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Ethiopia: Dr. Merera Gudina finally charged with terrorism

Ethiopia’s Oromo leader, 2 others, finally charged with terrorism. Merara Gundina, chairman of the opposition Oromo Federal Congress (AfricaNews) — Dr Merera Gudina, leading opposition figure in Ethiopia and Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), has finally been charged with terrorism by Ethiopian prosecutors. Gudina is accused of meeting anti-government elements during a European … Continue reading

Ethiopian Community letter drawing TUT attention to crimes of human rights violations by its 2017 nominee for honorary degree

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) Dear Prof Hannu Eskola, Chair of the Master of Ceremonies Conferment Ceremony Committee The Ethiopian Community in Finland has learned with a sense of shock and displeasure that the 2017 Tohtoripromootio of the Tampere University of Technology (TUT) should include a nominee unworthy of the traditions, achievements and prestige … Continue reading

‘Hungry’ Ethiopian immigrants faint in Zimbabwe court

Some of the illegal Ethiopian immigrants sitting in the corridor at the Gwanda prosecution office (Chronicle) — THERE was pandemonium at Gwanda courts recently when a group of Ethiopians which was intercepted enroute to South Africa, fainted because of hunger, resulting in eight of them being hospitalised. The 56 Ethiopians led by Lonsako Esatu Sumoro … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Prosecutors present clips of interview and a public speech as evidence of terrorism against Bekele Gerba

                              Bekele Gerba in Washington DC, August 2015. (Addis Standard) – After several delays and more than a year in detention, prosecutors have today presented two video clips as evidence against Bekele Gerba, first secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress … Continue reading

Blood Lobbying: Ethiopians Babies Starve, T-TPLF Feeds Lobby Firm $150,000 Per Month

Millions of Ethiopians starve to death as the T-TPLF spends millions to keep itself alive The latest USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS) reported: “The 2017 Humanitarian Resources Document released by the Government of Ethiopia estimates 5.6 million people will require emergency food assistance through June 2017, with funding requirements of approximately $948 million … Continue reading

UK Trains Ethiopian Security Forces, as MPs Call for Action on Death-Row Dad

Saturday’s rally was the first rally to be held in Addis Ababa after a series of Oromo and Amhara protests elsewhere [Reuters] (Reprieve) — The UK Government is training senior members of Ethiopia’s security sector, despite the illegal detention of a British father on the country’s death row. The news comes as 53 MPs and peers … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Peaceful Protest to Armed Uprising

by Graham Peebles / February 16th, 2017 What began as a regional protest movement in November 2015, is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising in Ethiopia. Angered and exasperated by the governments intransigence and duplicity, small guerrilla groups made up of local armed people have formed in Amhara and elsewhere, and are conducting … Continue reading

Kenya: Ethiopia Denies Forcing Through Gibe Dams Project

By Aggrey Mutambo Ethiopia is denying claims that it forced through its controversial Gibe Dams Project without consulting its neighbour Kenya. Photo: Daily Nation Fishermen on Lake Turkana. Human Rights Watch says the water body is on the brink of drying up due to Ethiopia’s Gibe Dams project (file photo) In a statement on Friday, … Continue reading

Oromia violence involving Ethiopia’s Somali region police likely to increase local anti-government militancy, attacks on commercial projects

IHS Jane’s Country Risk Daily Report EVENT Several members of Ethiopia’s Somali region’s Liyu special police were reportedly killed by armed locals on 14 February in Gursum district, Oromia region, allegedly in response to recent raids into the area by these security forces, according to Ethiopian opposition media. Locals also seized unspecified amounts of police … Continue reading

Ethiopia: “Immediate and expansive” action needed as millions face starvation

IFRC , PRESS RELEASE “Immediate and expansive” action needed as millions face starvation in the Horn of Africa Nairobi, 10 February 2017 — Prolonged and worsening drought conditions across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya means that more than 11 million people are facing severe hunger and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The International Federation of Red … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Free Andy Tsege! Family urge Downing Street

Free Andy Tsege! Family of abducted Islington man urge Downing Street to secure release from Ethiopia Andy Tsege’s family protesting in Whitehall yesterday. From left: daughter Menabe, 10, partner Yemi Hailemariam, son Yilak, 10, and daughter Helawit, 17. Picture: Polly Hancock “Next year, we’ll be celebrating with Andy!” In a freezing cold Whitehall last night, … Continue reading