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Ethiopia Paid US$ 1 Million to Hacking Team to Spy on Citizens

ethiopia paid one million dollar for the provision of spying services and communication equipment to target specific groups and its citizens.
The Ethiopian regime have caused a hacking firm enough damage out of “their reckless and clumsy usage” of the spy tool, according to e-mails and documents released online this week from an Italian company “Hacking Team” that it was hacked. The document shows the regime paid a hefty one million dollar for the provision of spying services and communication equipment to enable the regime to target specific groups and spy on its citizens. (Photo: Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

By ESAT,

AN INVOICE that was made public on the Internet by hackers depicted that the Ethiopian government paid US $ 1 million to an Italian company, Hacking Team, for its provision of professional services and communication equipment to target specific groups and spy on citizens. Continue reading Ethiopia Paid US$ 1 Million to Hacking Team to Spy on Citizens

Ethiopia Detains Bloggers and Journalist

“These arrests appear to be yet another alarming round up of opposition or independent voices” – Claire Beston, Amnesty International

Ethiopia: Journalism under anti-terrorism law. Security forces arrest six bloggers and a journalist in latest crackdown on opposition voices

By Aljazeera,

THE Ethiopian government has arrested six independent bloggers and a journalist in what human rights group Amnesty International has called a “suffocating grip on freedom of expression“.

Six members of independent blogger and activist group ‘Zone 9’ and a prominent Ethiopian journalist were arrested on Friday in the capital Addis Ababa.

All six bloggers were arrested at night by armed security forces and taken from their homes to the Federal Police Crime Investigation Sector ‘Maikelawi’, where political prisoners are alleged to be held in pre-trial, and sometimes arbitrary detention.  Continue reading Ethiopia Detains Bloggers and Journalist

Liberia; Plenty “Democracy”, No Electricity

Liberians asking for more social justice and an improved standard of living

By Thomas C. Mountain,

While Liberia could afford an election in which the President Ellen Johnson ran unopposed, the people of the country have neither electricity or running water.

Long the golden girl of the western banktatorships Ellen Johnson spent the year before her election in 2006 campaigning in Liberia while drawing a healthy salary and benefits package courtesy of the United Nations Development Program.  Continue reading Liberia; Plenty “Democracy”, No Electricity