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Ethiopian Prisoner Urges U.S. To Put Pressure On His Country Over Human Rights

BY Michele Kelemen After spending four years in an Ethiopian prison on trumped up terrorism charges, Bekele Gerba visits Washington, D.C., and says he’s disappointed that the Obama administration hasn’t been tougher on its ally, Ethiopia, over human rights. Obama visited Ethiopia earlier this summer. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Now we’re going to hear about a … Continue reading

Human rights groups face global crackdown ‘not seen in a generation’

Laws affecting funding, requiring registration and prohibiting protest are among controls that are making it difficult for NGOs and other campaign groups. Human rights organisations and campaign groups are facing their biggest crackdown in a generation as a wave of countries pass restrictive laws and curtail activity. Almost half the world’s states have implemented controls … Continue reading

Now Ethiopia launches SPACE PROGRAMME – while receiving MILLIONS in British foreign aid

By Levi Winchester POVERTY-STRICKEN Ethiopia is to launch its own SPACE PROGRAMME – all while receiving MILLIONS of pounds in foreign aid from Britain. The east African country, which is one of the poorest nations in the world, aims to put a state-of-the-art satellite into orbit within five years as part of its plans to … Continue reading

The Cause of Ethiopia’s Recurrent Famine Is Not Drought, It Is Authoritarianism

by Dawit Ayele Haylemariam | Huffington Post Twenty years ago one Ethiopian Diaspora in Washington asked the late Prime minister Meles Zenawi what his vision for the country was. A rather polite and amiable Meles outlined his vision in a very human centered way. He said he hopes that in ten years every Ethiopian will … Continue reading

Despite border crackdown in Ethiopia, migrants still risk lives to leave -The guardian

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/aug/25/despite-border-crackdown-ethiopia-migrants-risk-lives The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful. Dozens of houses on the hot, dusty main road that stretches from Ethiopia into Sudan look as if they have been closed in haste. Guards grimly patrol the border, stopping anyone who looks as if they are trying to … Continue reading

አክራ ሪና አሸባሪዉ ኢህአዴግ ወይስ የሙ ስሊም መፍትሄ አፈላላጊ ኮሚቴ አባላት ? – ርዕዮት አለሙ

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ስለ አንደኛ ተከሳሽ ዘላለም ወርቅዐገኘሁ

በተድላ ደ. ተክሌ ነሃሴ 12, 2007 ከስራና ትምህርት መስተጋጎል፣ ቤተሰብን እና አዛወንት ወላጆችን ከእስር ቤት ፍርድ ቤት ማንገላታት፣ ያለተጠበቁ የገንዘብ ወጪዎችን ማውጣት፥ ለጠበቃ፣ ለትራንስፖርት፣ ለምግብ፣ ቤተሰብ: ያለጧሪ ወይም ረዳት መቅረት፣ በተለይ ደሞ በአሸባሪነት መከሰስ፣ ከዛም መታሰር ፣ታስሮም በሰቆቃዎች መቀጣት፣ በእስር ወቅትም በሽታን መሸመት እነዚህ ሁሉ ማናችንም ላይ እንዲከሰቱ የማንፈልጋቸው ግን የተከሰቱ ናቸው። ዘላለም ወርቃገኘሁ ጋሻው … Continue reading

How Real is the Ethiopia Rising Narrative-

By Dawit Ayele Haylemariam If you ask “Is Ethiopia rising?” the answer will most likely depend on who you are asking. If you ask a regular follower of the country’s public media outlets, the answer will be an astounding yes! The same question posed to someone who gets his reports from the independent media and … Continue reading

Ethiopia’s Zone9 Bloggers Head Back to Court After 15 Months Behind Bars

Five members of Ethiopia’s Zone9 blogging collective expect to learn their fate this Wednesday, August 19, when a panel of three judges will meet at Addis Ababa’s Lideta High Court to rule on whether the defendants will walk free or or face another round of trial. As the 15 months-old botched trial reaches a critical … Continue reading

The Obama Kenya speech that should have been repeated in Ethiopia

By Nahom Mola When all is said and done, President Obama’s speech to the Kenyan people delivered at the Safaricom Arena on July 26th (Obama’s Nairobi speech), was perhaps the highlight of his historic trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, the two East African countries he visited back-to-back last month. Obama’s Kenya visit will be particularly … Continue reading

U.N. human rights experts call for ‘immediate release’ of Post’s Rezaian

source: washingtonpost.com By William Branigin U.N. human rights experts expressed grave concern Friday about Iran’s continued detention of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and called on authorities in Tehran to release him immediately. “The arrest, detention and secret trial of Mr. Rezaian violate his rights and intimidate all those working in the media in Iran,” … Continue reading

