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Oromo leader Merera Gudina: the Biggest victim of Ethiopia state of emergency?

Oromo leader Merera Gudina: the Biggest victim of Ethiopia state of emergency?

🕔04:59, 11.Oct 2017

Africa News  Ethiopia’s parliament in August 2017 voted to lift a state of emergency imposed since October 2016. What started as a six-month measure to quell anti-government protests, eventually lasted 10 months. After the initial expiration in April 2017, the

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Can these Obama-era national security officials win in Congress?

Can these Obama-era national security officials win in Congress?

🕔07:32, 2.Oct 2017

By Josh Rogin Global Opinions October 1, 2017 In the first national election of the Trump era, more than a half-dozen Obama administration national security officials are running for Congress, which could result in the largest influx of foreign-policy-minded Democrats to Capitol Hill

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Interview with Obang Metho on Soft Skills

Interview with Obang Metho on Soft Skills

🕔20:48, 30.Sep 2017

Interview with Obang Metho on Soft Skills

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What’s Driving Clashes Between Ethiopia’s Somali, Oromia Regions? – Salem Solomon

What’s Driving Clashes Between Ethiopia’s Somali, Oromia Regions? – Salem Solomon

🕔05:04, 30.Sep 2017

Somaliland, a semi-autonomous region in the Horn of Africa, has displaced thousands of ethnic Oromos, according to Negeri Lencho, Ethiopia’s information minister. The forced relocations are the latest fallout of simmering conflict along the border between Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali

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Remembering the day the Eritrean press died – Abraham T. Zere

Remembering the day the Eritrean press died – Abraham T. Zere

🕔23:19, 26.Sep 2017

People who haven’t experienced Eritrea’s descent into totalitarianism first hand cannot truly understand what daily life looks like there. Even the infamous labels associated with the country – such as “most censored” country on Earth or the bottom-ranked nation on

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New Report – H.Res. 128: Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.

New Report – H.Res. 128: Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.

🕔17:44, 25.Sep 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 15, 2017 (Introduced). Download PDF IV 115th CONGRESS 1st Session H. RES. 128 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 15, 2017 Mr. Smith of New Jersey (for himself, Ms. Bass, Mr. Coffman, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr.

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Ethiopia govt must avoid repeat of deadly chaos at Irreecha festival: HRW

Ethiopia govt must avoid repeat of deadly chaos at Irreecha festival: HRW

🕔05:56, 21.Sep 2017

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH International rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has tasked the Ethiopian government and security forces to create an enabling environment for the conduct of a top cultural festival, the Irreecha. The call comes

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Ethiopia’s Ethnic Federalism is turning out to be a curse –  Asress Mulugeta

Ethiopia’s Ethnic Federalism is turning out to be a curse – Asress Mulugeta

🕔07:32, 19.Sep 2017

By Asress Mulugeta Ethnic-federalism as governing system had been implemented and tested in a number of countries of the world. But it has lead all of them to violent disintegration. The real reason for the failure ethnic federalism in those

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Ethiopia faces without guaranteeing civil, political rights: UN Commissioner

Ethiopia faces without guaranteeing civil, political rights: UN Commissioner

🕔20:34, 18.Sep 2017

ESAT News (September 18, 2017) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said today that unless there is opening up of the political space in Ethiopia, the country is doomed to fail. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein was speaking in Washington,

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Open Letter to Columbia University Faculty and Students – NY/NJ Ethiopian Task Force

Open Letter to Columbia University Faculty and Students – NY/NJ Ethiopian Task Force

🕔00:38, 15.Sep 2017

Dr Tedros Adhanom: A TPLF central committee member, a criminal who is leading the WHO will be a keynote speaker at the Columbia University World Leaders Forum to be held on September 19, 2017 at Casa Italiana, 1161 Amsterdam Ave.,

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Satanism in full swing in all over the world! – Mihret Zegeye

Satanism in full swing in all over the world! – Mihret Zegeye

🕔12:49, 13.Sep 2017

Very short message to those whose ears are not yet deaf! Currently, there is no country without the influence of Satan especially in the leadership of the country in question. Truth be told, Satan has won the hearts and minds

