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Ethiopia: 2013 Human Rights Reports


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Ethiopia is a federal republic. The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four ethnically based parties, controls the government. In September 2012, following the death of former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, parliament elected Hailemariam Desalegn as prime minister. In national parliamentary elections in 2010, the EPRDF and affiliated parties […]

Sweden is not Ethiopia, but pretending that they have nothing in common does no one any favours.


In 2012, after having been sentenced to 11 years in prison for “terrorism” for illegally entering Ethiopia from Somalia in the presence of the Ogaden National Liberation Front, Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye took the advice of their legal council, confessed to their “crimes” and requested an official pardon. It was a pragmatic move – both […]

ጠ/ሚ ኃ/ማርያምን ጨምሮ ከፍተኛ የመንግስት ባለስልጣናት ሊከሰሱ ነው *ኢቴቪና ፌዴራል ፖሊስም ይከሰሳሉ


 በኢትዮጵያ ሬዲዮና ቴሌቪዥን ድርጅት በቅርቡ ከተላለፈው ‘‘ጅሃዳዊ ሃራካት’’ ዘጋቢ ፊልም ጋር በተያያዘ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃ/ማርያም ደሳለኝን ጨምሮ ከፍተኛ የሀገሪቱ የመንግስት ባለስልጣናት ላይ የወንጀልና የፍትሃብሔር ክስ ሊመሰረት ነው። ከመንግስት ከፍተኛ ባለስልጣናት ባሻገር በኢትዮጵያ ሬዲዮና ቴሌቪዥን ድርጅት (ኢሬቴድ) እና በፌዴራል ፖሊስ ተመሳሳይ ክስ ይመሰረትባቸዋል። ከፍተኛ የመንግስት ባለስልጣናቱ እና የተጠቀሱት ተቋማት ላይ ክስ የሚመሰረተው ሰሞኑን ‘‘ጃሃዳዊ ሃራካት’’ በሚል […]

Uganda: International outcry as President Museveni signs anti-gay bill


Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill criminalising homosexuality on Monday. He said the law was needed to stop what he described as the West’s “social imperialism” promoting homosexuality in Africa. During the signing at his official residence, he cited a report by Ugandan scientists, which said there is no proven genetic basis for homosexuality, […]

Trauma of Ethiopia’s needless baby deaths – Kate Garraway reports


 February 24, 2014 (Mirror News) — Daybreak’s Kate Garraway visits Ethiopia and sees firsthand the heart break of needless baby deaths. Emotion: Kate holding Zewdit’s hand on the ward. Jiro Ose / Save the Children Lying in her hospital bed, Zewdit Mekonen looked up at me with a bereft, haunted expression that I will never […]

Breaking News: Medrek Suspended UDJ, and Accepted Sidama Liberation Front as a Member


  According to an email communiqué from the leadership of the obscure political organization called Medrek – Medrek, on its 9th Congress held yesterday, unanimously suspended UDJ (Unity for Democracy and Justice) for undermining the activities Medrek while it unanimously accepted the Sidama Liberation Front as a new member. In recent months, UDJ – now […]

በተጠለፈው አውሮፕላን ውስጥ የነበረው ኢትዮጵያዊ እማኝነት


  “የተሳፋሪው ፍላጎት የሆነ መሬት ላይ ማረፍ ብቻ  ነበር”በሃዋሳ ከተማ በተለምዶ ኬሮ ሰፈር እየተባለ በሚጠራው አካባቢ ተወልዶ ያደገው ወጣት ምህረቱ ገብሬ፣ የመጀመሪያ ደረጃ ትምህርቱን በቀድሞው ሀዋሳ ኮምቦኒ የመጀመርያ ደረጃ ት/ቤት ነው የተከታተለው። የሁለተኛ ደረጃ ማጠናቀቂያና የመሰናዶ ትምህርቱንም በቅዱስ ዳንኤል ኮምቦኒ የሁለተኛ ደረጃና የመሰናዶ ት/ቤት አጠናቋል። ከሃዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ በ2001 ዓ.ም በሲቪል ምህንድስና የመጀመሪያ ዲግሪውን ካገኘ በኋላም፤ […]