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· July, 2015

Stories about Ethiopia from July, 2015

30 July 2015

“Ethiopians Should Not Wait for Obama to Give Them Democracy”

"The united hands of our people are stronger than that of Western world! Let us do that and reign the democracy we are longing for!"

29 July 2015

Africans Take Jabs at One Another With #IfAfricaWasABar Hashtag

"If Africa was a bar, what would your country be drinking/doing?," Siyanda- Panda, a writer from Botswana, asked on Twitter.

17 July 2015

What You Need to Know About Ethiopia v. Zone9 Bloggers: Verdict Expected July 20

Advox

Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers have appeared in court 30 times in 15 months, and been adjourned each time. "This is no anomaly in Ethiopia’s highly compromised judiciary system," says Endalk Chala.

13 July 2015

Ethiopians React to Bloggers’ Release With Compassion, Criticism

Advox

Supporters of the Zone9 blogging collective are expressing both joy and bitterness at the release of some -- but not all -- of the bloggers from prison last week.

8 July 2015

Five Ethiopian Journalists Freed From Prison, But Others Remain Behind Bars

Advox

Alongside an outpouring of joy and disbelief over the bloggers' release, supporters urged each other to keep "tantrummin" until there are no more journalists jailed in Ethiopia.

7 July 2015

Edom Kassaye: An Ethiopian Journalist Jailed for Her Integrity

Advox

"I believe it was Edom’s willingness to bring about change in Ethiopia’s polarized political environment that suggested an affinity between her and the Zone9 blogging collective. We shared common principles."

3 July 2015

Thousands of Ethiopian Americans Gather to Celebrate Being Ethiopian Around Washington DC

Every summer, Ethiopia’s diaspora community in the US and Canada meet for the largest Ethiopian sports and cultural festival hosted outside of Ethiopia.

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