SHRC Statement on Gross Human Rights Violations in Ethiopia Sidama Human Rights Council (SHRC) KMN:- August 28 | 2020 Ethiopia has witnessed a rapid deterioration in political stability, peace, and security since the change from elected government to a transitional government in April 2018. The initial promises of democratic reforms were quickly reversed and replaced with entrenched dictatorship. Violence against civilians and political actors demanding greater freedom escalated. In Sidama State, the recently formed 10th regional state, government security forces massacred over 153 civilians on 18 July 2019 and subsequent days to silence the demand for self-rule. Nearly 500 pro-democracy Sidama activists and prominent public figures – including former mayor of Hawassa City Tewdros Gabiba – are still languishing in Hawassa prison for simply demanding regional self-rule although this was achieved through a referendum conducted on 20 November 2019. Many of the prisoners have been in
Beautiful Sidama! The following is one of the amazingly beautiful waterfalls that we came across in Sidama Land. It is located 7 km out of Yayye - Harbegona town, on the road to Worancha. It is inside the private property. I think, not a lot of people know that it exist, let alone other tourism entities. Anyhow, just promoting a Beautiful Sidama!!
Discussion The proportion of LARC discontinuation among LARCs user women was high. Factors such as maternal education at primary level, lack of counseling on possible benefits of LARCs, side effects, and desire to be pregnant in the near future were significantly associated with discontinuation of LARC. The proportion of LARC discontinuation among women who were users of LARCs was 56.6%. This finding is in line with a study conducted in Australia — 60%. 18 However, the current proportion is lower than a study conducted in Debre Tabor — 65%. 23 This variation might be due to study nature or study participants. In the Debre Tabor study, participants were both urban and rural residents, but urban only in this study. Awareness of the effects of contraceptives might be higher among urban residents. Moreover, it might have been due to efforts made to improve counseling, especially for those mothers with menstrual disruption and weight-gain problems. These factors might have an impact on lo
Abstract Enset ( Ensete ventricosum ) is a major starch staple and food security crop for 20 million people. Despite substantial diversity in morphology, genetics, agronomy and utilization across its range, nutritional characteristics have only been reported in relatively few landraces. Here, we survey nutritional composition in 22 landraces from three enset growing regions. We present mineral characterization of enset corm tissue, free amino acid characterization of raw and processed (fermented) tissues and genomic analysis of the microbial community associated with fermentation. We show that compared to regionally important tubers and cereals, enset is high in calcium, iron, potassium and zinc and low in sodium. We report changes in free amino acid composition due to processing, and establish that the bacteria genera Acetobacter , Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium , predominate during fermentation. Nutritional and microbial variation presents opportunities to select for improve
More information on Hawassa Lake pollution: Anthropogenic pollution of Lake Hawassa, southern Ethiopia: Impact of point sources, environmental policy and legal frameworks Paperback – 10 May 2011 by Behailu Berehanu (Autor), Bekele Lemma (Autor), Yosef T-Giorgis (Autor) Lake Hawassa is the smallest lake in the rift valley of Ethiopia. Its pollution from industrial discharges has become a serious concern. The objective of this work was to assess its pollution and policy on it. Effluents contained chemical parameters that surpassed the maximum permissible limits (MPL) of EPA. The concentrations Hg, Pb, Cd, Fe and Ni in Tikur Wuha River were above MPL in drinking water due to inflowing effluent. The concentrations of these metals in the lake water were far less and below MPL in drinking water, but the level of heavy metals in the only inflowing river is a warning to the lake. Fry mortality and algal biomass varied depending on effluent source and concentration le
Uganda Cranes midfielder Yassar Mugerwa has signed a year long deal at Ethiopia Premier League outfit Sidama Buna Football Club Uganda Cranes midfielder Yassar Mugerwa has signed a year long deal at Ethiopia Premier League outfit Sidama Buna Football Club. The development was announced by the club on Wednesday, 19th August 2020. This announcement came just hours after the creative midfielder had terminated his employment contract at Sehul Shire Football Club. This is the fourth Ethiopian club that the Ugandan is playing for in as many as four seasons since leaving South Africa’s Orlando Pirates. Read more
The Sidama, who number around four million - 9% of Ethiopia's population - make up the largest group within the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, which is one of the nine members of the Ethiopian Federation. The coffee crop, which is also known as the backbone of Ethiopia’s economy, comes mainly from the Sidamaland. This serves as a main reason for the oppression and exploitation of the Sidamas by those who control the Ethiopian empire state. The Sidama Liberation Movement (SLM) aims to ensure Sidama peoples' national self-determination within the context of Ethiopia. The SLM is ethnically based and has a primarily Sidama-limited agenda. The SLM is an "old-style" (1970s) liberation movement, which claims to be the 'main voice of the Sidama people'. By 2016 it was not a big or flourishing organization, and that although it was part of the opposition, it had no representation in parliament. The SLM claimed to enjoy significant support within Si