State Department Recap: Nov. 23-Dec. 1

STATE DEPARTMENT — Here’s a look at what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats have been doing the week of November 23-December 1: US-Russia-Ukraine Blinken said Wednesday that Russia appears to be planning to take military action against neighboring Ukraine. He warned Moscow of consequences if it moved forward with acts of […]

PM Abiy Calls Ethiopian Diaspora, Friends to Join Great Ethiopian Home Coming Challenge

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has officially called on Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopians all over the world to join the Great Ethiopian Home Coming Challenge. “Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia around world, join the Great Ethiopia Home Coming: One million by January 7, 2022,” Abiy tweeted today. Press Secretary of Office of the Prime Minister, […]

Crisis of Terrorist TPLF

Crisis of  Terrorist TPLF The Terrorist TPLF was created amidst political and economic crisis that plagued the Horn of Africa and the world at large in the early 1970s. According to the ill-fated document, the Tigray Manifesto which was issued as a guiding document to form an independent state of Tigray by the most disgruntled […]

UNHCR, Ethiopia Call for More Support to over 900,000 Refugees in Ethiopia

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ethiopian Refugees and Returnees Service have called for more robust support to the over 900,000 refugees sheltered in Ethiopia. Ethiopia, which is working to transform the livelihood of refugees as promised based on the most progressive proclamation in effect, currently hosts over 900,000 refugees from 29 countries. Refugees […]

Ethiopia Gaining Diplomatic Success over the Last Weeks: Gov’t Communication Service

Ethiopia has been attaining diplomatic gains over the last two or three weeks, according to Government Communication Service. Briefing journalists today, Government Communication Service State Minister Kebede Desissa said the country has been gaining diplomatic success despite the external pressures of the West. China’s pledge at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Senegal, […]

Members of the Addis Ababa University community held today a silent protest in front of the US Embassy to express their concern about the intervention of Westerners in the internal affairs of the country and the undue pressure on Ethiopia. The protesters drawn from the University Senate, teaching staff, employees of the university as well as students carried placards with the slogans: Stop weaponizing aid, No more silencing African voices, Hand off Ethiopia, and Unsubscribe fake news channels, among others. Addis Ababa University Political Science and International Relations lecturer, Professor Kasahun Berhanu told ENA during the occasion that said some Western countries, including the U.S, have been putting pressure on Ethiopia because they do not get a puppet government. Democratic administrations in the U.S have been creating problems in Ethiopia for quite a long time, he said, citing as an example the refusal of USA to give the weapons it purchased from that country while it was under attack by Somalia in the 70s, he noted. In the case of the conflict in northern Ethiopia, the professor said the U.S administration is not happy with the harmonious relations Ethiopia with Eritrea have developed as that would result in Ethiopia’s growing influence in Africa. The professor further pointed out that the West is clearly violating the UN Charter which prohibits interference in internal affairs of sovereign nations. “They must comply with the international law that does not allow any country to interfere in the affairs of any government. The West has clearly been violating UN Charter, and we have not heard the United Nations opposing such trends.” Addis Ababa University School of Commerce Head, Professor Worku Mekonnen said on his part that these forces are putting pressure on Ethiopia because they do not want to see a strong and united Africa. “We should be able to reverse this idea. This is about survival. We must all be able to defend ourselves with what we have so that we do not fall. If necessary, scholars must be able to go to the battlefield and defend their country.” Addis Ababa University Political Science and Internal Relations lecturer, Professor Yacob Arsano said scholars should strengthen their role in countering the pressure on Ethiopia. “The important role of scholars is to study the ideas properly and organize them in the right way so that they can be heard by Ethiopians and the international community. Let others see the weight of this scholarly thought and cooperate in this matter. Scholars have been working hard in this direction as the content of the scholars is not only for Ethiopia but also for friends of Ethiopia and the world. They are still in the process and will continue to do so in the future,” he stated. The professor revealed that Westerners have been giving false reasons when they intervened in other countries for their own interests. Source: Ethiopia News Agency

The government of Ethiopia has called on some Western mainstream media outlets to refrain from their disinformation campaigns that are in one way or another harming millions. In its statement today, Government Communication Service stated that at this point it has become clear that some Western mainstream media have wilfully and deliberately chosen to misinform […]

Civic Orgs in US filed Complaint on Individuals who Conspired to Overthrow Gov’t of Ethiopia

Four leading Ethiopian-American civic organizations filed a complaint with the Department of Justice, New York Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation against individuals who conspired to violently remove the democratically elected government of Ethiopia. The civic organizations that filed complaint are Global Ethiopian American Advocacy Nexus (GLEAN), Worldwide Ethiopian Action Fund (WEAF), Ethiopian-American […]