Fired for expressing my political views: A pilot’s testimony

By all accounts, Yalewlet Fanta was a good pilot who enjoyed excellent performance reviews during his four years of employment at the Ethiopian Airlines as a co-pilot. However, bringing politics in a conversation with a fellow employee during a work break cost him his job and forced him to flee the country and live in…

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WHERE TO BE, ON THE RIGHT OR LEFT OF ABIY? THAT IS THE QUESTION

Messay Kebede, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, Oct. 11/2018 – Ethnic tensions and violent clashes and subsequent displacements of people in some regions of Ethiopia and around Addis Abeba have set off alarmist, if not distraught, reactions among political analysts, activists, and ordinary people. While for some these tragic events reveal the weakness of Prime Minister…

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