Mehari Fisseha

Mehari Fisseha

Mehari has PhD in Social Policy and Social Work, Masters in Government and Public Policy. He worked for refugee community in Ireland for six years, and is now working in Spain and Belgium, where he specialises in migration and humanitarian protection for refugees. Mehari is a passionate advocate on Human Rights and Development issues, with a focus in Ethiopia and Eritrea. He is also interested in the reform of the United Nations. His academic work is driven by his commitment to empowerment and ‘betterment’ of the powerless (people, communities), often invisible in the eyes of policy makers, that policies ignore their very ‘realities’.
  • A return to business as usual in Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian government is under fire from human rights and pro-democracy groups after it rearrested several prominent bloggers and members of the opposition that had been released just a few weeks ago. According to the Financial Times, former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn released the eight politicians and journalists in...
  • How will Ethiopia it find its next leader?

    At the end of the men’s marathon race at the Rio Olympics in 2016, the second-place finisher trotted across the finish-line, sweats streaming down his face, and solemnly raised his hand to form a cross above his head. The gesture was lost on many of the viewers watching around...
  • Another ethnic conflict

    Ethiopia is made up of numerous ethnic groups who share common characteristics. Despite the commonness, ethnic cleavages have often escalated into hostilities and some of them have led into fully fledged wars. Ethiopia has over 80 different ethnic groups. Most people in Ethiopia speak Afro-Asiatic languages, mainly of the...
  • Lessons for Africa

    Jubilation and ululation gripped Banjul after an election held in a tiny Western African nation called The Gambia on 1 December 2016 led to the defeat of a long time military dictator. Women, men, the elderly, the young, teemed the streets of Banjul defacing the portraits of Jammeh, some...
  • Zimbabwe’s Castro?

    The death of the long-serving military leader of Cuba last November was a sigh of relief for some and a day of loss and sorrow for others. Given the oppressive history of colonialism, countries susceptible to it, like Zimbabwe, have always defended the actions of Castro in shunning the...
  • Ethiopia rising

    The unheard pleas, excessive use of force by the Security Forces and the continued oppression against the Oromo and the Amhara people go unnoticed every other day. There is no one to speak up for the affected people apart from a few activists, whom no one pays the due...
  • A tale of imperfection

    Economic Development means employment, income and non-income equality, low poverty rate, quality health services, shared prosperity, and high literacy and life expectancy – amongst other things. It is puzzling that after 5 decades of independence most African countries are still terribly struggling with most of listed above. On Poverty,...
  • A Narrative of the Syrian Refugees Crisis

    The Syrian refugees crisis is the most complex, challenging, cataclysmic, and trending humanitarian crisis of this epoch. As a result of the Syrian Civil War beginning in 2011, the number of Syrian refugees that started increasing quickly and the situation escalated into a crisis. Estimates say that there were...
  • Politics or Human Rights? Why the EU Turns Its Back on Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees

    The recent immigration report on Eritrea, written by the Danish government, is a blatant example of  the direction the European governments are taking in terms of refugee protection. The report, which premised its outcome and recommendations on discussions and interviews with government officials, claims that the Eritrean government is already...
  • Is it worth the risk? African migrant workers in the Middle East

    The case of African migrant workers in the Middle East is one that has attracted mixed reactions. While the West has consistently seen this as modern slavery, Africans view the job openings in the Middle East as an opportunity to solve the unemployment crisis in the African continent. However,...
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