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''Ethiopia made little progress in 2017 on much-needed human rights reforms''

Ethiopia: Country Summary for Ethiopia in HRW's World Report 2018
Ethiopia made little progress in 2017 on much-needed human rights reforms. Instead, it used a prolonged state of emergency, security force abuses, and repressive laws to continue suppressing basic rights and freedoms. The 10-month state of emergency, first declared in October 2016, brought mass arrests, mistreatment in detention, and unreasonable limitations on freedom of assembly, expression, and association. While abusive and overly broad, the state of emergency gave the government a period of relative calm that it could have used to address grievances raised repeatedly by protesters. However, the government did not address the human rights concerns that protesters raised, including the closing of political space, brutality of security forces, and forced displacement. Instead, authorities in late 2016 and 2017 announced anti-corruption reforms, cabinet reshuffles, a dialogue with what was left of opposition polit…

TPLF/EPRDF Ethiopian Fascist Regime Must Stop Uprooting Sidama People!

The TPLF/EPRDF Fascist Regime Must Stop Uprooting the Sidama People from Their Ancestral Land! Press Release by the Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF)

Four prisoners shot and killed in Yirgalem, Southern Ethiopia

Four prisoners were shot and killed on Monday in Yirgalem town, Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia. The prisoners were demanding their release saying they had completed their time. Police said they were killed while trying to escape the prison. But the Sidama Liberation Movement (SLM) said that was not the case. Chairman of the Sidama Liberation Movement (SLM), Dr. Million Tumato told ESAT that the demand by the prisoners was to be free as they had completed their sentences. But the response from authorities, he said, was bullets. Dr. Tumato said it was a cold blooded murder. ESAT sources also said they had heard gunfire in the prison this past Monday. Meanwhile, authorities are reportedly rounding up and detaining the youth for what sources said was to stop an impending protest against the regime and lack of job opportunities after they had graduated from colleges. Dr. Tumato also confirmed to ESAT that the youth in Wondo Melge, Bona, Bensa, and Arbego districts have been rounded up and detai…

በእስር ላይ የሚገኙ ፖለቲከኞች እንደሚፈቱ ተገለጸ

ከሪፓርተር ጋዜጣ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለ ማርያም ደሳለኝ በእስር ላይ የሚገኙ ፖለቲከኞች እንደሚፈቱና ‹‹ማዕከላዊ›› በመባል የሚታወቀው የምርመራ ማዕከል እንደሚዘጋ ዛሬ አስታወቁ፡፡ አራቱ የኢሕአዴግ ብሔራዊ ድርጀቶች ሊቃነ መናብርት በጋራ በሰጡት መግለጫ እዚህ ውሳኔ ላይ መደረሱን፣ የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ጽሕፈት ቤት  አስታውቋል፡፡ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ በመግለጫው እንዳስታወቁት፣ በዓቃቤ ሕግ ጉዳያቸው ተይዞ በእስር ላይ የሚገኙና የተፈረደባቸው ፖለቲከኞችም ሆኑ የተለያዩ ግለሰቦች ይፈታሉ፡፡ ይህም የሚደረገው የተሻለ አገራዊ መግባባት ለመፍጠርና የዴሞክራሲ ምኅዳሩን ለማስፋት በማሰብ መሆኑን ገልጸው፣ ታሳሪዎቹ ክሳቸው ተቋርጦ ወይም በይቅርታ እንደሚለቀቁ አረጋግጠዋል፡፡ ማዕከላዊ የሚባለው የምርመራ ተቋም በደርግ ዘመን በእስር ቤትነት እስረኞችን ለማሰቃየት ይውል እንደነበር አስታውሰው፣ አሁን ግን ተዘግቶ ወደ ሙዚየምነት ይቀየራል ብለዋል፡፡ ስለሚፈቱ ፖለቲከኞችና ግለሰቦች ማንነት በዝርዝር ለጊዜው ባይገለጽም የፖለቲካ ፓርቲ መሪዎች፣ ጋዜጠኞችና የመሳሰሉት በእስር ላይ እንደሚገኙ ይታወቃል፡፡

Summary of half a century movement to reconstruct political landscape of modern Ethiopia

Summary of half a century movement to reconstruct political landscape of modern Ethiopia Original Posted on Kichuu Info Malkamuu Jaatee, January 2018 Afaan Oromoo: Documentary Afaanif Guddicha Saba Kush Modern Ethiopia was established by shifting its capital from Gondar to Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) during the era of European colonial powers scramble for the African continent (1881 – 1914). The recent political movement across Oromia, Amahara, and other regions are the continuous out comes of half a century national struggle of peoples of Ethiopia to achieve freedom and democratic rights. The vision to reconstruct the political landscape of modern Ethiopia came into existence out of peasant uprisings in Wello, Tigray, Hararge, Gojjam, and Bale plus the 1960s movements of Afran Qalloo, Macha and Tulama civic organization, and student protests. Erratic political movements before and during 1960s were gained momentum through time and developed into revolution in early 1970s. This popular upris…

The TPLF/EPRDF Apartheid Intensifies the Systematic Destruction of The Sidama Nation.

Ethiopia: –The TPLF/EPRDF Apartheid Intensifies the Systematic Destruction of The Sidama Nation. December 29, 2017, By Denboba Natie Background The tragedies unfolding in Sidama land and befalling its people; and elsewhere in the country for so long, are premediated, systematically planned and stage-managed by the minority incumbent, ‘Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)’ that is renamed as ‘Ethiopians Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)’. The former guerrilla fighters, known for their merciless brutality whilst in Tigray mountains of northern Ethiopia (between 1975 and mid-1991), were allowed by the politico-ideological shift of the early 1990s, to become the rulers of Ethiopia. Ever since they controlled the country, they reigned the peoples of Ethiopia with iron feast. They remained literally terrorising the subjects of all regions and Zones with deep ingrained military mentality, hence killing instincts; employing violence after violence. The regime proved that, it h…