Sunday, December 4, 2022

Tag: In Depth

Faint hopes for peace in the north

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres on Wednesday expressed his optimism for peace in Ethiopia, following the release of high-level opposition politicians from prison.

Delving into reform implications of the latest prisoners’ release

Last week saw the release of prominent political figures, some after almost two years of detention. Six out of the 62 individuals detained in the case of Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD) and Co. were released along with 20 individuals detained under the case of Jawar Mohammed and Co. and seven individuals in the case of Eskender Nega and Co. on the day of Christmas celebrations on January 7, 2022.

Going beyond the diaspora exodus

It feels like Déjà vu for someone observing the influx of the diaspora to Ethiopia with an open call to join hands for the future of the nation.

Liquidity crunch resurfaces in an ailing economy

Tamiru Tadesse is a hard-working and fast growing coffee exporter. He usually sources the beans from farmers in Sidama Region. His success is attributable to efficiently using bank loans to buy as much red berries as possible during the coffee harvest season that began in November and continues to April.

Making sense of the Rights Council investigation into Ethiopia’s crisis

To Ethiopia’s dismay, a resolution on the grave human rights violations in Ethiopia was adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday, December 17, 2021, in a special meeting requested by the European Union (EU). The request by the EU was signed by 17 Council members and 35 non-Council member states.

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