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Ethiopia’s flawed constitution: why the law cannot protect you

Read more...(OPride) Irish political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked, “Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny. People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power.

Crony capitalism and the myth behind Ethiopia's economic miracle

Read more...(OPride) – Over the last decade, Ethiopia has been hailed as the fastest growing non-oil economies in Africa, maintaining a double-digit annual economic growth rate. The Ethiopian government says the country will join the middle-income bracket by 2025.

Lessons and the future of the #OromoProtests

Read more...(OPride) In his book The Dictator’s Learning Curve, journalist William Dobson writes, “revolutions, if they are to be successful, require planning, preparation, and an intelligent grasp of how to anticipate and outwit a repressive regime that thinks of little beyond preserving its own power.”

OPDO drafts a “new resolution” to silence critics

Read more...(OPride) On June 2, six members of the Oromo People's Democratic Organization (OPDO) cabinet in Dembi Dolo voted to further silence Oromo activists who are opposing Addis Ababa's so-called “integrated development master plan," locals said.

The torture and brutal murder of Alsan Hassen by Ethiopian police will shock your conscience

Read more...(OPride) A 21-year old Oromo student, Nuredin Hasen, who was abducted from Haromaya University late last month and held incommunicado at undisclosed location, died earlier this month from a brutal torture he endured while in police custody, family sources said.

Ethiopia’s besieged press and the #OromoProtests

Read more...(OPride) — Ethiopia’s trials with press freedom and assembly have become almost proverbial. The government has devised several proclamations and directives to stifle freedom of opinion and expression.