Ethiopia and the United States held face-to-face discussion in New York on September 21, 2016 on the side of the UN General Assembly. The respective sides were led by the TPLF Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his opposite number US Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Continue reading US Statement Exposes PM Hailemariam’s Lies to the Ethiopian people
By Thomas C. Mountain,
The African Union is the west’s gendarme in Africa with it’s combined national armed forces increasingly primed to invade and occupy rather than keep the peace. The latest potential victim of the African Union, backed by its big brother, the UN, is South Sudan. Before that Burundi was threatened with invasion by the AU “peacekeepers”. And this is just the beginning of a list of intended targets and actual invasions and occupations.
The African Union has its corrupt, western funded hands in almost every dirty war on the continent, ranging from the invasion of Somalia (and the subsequent spawning of Al Shabab) to the war in Azawad (Mali) to the most dirty of them all, the carnage in the Congo. Continue reading African Union – The West’s Gendarme in Africa
By Associated Press,
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says her country has raised “grave concerns” about what it calls excessive use of force against protesters in Ethiopia.
Ambassador Samantha Power spoke to reporters late Sunday as the U.N. Security Council ended a visit to South Sudan. It moves on to Ethiopia on Monday for talks with African Union officials.
Power called the violence in Ethiopia “extremely serious” and called for a transparent and independent investigation. She said the U.S. has asked the government to allow people to protest peacefully. Continue reading Excessive use of Force Against Ethiopia Protesters a ‘Grave Concern’, US Says
Over 20 prisoners were feared killed and many others injured after guards fired at inmates who were trying to flee fire that gutted the Qilinto maximum-security prison on Saturday night.
The intensive gunfire that ensued have created a tense situation among local residents in the area.
According to reports that are coming out of the capital, 22 bodies were taken to Paulos hospital. The death toll is expected to rise sharply after reports of 13 deaths at Tor Hailoch Hospital and 14 at Police Hospital have been reported. Continue reading Ethiopia: Fire Gutted Qilinto Prison, Over 20 Inmates Killed
By Addis Standard,
Several people are reported to have been killed in various parts of the Amhara regional state in Northern Ethiopia, where an ongoing protest by the people is intensifying. The VOA Amharic service quoted a resident in Debarq yesterday that four people were killed when security officers fired live bullets at protesting civilians. Continue reading Deaths, Tensions Rise After Ethiopia PM Sends Army to Amhara Region
By Merhatsidk Mekonnen | for Addis Fortune,
Eritrea is rather a tiny nation in the Horn of Africa with a negligible profile and a total population not more than six million – although no country’s status should ever be pre-judged in terms of its territorial and population size from a legal and geo-political standpoint. Continue reading Externalizing Ethiopia’s Internal Issues a Fruitless Endeavour
By France 24,
In recent months, Ethiopia has seen its worst unrest in a decade. Members of Ethiopia’s Oromo ethnic group, which feels left out of the country’s booming economy, have taken to the streets in protest.
Protesters are calling for equal rights and an end to what they call corruption, land grabs and government oppression. Some Oromo families have been forced off their land, and the government refuses to officially recognise the Oromo language. The government has cracked down on the protests, and activists and human rights groups say over 200 people have been killed.
FRANCE 24’s reporter spoke to the families of several victims.
The booming land grab in Ethiopia has contributed to the disposition of many poor Oromo farmers and turned them into beggars and daily labourers.
Oromia is the country’s largest region, and many there believe the government did not want to redevelop services and roads, but that it was engaged in a land-grab.
The Oromo protest movement opposes the mass eviction of poor farmers.
Though the government shelved its plan due to the tension, protests continued as the Oromo called for equal rights.
Unless the regime allows the constitutional right to dissent, the discontent that boils over in Oromia will soon engulf the entire country.
Ethiopia’s Oromo People Demand Equal Rights in Protests
By Ali Yare,
I am aware of the situation in your motherland and how Woyane’s barbaric security forces are killing the unarmed civilians because I am following what is happening there on a daily basis. I know how cruel the TPLF Woyane regime is and what they are capable of doing. The Somali Ogaden people have been through the same difficulties that you, the Oromo people, are going through now. Continue reading A Piece of Advice to Oromo Brothers and Sisters