Month: September 2016

A Saudi YouTube star could face 3 years in prison for his ‘enticing’ chat videos

A Saudi YouTube star could face 3 years in prison for his ‘enticing’ chat videos ith a cheery, crooked-toothed grin, Abu Sin has been trying to steal the heart of a 21-year-old American YouTuber named Christina Crockett for months. And now the Saudi Arabian teen is in jail for it. […]

How the Ethiopia protests were stifled by a coordinated internet shutdown

Nearly 100 deaths and thousands of arrests have been reported in Ethiopia over the week, as part of protests against the marginalization and persecution of the Oromos and Amharas, Ethiopia’s two largest ethnic groups. But the attacks and arrests may not have been the only forms of retribution carried out […]

Ethiopia at the crossroads with its government

By Tibor Nagy For the Avalanche-Journal There has been considerable media coverage lately for a number of Ethiopian Olympic athletes who’ve publicly proclaimed their support for ongoing demonstrations against the Ethiopian government, and expressed fear that they may be harmed, or worse, if they now return home. The government responded […]

Ethiopian Actor Seeks Asylum in America After Fleeing due to Repeated Harassment

Ethiopian Actor Seeks Asylum in America After Fleeing due to Repeated Harassment Source: BBC News Ethiopian actor Znah-Bzu Tsegaye has on Monday sought asylum in the US after leaving Ethiopia about two months ago, Voice of America reported. The popular actor was in the weekly soap opera “Sew Le Sew” […]

Former Ethiopia OPDO Official Junedin Sado Interview with VOA Amharic

Former Ethiopia OPDO Official Junedin Sado Interview with VOA Amharic የቀድሞ የኦሕዴድ፡ወያኔ ከፍተኛ ባለስልጣን የነበሩት ኣቶ ጁነዲን ሳዶ ከኣሜሪካ ድምጽ ጋር ያደረጉት ቃለ መጠይቅ የቀድሞ የኦሕዴድ፡ወያኔ ከፍተኛ ባለስልጣን የነበሩት ኣቶ ጁነዲን ሳዶ ከኣሜሪካ ድምጽ ጋር ያደረጉት ቃለ መጠይቅ Former Ethiopia OPDO Official Junedin Sado Interview with VOA Amharic

Marathoner Feyisa Lelisa called TPLF Puppet PM Haile mariam’s claims “baseless, completely false, and insulting.”

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told Foreign Policyon Tuesday that when Olympic marathoner Feyisa Lilesa raised his arms in an “X” at the Summer Games in Rio, he wasn’t protesting mistreatment of Ethiopia’s Oromo population at the hands of government forces, but had instead been coerced into the protest by an […]