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Stiff court rulings on Muslim figures upset many Ethiopians

By BEREKET DEREJE     AUGUST 5, 2015

Ethiopian Muslims protesting at Anwar Mosque, Addis Ababa on Friday, June 26  EthioTube

An Ethiopian court sentenced 18 prominent Muslim figures on Monday to up to 22 years of imprisonment on terrorism-related charges. 664 more words

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Ethiopians take to social media to send a message to Obama

By THEODROS YESHIAREGA,  Correspondent   JULY 28, 2015

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President Barack Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia, where he headed to after spending two days in his fatherland Kenya last week. 689 more words

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Opinion: Ethiopia politicizes courts to strangle dissent

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Ethiopia politicizes courts to strangle dissent

The crackdown on Muslim activists is part of Addis Ababa’s crusade against independent voices and opposition leaders…

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Africa

ወደ አረባዊነት ወይስ ኢስላማዊነት ?

ቆንጂትና ተስፋዬ በወጣትነት እድሜያቸው ካደጉበትና የቤተሰባቸው ሐይማኖት የሆነውን እምነት ለቀው ወደ እስልምና ሲገቡ ሊያልፉበት ይችላሉ ተብሎ የሚጠበቀውን ማህበራዊ፣ ቤተሰባዊ፣ እና ኢኮኖሚያዊ ተግዳሮቶችን በወጣትነት ትከሻቸው ተሸክመውት አልፈዋል፡፡ቤተሰቦቻቸውም የሚቻላቸውን ነገር ሁሉ አድርገው ወደነበሩበት ሃይማኖት ለመመለስ ስላልተሳካላቸው ሁኔታውን አምነው ተቀብለዋል፡፡ስጋ ነውና ወላጆች ልጅነታቸውን ወንድምና እህቶቻቸው ተመሳሳዩን ቆርጠው ሊጥሉት አልቻሉምና ከዚህ በፊት የነበራቸው ህይወት በሃይማኖት ዘርፍ ብቻ ተለይታ የድሮ ፍቅራቸው እንዳለ በነረበት ቀጥሏል፡፡ወላጆቻቸው ውስጣቸውን ሁሌም የሚከነክናቸው ጉዳይ በሁለቱም ቤተሰብ በኩል ተከስቷል፡፡መጠሪያ ስማቸው ወደ እነ ጀሚላ እና ሳላሃዲን ተቀይሯል፡፡ ሃይማኖታቸውን የቀየሩበትን ምክንያት ያቀረቡበትን ያህል ጠናካራ አመክንዩ(Logic) ስማቸውን በመቀየር ዙሪያ ግን ሊያቀርቡ አልቻሉም፡፡ቆንጂትም ተስፋዬም ወላጆቻቸው ስማቸውን ሲያወጡላቸው ያሉባቸውን ቤተሰባዊ ሁኔታና ልጆቹ ላይ ያዩትን አካላዊ ነገር አይተው ነው እንደ ማንኛውም ኢትዮጵያዊ ስማቸውን ያወጡላቸው፡፡ዛሬም ቢሆን ወላጆቻቸው ያወጡላቸውን ስም ጉድፈቱንም ይሁን ሰንካላነቱ አልታያቸውም፡፡ዛሬም ቆንጂት ለወላጆቿ ቆንጆ ናት ተስፋዬም እንዲሁ ለወላጆቹ ተስፋ ነው፡፡ታዲያ እነዚህ ሙስሊሞች ስማቸውን ለምን ቀየሩት ? 9 more words

Islam

A Look at Muslim-Christian Relations in Ethiopia

The Muslim-Christian relationship in Ethiopia has a mixed historical background. Ethiopia is located on a religious fault line, although the relationship between the two religions has been reasonably cordial in recent decades. 261 more words

Ethiopian police block opposition rally, raid party's HQ

An Ethiopian opposition group says the country’s police prevented them from staging a rally called to demand release of jailed activists.

Chairman of the opposition Blue Party Yilkal Getnet said Sunday that police stormed the party’s head office during Saturday night and has ceased various materials including banners and sound amplifiers prepared for Sunday’s demonstration. 483 more words

Ethiopian Politics

There is a consistent protest my Ethiomuslims….what is the real demand of these protestors? Am an Ethiopian…not a muslim nor christian..nor EPRDFites….what is going on? I know you are persistent and consistent in your demand and protest…for all most 2 years….what is the real demand of your group? 88 more words

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