by Teklu Abate synods. There was a general understanding and optimism that the synods would make sacrifices of all sorts to ensure reconciliation. The optimism seems to be effectively dashed out now. In their general assembly, the EOTC synod in Addis passed several decisions that successfully put aside the peace and unity initiatives… Read the rest of this entry
Government charges against of one of Ethiopia’s last remaining independent newspaper editors on Friday and a recent forced shutdown of that paper’s presses capped a grim month of media repression in a country already deemed one of the most restrictive in the world by press freedom advocates. Read the rest of this entry
The cancellation of a scheduled press conference this week, to discuss the health of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi – currently in Belgium for treatment – started rumors flying. Belgians might be interested to know why Ethiopians are watching events in Brussels so keenly.
Claiming to follow the Chinese model of development – economic growth first, rights later – is a tempting fig-leaf for despots around the world eager to justify their suppression of dissent at home. Read the rest of this entry
June 20, 2012
The displacements are function in a country’s Omo Valley, according to a news by a New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW).
The valley, a World Heritage site, is also a site of a argumentative dam.
The Ethiopian supervision has denied forcing anyone from their homes and says a plan will emanate jobs.
HRW says that in sequence to make space for a plantations, supervision confidence army are constrained communities to immigrate from their normal lands, regulating assault and intimidation. Read the rest of this entry
April 5, 2012
The journal stories are shocking: Man stapled lassie several times and left her disfigured…Heated nails beaten into Sri Lankan maid…Housemaid plunges to her genocide from Sharjah tower…Ethiopian domestic workman beaten on camera commits suicide… Read the rest of this entry
March 21, 2012
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
The task force against forced repatriation to Ethiopia
It is with a profound disappointment and sadness that Ethiopians living in Norway in general and the rejected asylum seekers in particular received the official news of this repatriation agreement. The Ethiopian Community in Norway arranged and held a meeting in which different Ethiopian communities and political groups participated and set up this task force entrusted with the task of working against and stopping the implementation of forced repatriation. The task force is composed of members drawn from the Ethiopian Community in Norway (ECN), the Democratic Change in Ethiopia Support Group in Norway (DCESON), Ethiopian People`s Revolutionary Party (EPRP- Norway), Oromo Community, Ogaden Community, Ethiopian Asylum Seekers` Association in Norway and other individuals. The formation of the task force with such a composition demonstrates solidarity and unity for a common goal. Read the rest of this entry
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Over the last three months, Ethiopia has ramped up crackdown on dissent using its sweeping anti-terrorism legislation. According to Human Rights Watch, the legislation is “premised on an extremely broad and ambiguous definition of terrorist activity that permits the government to repress a wide range of internationally protected freedoms, and contains provisions that ride roughshod over fundamental due process rights.” Read the rest of this entry