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What Ethiopia – Djibouti Military Alliance Means to Eritrea

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It means nothing. “Zilch”

By Madote,

WHEN the accidental Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, visited Djibouti last week, no one was paying much attention until he mentioned his country was working on a defense pact with Djibouti against Eritrea.

“Ethiopia is ready to defend and safeguard Ethio-Djibouti common borders,” he said. “Our security officials will discuss on this issue and map out common stand.” Continue reading What Ethiopia – Djibouti Military Alliance Means to Eritrea

U.S. Express Concern Over Ethiopia’s Flagrant Violation of Press Freedom

CONCERNED. The Ethiopian government has escalated its repression of the independent media by muzzling independent voices through trumped-up criminal charges and harassment ahead of the May 2015 National election.

By The State Department,

THE United States is concerned by the Ethiopian Federal High Court’s January 28, 2015, decision to proceed with the trial of six bloggers and three independent journalists on charges under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. The decision undermines a free and open media environment—critical elements for credible and democratic elections, which Ethiopia will hold in May 2015. Continue reading U.S. Express Concern Over Ethiopia’s Flagrant Violation of Press Freedom