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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 al shabaab militant group in Somalia. But absent from Kerry’s agenda were the human rights abuses and repression that are still plaguing in Ethiopia.......
The cousin of an Ethiopian silver medalist from the 2016 Olympics says his cousin now faces imprisonment or death if he returns to his home country, after showing a sign of solidarity as he crossed the finish line.....Read More
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—In Ethiopia’s two most-populous ethnic regions, anti-government rallies turned into a bloodbath in early August as security forces again used live ammunition against protesters. In the western part of Oromia, the largest of Ethiopia’s nine ethnically based states, the town of Nekempte looked like a “war zone,” according to a protester.......Read More
Cooperation between Amhara and Oromo oppositionists presents the government with one of its most serious challenges in 20 years
The latest major jolt to Ethiopia's security and its ruling elites has come in the form of a protest in the north-western city of Bahir Dar, the seat of the Amhara regional government and a destination popular with tourists visiting Lake Tana's ancient island monasteries. After a large demonstration that passed peacefully the previous week in the historic town of Gondar around 110 kilometres to the north, large crowds gathered to protest in Bahir Dar on 7 August. Grievances included claims that the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) dominates an authoritarian government, the arrest of opposition-aligned politicians and journalists, and complaints that Tigray State annexed Wolkait district in the 1990s (AC Vol 57 No 15, Another restive region)..,.,.Read More
Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms above his head at the finish line of the Men's Marathon athletics event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. Lilesa crossed his arms above his head as he finished the race as a protest against the Ethiopian government's crackdown on political dissent....Read More
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 recent spate of arrests of civil society members documenting this crackdown.....Read More
Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) latest Ethiopian News from Washington D.C. and Amsterdam, August 30, 2016.
Une semaine après le geste de protestation du coureur éthiopien Feyisa Lilesa au moment de franchir la ligne d’arrivée du marathon aux Jeux olympiques de Rio, une autre athlète éthiopien s’est illustré par le même geste au marathon de la ville de Québec, qu’il a par ailleurs remporté......Read More
Activists in Ethiopia says more protests are planned in 25 cities across Gojjam and Wollo (Amhara region). - See more at:
The Amhara resistance continue in different cities protests are underway in Dembecha, Quarit, Finote Selam and Bir Sheleko.....See More
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