. He’d been abducted and taken to a high-security prison that’s infamous for torture. He believes if he had stayed in Oromia he would have been arrested, or even killed.


Somalia: The Forgotten Story

The story of Somalia’s decline from stability to chaos and the problems facing its people at home and abroad. Filmmaker: Hamza Ashrif (Aljazeera) — Somalia’s modern history is a tale of independence, prosperity and democracy in the 1960s, military dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s – followed by a desperate decline into civil war and […]

Ethiopia’s cabinet reshuffle may be too little, too late to quell protests

(OPride) — Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Tuesday announced a compelled cabinet reshuffle in an effort to contain sustained and stubborn anti-government protests. The changes follow a swift declaration on Oct. 9 of a state of emergency, which has effectively militarized an already authoritarian state. In its 25 year-long reign, the ruling Ethiopian People’s […]

What you need to know about the situation in Ethiopia

(The Daily Vox) — Since October 6th, Ethiopia has been in a nationwide state of emergency. To help understand the situation, the Daily Vox spoke to members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) – vice chairperson Muhamad Ismail Omar, and chairman of the National Intelligence Bureau, Hassan Muhammad Moalin. What’s up with this crisis […]

UK holiday firms abort holidays in Ethiopia

UK ( — Several UK holiday firms have cancelled forthcoming holidays to the East African nation of Ethiopia. The decision by the likes of Saga and Kuoni comes in the wake of a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) warning that many regions and towns in the country are now unsafe. The travel companies say […]

Battered by Persistent Public Protests, Ethiopia Forms New Government

Nov. 01, 2016, Addis Abeba (Addis Standard) – Forced by persistence public protests, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has today dismantled the previous government and formed a new one by announcing a major reshuffle of his cabinet ministers only a year after they were sworn in. Accordingly, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), whose 547 seats […]

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