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Local EU statement on the situation in Ethiopia (30/07/2014)

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Ethiopia: “The EU Delegation is deeply concerned about developments in the case of the ten bloggers and journalists charged under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation on 18 July, as well as recent arrests of opposition members. It calls on the Ethiopian authorities to ensure […]

”We are not responsible for that, but we are responsible for what we do now” (Mr. Obang Metho)

“What Will Ethiopians of Tomorrow Inherit from Us? Mr. Obang Metho Keynote Speech at the 4th annual Ethiopian Heritage Society of North America (EHSNA) Washington, D.C. ——– This is my main point today: when we make decisions based on God-given moral values and principles, we will pass on a legacy that will bless those who […]

California Congressman demands the release of Andargachew Tsige

            July 28, 2014 Press Release WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged Ethiopia’s prime minister to release Andargachew Tsige, a native-born opposition leader with British citizenship who last month was extradicted to the African nation from Yemen under questionable circumstances. In a letter to Prime Minister Hailemarian Desalegn, […]

በደቡብ ክልል በሸካና ሸኮ ጎሳዎች ግጭት ከ130 በላይ ቤቶች መቃጠላቸው ተሰማ

–ቁጥራቸው ያልተገለጸ ሰዎችም መሞታቸው ተጠቁሟል –ለግጭቱ  ምክንያት ናቸው የተባሉ ተጠርጣሪዎች መታሰራቸው ተሰምቷል በደቡብ ክልል በሸካ ዞን ውስጥ በሚገኙት ሸካና ሸኮ ጎሳዎች መካከል በተነሳ ግጭት ከ130 በላይ ቤቶች መቃጠላቸውንና ከሁለቱም ወገኖች ነዋሪዎች ወደ ቴፒ ከተማ በመሸሽ ላይ መሆናቸው ተሰማ፡፡   በሁለቱ ጎሳዎች መካከል ግጭቱ ሊፈጠር የቻለው በጋምቤላ አዋሳኝ ድንበር አካባቢ፣ ጉስታ ቀበሌ ውስጥ በሚገኝ የማዕድን ሥፍራ […]

ጋዜጠኞቹና ጦማሪያኑ ፍ/ቤት ሳይቀርቡ የምርመራ መዝገቡ መዘጋቱ ሕገወጥና አደገኛ መሆኑ ተገለጸ

“አሁን ታስረው የሚገኙበት ሁኔታ ሕገወጥና አደገኛ ነው” ጠበቃ አመሐ መኮንን በሽብርተኝነት ወንጀል ተጠርጥረው በክስ ላይ የሚገኙት ሦስት ጋዜጠኞችና ስድስት ጦማርያን ፍርድ ቤት ሳይቀርቡ ፖሊስ ‹‹ምርመራዬን ስለጨረስኩ መዝገቡ ይዘጋልኝ›› በማለት መዝገቡ እንዲዘጋ ማድረጉ ሕጉን ያልተከተለና አደገኛ መሆኑን ጠበቃቸው አስታወቁ፡፡ ተጠርጣሪ ጋዜጠኞች ተስፋለም ወልደየስ፣ አስማማው ኃይለ ጊዮርጊስ፣ ኤዶም ካሳዬና ጦማሪያንና የሕግ መምህር ዘለዓለም ክብረት፣ ናትናኤል ፈለቀና አጥናፉ […]

No one will benefit from us killing ourselves

Let us refuse to make our ethnic groups or ourselves enemies of each other. No one will benefit from us killing ourselves. I am not saying that we do not have a problem or I would not be calling for a “new Ethiopia” where humanity comes before ethnicity and freedom will only come when we […]

“It is time for the Ethiopian public, the British government, donor countries and ,,,,,,,,,,,”

The Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) strongly condemns the recent illegal arrest and extradition of Mr. Andargachew Tsige from Yemen to Ethiopia. Mr. Andargachew was allegedly picked up at the Yemeni airport in Sana’a while in transit from Dubai to Eritrea. During a layover there, Yemeni security agents, tipped off and accompanied by […]

Ethiopia Ginbot 7’s Andargachew Tsege shown on TV

Andargachew Tsege, a UK national, leads the banned Ginbot 7 movement Opposition leader Andargachew Tsege has appeared on Ethiopian state television, following his disappearance from Yemen last month. His UK-based wife Yemi Hailemariam told the BBC she was shocked to see him on television. Yemen arrested Andargachew while he was in transit at Sanaa airport, […]

Ethiopia: Fears for Safety of Returned Opposition Leader

Yemen Unlawfully Deported Andargachew Tsige, Concerns over Possible Mistreatment (London) – An exiled Ethiopian opposition leader unlawfully deported by Yemen back to Ethiopia is at risk of mistreatment including torture. Andargachew Tsige is secretary-general of Ginbot 7, a banned Ethiopian opposition organization, and was convicted and sentenced to death in absentia in separate trials in Ethiopia in 2009 and […]


Andargachew Tsige, an Ethiopian political activist in exile, appears to have been arrested in transit in Yemen on 24 June and forcibly returned to Ethiopia. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Andargachew Tsige is a British national of Ethiopian origin and Secretary-General of Ginbot 7, an outlawed Ethiopian opposition group. He disappeared […]