My Personal Letter to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia

My Personal Letter to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Office of the Prime Minister Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Dear Prime Minister Abiy: Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your inauguration as prime minister. I am supremely... Read more »
Strange times in Ethiopia as all sides happy with new PM

Strange times in Ethiopia as all sides happy with new PM

Abiy Ahmed     By Teshome M. Borago   A new Prime Minister is named in Ethiopia, as Dr. Abiy Ahmed became the first self-identifying Oromo leader in the history of the EPRDF ruling... Read more »
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Ethiopia: You Have Become A King. Now, Be One! -–Part II

Ethiopia: You Have Become A King. Now, Be One! -–Part II

By Teshome Abebe*   On September 16, 2015, after EPRDF declared election victory and with the ensuing affirmation of Ato Hailemariam Dessalegne as the premier, I wrote the following: In the epic... Read more »
Ethiopia has just seen 'historic' political change, while its China-inspired economics continue

Ethiopia has just seen ‘historic’ political change, while its China-inspired economics continue

Hawassa Industrial Park CNBC– East African economic powerhouse Ethiopia swore in a new prime minister this week, whose pledge to smooth out ethnic ruptures in the country could mean that unrest and... Read more »
Ethiopia closes Maekelawi as internet service returns

Ethiopia closes Maekelawi as internet service returns

The Notorious Maekelawi Prison in Ethiopia By Elias Meseret | AP April 6 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia has closed a prison notorious for decades for holding opposition figures, journalists and activists, a state-affiliated... Read more »
Ethiopia Swears-in Abiy Ahmed Ali as Prime Minister

Ethiopia Swears-in Abiy Ahmed Ali as Prime Minister

Abiy Ahmed Ali replaced  Hailemariam Desalegn who had resigned in mid-February this year, saying he should pave the way for reforms. By Addis Getachew & Seleshi Tessema (Anadolu Agency) | ADDIS ABABA ― Abiy... Read more »
Ethiopia: 1,107 detained under state of emergency

Ethiopia: 1,107 detained under state of emergency

State-affiliated media says 1,107 people have been arrested for violating the state of emergency decree announced last month. (Al Jazeera)―Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested more than 1,100 people since the country declared a state... Read more »
The University of New Mexico Physical Therapy Students to Visit Ethiopia

The University of New Mexico Physical Therapy Students to Visit Ethiopia

“UNM’s Physical Therapy program has made a strong commitment to service learning in the U.S. and abroad. If we’re successful, we will be able to offer both the Guatemalan and the Ethiopian... Read more »
Ethiopia: KNITTING BACK TOGETHER OUR UNREACHABLE SHARED HISTORY

Ethiopia: KNITTING BACK TOGETHER OUR UNREACHABLE SHARED HISTORY

By Teshome Abebe* It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of... Read more »
Human Rights Watch urges Kenya to speak up against Ethiopia crackdown

Human Rights Watch urges Kenya to speak up against Ethiopia crackdown

Human Rights senior researcher for Horn of Africa, Felix Horne , said Kenya should end its silence and speak up against Ethiopia’s crackdown on dissent. In his op-ed published on Kenya’s weekly, The... Read more »