Exclusive Interviews

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 [...]

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. " [...]

Interview with Editor-in-Chief Tsedale Lemma

Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 2:39 am

" There is no one answer that fits into a description of “independent media.” But the least is a media that doesn’t have to worry about whether or not a certain topic is the right topic to discuss in a professional manner. In other words, a media that, other than issues strictly to do with professional integrity, is not tangled by self-censorship and an imposing environment of fear. " [...]