Archive | October 31, 2016

Ethiopia’s political crisis: Norway worried, calls for participatory politics

(Africa News) — Norway says it is concerned about the restive situation in the horn of Africa region in general but more so about Ethiopia. A “partner” suffering from political unrest resulting in a recently imposed state of emergency. The Norwegian Foreign Affairs chief, Borge Brende, added that there was the need for the government […]

Ethiopia’s state of emergency: both sides are determined to fight to the finish

(The Conversation) — Waves of protests have gripped Ethiopia since last November. In response the government has declared a six month state of emergency. In an interview with The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner, Asafa Jalata describes the impact of the state of emergency and what it could mean for the future of the country. Who […]

Ethiopia state of emergency rules largely flouts international law – HRW

(Africa News) — The state of emergency imposed by the Ethiopian government has measures that are in clear breach of international law, according to a legal analysis of the October 9 directive carried out by Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW in a statement published on Monday (October 31) described the curfew rules as containing ‘overly […]

Ethiopia’s state of emergency silences aid workers — and some of their work

By Andrew Green (Devex) — The Ethiopian government’s recently imposed state of emergency, which followed months of clashes between political protesters and security forces, has imposed new curfews, limited the movement of civilians and diplomats and outlawed opposition media. It has also largely silenced the extensive international aid community operating in the country from speaking […]

Without Reform Ethiopia Risks a Deepening Crisis

By Agence France Press, Adddis Ababa Nairobi,  (capital fm) — Oct 3, 2016  faced with its most serious challenge yet, the Ethiopian regime, a crucial Western ally in the fight against terrorism, risks a deepening crisis if promised reforms do not come, researchers and analysts warn. A nationwide state of emergency since October 9 combined […]

Ethiopia ‘Releases 2,000 Detainees’ Held Under State of Emergency

The state of emergency is meant to crack down on anti-government rhetoric. BY CONOR GAFFEY ON 10/31/16 Human Rights Watch Report On Violence In Ethiopa (News Week) — Ethiopia has released around 2,000 people detained for partaking in recent anti-government protests, according to the country’s defense minister. The Ethiopian government imposed a six-month nationwide state […]

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Legal Analysis of Ethiopia’s State of Emergency

Summary (HRW) — On October 9, 2016, the Ethiopian government announced a country-wide six-month state of emergency. This followed a year of widespread protests against government policies that state security forces violently suppressed, killing hundreds of people and detaining tens of thousands. [1]   Protesters also committed a number of attacks on government buildings and private […]

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