HRW: Eritrean Forces Massacre Tigray Civilians in Ethiopia

(Nairobi) – Eritrean armed forces massacred scores of civilians, including children as young as 13, in the historic town of Axum in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. The United Nations should urgently establish an independent inquiry into war crimes and possible crimes against humanity in the region to pave the way for

We Can No Longer Deny the Atrocities in Ethiopia

At terrifying speed, a humanitarian disaster of is unfolding in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Amidst an ongoing civil war that broke out in November, the Tigrayan people are starving en masse. Occupying soldiers are killing, raping, and ransacking, mercilessly and systematically. The personable, reformist prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali—who little more than a

Ethiopia’s Oromia conflict: Why a teacher was killed ‘execution-style’

The shooting dead of Kitilaa Guddata has left his family in shock. Source: BBC The 32-year-old high school teacher was among the latest casualties in the conflict between government forces and rebels in Ethiopia’s Oromia region. The violence centres around demands by an insurgent group for the “liberation” of Oromia – a vast swathe of

Hawaasni Oromoo Neezerlaand hiriira mormii Dan Haagitti geggeesse

Den Haag – Hawaasni Oromoo Neezerlaand hiriira mormii cimaa Bitootessa 22, 2018 magaalaa Dan Haagitti geggeesse. Oromoonni biyya Neezerlaand baay’inaan bayuudhaan Labsii Yeroo Muddamaa tibbana mootummaan Woyyaanee ummata keenna ukkamsuudhaaf yeroo lammaffaaf labsite balaaleffataniiru.  Labsiin kunis  saffisaan ummata irraa akka ka’us gaafataniiru. Hawaasni hiriira kana irratti hirmaate dararaan sirna Woyyaanee jalatti lammii isaanii irra gayaa

Vreedzaam protest voor hervormingen Ethiopie

ASMEDIA ( Den Haag) – Donderdagmiddag 22 maart tussen 13.00 uur en 15.30 uur hebben Nederlandse Ethiopiërs in Den Haag geprotesteerd tegen het Oost-Afrikaanse regime. De menigte protesteerde tegen het staatshoofd en diens regime in Ethiopië. Via leuzen en protestborden eisten ze onder andere: gelijke rechten voor iedereen; het stoppen van gedwongen migraties van de

Ethiopia: New Spate of Abusive Surveillance

Spyware Industry Needs Regulation Ethiopian authorities have carried out a renewed campaign of malware attacks, abusing commercial spyware to monitor government critics abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should immediately cease digital attacks on activists and independent voices, while spyware companies should be far more closely regulated. On December 6, 2017, independent researchers at

‘We Are Everywhere’: How Ethiopia Became a Land of Prying Eyes

FENDIKA, Ethiopia — When he is away from his fields, Takele Alene, a farmer in northern Ethiopia, spends a lot of his time prying into the personal and political affairs of his neighbors. He knows who pays taxes on time, who has debts and who is embroiled in a land dispute. He also keeps a

The Long Arm of Ethiopia Reaches for Those Who Fled

Ethiopia’s Refugees Unsafe in Kenya and Elsewhere HRW | “Wako” fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People’s Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government. In Kenya, he hoped to be safe. But

The role of Women in the Oromo National Liberation Movement

Introduction The role of the Oromo women during the early liberation struggle led by OLF The aftermath of the occupation by the Abyssinians and its effect on the behavioral patterns of the Oromo women and men The obstacles to emancipations Conclusion   In any given liberation movement the role of women is equally important as

Ethiopia admits 2016 unrest death toll reached 669

The official death toll from last year’s civil unrest in Ethiopia came to 669 people, according to a report to the parliament in Addis Ababa this week. Euractiv | Long-standing grievances over land-allocation and political marginalisation in the Oromia and Amhara regions saw spontaneous ‘illegal’ protests and the killing of some 600 civilians by security