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Why is the Ethiopian Diaspora so Influential?

Ethiopia’s diaspora is increasingly using money and social media to shape political events back home.

The two-million strong Ethiopia’s diaspora can speak truth to power in ways that is not imaginable in their own homeland. They influence political events back home with money and media coverage.

By BBC News,

During a year of anti-government protests throughout Ethiopia, its global diaspora, particularly that in the US, has been deeply involved – and not just vocally, writes Addis Ababa-based journalist James Jeffrey.

Twitter and Facebook have been blocked since a six-month state of emergency was imposed last month as the government tries to restore order across the country’s two most populous regions of Oromia and Amhara. Continue reading Why is the Ethiopian Diaspora so Influential?