Stories from the Horn #141
November 9, 2021 highlight on Ethiopia
All eyes are on Ethiopia this week.
*all articles are simply links. In posting them, I am not endorsing their positions. I encourage readers to do your own reading and come to your own conclusions. In no way is this list of stories exhaustive*
There are widespread claims of western imperialism, neocolonialism, social media blocks, and other issues in reporting especially against BBC, CNN, and the New York Times. To read more follow Hermela Aregawi on Twitter.
Facebook removed Prime Minister Abiy’s violent post: “The obligation to die for Ethiopia belongs to all of us,” the prime minister—and one-time Nobel Peace Prize winner— wrote in a Facebook post that has since been removed by the site’s content moderators for inciting violence. Ethiopia will “bury” the government’s opponents “with our blood,” Abiy added.”
In other news:
So far, not so good for Djibouti’s female footballers. They lost 13-0 to Uganda and 6-0 to Burundi. Ouch. How about a little women’s sports support? I tried to sign up for a 10k this week and was told women weren’t allowed. I was welcome to do the 5k. I told them no and did 15k on my own.
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