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A Muffled Insurrection in Ethiopia, STRATFOR Analysis

19 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

“The Oromo and Amhara protest movements could change the course of Ethiopia’s future…”

 

Summary

Ethiopia’s government, led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, has contended with protests for nearly a year. The government’s efforts to quell the unrest have made headlines and drawn international criticism of late, but its problems go well beyond humanitarian concerns. Since the mid-1970s, Ethiopia underwent several periods of upheaval that changed not just the leaders of the country but also the political system and institutions that govern it. Now, with ethnic discontent reaching a new high and the tendrils of insurgency starting to re-emerge, Desalegn’s administration faces the greatest challenge to its rule yet.
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Ethiopia’s Bloody Crackdown: The Case for International Justice

19 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Felix Horne, Human Rights Watch
 

Ethiopian security forces gunned down at least 100 people a week ago in the bloodiest weekend in the ninth month of anti-government protests. Unlike previous protests, which have been largely confined to the Oromia region, the protests on August 6 and 7 were also in the northern Amhara region. Altogether at least 500 people have been killed since November and tens of thousands have been detained during the largely peaceful protests.
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