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Dec10 World Human Rights Day: The world must not forget the jailed journalists of Ethiopia

10 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Michelle Kagari and Nani Jansen

Editor’s Note:

“Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.”

The UN Human Rights Office has put out a fitting tribute for the commemoration of this year’s Human Rights Day. It states:

“Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always” revolves around the timeless themes of rights and freedom and the relevance of the work that continues in securing and ensuring them. At its core, FREEDOM, underpins the International Bill of Human Rights – freedom from fear, freedom of speech, freedom of worship and freedom from want.”

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Ethiopia:                                               Difficult terrain for Barack Obama

25 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Philipp Sandner; Deutsche Welle news report

    Barack Obama has become the first sitting US president to visit Kenya. His next stop, Ethiopia, has a poor human rights record, but is strategically important for the US. This may temper Obama’s criticism.


 
In Addis Ababa, an Ethiopian prime minister will welcome a US president to his country for the first time in its history. Some Ethiopians view this as an emotional occasion. Barack Obama, one resident of Addis Ababa told DW, “should be proud to come to Ethiopia – the most ancient country in the world, the origin of Lucy, of Homo erectus, ancestor of mankind.”
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