Archive | October 24, 2016

Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 24 October 2016

Key Issues Number of children reached by nutrition screening dropped in Amhara and Oromia Internally displaced persons in Babile and Kubi need urgent humanitarian assistance Cluster continues to support Government’s logistics response capacity and coordination The Humanitarian Country Team is seeking clarity on the impact of the State of Emergency on humanitarian response (Relief Web) […]

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Ethiopia Undermines Financial Support for Human Rights Groups

Washington October 24, 2016 In response to Ethiopian security forces disrupting a fundraising event by the country’s most prominent human rights organization, the Human Rights Council (HRCO), Freedom House issued the following statement: “Authorities’ interference with HRCO’s otherwise orderly event shows the government’s utter disregard for the constitutionally guaranteed right to free assembly,” said Vukasin […]

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Genuine Federation of Nations Indispensable for Ethiopia’s Survival

By Gabisso Halaale In his recent article, “The Oromo Leadership Convention and the Future of Ethiopia: A Reply to Tedla Woldeyohanes’s Plea for Clarity”, Professor Ezekial Gebissa offered a candid feedback befitting the past and the current narrative on Oromo renaissance. He had gone a great length to elucidate to all the doubting Thomas out […]

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Australia issues travel advice in Ethiopia, 24 October 2016

(Smart Traveller) — The Ethiopian government has issued a public statement outlining the measures in place under the State of Emergency including: random arrest and searches, suspension of rights to write and circulate inflammatory messages, outlawing of unauthorised demonstrations, curfews and blocking the internet. Failure to comply with these measures could lead to arrest (see […]

Ethiopians who fled over land rights now face eviction from Calais “Jungle”

By Sally Hayden CALAIS, France (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Deep in the Calais “Jungle” migrant camp in northern France, hundreds of Oromo Ethiopians set up their own school. An Irish volunteer came to teach classes during the day, but at other times groups of Oromo men, and a few women, gathered to discuss the news […]

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