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Floods displace hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia: UN

Floods displace hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia: UN

The United Nations says more than 600,000 people have been displaced in Ethiopia since March, largely because of flooding. The African country was struggling with its worst drought in decades in 2015, but it ended when spring rains arrived in March. On Wednesday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said nearly 300,000 […]

Why the US Should Consider Siding with the Ethiopian People Now! –  Aklog Birara (DR)

“Courage is not the absence of fear– it’s inspiring others to move beyond it.” Nelson Mandela It is no longer defensible for the U.S. and other Western countries to provide financial, intelligence, military, diplomatic and logistics support to the TPLF dominated government unless the TPLF is ready and willing to embrace an inclusive government now. […]

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Protests in Oromia, Amhara Regions Present ‘Critical Challenge’ – United States

content/uploads/2016/08/Tom-Malinowski.jpg” alt=”Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski” width=”588″ height=”407″ /> Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski[/caption] By Tom Malinowski The Obama administration’s top official promoting democracy and human rights,Tom Malinowski, says the Ethiopian government’s tactics in response to protests in the Oromia and […]

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Ethiopia should be expelled from the United Nations Human Rights Council [ Alem Mamo]

By Alem Mamo Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s (foreign minister of Ethiopia) candidacy for the Director General position of the World Health Organization (WHO) must also be disqualified pending international investigation on recent killings by forces loyal to the regime On March 1, 2011, Switzerland’s Joseph Deiss, President of the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly, […]

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Representative Mike Coffman addressing the Ethiopian Protesters: concerted campaign in Western countries

Ethiopia’s Dangerous Human Rights Crisis An Appeal for Support   August 2, 2016 Ethiopia is going through one of the most troublesome but least reported popular uprisings in the world. BBC reported that the July 30, 2016 massive demonstration “in Gondar, a city in Amhara region, is a rare example of an anti-government demonstration in […]

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A Call for an immediate probe into the killings of peaceful protesters in Ethiopia by United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

August 22, 2016 Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights UNOG-OHCHR 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland zraad@ohchr.org Dear High Commissioner: We, members of the Ethiopian Advocacy Network (EAN), would like to commend you for calling for an immediate probe into the killings of […]

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Ethiopia: Beyond the Politics of Hate – Alemayehu G. Mariam

Statement of my credo: Hate is the one crumbling wall that now stands between the people of Ethiopia and freedom, democracy and human rights in Ethiopia. The T-TPLF has weaponized and politicized hate. But the mud walls of hate erected by the T-TPLF are today collapsing on the T-TPLF everywhere under the volcanic pressure of […]

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Ethiopian marathoner makes protest gesture at finish line

By Ralph Ellis, CNN Updated 0136 GMT (0936 HKT) August 22, 2016 Story highlights Feyisa Lilesa says the Ethiopian government persecutes the Oromo people He fears being killed or imprisoned if he returns to Ethiopia (CNN)Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia may have turned himself into a political exile because of the way he won a silver […]

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Ethiopia Puts its Air Force on High Alert

ADDIS ABABA (HAN) August 21.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. BY: Engidu Woldie. The Ethiopian regime puts its air force base in Debre Zeit and Mekele on high alert ahead of the planned protest rally in the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday morning, according to ESAT’s intelligence sources. Reliable intelligence sources told ESAT that […]

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The Current Ethiopian Stalemate and the Way Forward – Alem Bitew

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” John F. Kennedy, the 35th US President, 13 March 1962 Ethiopia’s political landscape is changing rapidly and irreversibly. Protests demanding better living conditions face brutal crackdown. Security forces have killed at least 100 protesters two weeks ago and there are reports about another 100, […]

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Ethiopia’s record-breaker Ayana says doping suspicions unfair

By Drazen Jorgic | RIO DE JANEIRO Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana was supposed to be enjoying a glorious Olympic debut after shattering the women’s 10,000 meters world record last week but the occasion was somewhat marred by immediate questions about whether she was clean. The same fate befell South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk, who smashed Michael […]

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The TPLF on retreat. – By Yilma Bekele (Woyane – the cornered Beast.)

This time it looks like we have found the formula to start building a harmonious Ethiopia. The Tigrai Woyane Liberation Front that refused to grow up is on retreat mode. The Forces arrayed against the gangster organization are now speaking in one voice. Will TPLF elite wave the white flag without further bloodshed is in […]

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Open letter to oppressed Ethiopians – By Nathalie Amiot / Addis Ferenji

Do I have something relevant to say? Should I write? Is it presumptuous? I am not even Ethiopian. I am afraid I cannot help it. I have been stuck on social media for the last weeks when I was not googling Ethiopian news. This is going to be a long letter but I feel the […]

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Ethiopia’s Bloody Crackdown: The Case for International Justice

By Felix Horne Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa @felixhorne1 Ethiopian security forces gunned down at least 100 people a week ago in the bloodiest weekend in the ninth month of anti-government protests. Unlike previous protests, which have been largely confined to the Oromia region, the protests on August 6 and 7 were also in the […]

