Archive | October 20, 2016

Ethiopian Politics Beyond the Vanguard?

(Chatham House) — It is possible that after 25 years of power, the ruling coalition will have to reconsider their role and their understanding of the population, and their relationship to the body politic. Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared a six-month state of emergency on 8 October, as well as hinting at electoral reform […]

Ethiopia’s global political patronage deepening domestic political crisis

Nemera G. Mamo (OPride) — Ethiopia is embroiled in the worst political crisis in more than two decades. A six-month long state of emergency, which came into effect on October 8, has militarized the entire country, particularly the restive state of Oromia, which has been reeling from widespread protests since November 2015. Among other things, […]

Ethiopia arrests 1,645 “ringleaders and bandits” in crackdown on violence

Ethiopia announced a security earlier this month amid demonstrations over land and political rights By Aaron Maasho   ADDIS ABABA, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Ethiopian authorities said on Thursday they had detained 1,645 people since declaring a state of emergency less than two weeks ago in a bid to quell mass protests and violence. Around […]

Ethiopia’s State of Emergency: Authorizing Oppression

By Elizabeth Fraser and Anuradha Mittal The government of Ethiopia has responded to a groundswell of protests, which are calling for democracy and human rights for all, by imposing a six-month long state of emergency, effective October 8. The list of measures curtailing freedoms through the emergency are far-reaching. They include bans on: social media; […]

Protesters in Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, raise the Oromo protest sign ahead of an October 2, 2016, stampede that left more than 50 people dead after police fired teargas and warning shots to disperse the crowd. (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)

What Is Going On In Ethiopia?

By Charlotte Allan  (Huntington Post) — The athlete looked up at the sky when he crossed the finish line, and made an X shape above his head with his wrists. The stadium cheered, a new moment in history was made. Later when he took to the podium with ‘Ethiopia’ written across his top to collect […]

HRLHA press release

Ethiopia – A Human Catastrophe is Looming in Ethiopia

Appeal to the UN Secretary – General Mr. Ban Ki – moon The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon The Secretary-General The United Nations New York, NY 10017 U.S.A. October 20, 2016 First of all, let me introduce to you to the Human Rights League of […]

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