Archive for April, 2010

Film producer Chris to go on hunger strike over injustice in Ethiopia

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Chris Flaherty, who has tirelessly been fighting for the unconditional release of Birtukan Mideksa, and highlighting the gross human rights violations in Ethiopia, will go on hunger strike in front of the White House beginning Monday May 3rd. Given that the tightly-controlled election in Ethiopia is only weeks away, all ...

Ethiopian journalists nabbed for attempting to transfer “sensitive information”

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Two Ethiopian journalists have appeared before the country’s high court charged with an attempt to sell sensitive security information to an international television news network.

Scuffle breaks out among Ethiopian opposition

Friday, April 30th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian police detained a dozen opposition party members after a scuffle broke out at the party's headquarters.

‘Teza’: Ethiopia’s tortured history, as seen through a disillusioned man’s eyes

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Both intimate and sprawling in its scope and reach, "Teza" is a remarkable portrait of the tortured political and social history that Ethiopia suffered in the last decades of the 20th century.

VOA Launches News on Arabsat for Ethiopia and the Region in Three Languages

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Voice of America announced Wednesday the start-up of a new satellite transmission of many of its Africa language broadcasts, giving the Horn of Africa broadcasts in Afan Oromo, Amharic and Tigrigna prime evening listening time on the 24-hour schedule.

Monkeys filmed feasting on locust swarm in Ethiopia

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Geladas have been filmed feasting on a swarm of locusts in the highlands of Ethiopia, behaviour rarely seen before.

UN Secretary-General Appoints Taye-Brook Zerihoun of Ethiopia as Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

( - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Tayé-Brook Zerihoun of Ethiopia as the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs in the Department of Political Affairs.  Mr. Zerihoun replaces Haile Menkerios of South Africa, who has been appointed as Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan for a one-year period.  ...

Malaise About Ethiopia’s Meles

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Helen Epstein, author of the powerful book “The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa” (which GlobalEye highly recommends) has a new piece on Ethiopia in this month’s New York Review of Books. The article is fascinating because it documents a failed system of international ...

After sudan, ethiopia

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir is here to stay. Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi is up next on a list of African autocrats who face elections this year. Ethiopia holds parliamentary elections on May 23rd in a vote that will determine who becomes Prime Minsiter. Africa’s second most populous country cremains under tight rule ...

Germany Pledges 2.5 Million Euros to Ethiopia

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Addis Ababa , April 28, 2010 (Addis Ababa) Germany pledged 2.5 million Euros additional financial support to be used for Ethiopia’s sustainable land management.