Editor-in-Chief to Be Freed Despite 18-Month Jail Sentence

[Addis Standard] In what came as a big moment of relief to family and friends, despite it being a further blow to freedom of the press in Ethiopia, the federal high Court 19th criminal bench has this morning sentenced Journalist Getachew Shiferaw edito…

[Addis Standard] In what came as a big moment of relief to family and friends, despite it being a further blow to freedom of the press in Ethiopia, the federal high Court 19th criminal bench has this morning sentenced Journalist Getachew Shiferaw editor-in-chief of a local Amharic newspaper Negere-Ethiopia, established by the opposition Semayawi (Blue) Party to one year and six months in jail, a time period he has already served since his first arrest on December 25, 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

High Court Convicts Editor of Inciting Subversion

[CPJ] The Ethiopian Federal High Court’s conviction of Getachew Shiferaw, editor of the news website Negere Ethiopia, on charges of inciting subversion is a further blow to press freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

[CPJ] The Ethiopian Federal High Court's conviction of Getachew Shiferaw, editor of the news website Negere Ethiopia, on charges of inciting subversion is a further blow to press freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Court Jails Former Opposition Exec for Facebook Posts

[Addis Standard] Addis Ababa -The Federal High court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced Yonatan Tesfaye, social media activist and former public relations head of the opposition Blue Party to six years and three months in jail.

[Addis Standard] Addis Ababa -The Federal High court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced Yonatan Tesfaye, social media activist and former public relations head of the opposition Blue Party to six years and three months in jail.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Ethiopia Celebrates First African Leader of the World Health Organization

[Deutsche Welle] Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hopes to expand healthcare access for the world’s poor. But his tenure as former Ethiopian health minister has not been without controversy.

[Deutsche Welle] Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hopes to expand healthcare access for the world's poor. But his tenure as former Ethiopian health minister has not been without controversy.

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Who Elects Tedros As Next Director General

[Ethiopian Herald] Former Ethiopian Health and Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom become the first African to lead WHO beating his contenders with majority vote for his wining motto: ‘Together For Healthier World’ for the next five years.

[Ethiopian Herald] Former Ethiopian Health and Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom become the first African to lead WHO beating his contenders with majority vote for his wining motto: 'Together For Healthier World' for the next five years.

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Ethiopian Judicial System Must Win Over Public Trust, Confidence

[Addis Fortune] It is not unusual to hear people preferring not to file cases before the courts to claim their rights through them, despite the fact that article 37 of the Ethiopian Constitution reads “every person has the right to bring justifiable di…

[Addis Fortune] It is not unusual to hear people preferring not to file cases before the courts to claim their rights through them, despite the fact that article 37 of the Ethiopian Constitution reads "every person has the right to bring justifiable disputes to and to obtain a decision or judgment by, a court of law or, where appropriate, by another body with judicial power."

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Italian Govt Calls for Proposals to Avail €20 Million

[Addis Fortune] The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (IADC), acting on behalf of the Italian government, has called for proposals for its 20 million Euro project called Stemming Irregular Migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia (SINCE). Th…

[Addis Fortune] The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (IADC), acting on behalf of the Italian government, has called for proposals for its 20 million Euro project called Stemming Irregular Migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia (SINCE). The project is expected to help the challenges of irregular migration in Ethiopia.

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Living With the Culture of ‘No’

[Addis Fortune] It saddens me to say and most of all realise over this short life that we live in a culture of “NO”. I understand that women might disagree, especially when looking at the number of young girls’ lives that have been ruined for refusing …

[Addis Fortune] It saddens me to say and most of all realise over this short life that we live in a culture of "NO". I understand that women might disagree, especially when looking at the number of young girls' lives that have been ruined for refusing love proposals. So allow me to elaborate.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia