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Groups Urge UN Human Rights Council Over Ethiopia Protests

More than a dozen rights groups have written to the U.N. Human Rights Council urging an immediate halt to “excessive” use of force by Ethiopian security forces. The letter dated…

No Emergency Trust Fund money goes to Ethiopian government, Commission stresses – EurActiv

No Emergency Trust Fund money goes to Ethiopian government, Commission stresses – EurActiv

No monies from the EU’s flagship Emergency Trust Fund (ETF) for Africa goes to the Ethiopian government or its agencies, the Commission stressed yesterday (6 September), as human rights groups…

DEATH TOLL, TENSION RISE FOLLOWING PM HAILEMARIAM’S ORDERS FOR MILITARY TO TAKE MEASURES IN AMHARA REGION

DEATH TOLL, TENSION RISE FOLLOWING PM HAILEMARIAM’S ORDERS FOR MILITARY TO TAKE MEASURES IN AMHARA REGION

Several people are reported to have been killed in various parts of the Amhara regional state in Northern Ethiopia, where an ongoing protest by the people is intensifying. The VOA…

Human rights abuses in Ethiopia require congressional action

Human rights abuses in Ethiopia require congressional action

Last week, Secretary John Kerry met with the foreign ministers of East African nations in Kenya to discuss the fighting in South Sudan and the U.S.-backed African Union battle against…

Ethiopia: Civil society groups urge international investigation into ongoing human rights violations

Ethiopia: Civil society groups urge international investigation into ongoing human rights violations

A group of civil society organizations are calling for an independent and impartial international investigation into human rights violations in Ethiopia, including the unlawful killing of peaceful protesters and a…

Ethiopians Shave Heads to Mourn Fallen in Oromia, Amhara

Ethiopians Shave Heads to Mourn Fallen in Oromia, Amhara

As protests continued to engulf parts of Ethiopia’s Amhara and Oromia regions this month, citizens have been shaving their heads as a sign of solidarity with jailed opposition leaders. People…

Why the US Should Consider Siding with the Ethiopian People Now!

Why the US Should Consider Siding with the Ethiopian People Now!

By 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…

Feyisa Lelisa’s Olympic gesture is an appeal to global public conscience

Feyisa Lelisa’s Olympic gesture is an appeal to global public conscience

(Awol K. Allo, Special to CNN) London (CNN)Body signs and gestures can be misinterpreted or misrecognized by those to who they are directed. They may also be used in radically…

US State Department Issued Travel Alert to Ethiopia

US State Department Issued Travel Alert to Ethiopia

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling in certain regions of Ethiopia due to anti-government protests, some of which have involved violence.  Associated disruptions in telephone…

Ethiopia’s Bloody Crackdown: The Case for International Justice

Ethiopia’s Bloody Crackdown: The Case for International Justice

(By Felix Horne) 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…