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Ethiopia: PM Warns of Stern Action Over Violence

“It should be clear that there is a limit to patience”

“The use of force and violence cannot be the way to demand rights or raise questions. We have to believe in discussion and not in violent struggles” – PM Abiy

BY ANADOLU NEWS

Ethiopian prime minister on Friday threatened to take “stern action” against those forces which do not give up violence.

Abiy Ahmed was responding to questions of lawmakers at parliament. Continue reading Ethiopia: PM Warns of Stern Action Over Violence

Juba Makes Formal Protest to Khartoum Over Machar’s Presence

South Sudanese ousted vice president, Riek Machar, is increasingly becoming a pariah in the region with Ethiopia declining to give him asylum, while Sudan is restricting his political activities. But after he made a fresh call this week for renewed war against Salva Kiir from Khartoum, Juba made a formal protest to Khartoum for hosting him.

By Sudan Tribune,

South Sudan made a formal protest to Khartoum for hosting the former First Vice President Riek Machar, a diplomat said on Thursday.

South Sudanese Deputy Head of Mission to Khartoum Kau Nak Maper told Sudan Tribune on Thursday that the Embassy handed a protest letter to the foreign minister over the conditions of Machar’s hosting in Khartoum.

“The protest came on the background of the political activity carried out by Machar, and through which he declared the armed resistance against the government of Juba,” Maper said. Continue reading Juba Makes Formal Protest to Khartoum Over Machar’s Presence

Ethiopia: PAFD Frankfurt Public Meeting and Resolution

PAFD is a political alliance united for the struggle to free the oppressed peoples in Ethiopia and it was been established on the 23rd of October 2015 in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, by five different political organizations, namely: The Benishangul People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM), the Gambela People’s Liberation Movement (GPLM), the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), the Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF).

By The PAFD,

The Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) public meeting hosted by Oromo Student Union and Ogaden Community in Germany was held on 9th of April 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

It was attended by two Executive committee members of PAFD, human rights advocators, invited guests, Veteran members of successful liberation movements, representatives of youth and Women and generally by the peoples and nations of member organizations of PAFD. Continue reading Ethiopia: PAFD Frankfurt Public Meeting and Resolution

Anti-ISIL Protest in Ethiopia Turns Violent (VIDEO)

Government-organised rally against ISIS killing ends in chaos. Could this be the beginning of the Ethiopian Spring?

By Agencies,

CLASHES broke out at a government-organised demonstration in Addis Ababa against the beheading and shooting of 30 Ethiopian Christian asylum seekers by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Libya.

The demonstrators hurled stones and scuffled with police during a rally by thousands in the capital today 22 April, after a video showed dozens of compatriots being shot and beheaded by masked jihadists. Continue reading Anti-ISIL Protest in Ethiopia Turns Violent (VIDEO)

Bribing Kiir and Machar to Misrule South Sudan

BACK TO SQUARE ONE. After 13 months of fighting and six failed ceasefires that cost $22 million, the two warring parties sign another Agreement on the Establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity with Salva Kiir as president and Machar as vice president. They are not serious, do they?

By Charles Onyango-Obbo,

AFTER 13 months of fighting and six failed ceasefires, diplomats say the latest peace proposal to end the war in South Sudan will, well, return to the status quo that precipitated the carnage in the first place, AFP reported.

The latest peace proposal drafted in Addis Ababa by regional bloc Intergovernmental  Authority on Development (IGAD) leaves the reputedly whisky-loving Salva Kiir as president and re-installs flamboyant and fickle rebel leader Riek Machar as his deputy. Continue reading Bribing Kiir and Machar to Misrule South Sudan

3 Killed, Scores Wounded in Protest Across Bahir Dar

By Abraha Belai,

AT LEAST three people were confirmed killed and seven others wounded on Friday (19) after police opened fire to disperse protesters who were heading into the city center to defend a sacred site against government-sponsored demolition.

The protest in the restive capital of Amhara region erupted after the government moved to take over a church-owned holy site where annual ceremonies like Epiphany and Maskal (the founding of the True Cross) are held. Continue reading 3 Killed, Scores Wounded in Protest Across Bahir Dar

South Sudan Rivals Fail to Reach Peace Deal

If not a faulty mediation mechanism? State news agency says president and ex-deputy fail to agree deal at Ethiopia talks despite earlier reports of success. After months of talks and countless calls to end fighting and prevent famine, leaders appear no closer to ending rift

By Aljazeera,

LEADERS of two warring parties in South Sudan have failed to reach a peace deal, despite earlier reports that a pact was signed under international pressure to end violence soon to enter its second year.

The country’s state-run news agency said closed-door talks in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa had seen President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar engaged in two days of intense negotiations, but had boiled down to no agreement. Continue reading South Sudan Rivals Fail to Reach Peace Deal

Yemen Fast Falling at the Hands of Houthi Rebels

Sanaa fell into the hands of the Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah (supporters of God) more than a month after they entered the city peacefully. The Houthis were able to control the north of the capital, the international airport and the air base. They also gained control of all the military and security posts along the northern entrance to the city. Prime Minister tenders his resignation.

By Aljazeera,

A PEACE deal between Houthi rebels and government loyalists in Yemen appears to be in jeopardy, as the Houthis have taken control of government buildings and a radio station in Sanaa – and a major army base north of the capital.

On Sunday, the rebels took over a number of government buildings in the capital including the defence ministry’s headquarters, the Central Bank, some hospitals and a state-owned radio station.  Continue reading Yemen Fast Falling at the Hands of Houthi Rebels