Jailed journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega wrote a letter condemning the complacency of the U.S. government on press freedom and human rights violations in Ethiopia from his cell in Kaliti, a notorious prison on the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa.
(OPride) – The Ethiopian regime should immediately stop the mass killing and displacements of Oromos in East Hararghe, West Wollega and Moyale areas of Oromia region, and also free Oromo political prisoners, activists said.
by Tsegaye R. Ararssa
(OPride) – Professor Kuwee Kumsa’s 2007 article, ‘Home and Exile’, evoking (and perhaps inspired by) Chinua Achebe’s book with the same title (2000), is extraordinary. It is extraordinary both in its style and in its effect.
Ethiopian opposition party Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) claims harassment and intimidation in the wake of protests.
Following suit of newly founded opposition group Semayawi or Blue Party, and UDJ staged protests in the northern towns of Dessie and Gondar.
by Awol Allo
The political tsunami caused by Jawar Mohammed’s comment on Al Jazeera’s The Stream — ‘I am an Oromo first’, and ‘Ethiopia is imposed on me’ — provides us with a unique and revealing insight into the moral parochialism and ethical deadlock that pervades our political imagination.