ICRC still denied access to Maekelawi, Somali region [+video]

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 8:28 pm

Ethiopia continues to limit prison access of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the head of delegation James Reynolds told HornAffairs in an exclusive interview. The ICRC delegation in Ethiopia is primarily focused on “protecting [...]

Exclusive| Abay Tsehaye: Oromos know who robbed, maltreated them

Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 8:29 pm

Ethnic baiting targeting TPLF and Tigrayans in connection with the protests in Oromia is a diversionary tactic, said Minister Abay Tsehaye Director of the Policy Study and Research Center. Abay Tsehaye, who doubles as special adviser to the Prime [...]

British Amb.: Ethiopian election results bad for democracy

Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 1:33 pm

Britain’s Ambassador said: “It is starting to sound as if the ruling party and its allies will have a 100 percent of the seats in parliament. And I think that is not good for democracy; that is what you get in places like North Korea. [...]

Is the Special Relationship Between the US and Egypt Over?

Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 12:31 am

Highlight:“The long-term trajectory is likely to be one where there’s more distance between the United States and Egypt…There’s too much tension in the relationship, too much mistrust, for there to be the kind of tight strategic [...]

Emp. Haile-Selassie: Democracy can be harmful, a mistake

Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 5:34 am

The Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I was interviewed by Oriana Fallaci in his palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on June 24, 1973. Here is an excerpt of the interview from the Chicago Tribune re-published on other sites as well. Fallaci: Your [...]

The Dawit Kebede saga: A journo flees the opposition

Thursday, October 31, 2013 @ 11:48 pm

(Daniel Berhane) * Opposition activists have diverse opinions.  After two years in self-imposed exile, journalist Dawit Kebede returned home last Saturday, thereby stirring a political debate. Prior to his flee to the United States, Dawit Kebede [...]

Interview with an Eritrean opposition Yonathan Sebhatu

Friday, January 18, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

" Ethnic right issue has never been a problem in Eritrea, it is exaggerated by some but to tell you the truth all 9 ethnics in Eritrea have equal rights and all have offered their lives to the armed struggle [for independence], I can not see that Tigrigna speakers have more rights than the others. " [...]

Interview with a diaspora activist Mekonen Kassa

Friday, January 18, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

" When the rumors were rampant about his illness and wild speculations of his death, I have told people that if PM Meles were dead Ethiopians from North to South and from East to West would mobilize and grieve for days. And that is exactly what happened. " [...]
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