ሜጀር ጀነራል ዩሐንስ ገ/መስቀል በአሜሪካ እየመዠረጡት ነው

Originally posted on Freedom4Ethiopian:
የመከላከያው ዩሐንስ ገ/መስቀል አከራካሪ በነበረው የዛሬ ሶስት ዓመቱ ሹመት የሜጀር ጀነራልነት ማዕረጋቸውን ትከሻቸው ላይ ከመደርደራቸው ቀደም ብሎ በኮሎኔልነት ማዕረግ በምስራቅ ጎዴ ተመድበው ሲሰሩ ቆይተዋል፡፡በጅጅጋ ቆይታቸው ወቅትም ተራ የጫት ነጋዴ የነበረችውን ሐዋን በፍቅር ማርከው ልጅ ለመውለድ በቅተዋል፡፡ ኮሎኔሉ ከሐዋ ጋር ከመተዋወቃቸው ቀደም ብሎ ግን ትዳር መስርተው የአባትነት ወግ ደርሷቸውም ነበር፡፡ተራ የጫት…

የጣልያኑ የመረጃ መረብ ጠላፊ ድርጅት ሃኪን ቲም ከኢትዮጵያ የስለላ ድርጅት ጋር ያለውን ግንኙነት አላቋረጠም ሲል ሂውማን ራይትስ ወች ወቀሰ፤

Originally posted on Freedom4Ethiopian:
ኢሳት ዜና ፦ ሃኪን ቲም ሰብዓዊ መብትን ከሚያፍኑ መንግስታት ጋር አብሮ መስራቱ ይፋ ከሆነ በኋላ፣ ከዚህ ዕኩይ ተግባሩ ይታቀብ ዘንድ በተደጋጋሚ ጊዜ ማሳሰቢያ ቢደርሰውም ፣ አሁንም ከኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ጋር ያለውን ግንኙነት አላቋረጠም ሲል ሂውማን ራይትስ ወች በሪፖርቱ ገልጿል። የጣልያኑ መረብ ጠላፊ ድርጅት ሃኪን ቲም ለተለያዩ መንግስታት የመገናኛ መረብ መጥለፊያ ቴክኖሎጂዎችን…

ሰላሳ ሶስት መኮንኖች ከየታሰሩበት እዝ ተግዘው አለም በቃኝ ተወረወሩ… (ስም ዝርዝር ተያይዟል)

Originally posted on Freedom4Ethiopian:
የወያኔ ጉጅሌ አገዛዝ 7 መቶ አለቆች 5 ሻምበሎች 8 ሻለቆች 13 ኮሎኔሎች በድምሩ 33 የወያኔ መከላከያ ሰራዊት አባላት ከሰሜን እዝ እና ከደቡብ ምስራቅ እዝ ታስረው የነበሩበት መኮንኖች ተግዘው አዲስ አበባ ቃሊቲ አለም በቃኝ ካለፍርድ መወርወራቸው በወታደራዊ ደህንነት መምሪያ ከፍተኛ መኮንን የሆኑና እስረኞቹ ተግዘው ወደ አለም በቃኝ ሲወርዱ የተመለከቱ የአይን እማኝ…

ከረዢም አመታት በፊት የተጀመረው የባህርዳር ሞጣ ብቸና መንገድ አሁንም ችግር እየፈጠረ መሆኑ ተነገረ፡፡

ነኅሴ ፰ (ስምንት) ቀን ፳፻፯ ዓ/ም ኢሳት ዜና :-ከአመታት በፊት ተጀምሮ በማዝገም ላይ ያለው የባህርዳር ሞጣ ደጀን መንገድ አሁንም በንግድ እንቅስቃሴያቸው ላይ ከፍተኛ ችግር እየፈጠረባቸው መሆኑን የአካባቢው ነዋሪዎች ገልጸዋል። ስማቸውን መግለጽ ያልፈለጉ በትራንስፖት ቢሮ የትራንስፖርት አገልግሎት የስምሪት ተተኪ የስራ ሂደት ውስጥ የሚገኙ ባለሙያ እንደተናገሩት መንገዱ በተደጋጋሚ በመበላሸቱ እና ለረዢም ጊዜ ባለመሰራቱ ህብረተሰቡ መቸገሩን ገልጸው፤ለመንገድ ስራ … Continue reading

ፍርድ ቤቱ ለሰማያዊ ፓርቲ አመራሮች የሰጠው የዋስትና መብት በፖሊስ ታገደ

source: http://ethopianpress.blogspot.com/2015/08/6-2007-6-2007-8-6-7-2007-source.html ነኅሴ ፰ (ስምንት) ቀን ፳፻፯ ዓ/ም ኢሳት ዜና :-ከምርጫው ማግስት ከአማራ ክልል የተለያዩ አካባቢዎች በፖሊስ ተይዘው ነሃሴ 6 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም. እያንዳንዳቸው በ15 ሺህ ብር ዋስ እንዲወጡ ተጠይቀው የነበሩት የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ አመራሮች ፣ ዋስትናቸው በአቃቤ ህግና በፖሊስ መታገዱን የፓርቲው የምዕራብ ጎጃም ዞን አስተባባሪዎች ገልጸዋል፡፡ ፖሊስ በአመራሮቹ ላይ ላቀረበው ክስ ማስረጃ ማቅረብ ባለመቻሉ የአማራ … Continue reading