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Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo Diaspora

Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo Diaspora March 25, 2017 To: Oromo in Diaspora Dear brothers and sisters,  We are sending you our appeal letter to bring to your attention the critical condition under which the Oromo people are suffering currently and to earnestly request for your generous financial help once again.  We believe that […]

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Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini

Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini Source: Human Rights Watch Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Rue de la Loi, Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels Brussels, March 23, 2017 Dear High Representative Mogherini, Human […]

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In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, Ethiopian soldiers try to stop protesters in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. Violence flared again Monday in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region, where dozens of people were killed a day earlier in a stampede when police tried to disrupt an anti-government protest amid a massive religious festival. Clashes between security forces and protesters erupted Sunday evening and continued Monday morning in the towns of Bishoftu and Ambo, an Ethiopian government official and witnesses told The Associated Press. (AP Photo)

Freedom of Expression Situation in Africa report: Ethiopia, DRC & Mali: 183 killed in protests between July-December 2016

Freedom of Expression Situation in Africa report: Ethiopia, DRC & Mali: 183 killed in protests July-December 2016 (ifex) — This statement was originally published on africafex.org on 21 March 2017. A total of 183 deaths were recorded from July to December 2016 following clashes between protestors and security agents in three countries – Ethiopia, Democratic […]

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Human Rights and the Election of the next Director-General: Public Accountability Now

Human Rights and the Election of the next Director-General: Public Accountability Now By Eric A. Friedman Georgetown University, Washington, DC (O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health) — I believe that human rights, and the right to health in particular, should be a top priority of and guiding principle for the next WHO Director-General, whom the […]

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UNPO Releases Report on Human Rights in Ethiopia

UNPO Releases Report on Human Rights in Ethiopia UNPO has released a report on human rights in Ethiopia, shedding light on the worrying situation of the Oromo and Ogadeni peoples. While international partners tend to hail Ethiopia as an African democratic role model and a beacon of stability and hope in an otherwise troubled region, […]

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A Government Plan, People’s Protests and Government’s Responses

A Government Plan, A People’s Protests and a Government’s Responses The Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency on 9 October 2016. Protests in Oromia, which later spread to Amhara and other regions, had been ongoing since November 2015. (Amnesty International) — The protests in the Oromia Region in November 2015 were initially against the government’s Addis […]

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US: Stand Up for Ethiopians as Government Stifles Protests, Jails Journalists

US: Stand Up for Ethiopians as Government Stifles Protests, Jails Journalists

US: Stand Up for Ethiopians as Government Stifles Protests, Jails Journalists Human Rights Watch Statement on Ethiopia to US Congress Human Rights Watch Statement to US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Thursday, March 9, 2017 Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the Subcommittee: thank […]

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Ethiopia: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 – State of Department

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Click Here for Full Report – Ethiopian regime practices (US Department of State) — Ethiopia is officially a federal republic. The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four ethnically based parties, controls the government. In May 2015 elections the EPRDF and […]

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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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Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader Arrest Came After Hearing in European Parliament Felix Horne, Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa #Ethiopia opposition leader charged under ATP. Credible dialogue with opposition not possible if leaders in prison! https://t.co/qOxJAOhPxf — Felix Horne (@FelixHorne1) February 27, 2017 Three months after Ethiopian security forces arrested opposition leader Dr. […]

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The Ethiopian Government is Plotting a War Among the Nations and Nationalities in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA:  The Ethiopian Government is Plotting a War Among  the Nations and Nationalities in Ethiopia HRLHA Press Release February 26, 2017 The  Ethiopian Somali Liyu Police led by the Ethiopian Federal government’s killing squad have been engaged in a cruel war for the past six months against the Oromo nation in fifteen districts of Oromia. […]

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Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia

Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. 115th CONGRESS 1st Session RES. 128 Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 15, 2017 Mr. Smith of New Jersey (for himself, Ms. Bass, Mr. Coffman, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Veasey, and Mr. Ellison) submitted the following resolution; which was referred […]

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‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear – human rights at risk

‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear – human rights at risk Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2016 to 2017 Risk of domino effect as powerful states backtrack on human rights commitments Salil Shetty, head of the global movement, warns that “never again” has become meaningless as states fail to react to mass atrocities […]

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HRLHA: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

Human Rights League of Horn of Africa (HRLHA) Written Statement: Submitted to United Nations Human Rights Council, 34th Session 27 February – 24 March, 2017 Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention (Country- Ethiopia) Geneva, 12 February, 2017 ETHIOPIA: ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN OROMIA ESCALATE AFTER THE STATE OF EMERGENCY […]

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Ethiopia: Dams, Plantations a Threat to Kenyans – Water Levels down

Ethiopia: Dams, Plantations a Threat to Kenyans Lake Turkana Water Levels down, further drop expected Nairobi (HRW) – Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya, Human Rights Watch said today. […]

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