· April, 2012

Stories about Ethiopia from April, 2012

Ethiopia: PEN Awards Top Prize to Jailed Journalist and Blogger

  16 April 2012

Ethiopia journalist and dissident blogger is the recipient of 2012 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award: “Nega, a leading advocate for press freedom and freedom of expression in Ethiopia, was arrested on September 14, 2011, and is currently being tried under the country's sweeping anti-terror legislation…. He could face the...

Ethiopia: Teddy Afro's New Album Stirs Up Online Discussion

  16 April 2012

This is a roundup of reactions to Teddy Afro’s new album, Tikur Sew, which pays homage to King Menelik II, whose victory over the Italians at the Battle of Adwa in 1896 made him a pride of Africa. Teddy Afro is a popular Ethiopian musician and critic of the Ethiopian government.