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Stories about Ethiopia

7 May 2017

Singer Teddy Afro's New Album Holds Fast to His Vision of a Diverse, Yet United Ethiopia

Known as the Bob Marley of Ethiopia, some claim that Teddy Afro’s songs represent a defeated ideology -- but his albums are generating record sales.

3 May 2017

For Opponents, WHO Director General Nominee Tedros Adhanom Represents Ethiopia's Repressive Government

Ethiopians who feel marginalized by their country's government are campaigning hard against him online.

29 April 2017

The Lonely Death of One of Ethiopia's Most Public Men

In Assefa’s death, one may find the sadness of exile, something which is both deeply personal and political.

22 April 2017

A House Divided: Ethiopian Runners Separated by Politics Face Off at London Marathon

Feyisa Lelisa and Kenenisa Bekele, two of the world's greatest marathon runners, are both from the same ethnic group. But that is where the similarities stop.

20 April 2017

Ethiopia's Human Rights Commission Admits Protesters Were Killed, but Shifts Blame Away From Government

“God Save Us from Subservient Human Right Commission that intimidates the public”

25 March 2017

What's Old Is New: Are You Listening? Podcast

We take you to Jamaica, Indonesia, Syria, Macedonia and Ethiopia for tales of remembering, revival and resurgence in this podcast.

2 March 2017

More Than a Century Later, Ethiopians Are Still Debating Their Victory Against Italian Colonialism

The Battle of Adwa is part of the foundation of Ethiopian history, and that significance to the country's national identity also makes it one of the country's most contested memories.

27 January 2017

The Struggle to End Female Genital Mutilation in Africa

"If I had previously known what I know today, I would never have circumcised a single woman. We have caused much suffering to many daughters and wives."

18 December 2016

Remembering Castro’s Commitment to Healthcare and Beating Ebola in Africa

Political leaders and citizens worldwide have reacted in different ways to the recent passing Fidel Castro, and Cuba and Africa were closest on healthcare.

14 November 2016

Ethiopian Authorities Arrest Zone9 Blogger Befeqadu Hailu Citing ‘State of Emergency’

Advox

Hailu was told that his arrest was prompted by the interview he gave for Voice of America's Amharic Service about Ethiopia's state of emergency.

6 November 2016

Ethiopia's Candidate to Lead the World Health Organization Contracts Foot-in-Mouth Disease

Ethiopia's candidate for Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom, shocked many observers when he displayed a complete lack of knowledge about global health strategies during a recent forum.

29 October 2016

Ethiopia's Regime Faces Precarious Times as Diaspora Plans for the Future

As protests gradually eat away at Ethiopia’s basic political and economic structures, the regime appears to be unsteady like never before.

21 October 2016

Netizen Report: As Protests Rage in Ethiopia, Zone9 Bloggers Return to Court

Advox

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

13 October 2016

Ethiopia's State of Emergency: ‘The Last Sequence of a Brutal Authoritarian Regime'?

"We all know what #StateOfEmergency means,The usual suspects (our friends and activist we know) r in eminent danger now.It is sad."

11 October 2016

Ethiopian Authorities Shut Down Mobile Internet and Major Social Media Sites

Advox

Those close to the situation fear this may be the beginning of a dangerous new phase after 12 months of protests.

8 October 2016

A Businessman Missed the Tastes of Ethiopia—So He Starting Growing Them for Himself

"Different opportunities are provided by the two different places. I think more people should have two different countries. More than one, anyway!”

4 October 2016

Ethiopian Authorities Send a Chilling Message to the Oromo People With Deadly Holiday Crackdown

The violence has shaken Ethiopia, as it appears to be the first assault by security forces on a major cultural and religious ritual of the Oromo people.

25 August 2016

Netizen Report: Bangladesh and Ethiopia Flip the Switch on Internet as Political Tensions Rise

Advox

Web blocking continues to plague Bangladesh and Ethiopia, Peru drops US $22 million on spyware, and sharing just might become a crime in Colombia.

24 August 2016

An Ethiopian Runner Makes a Brave Gesture of Anti-Government Protest at the Olympic Finish Line

"#FeyisaLilesa used the biggest stage of his life to express a muzzled generational cry for freedom. He spoke without words. #courage"

20 August 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Status Quo Has Got to Go

This week we tell you tales of protest, tragedy, and discrimination from Ethiopia, Egypt, Pakistan, Trinidad and Australia.