Archive | March 3, 2017

Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn attends the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017. (ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER/AFP/Getty Images)

Ethiopia’s Cruel Con Game; The amount stolen by Ethiopia’s leaders since it took power: $30 billion

Ethiopia’s Cruel Con Game; The amount stolen by Ethiopia’s leaders since it took power: $30 billion By David Steinman Mr. Steinman advises foreign democracy movements. He authored the novel “Money, Blood and Conscience” about Ethiopia’s secret genocide. (Forbes) — In what could be an important test of the Trump Administration’s attitude toward foreign aid, the new […]

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International Law Practice Lab

International Law Practice Lab submits amicus brief in case challenging Ethiopia’s counter-terrorism statute

International Law Practice Lab submits amicus brief in case challenging Ethiopia’s counter-terrorism statute Nashville, TN, USA (Vanderbilt Law School) — Vanderbilt Law School’s International Law Practice Lab has submitted an amicus brief to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in a human rights case, Abubaker Ahmed Mohamed and 28 others v. the Federal […]

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File Photo: Merera Gudina, a leader of Ethiopia's biggest opposition coalition, Medrek, addresses supporters at a rally in the Oromia region, May 15, 2010.

Ethiopian opposition leader pleads not guilty to incitement charges

Ethiopian opposition leader pleads not guilty to incitement charges By Aaron Maasho | ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) — An Ethiopian opposition leader from a region hit by deadly anti-government protests last year pleaded not guilty in court on Friday, after prosecutors brought charges against him for inciting unrest. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress […]

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Diplomatic history

Diplomatic activities by Oromos in diaspora: Problems and Perspectives

Diplomatic activities by Oromos in diaspora: Problems and perspectives aide memoire by: Bayisa Wak-Woya[1] This DRAFT aide memoire is prepared and shared with Oromo Political Organizations. Concept Diplomacy has always been part of human history since the emergence of states. It is a conduct of relations between States/Nations, otherwise known as subjects of international law, […]

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Despite Nationwide State of Emergency, Several Border Incursions Leave More Than 100 Dead in East and South East Ethiopia

DESPITE NATIONWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY, SEVERAL BORDER INCURSIONS LEAVE MORE THAN 100 DEAD IN EAST AND SOUTH EAST ETHIOPIA Addis Abeba, March 03/2017 (Addis Standard) – Despite a six month nationwide state of emergency declared in Oct. 2016 and was hoped to restore a military style law and order throughout the country, weeks-long cross border […]

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Offshore

Extracting Somali oil: is the risk worth the reward?

New research by seismic services company Spectrum Geo has confirmed significant hydrocarbon potential in the seas off the Somali coast, especially oil, which is easier to extract than natural gas. The government is keen to exploit the reserves, but is the threat of piracy and geopolitical instability too high to nurture an offshore industry? By […]

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Women and child migrants raped, beaten and starved in Libyan ‘hellholes’ says UNICEF report

Women and child migrants raped, beaten and starved in Libyan ‘hellholes’ says UNICEF report (The Telegraph) — Women and children making the dangerous journey to Europe to flee poverty and conflicts in Africa are being beaten, raped and starved in “living hellholes” in Libya, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. The Mediterranean Sea […]

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