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Ethiopian Government response to United Nations Human Right Office in Geneva

Ethiopian Government response to United Nations Human Right Office in Geneva

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Churches call for Peaceful Dialogue in Ethiopia (WCC)

World Council of Churches (WCC). After recent reports of widespread violent demonstrations in Addis-Ababa and other parts of Ethiopia, local church leaders and members of the World Council of Churches (WCC) joined in a call for peaceful dialogue and restraint on all sides. “We mourn the lives of those who perished during these protests, and […]

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The Horn: Another Civil War Looming :- By Dawit Giorgis : A visiting fellow at the Foundation for Defense Democracies

The Horn: Another Civil War Looming By Dawit Giorgis August 18, 2016 A civil war, and possibly genocide, is in the making in the Horn of Africa, in Ethiopia. The most recent events characterized by regular countrywide demonstrations in defiance of a government ban, by the two largest ethnic groups, the Oromos and the Amharas, […]

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Ethiopians Protest in Melbourne in support of Ethiopian peoples’ struggle for freedom

Ethiopians Protest in Melbourne in support of Ethiopian peoples’ struggle for freedom

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We support the call by the UN Commissioner for Human Rights to send international observers to investigate the killing of peaceful protesters by the Ethiopian security forces

Dear Friends and Colleagues; I hope this e-mail find you and your family well. Please find the attachment or text below for our current press release concerning the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, calls on Ethiopia to allow UN international observers to investigate the excessive use of force by […]

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Ethiopians in South Africa demonstrate in support of Ethiopian peoples’ struggle for freedom

Ethiopians in South Africa demonstrate in support of Ethiopian peoples’ struggle for freedom

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The Untold Plight of the Amhara People / Wondemagne Ejigu

The massive civil uprising in Ethiopia last week has captivated the attention of the world. Needless to say the world is now well aware of the protest by the Oromo ethnic group, the so called Oromo Protest, that has been going on for the last nine months. The second largest ethnic group, the Amhara, joined […]

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EPRDF and  the West:  A game of bullying and appeasement – By  Eshete Mesganaw

The article posted by Reprieve International, a registered charity in the UK, has somehow revealed the kind of challenges and the level of influence that EPRDF holds against the UK. The consistent refusal of the Ethiopian Government to give consular access and fair trial for Andargachew Tsegie, a 62 year old Briton, prominent critic of […]

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Taxi Driver Fatally Beaten by Passenger in Franklin Village Area; Attacker Sought: Police

A taxi cab driver was killed early Sunday morning after being attacked by his passenger in the Franklin Village area of Hollywood Hills, according to police. A taxi cab is surrounded by police tape at a gas station in Franklin Village following a fatal attack in which the driver of the cab was killed on […]

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An Open Letter to President Barack Obama – SMNE

Will the United State’s foreign policy regarding Ethiopia be on the side of furthering the democratic rights of the Ethiopian people or will the current support for the strong-armed, ethnic-based regime continue? August 15, 2016 The President of the United States of America The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC […]

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Ethiopia: Rise of the “Amhara Retards” and Oromo “Criminals and Terrorists” in 2016?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Are Amharas “retards”? Are Oromo protesters demanding an end to confiscation of their land “criminals and terrorists”? Are we now witnessing the rise of the “Amhara retards” and the Oromo “criminals and terrorists ” in Ethiopia? The T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front) and its handmaidens say Amharas and […]

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REVEALED: Ethiopian ‘whale’ swimmer is son of swimming federation boss

Published time: 12 Aug, 2016 20:01 Edited time: 12 Aug, 2016 20:01 Olympic swimmer Robel Kiros Habte gained internet fame for his portly build and agonizingly slow qualifying time. Habte finished dead last from 59 swimmers in the men’s 100m freestyle qualifying, and a huge 17 seconds behind the winner in his three-man swim sprint, […]

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Crisis in Ethiopia and the Role of the International Community: Politics of Fear

by Fikrejesus Amahazion August 12, 2016 3 Comments Rather than condemn and censure Ethiopia’s brutal crackdown, the international community has turned a blind eye. Dozens of anti-government protesters have been killed and arrested by government authorities amid ongoing unrest in Ethiopia. For months, hundreds of thousands of protestors from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic groups have rallied […]

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After several candid discussions and careful considerations of the current political, social, economic and humanitarian situations in Ethiopia, and all the damages caused by successive regimes and the TPLF/EPRDF regime in particular on the welfare and national interests of the peoples of Ethiopia and the security and sovereignty of our country, the ODF and PG7 […]

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Youth Bulge, Policy Choice, Ideological Trap and Domestic Political Unrest in Ethiopia -Tsegaye Tegenu, PhD]

By Tsegaye Tegenu, PhD1 Background: Interpretation of current unrest The regions of Oromia and Amhara, where more than 60 % of the Ethiopian population live, are now engulfed by protest, riots and sporadic armed clashes. This political unrest began in Oromia region last November 2015 and has now sprung up in the Amhara region. The […]

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Assassination threats against Ato Gedu Andargachew

Assassination threats against Ato Gedu Andargachew

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