Stories about Ethiopia from June, 2006
Says Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme (Fr): “African football is not up to par and its presence in the World Cup is mostly symbolic. Too bad that the numerous individual African talents could not orchestrate a comeback. (…) Why couldn't such talented African football players achieve the same performance in their national...
Ethiopian Politics has a break from politics to write about – guess what? Soccer..,”remember Mr.Yidnekachew Tessema (Father of African sports). If it were not for this pioneering individual Africa would still be sending only two teams to the world cup.”
Why is there so little mention of slavery in African and Haitian Fiction? That is the question that Togolese France-based blogger Kangni Alem addresses in a prolific and well-thought out blog entry. He deplores that African fiction does not count more passages on the different waves of slavery that have...
Ethiopian Politics posts on the underground children of Ethiopia's capital, Addis .
Ethiopia Watch reports that the Ethiopian dictator, Meles Zenawi has said the new Somali leadership is a threat to Ethiopia…. and all the time we were thinking it was Zenawi himself who was the threat to Ethiopia!
Africa still blogging on football – today its African Shirts – ” We're still Ghanaian (and partly Brazilian)” Meanwhile Ethiopian blogger Conconction admits she is a Brazillian fan – oh!!!!
Ethiopian Life comments on Ethiopia's crackdown against bloggers at home and in the Diaspora….”An office is being opened at the old airport area in Addis Ababa to conduct this warfare. Blocking and hacking opposition internet websites, sending spam and viruses, wire-tapping and telephone tapping, tracking money transfers are some of...
Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique writes: (Fr)“A book by Cameroonian Jacques Bonjawo, Internet, a Chance for Africa [L'Internet, Une Chance Pour l'Afrique in French] talks about the benefits of new information and communication technologies for Africa. However, the Internet promotes extraversion even if it is a way to make local...
Weichegud!ET Politics publishes an open letter to World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz on the eve of his visit to Ethiopia. The message “To make poverty history you need to make tyranny history“
Mehedeya provides a brief historical piece on Ethiopia and its relationship with Tigray
Weblog Ethiopia points to an interesting story in “Indian Ocean Newsletter” which discusses the relationship between a Lebanese businessman, Preem Holdings in Sweden, an Ethiopian-Saudi magnate, a French lawyer and the business/companies they are involved with.
Ethiopundit discusses the issue of ethnicity and politics in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tigray) “Tribal politics of the type practiced by ANYONE in Ethiopia is meant to be divisive and to exacerbate and create resentment and indeed rewrite history to serve the will to power of a few.”
Nazret.com points to a report on the perilous journey of Ethiopian migrants to the Arabian Peninsula
Weichegud!ET Politics comments on the campaign to return Ethiopia’s looted obelisk . She comments that nearly one year after its return the obelisk lies forgotten still packed in the three boxes it arrived in (the obelisk was split into three to make transportation from Italy easier).
Ethiopian Life reports that local councillor, Mulunesh Abebayehu, who has been detained for 7 months has now been released by the Government following a two week hunger strike.
Meskel Square reports that families of those killed in last year's election violence in Ethiopia intend to sue the government for compensation.
Nazret.com points to a report on an Ethiopian woman who jumped from a second floor flat in Bahrain in order to avoid continued physical abuse from her “employers”
Ethiopian blog LELA-TENSAE – ETAMoonlight writes a piece on discrimination, ethnic differences and race/racism Ethiopian style –
Ethiopian Life writes a defense of the “Alliance for Freedom and Democracy” (AFD). He goes into detail about the purpose and meaning of the alliance.
Carpe Diem Ethiopia has more to say on the blocking of blogs in Ethiopia and the low number of internet users in the country.
Wonkette of Weichegud! ET Politics posts a roundup of reaction to the ongoing treason trial in Ethiopia. More than 70 people are charged with crimes which carry the death penalty. As the post points out they are considered to be prisoners of conscience by human rights group Amnesty International; in...