Month: August 2016

Human rights abuses in Ethiopia require congressional action- The Hill

Congress has the power of the purse to stop the massive human right abuses in Ethiopia. Congress should send human rights experts to investigate the atrocities in the Amhara, Oromo and Somali regions by the Ethiopian security forces, and to let the media cover those regions. Secondly, Congress must also act now and cut all […]

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Ethiopia Turns Down UN Offer To Send Observers To Probe Protester Deaths

Ethiopia has dismissed a plea from the United Nations that it allow international observers to investigate the killing of protesters by security forces during a recent bout of anti-government demonstrations. Getachew Reda, a government spokesman, told Al Jazeera on Thursday that the UN was entitled to its opinion but the government of Ethiopia was responsible […]

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Ethiopian Government is planning to call a meeting with opposition party representatives “both inside and outside the county”

Online activists of the #OromoProtest, a persistent anti-government protest by Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have called for massive protest rallies throughout the Oromia regional state, the largest among the nine regional states in Ethiopia. Accordingly, activists are calling on a region-wide protest on August 06 to continue the protest that first flared up […]

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