24 August 1974: Memory of the 1974 Ethiopian Revolution

The Guardian The radicals are pressing for a French Revolution-style solution – a mass execution of the aristocracy Addis Ababa, December 1974: Ethiopia’s Derg leaders, who deposed emperor Haile Selassie in September 1974. Photograph: J. M. Blin/AFP/Getty Images   David Ottaway Addis Ababa, August 23 They are crowded into three long army barracks, sleeping on…

On the way to Ethiopia’s first Mosque -Negash

By Adie Vanessa Offiong /Daily Trust Ethiopia’s first mosque undergoing restoration Ethiopia is a country full of history and stories. These stories connect the ancient civilisation to several other destinations across the world. One such is its link with Islam and Mecca. Ethiopians, according to the tour guide, Temesgen Bitewlign, were very receptive of Muslims…

The secret Jews of Ethiopia

JPost Jews of Kechene, Ethiopia pretend to be Christians as they secretly practice Judaism in remote synagogues. Elders of theBeta Israel community of North Shewa, Ethiopia . (photo credit:Courtesy) I have always been fascinated by the story of the Beta Israel Jews of Ethiopia. At the time of the epic Operation Solomon, I was living…

Ethiopia: Hacking Team Lax on Evidence of Abuse

HRW Leaked Documents Show Need to Regulate Surveillance Sales Internet café in Lalibela, Amhara Region, Ethiopia.© 2010 Hemis.fr/AFP Photo (New York, August 13, 2015) – The Italian spyware firm Hacking Team took no effective action to investigate or stop reported abuses of its technology by the Ethiopian government against dissidents, Human Rights Watch said today. A…

Addis Ababa’s Transformation in Repression

y AfricanArgumentsEditor By Ismail Einashe African Arguments The Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is going through one of the fastest rates of urban growth in the world. In Amharic ‘Addis Ababa’ means ‘new flower’, and Menelik II founded the city at the end of the 19th century. For much of its history, Addis was a small town, at the…