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Ethiopia’s Eskinder Nega named IPI Press Freedom Hero

Ethiopia’s Eskinder Nega named IPI Press Freedom Hero

🕔20:17, 25.Apr 2017

    PRESS RELEASE Afghan Journalists Safety Committee honoured as Free Media Pioneer Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned since 2011 after criticising his country’s abuse of anti-terror laws to silence the press, has been named

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Impunity- a plague for human rights protection in Ethiopia – Yonas Mebrahtu

Impunity- a plague for human rights protection in Ethiopia – Yonas Mebrahtu

🕔18:47, 21.Apr 2017

Yonas Mebrahtu/Germany On April 18, 2017, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, the rubber-stamp institution backed and sponsored by the Ethiopian Government, has released a report on Ethiopian protest started since the late of 2015. According to this latest report, 669

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Sudan: Torture of Channel4 journalists highlights need to investigate Darfur chemical attacks

Sudan: Torture of Channel4 journalists highlights need to investigate Darfur chemical attacks

🕔06:07, 5.Apr 2017

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY Spokespeople available The torture of two journalists abducted en route to Jebel Marra, in Sudan’s Darfur region, is not only a grave affront to press freedom, but also proof the Sudanese authorities have something to hide

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A license to torture

A license to torture

🕔23:26, 29.Mar 2017

By Seyoum Teshome 28 March 2017 Seyoum Teshome is a professor at a university in Ethiopia and writes to fight the spread of fear that has engulfed his country as a result of an increasingly repressive administration. In September 2016,

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Human Rights Watch protests to EU over Ethiopia

Human Rights Watch protests to EU over Ethiopia

🕔22:44, 28.Mar 2017

Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Rue de la Loi, Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels Brussels, March 23, 2017 Dear High Representative Mogherini, Human Rights Watch wishes to express our deep

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Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini

Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini

🕔05:09, 24.Mar 2017

Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Rue de la Loi, Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels Brussels, March 23, 2017 Dear High Representative Mogherini, Human Rights Watch wishes to express our deep

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Press Release from the International Unity of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Press Release from the International Unity of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

🕔19:46, 23.Mar 2017

Press Release from the International Unity of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Faith Followers Concerning the Abduction of the Waldba Monk Aba Gebre Eyesus by Armed EPRDF Government Agents March 22, 2017 “… But don’t be afraid of those who threaten

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Torture in Ethiopia: The Countenanced Crime!!! – by Yonas Mebrahtu

Torture in Ethiopia: The Countenanced Crime!!! – by Yonas Mebrahtu

🕔21:13, 22.Mar 2017

Yonas Mebrahtu / Germany A thorough analysis of the Ethiopian criminal justice system succinctly reveals that torture- an internationally outlawed crime- appears to be a countenanced and patronized act in almost every criminal investigation process. From Meakelawi in Addis Ababa

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Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader

Politically Motivated Charges Against Ethiopian Opposition Leader

🕔08:33, 28.Feb 2017

Arrest Came After Hearing in European Parliament  Felix Horne Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa@felixhorne1 Three months after Ethiopian security forces arrested opposition leader Dr. Merera Gudina upon his return to Ethiopia, following his participation in a hearing at the European parliament about

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How long can Ethiopia’s state of emergency keep the lid on anger?

How long can Ethiopia’s state of emergency keep the lid on anger?

🕔00:25, 13.Feb 2017

William Davison, Feb. 12 The Guardian A state crackdown has silenced ethnic Oromo people in Ethiopia, but grievances over land and rights, and a lack of political options, could reignite protests In a muted show of defiance near Ethiopia’s capital

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New African Union head must stand up for human rights – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

New African Union head must stand up for human rights – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

🕔08:02, 23.Jan 2017

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY Spokespeople available for interviews The next head of the African Union (AU) Commission must place human rights at the centre of the organization’s operations, said Amnesty International as leaders of the 54-member body prepare to elect

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Amhara Professionals Union’s (APU) Statement on the Imprisonment of  Dr. Gashu Kindu by the Ethiopian Government

Amhara Professionals Union’s (APU) Statement on the Imprisonment of Dr. Gashu Kindu by the Ethiopian Government

🕔12:48, 17.Jan 2017

January 16th, 2017   The Amhara Professionals Union (APU) is deeply concerned by the recent imprisonment of Dr. Gashu Kindu by the Ethiopian government. Dr. Gashu Kindu is a young medical doctor who established the Amhara Physicians Association despite extreme

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Jailed Ethiopian journalist starts hunger strike

Jailed Ethiopian journalist starts hunger strike

🕔16:32, 14.Jan 2017

Jailed Ethiopian journalist starts hunger strike Ethiopia Anania Sori speaks black and white

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Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions – Human Rights Watch

Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions – Human Rights Watch

🕔12:31, 12.Jan 2017

(Nairobi, January 12, 2017) – Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its

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Human Rights Abuses and Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia

Human Rights Abuses and Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia

🕔12:39, 7.Jan 2017

New York – Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News by Amala Karri.  Almost a year ago, the Ethiopian government announced the Addis Ababa Master Plan, which proposed an expansion of Ethiopia’s capital into surrounding farms within the Oromia region. The

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Overcoming the Current State of Interregnum and Making Political Convergence a Possibility – Abdissa Zerai (PhD)

Overcoming the Current State of Interregnum and Making Political Convergence a Possibility – Abdissa Zerai (PhD)

🕔12:52, 30.Dec 2016

Abdissa Zerai (PhD) In my previous piece entitled, Ethiopia in a State of Interregnum, I have attempted to explain the current political crisis and the attendant condition of uncertainty in Ethiopia through a theoretical lens of interregnum as articulated by

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ETHIOPIA: A NEW HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION PLAN AS COUNTRY PLUNGES IN OPPOSITE DIRECTION

ETHIOPIA: A NEW HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION PLAN AS COUNTRY PLUNGES IN OPPOSITE DIRECTION

🕔15:11, 9.Dec 2016

Addis Standard Addis Abeba Dec. 09/2016 – When the government unveiled a draft of its second National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP II) before the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) in early November, lawmakers were told that the objective was

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As Ethiopia heads toward crisis, Congress must act

As Ethiopia heads toward crisis, Congress must act

🕔21:28, 29.Oct 2016

By Annie Boyajian, HILL  contributor hen it returns, it should pass them without delay. Ethiopia, an important security partner and ally, is heading for crisis. The country is suffering its worst unrest in years in response to the government’s intensifying

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Human Rights Activists Report Obstacles at Every Turn

Human Rights Activists Report Obstacles at Every Turn

🕔12:28, 29.Oct 2016

By Marthe van der Wolf ADDIS ABABA — VOA News – Ethiopian human rights activists, members of opposition parties and those working in the media say their freedom of movement has been severely limited since the government declared a state of

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Ethiopia: State of Emergency or T-TPLF S.O.S. (Save Our Souls/Ship) Emergency?  [Al Mariam]

Ethiopia: State of Emergency or T-TPLF S.O.S. (Save Our Souls/Ship) Emergency? [Al Mariam]

🕔23:02, 12.Oct 2016

The jig is up for the T-TPLF! Game over!   Did the T-TPLF just pull off a publicity stunt by declaring a “state of emergency”?   Or was it a big distress signal the T-TPLF sent out, “Save Our Souls/Save

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