18 AFRICA Wednesday, December 13 2017 | NEW ERA Facing dissent from abroad, Ethiopia turns to spyware Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia TOWN KHOMASDAL HONBU DOJO EENHANA ELITE GIBEON UNAM HP CAMPUS IUM MAIN CAMPUS KATIMA MULILO UNAM KATIMA KEETMANSHOOP MARIENTAL NKURENKURU NUST ONGWEDIVA REHOBOTH ROSH PINAH RUNDU UNAM RUNDU TSES TSUMEB UNAM WINDHOEK WINDHOEK NORTH ONDANGWA OKAHANDJA INSTRUCTOR KYOSHI GERT HUSSELMANN SENSEI NICHOL SIBESO SENSEI NATHANAEL ANAENE SEMPAI OLIVIA HAITOTA SENSEI MORDEKAI MUTILIFA SHIHAN FREDDY MWIYA SEMPAI FREDDY MWIYA JR SEMPAI LILLY MWIYA SEMPAI IMMANUEL LIKANDO SENSEI YOTHAM SIMASIKU SENSEI NICHOL SIBESO SENSEI NATHANAEL ANAENE SENSEI ROCKET CHIZIZA SENSEI JOSEPH MANYANDO SENSEI ACE MUTELO SENSEI JOSEPH MANYANDO SENSEI VICTOR MWILIMA IMMANUEL LIKANDO SEMPAI MARKUS HAUSIKU SENSEI NICHOL SIBESO SENSEI NATHANAEL ANAENE SENSEI YOTHAM SIMASIKU KYOSHI GERT HUSSELMANN SENSEI MARITZA DU PLESSIS SENSEI JESSIE PAREMORE MR ERNS KOOPMAN (ADMIN) SEMPAI LICCOH LIZAZI SEMPAI MAYA BROCKERHOFF SEMPAI JOHN KASERA GERARDO LIZAZI MICHAEL HAIMBODI KYOSHI GERT HUSSELMANN SENSEI MARITZA DU PLESSIS JASMINE IIKELA (ADMIN) SEMPAI ELIVI SHINEDIMA SENSEI PAUL MWIYA SENSEI ELLISON KAURA KARATE-ZEN NAMIBIA DOJOS NAMIBIA KARATE-ZEN DOJOS VENUE CONTACT ERF 3565, FREESIA STREET, KHOMASDAL 264 81 244 2621 BETWEEN ELLA DU PLESSIS AND WVTC 264 81 283 9270 264 81 372 9055 264 81 290 9526 MINISTRY OF SPORT, YOUTH & NATIONAL SERVICES 264 81 428 7529 OLYMPIA ELITE DOJO 264 81 300 6150 GO KART WINDHOEK 264 81 417 2528 NEXT TO SKW HALL 264 81 741 3011 264 81 880 5689 UNAM HIFIKEPUNYE POHAMBA CAMPUS 264 81 284 0563 ERF 3565, FREESIA STREET, KHOMASDAL 264 81 283 9270 264 81 372 9055 KATIMA MULILO MULTI-PURPOSE YOUTH CENTRE 264 81 287 0547 264 81 223 9920 UNAM KATIMA MULILO CAMPUS 264 81 271 8192 264 81 223 9920 KEETMANSHOOP WOMEN CENTRE 264 81 775 0757 264 81 880 5689 264 81 331 7803 ERF 3565, FREESIA STREET, KHOMASDAL 264 81 283 9270 264 81 372 9055 FRANS INDONGO MALL NEXT TO SPAR, ONGWEDIVA 264 81 284 0563 ORIGO PRIMARY SCHOOL 264 81 244 2621 REHOBOTH 264 81 867 0280 264 81 347 5483 264 81 262 0479 SKORPION ZINC SPORTS FIELD 264 81 362 2696 CLUB HOUSE (BEHIND SKORPION VILLAGE) TUTUNGENI, SITENTU MPASI STREET 264 81 859 7666 RUNDU UNAM CAMPUS 264 81 859 7666 TSES COMBINED SCHOOL 264 81 415 5905 ETOSHA SECONDARY SCHOOL'S GYM 264 81 407 3623 UNAM MAIN CAMPUS 264 81 244 2621 ACROSS GYM HALL 264 81 867 0280 264 81 677 2777 MOTACS COLLEGE, 3 MIDDLEWICK STREET 264 81 339 3903 264 81 603 7220 OSHILI FITNESS CENTRE GYM 264 81 251 7059 Chris Stein Addis Ababa As soon as Ethiopian opposition activist Henok Gabisa read the email, he knew something was not right. With the subject line “Democracy in Ethiopia: Can it be saved?”, the message seemed tailor-made for him. Yet the US-based academic, who teaches law at Washington and Lee University, said it was written vaguely and contained a suspicious hyperlink. Indeed, the email was an attempt to infect his computer with spyware that secretly gathers information and similar to hundreds sent to Ethiopian dissidents worldwide that were probably ordered by the country’s government, according to a report published last week by the cyber security research group Citizen Lab. Ethiopia’s government has been increasingly on the defensive since the country’s two largest ethnic groups, the Oromos and Amharas, began protesting in 2015. Hundreds died in the violence and tens of thousands were rounded up in sweeping arrests, among them opposition political activists and journalists. But many of Ethio- outside the country, and thus beyond the immediate reach of its security apparatus, particularly among its diaspora population in the USA. To counter that, researchers and a lawyer who spoke to AFP say Ethiopia has ramped up the use of computer spyware, as well as employing traditional physical surveillance, going so far as to potentially stalk dissidents on US soil. Neither American law enforcement agencies nor courts have done much to stop it, they say. “There’s been no other case I can think of where we’ve had such an endless string of attempts,” said Bill Marczak, a senior research fellow with the Canada-based Citizen Lab, of the spyware campaign. The protests have been cheered on by Ethiopian bloggers, activists and media outlets abroad. Many are among the quarter of a million strong Ethiopian community in the US, believed to be the largest population outside the country. US-based broadcasters Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) and Oromia Media Network (OMN) make little secret of their opposition to Ethiopia’s government, which has wielded virtually unchecked power in the country since taking power in 1991. The enmity is mutual, with Ethiopia banning both channels during a 10-month state of emergency declared in October rorism charges against OMN’s executive director Jawar Mohammed earlier this year. Henok believes his work with OMN is why he received two emails last March that offered a phony software update that the report said was actually spyware designed by an Israeli defense contractor. “I’m just one of the critical Oromos,” said Henok, who did not fall for the attempt and later learned the email was malicious after allowing Citizen Lab to scan his emails. Many of those targeted by the emails, with subject lines like “Ethiopia struggling with inside challenges!”, were Oromo activists. Jawar received a dozen such emails. Reacting to the Citizen Lab report, the US embassy in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa said that they were “looking into the matter.” Two recipients may have had links to Ginbot 7, a group that has called for the violent overthrow of Ethiopia’s government, Marczak said. Marczak himself received one malicious email, from someone he had previously corresponded with whose account had likely been hacked. Citizen Lab found evidence linking the spyware to a command server in Ethiopia showing that 43 electronic devices had been successfully infected, several of which they linked to Eritrea, Ethiopia’s one-time territory that is now a bitter enemy. Ethiopia’s government did not respond to requests for comment, but in the past they have called allegations of spyware usage a smear campaign. - NAMPA / AFP
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