Monitoring Social Media Conversation: The Conflict in Ethiopia, National Dialogue and Negotiation among Conflict Parties

 Various developments have been observed during this reporting period in Ethiopia. The course of events conveys mixed messages. There seems to be apparent progress in the dialogue between the FDRE government and the Tigray government. The breakout of Tigrayan religious factions from the federal level religious administration adds another complexity into the situation. Major religious […]

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CARD to launch Democracy Index of Ethiopia

22 November 2021 – The first “validation or falsification workshop on the draft methodology of rating and ranking democratic governance in Ethiopia” was held at the Sapphire hotel with the attendance of experts from across Ethiopia today. The workshop is aimed at collecting inputs on the draft methodology of a local democracy index CARD that […]

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Social Media Situation Report on the Conflict in Ethiopia (October 1-25, 2021)

Summary Heavy fighting continues in the Amhara and Afar regions and in Western Tigray. Tigrayan forces claimed that they have made gains in control of more territory and captured “many more” prisoners of war and destroyed several divisions belonging to the Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF). Tigrayan forces now claim to have controlled Chifra in […]

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Social Media Situation Report on the Conflict in Ethiopia (Aug 26 – Sep 30, 2021)

Key Events: Reuters’ article entitled ‘Tigray forces killed 120 civilians in a village in Amhara region – Ethiopia officials’ published on September 8, 2021, accuses Tigrayan forces of massacring civilians at Dabat on the 1st and 2nd September. According to The Telegraph forces occupying a major city in Tigray i.e., Humera, are reportedly throwing thousands […]

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RIGHTS DEPLUMED: Mapping the Human Rights Impact of Internet Shutdowns in Ethiopia (Research Report)

Executive Summary By Yohannes Eneyew Ayalew (PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, Monash University (Australia)) May 2021 Internet shutdown is a growing challenge in Ethiopia. Since 2016, the internet shutdown has been imposed more than ten times in major events happening in Ethiopia, in the wake of high-profile assassination in Bahir Dar and Addis Ababa, and […]

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