Archive for March, 2011

Ethiopian opposition says gov’t afraid of revolt

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Ethiopia's main opposition coalition says 68 party members and sympathizers have been arrested over the last month in a possible sign the government is afraid of an Egypt-style revolt.

Ethiopia to defy Egypt and build huge Nile dam

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia on Wednesday said it planned to build a huge dam on the Nile despite a long-running row with Egypt over use of the river and concern the dispute may spark a war.

Ethiopian dams on Nile stir river rivalry

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 16 (UPI) -- Ethiopia is pressing ahead with plans to build large dams on the Nile as upstream African states put pressure on a reluctant Egypt to share the waters of the world's longest river more equitably.

Mass protests,uprisings hit Southern Ethiopia

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

11 civilians killed so far By Ankober Zuta, 9-03-2011 In a similar manner and scale to the Northern African revolutionary protests , a mass protest and civil disobidence has swept the Southern Ethiopian towns of Gamu Gofa and its vicinities. As a result of the skirmish,eleven unarmed civilians have been killed by security ...

The Sun Also Rises

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Creeping Youthbellion and Youthvolution in Africa and the Middle East "When the sun rises, it rises for everyone," goes the old saying. The sun that rose over tyranny in North Africa will not set at the edge of the Sahel; it will shine southward on the African savannah and rainforest. The ...

Open letter to PM Meles Zenawi

Friday, March 4th, 2011

To: PM Meles Zenawi, Addis Ababa From: Eskinder Nega Subject: Message from the people Dear Ato Meles Zenawi, Perhaps it is the jinx of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s unprecedented 12 years in office. He had after all controversially breached the unwritten code scrupulously respected by all Presidents after George Washington, America’s first President, who had ...