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News: EPRDF says mistrust and suspicion rife within party; current crisis due to weakness of the executive

  Addis Abeba, December 20/2017 – A statement released from Ethiopia’s ruling party EPRDF ongoing executive committee meeting admitted that the party was facing a gradual & widening “mistrust” & “suspicion” among the four major parties that make up the EPRDF. The statement further said that although the executive recognizes the reform it has taken […]

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News: Record number of jailed journalists for second year, CPJ census finds

  Turkey, China, Egypt continue to top list New York, December 13, 2017 -For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers–Turkey, China, and Egypt–into improving the bleak climate for press […]

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‘Alternative Nobel’ winner: ‘Women need to see role models to become leaders’

Yetnebersh Nigussie, disability activist and human rights lawyer, on growing up blind in Ethiopia – and scooping the ‘alternative Nobel’Yetnebersh Nigussie didn’t realise she was different until she was 12. Only when she started at a mainstream school and found that no one wanted to be her friend did she start to understand that being […]

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