Archive for: October, 2016

Corruption, Violence and Terror: Is the end of the TPLF in sight?

Commentators have referred to the recent uprisings in Ethiopia as an ‘upheaval’, but what this term implies, is that the violence and disruptions we have been witnessing in the country are somewhat sudden; something which is far removed from reality. What commentary has generally seemed to side-line is the reality […]


Press Briefing Notes on Ethiopia and Guatemala, October 2016

  Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 7 October 2016 Subject: (1) Ethiopia & (2) Guatemala (1) Ethiopia There has been increasing unrest in several towns in the Oromia region, south east of Addis Ababa, since last Sunday when many people died […]


Ethiopia mourns – but mourns what, exactly? | Daily Maverick

  Simmon Allison The Daily Maverick , 4 October, 2016 The official death toll from the Bishoftu disaster stands at 52. This is an extraordinary number. Even taken at face value, this makes the deadly stampede one of modern Ethiopia’s bloodiest episodes. But we can’t take anything at face value. […]



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