For Washington, Ethiopia is slowly but surely sliding from role model to cautionary tale. But what is really going on in Ethiopia?
, Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban
The United States embassy in Addis Ababa has disclosed that the October 9 state of emergency currently in force in Ethiopia severely affects their ability to assist US citizens.
One of the restrictions under the curfew is that diplomats “for their own safety” were to avoid traveling 40 kilometers outside the capital.
” …the decree restricts U.S. and other foreign diplomats from traveling 40 kilometers outside of Addis Ababa, which severely affects the ability of the Consular Section to assist U.S. Citizens,” the embassy said.
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The new normal in Ethiopia. Draconian measures will only escalate Ethiopia’s deepening crisis.
and Eric Ombok , William Davison
Restrictions introduced by the Ethiopian government to curb unrest in the Oromia and Amhara regions will only deepen turmoil that’s claimed more than 800 lives since protests began at the end of 2015, Amnesty International said. Continue reading Right Group Sees Ethiopia Unrest Worsening on Emergency Measures
New restrictions are part of a six-month reign of terror declared by the paranoid government eight days ago.
Ethiopia has banned access to foreign-based opposition media and restricted foreign diplomats’ travel, in new provisions of a state of emergency.
The government declared the six-month state of emergency eight days ago, stepping up its response to an unprecedented wave of protests against its authoritarian rule which has left hundreds dead.
New restrictions published in local media on Sunday also include a 50-kilometre (30-mile) “red zone” adjacent to the country’s borders in which it is illegal to carry firearms. The areas around several key roads have also been declared red zones.
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The minority TPLF-led government in Ethiopia now make its police state official in a “State of Emergency” decree. But if it is not an empty threat already, there is nothing more the regime can do with its emergency declaration that it has not been able to do over the last 25 years.
One week after declaring a six-month state of emergency, Ethiopian authorities released details of the law on Saturday prohibiting exchange of electronic messages and banning public gatherings and demonstrations among others.
The state run media outlets on Saturday published details of the law as presented by the head of the command post secretariat in charge of the state of emergency and minister of defense, Siraj Fergessa.
Continue reading Ethiopian Authorities Release Details of State of Emergency Decree