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Ethiopia’s GERD dam will make Egypt’s Nile delta sink under the Mediterranean, study says

Ethiopia’s GERD dam will make Egypt’s Nile delta sink under the Mediterranean, study says It may be Ethiopia’s symbol of national pride, but the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) being built for hydroelectric power on the Blue Nile will have grave and unexpected consequences for its downstream neighbour, Egypt, according to a report published […]

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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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Somali refugees killed near Bab al-Mandeb Strait – Aljazeera

Somali refugees killed near Bab al-Mandeb Strait – Aljazeera (Aljazeera) — Attack on boat near Bab al-Mandeb Strait leaves dozens of people, reportedly carrying official UNHCR documents, dead. Dozens of Somali refugees have been killed off the coast of Hodeidah in Yemen after a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in, according to the International […]

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In-Depth Analysis: Qoshe Garbage Dump Collapse: A Trail of Corruption, Criminal Negligence and Countless Victims

In-Depth Analysis: Qoshe Garbage Dump Collapse: A Trail of Corruption, Criminal Negligence and Countless Victims By Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, March 17, 2017 (Addis Standard) – For the second time in less than six months, the Ethiopian ruling party EPRDF-dominated parliament has declared a three-day nationwide mourning. This time it is for the victims of […]

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Release Scholar-Activist Bekele Gerba

Release Scholar-Activist Bekele Gerba March 16, 2017 – Scholars at Risk (SAR) is concerned over the arrest and ongoing incommunicado detention of Professor Bekele Gerba, a foreign language professor at Addis Ababa University and the deputy chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), who is facing terrorism-related charges that apparently stem from his peaceful exercise […]

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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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Dozens of Ethiopians kidnapped and slaughtered by 1,000 South Sudanese gunmen in Gambella raids

Dozens of Ethiopians kidnapped and slaughtered by 1,000 South Sudanese gunmen in Gambella raids Attackers may belong to Murle ethnic group, often blamed for deadly raids in border region. By Ludovica Iaccino (IBTimes)– More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in Ethiopia, a government official has said. […]

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Tigray fascist group: The new war front between Tigreans fascist group (TPLF) and the Oromo people

Tigray fascist group: The new war front between Tigreans fascist group (TPLF) and the Oromo people, the case of Oromo-Somali border. By Roba Jalata I read two rogue published articles on two pro-Tigray fascism websites (Tigraionline and Aiga forum) in the past week regarding the war front between the Tigreans fascist group  i.e “Federal government” […]

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Kenya: Residents want compensation for lives lost in cross-border raids

Kenya: Residents want compensation for lives lost in cross-border raids Naaroobii (Standard) — Residents want the government to compensate the families of 31 people killed in livestock raids conducted by neighbouring communities since 2013. Some 603 residents of Mwingi Central, Mwingi North, and Kitui South sub-counties filed the petition Wednesday at the Kitui High Court, […]

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Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo in Diaspora

Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo in Diaspora Dear Oromo in Diaspora, As you all know, the Oromo people have been facing genocide from the Ethiopian regime’s militia, police, security agents, and government officials in general and the Agazi in particular. Consequently, more than one thousand Oromo have been killed; hundreds of them have been […]

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Addis Ababa: Death toll hits 113 in rubbish landslide

Addis Ababa: Death toll hits 113 in rubbish landslide Rescue teams searching for survivors days after hillside of trash collapsed at Koshe landfill site, burying slum houses. (Aljazeera) — The death toll from a massive landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish dump near the capital Addis Ababa climbed to 113 on Wednesday as the frantic search […]

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D.C. Circuit Court Issues Dangerous Decision for Cybersecurity: Ethiopia is Free to Spy on Americans in Their Own Homes

D.C. Circuit Court Issues Dangerous Decision for Cybersecurity: Ethiopia is Free to Spy on Americans in Their Own Homes BY NATE CARDOZO (Electronic Frontier Foundation) — The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today held that foreign governments are free to spy on, injure, or even kill Americans in their […]

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Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

Murle bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia’s Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children. (Aljazeera) — More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in neighbouring Ethiopia, according to a government official. Chol Chany, a regional government spokesman, said on Wednesday the raids occurred on […]

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Relatives scuffle with rescue workers at Ethiopian landslide site

Relatives scuffle with rescue workers at Ethiopian landslide site “Nobody is helping us. We are doing all the digging ourselves. It is shameful” (Updates death toll, adds heavy police presence) By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, March 14 (Reuters) – Police stopped people on Tuesday from entering the site of a landslide at an Ethiopian rubbish […]

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Father Imprisoned for Genital Cutting Is Deported to Ethiopia

Father Imprisoned for Genital Cutting Is Deported to Ethiopia By Daniel Victor (The New York Times) — A man who in 2006 became the first person in the United States to be convicted of female genital cutting was deported on Monday to his home country, Ethiopia, after serving 10 years in prison, federal authorities said. […]

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