Archive | October 21, 2016

Human Rights, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Affairs Tom Malinowski

Ethiopia Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Ethiopia due to ongoing unrest that has led to hundreds of deaths, thousands of arrests, as well as injuries and extensive property damage, especially in Amhara and Oromia States. The U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services in many parts of the […]

The Oromo Leadership Convention and the Future of Ethiopia

By Ezekiel Gebissa (Ademmisoma24) –Questions about Oromo loyalty to Ethiopia persist though they are stale, condescending and meaningless.  The sort of questions that Tedla raises have been litigated for nearly three decades. The issue of secession, for instance, was basically settled when federalism was chosen as a solution and secession was enshrined in the Ethiopian […]

“We don’ot care if we get killed” – Protests in Ethiopia continue

By David Gilbert on Oct 21, 2016 (Vice News) — The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency in the country as it intensifies a crackdown on widespread anti-government protests born of frustration that’s been fomenting for decades. In the past two weeks alone, authorities have arrested thousands of protesters, overwhelmingly young people by […]

Ten countries whose stability can’t be taken for granted

Foreign and Defense Policy, Middle East, AEIdeas  As George W. Bush and Al Gore debated prior to the 2000 elections, neither Iraq nor Afghanistan merited serious mention. Eight years later, neither Barack Obama nor John McCain foresaw chaos in Syria and Libya. Political science is heavy on the political and light on science. Area studies […]

Amidst Growing Crackdown USAID Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Visits Ethiopia

(Addis Standard) — U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, R. David Harden, is visiting Ethiopia As of yesterday, the US Embassy said in a statement. Harden’s visit, which will last until Oct. 23, comes amidst growing intensive crackdown on dissident in Ethiopia following the […]

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