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Thursday, October 3, 2013

In a Global assessment of Internet and Digital Media, Freedom House finds that, when it comes to Internet freedom, Ethiopia is the most repressive among the Sub-Saharan countries it examined.
Over the past years, the global number of censored websites has increased, while internet users in various countries have been arrested, tortured and killed over the information they posted online. Iran, Cuba and China remain among the most restrictive countries in the World and Ethiopia tops the list of most restrictive nations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In September 2012, Ethiopia’s government passed the Telecom Fraud Offences law, which is supposed to combat cybercrime but also includes provisions that toughen the ban of VoIP, requiring users to register all ICT equipment including smartphones.
Manyazewal Eshetu, a 21 year old university student was also arrested and charged with criminal defamation for posting a comment on Facebook criticizing the ‘rampant corruption’ in a local university. He still remains in prison and has not been persecuted.
The well known dissident Eskender Nega was found guilty under the anti-terrorism law and sentenced to 18 years of prison for his alleged links to a  ’terrorist group’ after he posted online articles that criticized the government’s use of the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation to silence political dissent.
Freedom House’s country report on Ethiopia also recalls that Ethio Telecom had deployed deep packet inspection to enable more sophisticated selective internet filtering of internet traffic.
The most recent ONI tests in September 2012 found that filtering by Ethio Telecom primarily on ”independent online news media, political blogs and Ethiopian human rights groups’ websites. Of the 1,375 unique websites tested, 73 were blocked including online portals such as Cyber Ethiopia“, the report states on page 278.
Indeed, since May 2006, CyberEthiopia.com has been blocked in Ethiopia along with many other popular Ethiopian web sites with an apparent objective to prevent the dissemination of information that is critical of the regime in Ethiopia.
Read more in the Global assessment of Internet and Digital Media
Garamba Harbegonna, Sidama
የጋራምባ ተራራ በሲዳማ ክልል የምገኝ ትልቁ ተራራ ነው። ተራራው 9 927 ጫማ ወይንም 3 26 ሜትሪ ከፍታ ያለው ነው። እንደ ቴኣኬሪ ድረ ገጽ ዳታ ከሆነ፤ ይህ ከፍታ በደቡብ ክልል የስድስተኛ ደረጃ እንድይዝ ሲያደርገው በኢትዮጵያ ደረጃ ደግሞ 107 እንድሆን ኣስችሎታል።
በእውቁ የሲዳማ ኣርቲስት በካላ ኣዱኛ ዱሞ በተደጋጋሚ የተዘመለት የጋራምባ ተራራ እስከ ወገቡ ድረስ በኣገር በቀል ደን የተሸፈነ፤ ወሊማን በመሳሰሉ ብርቂዬ በሆኑ ኣዕዋፋት የተሞላ እና እንደ ጎሮንቴ _ ሎጊታ(ገናሌ)ን ለመሳሰሉ በርካታ ትላልቅ ወንዞች መነሻ ነው።

እንደ ትራቪሊንግ ላክ ፎር ጋራምባ ድረ ገጽ ከሆነ የጋራምባ ተራራ ከኣካባቢው ከምገኙ በርካታ ከተሞች በቀላሉ የምደረስ ሲሆን፤ ሁኔኛ የቱርዝም ሳይት መሆን የሚችል ተራራ ነው።
የጋራምባ ተራራ ሃዋሳ ከተማን ጨምሮ ከሌሎች የሲዳማ ከተሞች ካለው ቅርበት ኣንጻር ከመላው ዓለም የተራራ ወጪዎችን፤ የኣዕዋፍ ብሎም የተፈጥሮ ኣድናቂ ቱርስቶች መሳብ የምችል ቦታ በመሆኑ የሲዳማ ዞን መንግስት ተራራውን በፓርክነት በመከለል በቱርስት መዳረሻነት እንድለማ ብያደርገው መልካም ነው።
Populated Place;
a city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work.
a minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries.
an elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more.
a body of running water moving to a lower level in achannel on land.
  • Goromtī Shet' (21km)
  • Gangē Shet' (29.3km)
  • Meganamo Shet' (36.6km)

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