Archive | December 12, 2016

Deaths of land rights defenders treble in a year as violence surges

Land Rights: On average nearly 16 farmers, indigenous people and land rights advocates were killed every month, says rights group By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The battle over land and resources turned bloodier in the past year with treble the number of land rights defenders killed, according to a human […]

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

Assistant Secretary Malinowski Travels to Ethiopia

Assistant Secretary Malinowski Travels to Ethiopia Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 12, 2016 (Department of State) — Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Affairs Tom Malinowski will travel to Ethiopia from December 14-17. During his visit, he will meet with government officials as part of a continued dialogue on human rights […]

Donald Trump Daughter's Plant in China

US policy in Africa under a Donald Trump presidency

US policy in Africa under a Donald Trump presidency – About the move of Ivanka’s shoe plants to Ethiopia. Trump daughter’s shoe business ‘may be hurt’ By Xie Jun Source:Global Times (Global Times) — A representative from Huajian Group, based in Dongguan, South China’s Guangdong Province, told the Global Times on Monday that US President-elect […]

Eritrea: Coming In from the Cold – Atlantic Council

AFRICA CENTER:  Eritrea: Coming In from the Cold DECEMBER 2016 BRONWYN BRUTON Introduction (Atlantic Council) — The Horn of Africa, long recognized as one of the world’s most unstable regions, is undergoing a round of seismic shifts. Massive and sustained anti-government demonstrations in Ethiopia have laid bare the fundamental brutality and instability of the ruling […]

New television channels in Ethiopia may threaten state control

New television channels in Ethiopia may threaten state control News programmes are likely to follow soaps and game shows (The Economist) — STROLL through Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, and everywhere you will see satellite dishes, sprouting mushroom-like from roofs, gardens and balconies. “People have roofs to repair, but they are buying satellite dishes instead,” chuckles […]

Ethiopia Turmoil Threatens Unlikeliest Airlines Success Story

Ethiopia Turmoil Threatens Unlikeliest Airlines Success Story by Liezel Hill CEO sees ‘business as usual’ amid state of emergency Hub model has forged African champion in one of poorest states (Boomberg) — Ethiopia, indelibly linked with images of grinding poverty and famine, has quietly built one of Africa’s rare corporate success stories with the continent’s […]

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