Q&A: The man smuggling Ethiopians to Europe

Aljazeera Al Jazeera speaks to ‘Ahmed,’ a well-known people smuggler used by many young Ethiopians searching for a new life. The number of deaths of migrants attempting the perilous journey to Europe in search of a better life has dramatically increased over the past few months. Al Jazeera spoke to ‘Ahmed,’ a well known people…

If Ethiopia is so vibrant, why are young people leaving?

The latest tragedies may have temporarily united Ethiopians but has raised doubts about the country’s economic miracle By Hassen Hussein, Aljazeera Within a week, Ethiopians were hit with a quadruple whammy. On April 19, the Libyan branch of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released a shocking video purporting to show the killings…

Letter from an Ethiopian prison

The Guardian Natnael Feleke has been imprisoned for a year without trial. In a letter smuggled out of jail, he asks the US secretary of state to stop supporting the regime For one year Atnaf Berahane, Mahlet Fantahun, Zelalem Kiberet, Befeqadu Hailu, Natnael Feleke, Abel Wabela, have been imprisoned in Ethiopia. Photograph: Global Voices  …

International Experts Analyze Impacts of Ethiopian Dam

Report from conference at MIT addresses potential effects of huge construction project. By David L. Chandler | MIT News GERD Executive Summary MIT_NILE_GERD_BRIEF_FINAL Comments from Ethiopian and Egyptian expert panels According to present plans, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) — now under construction across the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia — will be the largest hydroelectric dam…