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· December, 2015

Stories about Ethiopia from December, 2015

29 December 2015

Ethiopia Censors Satellite TV Channels as Student Protests Draw Global Media Attention

Advox

"If the regime thinks it can cut our audience off from receiving OMN news and programs, they are too dumb to understand what we are made of."

22 December 2015

Countries Declare States of Emergency in the Face of El Niño

“This El Niño and human-induced climate change may interact and modify each other in ways which we have never before experienced. El Niño is turning up the heat even further.”

20 December 2015

Ethiopia Faces Famine Despite ‘Unprecedented’ Economic Growth

"According to some inside Ethiopia, NGO’s are being warned not to use the words “famine, starvation or death” in their food appeals."

16 December 2015

Netizen Report: Tales of Torture from Ethiopia’s Jails

Advox

Netizens give chilling account of inhumane treatment in Ethiopia's prison system. Meanwhlie, sedition laws levy strict penalties for netizens in Thailand, Malaysia.

14 December 2015

Ethiopian Netizens Defend Themselves in Court After 525 Days of Detention

Advox

Left to defend themselves in court, Ethiopian netizens reject charges of anti-government activity and describe torture and ethnic discrimination in prison.

9 December 2015

Why Are Students in Ethiopia Protesting Against a Capital City Expansion Plan?

"Going forward with the current plan, which ends up displacing tens of thousands of poor farmers, destroying their livelihood and depriving their identity, is a tragedy. It deserves attention."