Tag Archives: Ethiopia

Ethiopians are crying out for freedom and justice: Now is the time for change

Ethiopian protests 2016 Graham Peebles explains why there were few celebrations to mark the Ethiopian New Year, which fell on 11 September, but scents optimism in the air because, despite the repression, the fear that hung over the population is at last losing its grip. Read more [...]

Seeds of democratic revolution in Ethiopia?

Protesters in Ethiopia Graham Peebles senses in the unrest sweeping across Ethiopia the beginning of the end of the ruling party’s dictatorship, and calls on the Western donor countries  propping up the regime to do the right thing and side with the oppressed people. Read more [...]

Watch: Ogaden – Ethiopia’s Hidden Shame

Ogaden - Ethiopia's Hidden Shame Graham Peebles writes: Ethiopia Read more [...]

Hungry and frightened: Famine in Ethiopia

Ethiopian drought 2016 Graham Peebles highlights the role of Ethiopian government policy in accentuating the effects of the drought, which is causing famine affecting up to 18 million people, and laments that anyone has to go hungry in a world which has enough to feed everyone. Read more [...]

Ethiopia: Unity in opposition

Oromo students' protest Graham Peebles argues that the recent huge demonstrations in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Gondar regions could be the green shoots of a popular movement that would eventually depose the country’s quarter-century one-party dictatorship. Read more [...]

Famine and government neglect in Ethiopia

Ethiopian famine 2015 Graham Peebles says the Ethiopian government’s priority is not drought avoidance but control, holding onto power and the accumulation of personal wealth, and he urges donor countries to ensure that Addis Ababa puts in place visionary plans to mitigate the impact of future droughts. Read more [...]

Ethiopia’s election insult to the people and democracy

Ethiopian repression Graham Peebles argues that behind the facade of “democracy” and “elections” in Ethiopia lies a brutal regime that talks the democratic talk but is guilty of state terrorism and crimes against humanity. Read more [...]

Ethiopian migrants: suppressed at home, neglected abroad

Ethiopian repression and neglect Graham Peebles argues that the Ethiopian government, contrary to the praise from Washington, is in violation of a plethora of international covenants, its own constitution and its primary responsibility to protect its citizens. Read more [...]

Israeli police violence against Ethiopian anti-violence march

Israeli police arrest Ethiopian protester Marianne Azizi gives an eyewitness account of the violence and tear gas used by Israel’s police against Ethiopian Jews peacefully protesting in Tel Aviv on 3 May against police violence and racism. Read more [...]

Andergachew Tsige: Ethiopian brutality, UK apathy

Andergachew Tsige - UK complicity Graham Peebles says the UK government – a major donor to Ethiopia – is complicit through its inaction in the illegal detention and probable mistreatment of Ethiopian opposition leader and British citizen Andergachew Tsige. Read more [...]