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· May, 2012

Stories about Ethiopia from May, 2012

30 May 2012

Ethiopia: EPRDF’s Anniversary: What is There to Celebrate?

The Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) celebrated its 21st anniversary on 28 May. Some Ethiopians consider the day a ‘National Day’ while others see it as a day when one...

18 May 2012

Ethiopia: G8 Summit Casts Fresh Light on Ethiopia

Netizens have stepped up their effort to draw attention to Ethiopia’s independent media situation as the G8 Summit approaches. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and three other African heads of...

15 May 2012

Africa: Development or Democracy, Which Comes First?

The question of whether Africa needs to sacrifice democracy in order to focus on economic development has become the subject of much discussion online after the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles...

12 May 2012

Ethiopia: Muslims Take Campaign Online for Religious Independence

Signs of Ethiopian Muslims digital activism are mounting as they protest against government’s meddling in their religious affairs. They have turned to Facebook and Twitter to make their voices heard.

11 May 2012

Ethiopia: The World Economic Forum in Africa 2012

Over 700 leaders from more than 70 countries are attending the World Economic Forum in Africa taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian from 9 - 11, 2012. The World Economic...

2 May 2012

Ethiopia: Netizens Thrilled with PEN Award for Dissident Blogger and Journalist

Ethiopians are celebrating online after the jailed Ethiopian dissident blogger and journalist Eskinder Nega won the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award for his defence of freedom of expression in...

Africa: Calls for Transparency Over Marked Increase in Land Deals

Almost 5% of Africa's agricultural land has been bought or leased by investors since 2000. Observers are increasingly worried about the fact that such land deals usually take place in...