Archive | February 23, 2017

ASCL worried about Ethiopian political scientist Dr Merera Gudina

ASCL worried about Ethiopian political scientist Dr Merera Gudina (African Studies Centre Leiden) — A Court in Ethiopia has adjourned the case of Dr Merera Gudina on 23 February, allowing the police to investigate him for another 28 days. Dr Merera was arrested on 1 December 2016. The African Studies Centre Leiden is concerned about Merera, who […]

Ethiopia Prosecutors Bring Multiple Criminal Charges Against Opposition Leader Dr. Merera Gudina, Two Others

Ethiopia Prosecutors Bring Multiple Criminal Charges Against Opposition Leader Dr. Merera Gudina, Two Others Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, Feb. 23/2017  (Addis Standard) – Ethiopian prosecutors have brought multiple criminal charges against prominent opposition leader Dr. Merera Gudina, Chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC). Criminal charges include an attempt to violently overthrow the constitutional […]

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The torturous fields of Ethiopia’s rehabilitation centre

The torturous fields of Ethiopia’s rehabilitation centre By Befeqadu Hailu (Amnesty) — Befeqadu Hailu, a member of the Zone-9 blogging group was arrested for criticizing the State of Emergency Declaration, in an interview he gave to the Voice of America. In this note, he shares what he witnessed during his stay at Awash Sebat Military […]

Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia

Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. 115th CONGRESS 1st Session RES. 128 Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 15, 2017 Mr. Smith of New Jersey (for himself, Ms. Bass, Mr. Coffman, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Veasey, and Mr. Ellison) submitted the following resolution; which was referred […]

ONN: Lifetime Achievement Legacy Of Bonnie Holcomb (Qabbanee)

ONN: Lifetime Achievement Legacy Of Bonnie Holcomb (Qabbanee) The Power of Women:”Mala dubartii, humna bishaanii siif haa kennu!” When roughly translated, it is like saying, “May the Almighty Waaqaa/God/Allah/Buddha or whatever Creator you believe in give you the wisdom of a woman and the power of water! ” The three major lessons I have learned […]

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