Archive for the ‘Press’ Category

Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) Resumes Service

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

July 14, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) Resumes Service For the past 24 days, Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) broadcasts and transmissions in Ethiopia have been disrupted by external interference to its satellite signals from sources that we are still continuing to investigate. This occurrence has triggered considerable not only public ...

Ethiopia opposition mounts court challenge to election

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA, June 15 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's main opposition group on Tuesday filed a court case against the country's electoral board for rejecting its demand to rerun elections criticised by the European Union and the United States.

Ancient prayer book returned

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

ADDIS ABABA - A CENTURY-OLD Ethiopian prayer book stolen decades ago was returned to the African nation late on Wednesday after the American collector who held it agreed to the restitution. The precious relic is a psalter written in the liturgical Geez language and illuminated with bright and colourful pictures of ...

Ethiopia jams Deutsche Welle before and during elections

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Deutsche Welle [DW] director-general Erik Bettermann has condemned the jamming of DW’s radio programming in Ethiopia. Before and during the parliamentary elections in Ethiopia on Sunday, May 23, Deutsche Welle’s shortwave broadcasts of its Amharic programme was blocked several times.

Addis, home to the richest African

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

 By Luke Anami When I got a chance to visit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city, as part of a team of journalists from Kenya, I was not sure what exactly to expect.

EU chief observer says Ethiopian poll was not fair

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

 By ANITA POWELL The Associated Press Tuesday, May 25, 2010; 5:27 AM ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Tens of thousands of ruling party supporters rallied Tuesday in Ethiopia's capital to celebrate victory in the national election, while the chief EU observer said the poll had been marred by an uneven playing field.

Zenawi claims election win in Ethiopia despite poll fraud claims

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Author: By Daniel Howden, Africa Correspondent The former guerrilla leader whose party has been accused of waging a war against its political opponents in the build up to the vote said that economic growth would assure victory.

Ethiopia looks increasingly autocratic as it votes

Monday, May 24th, 2010

WASHINGTON — Ethiopians are understandably offended that their country is known mainly for horrendous recent famines, and not for its sophisticated culture and ancient civilization.

An Eerie Silence Precedes Ethiopia’s Election

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Ethiopia is quiet as it heads into Sunday's parliamentary elections — and that is part of the problem. The somberness of the capital Addis Ababa is in stark contrast to the massive demonstrations led by the opposition that took place before the vote in 2005. Though the opposition won an ...

Ethiopian ESAT is a game changer.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Ethiopian ESAT is a game changer. By Yilma Bekele When you think things look bad and hope is fading something happens to boost the morale and compels you to get up and give it another spin. When the little tyrant is making fun of democracy and elections and freedom lovers everywhere ...