Ethiopian Activist Guilty of Terrorism for Facebook Posts

BY AFP A judge in Ethiopia’s capital on Tuesday found a former opposition spokesman guilty of encouraging terrorism with a series of anti-government Facebook posts. Yonatan Tesfaye was arrested in December 2015 after writing on the social media platform that the government had used “force against the people instead of using peaceful discussion with the […]

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Ethiopia Election Met With Silence From Voters

By Anita Powell (for VOA), ETHIOPIA will hold a major election Sunday, but critics of the longtime ruling party say systematic repression has made this vote a nonevent. Outside of the country, Ethiopians who say they are political refugees have even harsher words for the government. On the streets of Ethiopia’s capital, it’s hard to […]

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Ethiopia’s Main Opposition Party to Boycott Election

By Elias Meseret (for Associated Press), ETHIOPIAN opposition groups are accusing the government of harassing their members and carrying out illegal detentions ahead of the May 24 elections. Yonathan Tesfaye, spokesman for the Blue Party, told The Associated Press this week that some party members are being beaten, especially in the southern region. He said […]

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Ethiopia and its Repressive Regime

By Graham Peebles, They speak of democracy, but act violently to suppress dissenting voices and control the people through the inculcation of fear: they ignore human rights and trample on the people, they are a tyrannical wolf in democratic sheep’s clothing, causing suffering and misery to thousands of people throughout Ethiopia. The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary […]

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