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Ethiopia: Dams, Plantations a Threat to Kenyans – Water Levels down

Ethiopia: Dams, Plantations a Threat to Kenyans Lake Turkana Water Levels down, further drop expected Nairobi (HRW) – Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya, Human Rights Watch said today. […]

UN Call for funding for Ethiopia’s drought to avert loss of lives and livelihood

UN Humanitarian Chief calls for urgent funding for Ethiopia’s drought to avert loss of lives and livelihood Addis Ababa, 29 January 2017 (Relief Web): United Nations Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Mr. Stephen O’Brien has just concluded a three-day visit to Ethiopia to see first-hand the impact of failed rains […]

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Ethiopia: Zone 9 – Government continues misuse Anti-terrorism Proclamation

Ethiopia: Zone 9 – Government continues misuse Anti-terrorism Proclamation By Adotei Akwei and Miho Mitobe (Amnesty USA) — At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia region were […]

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Somalia: AU Should Release Investigation into 14 Civilian Deaths

Somalia: AU Should Release Investigation into 14 Civilian Deaths UN Security Council, Donors Should Prioritize Justice in Somalia Nairobi (HRW) – African Union forces in Somalia (AMISOM) should release the findings of their investigation into alleged unlawful killings of 14 civilians by Ethiopian forces in July 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. More than six […]

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Ethiopia: War Crimes Against the Oromo Nation in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: War Crimes Against the  Oromo Nation in Ethiopia HRLHA  Urgent Action The Oromo nation is under severe coordinated internal  and external attacks  by TPLF/EPRDF- sponsored mechanized killing squads. In the past three months, since  the state of emergency was declared on October 8, 2016, the  Ethiopian TPLF/EPRDF  government  has  deployed  its killing squad Agazi […]

New drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at risk – Humanitarian News

New drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at risk – Humanitarian News FAO targets pastoralists in southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño Full report can be found at UN OCHA (ReliefWeb) — 17 January 2016, Rome-New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation’s restoration of […]

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World Report 2017: Ethiopia Events 2016 – Security Forces cracked-down

World Report 2017: Ethiopia Events 2016 – security forces cracked-down on largely peaceful demonstrations (HRW) — Large-scale and unprecedented protests swept through Ethiopia’s largest region of Oromia beginning in November 2015, and in the Amhara region from July 2016. Ethiopian security forces cracked-down on these largely peaceful demonstrations, killing more than 500 people. Scores of people fleeing security […]

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Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch Restore Rights, Address Grievances Nairobi (HRW) – Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. The state of emergency permits arbitrary detention, […]

Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 02 January 2017

Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 02 January 2017 Key Issues Some 2,000,000 pastoralists and agro pastoralists need emergency food assistance; serious water shortage continues to affect the regions Guideline developed for the assistance and return of Qoloji IDPs Ethiopia continues to receive influx of South Sudanese refugees (Relief Web) — Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined […]

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HRLHA New Year’s Message: “It always Seems Dark Until the Sun Rises

New Year’s Message from  HRLHA “It always Seems Dark Until the Sun Rises” December 31, 2016 The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) is delighted to be closing 2016. The organization is deeply grateful to its valued Board members, reporters, members, and supporters for their extraordinary  efforts to help the HRLHA continue […]

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The Year in Human Rights Videos – Oromo Protesters at the top

The Year in Human Rights Videos – Oromo Peaceful Protesters at the top Amy Braunschweiger Senior Web Communications Manager (HRW) — The gunning down of peaceful protesters in Ethiopia. Animations depicting the devastation of Saudi Arabia’s male ‘guardianship’ system on women’s lives. From these to child brides and LGBT rights, here are the year’s most-watched […]

Human Rights Groups: Ethiopia Blocks Social Media, News Sites

Human Rights Groups: Ethiopia Blocks Social Media, News Sites By ELIAS MESERET ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (ABC News) — Ethiopia’s government illegally blocked social media and news websites during the months of turmoil that led to the country’s ongoing state of emergency, a new report says. The report by Amnesty International and the Open Observatory of […]

