Archive | October 18, 2016

Ethiopia’s list of banned activities

Whole content of the state of emergency in PDF (CNN) — Ethiopia has imposed severe regulations under a new six-month “state of emergency” as it faces unprecedented levels of unrest across the country, a first in the government’s 25-year rule. The government says the state of emergency was put in place to prevent further loss […]

‘Ethiopia must end crackdown on peaceful opponents’ – US envoy to UN

Whole content of the state of emergency in PDF (Africa News) — Samantha Power, the United States ambassador to the United Nations has called on the Ethiopian government to end the crackdown on peaceful opponents. She also called for an end to mass arrests citing particularly the rearresting of Blen Mesfin, a member of the […]

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Ethiopia: Draconian measures will escalate the deepening crisis

Whole content of the state of emergency in PDF (Amnesty International) — Heavy-handed measures by the Ethiopian government will only escalate a deepening crisis that has claimed the lives of more than 800 protesters since protests began in November 2015, said Amnesty International today after the government issued a directive imposing wide-ranging restrictions as part […]

‘Africa Rising’? ‘Africa Reeling’ May Be More Fitting Now

 By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN OCT. 17, 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya (The New York Times) — For decades Africa was eager for a new narrative, and in recent years it got a snappy one. The Economist published a cover story titled “Africa Rising.” A Texas business school professor published a book called “Africa Rising.” And in 2011, The Wall […]

Jill Stein Condemns Oromo Killings (Video)

(The Horn Magazine) — On October 5th, 2016, hundreds of people gathered at Pershing Square in Los Angeles to see the woman who is fighting for peace, universal healthcare, and the rights of marginalized groups in America. The crowd roared for Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate, as she talked about bringing down the […]

Why the ‘Planned’ Human Rights Violation in Ethiopia Should Be a Global Concern

(Venture Africa) — The Ethiopian government has announced the rules that will guide the 6-month state of emergency declared last week. The conditions bar diplomats from going beyond 40km outside the country’s capital city of Addis Ababa because of “their own safety”. The government has also categorized posting about the country’s situation on Facebook and […]

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