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Businesses Go on Strike in Ethiopia’s Oromiya Region Over Taxes

July 19, 2017 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Retail business owners in some towns of Ethiopia’s Oromiya region have gone on strike over the imposition of a revised tax law, residents said, the latest unrest to plague a province that was shaken by violence for months in 2015 and 2016. The Horn of Africa country declared … Continue reading

Businesses go on strike in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region over taxes

By Aaron Maasho, JULY 19, 2017 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Retail business owners in some towns of Ethiopia’s Oromiya region have gone on strike over the imposition of a revised tax law, residents said, the latest unrest to plague a province that was shaken by violence for months in 2015 and 2016. The Horn of Africa … Continue reading

Italy and the Addis Ababa massacre

Jul 20th 2017, For Italians, it was a garden-variety colonial atrocity. For Ethiopians it was a modern war crime The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy’s National Shame. By Ian Campbell. Hurst; 478 pages; £30. To be published in America by Oxford University Press in August.NEAR the village of Affile, on a picturesque hillside east of Rome, stands a … Continue reading

Ethiopia: The T-TPLF Trojan Horse of the Apocalypse Riding in Oromiya

  By Alemayehu G. Mariam, july 2017 Author’s Note: The ruling Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) in Ethiopia is said to be on the verge of passing a “law” protecting “Oromia’s special interest in Addis Ababa” and “giving Oromia extensive rights in the capital city” (hereinafter the T-TPLF Masters’ Addis Ababa Plan B). … Continue reading

39 EU parliament members call for Ethiopia human rights investigation

Africa Times, July 207 (Africa Times) — A new letter signed by 39 members of the European Union Parliament asks for a full inquiry into human rights violations in Ethiopia, while calling into question the accuracy and impartiality of a controversial report completed by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission in April. The letter to Federica Mogherini, High … Continue reading

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