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A CALL TO ETHIOPIAN ELDERS AND LEADERS: A TIME FOR MORAL HEROISM

A CALL TO ETHIOPIAN ELDERS AND LEADERS: A TIME FOR MORAL HEROISM

🕔13:57, 8.Sep 2017

“The greatness of a nation lies in its fidelity to its constitution and strict adherence to the rule of law and above all the fear of God.” These are the words of Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga, a respected Kisii

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The Case of Qilinto Fire in the Past Year, my Testimony  – Befeqadu Z. Hailu

The Case of Qilinto Fire in the Past Year, my Testimony – Befeqadu Z. Hailu

🕔22:58, 5.Sep 2017

Befeqadu Z. Hailu Abraham used to visit us, my colleague Atnafu Berhane of Zone 9 Blogging Collective and myself, every Saturday while we were jailed in Qilinto prison. His workplace was near to the prison compound. Just a year ago,

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The Dawn of a New Era in U.S. Human Rights Policy in Africa: Is Ethiopia Next? –  Al Mariam

The Dawn of a New Era in U.S. Human Rights Policy in Africa: Is Ethiopia Next? – Al Mariam

🕔22:09, 27.Aug 2017

“… We express America’s values from the State Department. We represent the American people. We represent America’s values, our commitment to freedom, our commitment to equal treatment of people the world over, and that message has never changed… I don’t believe anyone

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Ethiopia’s Somali Region: Political Marketplace for Tigray Military Commanders

Ethiopia’s Somali Region: Political Marketplace for Tigray Military Commanders

🕔23:52, 26.Aug 2017

By Karamarda Group Alex De Waal, in his book titled, The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa, Money, War and the Business of Power describes;political market place is a contemporary system of government in which politics is conducted as the

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Video: Rights Violation in Custody – A story of Activist Nigist Yirga

Video: Rights Violation in Custody – A story of Activist Nigist Yirga

🕔05:57, 17.Aug 2017

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with EHRP The Ethiopia Human Rights Project (EHRP) has shone light on instances of rights abuses in the country’s prisons. EHRP used the story of a young woman, Nigist Yirga, who has been held by authorities since 2015

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Are the people of Enderta considered as a second-class citizens by other Tigrians?

Are the people of Enderta considered as a second-class citizens by other Tigrians?

🕔08:09, 1.Aug 2017

Direct message to Abay Woldu: you must obey & restore the words of King Yohannes & Ras Alula for the status of Mekelle city, Mekelle is not the capital city of Enderta & must be evicted from the city (By

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Rape as a War Weapon in the Ogaden Region

Rape as a War Weapon in the Ogaden Region

🕔11:44, 19.Jul 2017

The Ogaden is a region between Somalia and Ethiopia. The Somalis living in the region have been suffering cruel tortures at the hands of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)  forces. The situation is hardly known by the rest of the world

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The Zero-Sum Negotiation Games of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia  – Al Mariam

The Zero-Sum Negotiation Games of the T-TPLF in Ethiopia – Al Mariam

🕔02:15, 3.Jul 2017

Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: This July 4th, I “celebrate” my eleventh year of writing uninterrupted weekly Monday commentaries. On July 4, 2006, I formally and publicly declared my engagement in human rights advocacy, particularly Ethiopian human rights advocacy.  Tempus fugit

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Ethiopian Advocacy Network Submits a Letter to Members of the Human Rights Council Urging their Support for L 38 a Draft Resolution of “Situation of Human Rights in Ethiopia.”

Ethiopian Advocacy Network Submits a Letter to Members of the Human Rights Council Urging their Support for L 38 a Draft Resolution of “Situation of Human Rights in Ethiopia.”

🕔15:02, 21.Jun 2017

Ethiopian Advocacy Network Submits a Letter to Members of the Human Rights Council Urging their Support for L 38 a Draft Resolution of “Situation of Human Rights in Ethiopia.” Washington D.C. — Ethiopian Advocacy Network (EAN) submitted a letter to

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