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UN Security Council may deliberate on HR issues in peace & security issues, TPLF wallows in self-serving opposition!

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO), April 21, 2017 As the Security Council’s newly-minted member in January 2017, my country Ethiopia – through Ambassador Tekeda Alemu – was found last Wednesday lining up with the few opponents of the Council’s consideration of Human Rights and the Prevention of Armed Conflict. Certainly, the world cannot … Continue reading

Fear of Investigation: What Does Ethiopia’s Government Have to Hide?

Felix Horne, Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa, April 21, 2017 In February 2016, an 18-year-old student who I will call Tolessa and two friends took part in their first protest, in Oromia’s East Hararghe zone. As the crowd moved forward, they were met by a line of regional police, federal police and the army. Shortly thereafter … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Anguish in Amhara During Ethiopia’s State of Emergency

“We Can’t Protest So We Pray” by James Jeffrey Woman and child outside a Gonder church with crosses marked in ash on their foreheads. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPS BAHIR DAR, Apr 17 2017 (IPS) – As dawn breaks in Bahir Dar, men prepare boats beside Lake Tana to take to its island monasteries the tourists that … Continue reading

Ethiopia rejects UN investigation over protest deaths

BBC, April 18, 2017 Ethiopia’s prime minister has for the first time rejected calls by the UN and EU for independent investigations into the deaths of hundreds of people during months of anti-government protests. Hailemariam Desalegn has said that Ethiopia is able to carry out the investigations itself. Protesters from the Amhara and Oromia regions … Continue reading

Our children have been abducted and the Ethiopian government keeps silence

By Duach R. Mach April 10, 2017 (SSNA) — Cross- border abductions of Ethiopian children has been an ongoing issue. Nine Ethiopian villages were attacked by Murles from South Sudan, searching for young children ranging from the ages of o-12 years old have been stolen from their homes, classrooms, and from their Ethiopian wonderful Ethiopian … Continue reading

Leaders of the Blue Party jailed at Central Investigation Prison

April 13, 2017 The Blue party issued a press release stating that the campaign to harass and harm leaders of the Blue Party in Ethiopia has intensified. According to the press release, in one week alone the following three members of the Amhara Region Blue Party members have been thrown into jail. Mr Adane Alemu, … Continue reading

Ethiopia Declares Another Diarrhea Outbreak

VOA news, April 7, 2017 People wait for food and water in the Warder district in the Somali region of Ethiopia, Jan. 28, 2017. Ethiopia is struggling to counter a new drought in its east that authorities say has left 5.6 million people in need.  Ethiopia has declared an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea, also … Continue reading

Ethiopia: No Justice in Somali Region Killings

Paramilitary Force Killed 21, Detained Dozens, in June 2016 (HRW, Nairobi) : Ethiopian authorities have failed to hold accountable a paramilitary force that killed at least 21 villagers in the Somali region of Ethiopia in June 2016. The government should promptly grant access to independent international monitors to investigate these killings and other reported abuses by … Continue reading

Habtamu Ayalew has spoken about Ethiopia’s situation

Washington D.C speech: April 9, 2017 Habtamu Ayalew, former spokesman for the opposition Andenet (Unity) party in Ethiopia speaks to Washington D.C. Ethiopian community crowd.