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UN human rights chief pushes for inquiry into Ethiopia unrest

4 May

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights during a press conference in Addis Abeba (Credit AFP/FT)

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Channel NewsAsia
ADDIS ABABA: The United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday he would push Ethiopia to allow his agency to investigate rights abuses during months of unrest in 2015 and 2016 in which hundreds of people were killed.

The Horn of Africa country declared six months of emergency rule in October after more than a year of violent protests in its Oromiya and Amhara regions. Demonstrators in the areas say the government has trampled on their political rights. The state of emergency has since been extended by four months.
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Ethiopia trains Somalia journalists: A screw up of already unlucky nation’s future under guise of peace

8 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Addis Ababa April 7, 2014 (ENA) ENA) Ethiopia will further consolidate the unstinting effort it has been exerting to create peace and stability in Somalia, Communications Affairs Minister Redwan Hussein said.
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Clare Short carries the day for Ethiopia at EITI – woe unto the Initiative’s future & poor Africans

19 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

At its Osol meeting on March 19, 2014, the international EITI Board has approved Ethiopia’s application as EITI ‘candidature’ status, whose future approval is subject to preformance in the first three years.
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