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Ethiopia: Social media and news websites blocked

Ethiopia:  Social media and news websites blocked by government to prevent protests Amnesty International UK Press Releases Google transparency report shows dramatic drop in internet traffic out of Ethiopia on two days when at least 100 people were killed by security forces during protest 16 news sites and access to WhatsApp blocked between June and […]

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HRLHA: 2 Months Murders, Tortures, Abductions and Imprisonments

HRLHA  Press Release 60 Evil Days In Oromia:  Two Months of Everyday Murders, Tortures, Abductions, and imprisonments under the State of Emergency in Ethiopia  December 11, 2016 The TPLF/EPRDF’s  hidden agenda, under a democratic facade  in the past quarter century, has been challenged  by Oromo youth for freedom against subjugation “Qeerro Bilisuma” ever since March […]

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Ethiopia: Murders and Mass Incarcerations Cannot Fix the Deep Human Rights Crisis

Ethiopia:  Murders and Mass Incarcerations Cannot Fix the Deep Human Rights Crisis HRLHA  Press Release December 4, 2016 The TPLF/EPRDF government boldly demonstrated its dictatorial behavior by arresting the Oromo Federalist Congress Leader Dr. Merera Giddina on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 under the pretext  that he had met with the other opposition political party-G7  leaders […]

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Ethiopia: Arrest of opposition leader an assault on freedom of expression

(Amnesty International) — Reacting to news of the arrest of Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Michelle Kagari said: “The arrest of Merera Gudina is an outrageous assault on the right to freedom of expression and should sound alarm bells for anyone with […]

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Ethiopia: State of Emergency, the Empire of Chaos in Oromia

HRLHA  Urgent Action November 27, 2016 The deadly protests that have rocked Ethiopia over ten months (November 2015- September 2016)  led by “Qeerroo Bilissummaa” literally, youth  for freedom against subjugation, dramatically changed  the peaceful protests into violence after the tyrannical government mercilessly massacred over 700  Oromos at the Irrecha Festival,  Oromo Thanksgiving Day on October 2, […]

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HRLHA: State of Emergencey as Systematic State Repression in Ethiopia

HRLHA  Press Release The  March 2014 Oromo student protests, which began at Jima University and spread quickly to Ambo University then in a few days to all universities, colleges, high schools and elementary schools in Oromia and continued for two months, captured the attention of the world community for the first time.  In those two […]

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Take Action! – Blogger Detained for Criticizing State Of Emergency

(Ethiopia: UA 255/16) URGENT ACTION (Amnesty International) — Zone 9 blogger Befeqadu Hailu was arbitrarily arrested and is being detained due to his open criticism of the Ethiopian government during a media interview. He should be immediately and unconditionally released. Security officers arrested prominent Zone 9 blogger Befeqadu Hailu from his home on 11 November […]

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US And The World Reacts To Trump Victory: HRW Daily Brief

(HRW) –We consider what’s likely to happen once Donald Trump becomes the new US President, as well as events that could unfold even before he takes office. In other news we look at the plight of Afghan refugees being forced back home from Pakistan, US-coalition airstrikes in Syria which reportedly killed civilians, one year of […]

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Will Ethiopia’s Year-Long Crackdown End?

Need for Meaningful Reforms, Accountability By Felix Horne (HRW) — When I met 15-year-old “Meti” (not her real name), she felt her dream of becoming a nurse was over. In February, Meti and her classmates joined a protest in East Hararghe, in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, against the government’s displacement of farmers around Addis Ababa, security […]

Crossing Arms: The Plight and Protest of the Oromo in Ethiopia

(The McGill International Review) — Equity statement: Accurate information on African politics and culture is extremely difficult to attain. Western countries routinely delegitimize African professionals and news outlets by sharing biased accounts of issues occurring in African countries to African people. I have done my absolute best to adequately research and interview in order to […]

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