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Human Rights Watch World Report 2017: Ethiopia Human Rights Watch World Report 2017

Human Rights Watch World Report 2017: Ethiopia Human Rights Watch World Report 2017

Large-scale and unprecedented protests swept through Ethiopia’s largest region of Oromia beginning in November 2015, and in the Amhara region from July 2016. Ethiopian security forces […]

 
 

US launches a fresh airstrike in Somalia.

US launches a fresh airstrike in Somalia.

US Africa Command announced that it launched an airstrike against Al Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, while US advisors accompanied Somali and African Union […]

 
 

Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions

Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions

(Nairobi) – Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody […]

 
 

Kenya’s Foreign Minister Lobbying Eritrea’s Support for AU Chair Position.

Kenya’s Foreign Minister Lobbying Eritrea’s Support for AU Chair Position.

President Isaias Afwerki today received and held talks with Dr. Amina Mohamed, Kenya’s Foreign Minister and candidate for the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. […]

 
 

Ethiopia targets opposition who met with European lawmakers.

Ethiopia targets opposition who met with European lawmakers.

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia says it will not release a leading opposition figure detained under the country’s state of emergency after meeting with European lawmakers in […]

 
 

Ethiopia’s Peaceful Uprising is Evolving into an Armed Resistance

Ethiopia’s Peaceful Uprising is Evolving into an Armed Resistance

by Alem Mamo “We have to defend ourselves from tyranny. No one is going to hand us our freedom, we have to earn it.” Robles […]

 
 

Ethiopian Journalist who received Golden Pen Award appears in court as witness in terrorism trial

Ethiopian Journalist who received Golden Pen Award appears in court as witness in terrorism trial

A journalist who has been jailed seven times after criticising the Ethiopian Government’s detainment of journalists as suspected terrorists has appeared in court as a […]

 
 

Ogaden Youth & Student Union Worldwide Conference.

Ogaden Youth & Student Union Worldwide Conference.

OYSU’s third worldwide conference was held in Frankfurt, Germany between December 29th and 1st January 2017. Delegates from around the world discussed a number of […]

 
 

TPLF’s troops the least popular of the AMISOM peace keepers in Somalia.

TPLF’s troops the least popular of the AMISOM peace keepers in Somalia.

Majority of Somalia nationals think Ethiopia’s invasion and alleged interference is the cause of instability in the Horn of Africa country. From interviews conducted by […]

 
 

Eritrea: President Isaias Sends Message to Foreign Leaders.

Eritrea: President Isaias Sends Message to Foreign Leaders.

Asmara (shabait)— President Isaias Afwerki sent a message to several Heads of State and Government on the advent of the New Year once again drawing […]

 
 

Famine, Genocide and Media Control in Ethiopia – By Dugo and Eisen.

Famine, Genocide and Media Control in Ethiopia – By Dugo and Eisen.

Famine, Genocide and Media Control in Ethiopia – By Dugo and Eisen. Famine, Genocide and Media Control in Ethiopia  Why is Ethiopia hungry again? Habtamu […]

 
 

Resolutions of the Oromoo Liberation Front National Council (OLF-NC)

Resolutions of the Oromoo Liberation Front National Council (OLF-NC)

Resolutions of the Oromoo Liberation Front National Council (OLF-NC) (December 27, 2016) The Oromo Liberation Front National Council (OLF-NC) held its regular meeting from December […]

 
 

Ethiopia: One of the poorest, unhappiest out of 19 nations in the world.

Ethiopia: One of the poorest, unhappiest out of 19 nations in the world.

(INDEPENDENT) — The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous […]

 
 

A state of emergency has brought calm to Ethiopia. But don’t be fooled.

A state of emergency has brought calm to Ethiopia. But don’t be fooled.

METI, Ethiopia — Earlier this month, hundreds of high school students in the small Ethio­pian town of Meti gathered for a demonstration. They were supposed […]

 
 

US envoy to UN calls for release of top political prisoner held since 2015

US envoy to UN calls for release of top political prisoner held since 2015

Samantha Power, the Unites States ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has called for the release of a leading Ethiopian opposition member, Bekele Gerba. December […]

 
 

Ethnic tensions in Gondar reflect the toxic nature of Ethiopian politics

Ethnic tensions in Gondar reflect the toxic nature of Ethiopian politics

In Gondar, a city in Ethiopia’s northern highlands, a lone tourist pauses to take a photo of a fortress built more than two centuries ago. […]

 
 

Two Ethiopian radio journalists convicted on terror charges.

Two Ethiopian radio journalists convicted on terror charges.

Ethiopian radio journalists Khalid Mohammed and Darsema Sori, who have been imprisoned since February 2015, were today convicted on terrorism charges by the High Court’s […]

 
 

The Human Cost of Ethiopia’s Sweeping State Of Emergency.

The Human Cost of Ethiopia’s Sweeping State Of Emergency.

Siraj Fegessa, Ethiopia’s minister of defense and the secretariat of the command post tasked to implement the country’s sweeping six-month state of emergency (SOE), had […]

 
 

Heavy fighting reported between ONLF Army and TPLF regime forces in Ogaden.

Heavy fighting reported between ONLF Army and TPLF regime forces in Ogaden.

The report says there has been heavy fighting between the Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA) and TPLF regime forces in Ogaden. TPLF regime forces were […]

 
 

TPLF is still pushing to implement the deadly ‘Master Plan’, this time with UN Habitat

TPLF is still pushing to implement the deadly ‘Master Plan’, this time with UN Habitat

The irresponsible and minority regime in Finfinnee/Addis Ababa that had declared the scrapping of the so-called ‘Addis Ababa Integrated Master Plan’ a year ago is […]