In her first testimony to U.S. Congress on Tuesday, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said the company is exacerbating “ethnic tensions in Ethiopia.” The company does this by amplifying toxic and harmful content that goes viral because it contains anger and is riddled with violence, Haugen said. languages, and does virtually nothing about the rest. An […]

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Facebook’s Role in Destabilizing Ethiopia and Wider Horn of Africa Region

Simo Parviainen In her opening statement in US Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection the Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said this: “My fear is that without action divisive and extremist behaviors we see today are only the beginning. What we … now see in Ethiopia are only the opening chapters of a story so terrifying no one wants […]

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Museveni: UAE is Challenge to Africa for Turning Desert into Paradise

President Museveni has commended the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government for organizing the Expo event where the world can meet and discuss prosperity, saying Africa should pick a leaf from the country’s rapid transformation.   He also commended the visionary leadership of the forefathers of the United Arab Emirates whose contributions have seen UAE growing […]

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Investigation Committee Findings Revealed WHO’s Irresponsibility & Being too slow

Reported on 26 May 2021 The World Health Organization’s investigation into sexual exploitation and abuse allegations during the 2018 Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is moving at a slow pace, according to an oversight committee. The Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for WHO Health Emergencies Programme “expresses its concern about the slow progress of the […]

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WHO chief ‘slow’ response to Congo sex abuse

Published May 28, 2021 By The Associated Press LONDON — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged the UN health agency’s response to sexual abuse allegations involving employees who worked in Congo during an Ebola outbreak was “slow,” following an Associated Press investigation that found senior WHO management knew of multiple cases of misconduct. As […]

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Haile Gerima on Being Fêted by Hollywood—After Living His Life “in Opposition” to It

The legendary director of Sankofa talks about his Academy celebration, his love of Ava DuVernay, and his disdain for the Hollywood machine.  BY YOHANA DESTA SEPTEMBER 2021 Haile Gerima has spent his career eagerly avoiding Hollywood, but in less than 24 hours, he will be celebrated by it. On Saturday the legendary Ethiopian director—the visionary force behind classics like Sankofa and Ashes […]

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US human rights violations in Afghanistan leave ‘darkest page’ diplomatLiu Xin

Chinese and foreign experts and diplomats criticized the US for severely violating human rights in Afghanistan, including killing thousands of Afghan civilians, causing a flood of refugees and leaving messy situations for regional countries and the international community. Some of them expressed support for Afghan people to hold the US accountable for committing crimes against […]

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The TPLF’s leaked document dated 10 October 2020 translated from Amharic to English language (Volume – two)

Strictly confidential TPLF Secretariat October 10/2020 Mekelle The Special Phase of the Struggle and the Continuation of our Defense Strategies, Tactics, and Directions (TPLF’s leaked document, dated 10 October 2020), translated from Amharic to English language) The staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia had a fruitful discussion on Friday (September 29) with  Prime […]

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Sudan accepts Turkey’s offer to mediate disputes with Ethiopia

“The peace and integrity of Ethiopia, which has a strategic location and importance in Africa, is important to us,” Erdoğan had said
“..the nine-month war in Tigray that has been marked by widespread allegations by ethnic Tigrayans of gang rapes, manmade local famines..”
– Daily Sabah

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