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East Africa: Crackdowns on Protests, Free Expression – Prioritize Accountability, Redress for Victims

13 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Human Rights Watch
(Nairobi) – Clampdowns by governments in East Africa on peaceful protests and free expression severely threatened human rights in the region in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017.

Government security forces in Ethiopia, as well as in Uganda and Kenya, used unnecessary and disproportionate force to disperse largely peaceful protests, causing deaths and injuries. In Ethiopia, hundreds of protesters were killed this year. East African governments also used a range of tactics to curtail criticism of government policies and obstruct the work of journalists, notably with physical force, arbitrary arrests, and criminal charges. Across the region, governments failed to investigate and prosecute security force personnel for serious human rights abuses. Refugees, particularly in Kenya, faced threats of forced return.
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የግብርና ልማቱ ዘርፍ በዘረፋና ጥፋት ጎዳና – የተለመደው የሕወሃቶች የጋምቤላ ዘረፋና በሃገር ላይ እየተፈጸመ ያለው ጥቃት

21 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ በሥልጣን ላይ የተቆናጠጠው ቡድን ግለስቦችን በዜግነታቸው ሣይሆን፡ በዘራቸው እየለካና እየመደበ ማን አንደኛ ደረጃ ተጠቃሚ እንደሚሆን የራሱን የደምና አጥንት መለኪያ መሥርቶ፡ ሃገራችንን ከፋፍሎ በተለይም ለመሬት ዘረፋ ካጋለጣት ሰንብቷል! ግንባር ቀደም ተበዳይና ብዙ ደም የፈሰሰባት ጋምቤላ በዚህ ማዕበል ምክንያት ብዙ ዜጎችን አጥታለች፤ ብዙ ዜጎችም ተሰደዋል።
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የሃገር ድንበር የማያስከብረው የሕወሃት ጦር ደቡብ ሱዳን አቋርጦ መግባቱንና የታገቱትን ልጆች ያሉበትን እየተከታተልኩ ነኝ ብሎ (ያላደረገውን) ሲቀባጥር፣ ደቡብ ሱዳን 32ቱን ከ125 ማስለቀቋን ካሳወቀች በኋላ፥ የአንድ አራተኛዎቹን መገኘት ዜና እንኳ መዘገብ አሳፍሮት ሕወሃት ድምጹን አጠፋ!

1 May

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን፥ The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

አሶስየትድ ፕሬስ ቅዳሜ እንደዘገበው ከሆነ፣ የደቡብ ሱዳን መንግሥት ከ125 ታጋች ኢትዮጵያውያን መካከል 32ቱን ቦማ ውስጥ ማግኘቱን ገልጿል።

የቦማ ግዛት ተጠባባቂ አስተዳዳሪ ኦጋታን ቻን ልጆቹን ሊኳንጎሌ አስተዳደር (Likuangole County) ሥር ባሉ ሶስት መንደሮች ውስጥ ያገኟቸው ያካባቢው ሃገር ሽማግሌዎችና ባህላዊ አስተዳዳሪዎች መሆናቸውን ገልጸዋል። እነዚህም ከታጋችነት ነጻ የተደረጉት ዜጎች ከስሞኑ ከፒቦር ወደጆባ ተውስደው ወደ ኢትዮጵያ እንደሚላኩ አስተዳዳሪው አስታውቀዋል። ቀሪዎቹን ታጋቾችም እንደ ሚያፈላልጓቸው የሃገር ሽማግሌዎቹ መግለጻቸው ተጠቅሷል።
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39 gunshot victims seek care in South Sudan after Ethiopian border violence

29 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
The Red Cross (ICRC) Press Release

Juba – More than three dozen victims of violence have sought assistance at an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)-supported hospital in Maiwut. The health facility is now providing medical and surgical care to the wounded of recent attacks near Gambella, Ethiopia, where nearly 200 people were killed and more than 100 children abducted.

Many of the 39 men, women and children admitted to the hospital are suffering from gunshot injuries as a result of the mid-April clashes along the Ethiopian border.

“The team has been working nonstop to deal with the influx of patients,” said Chiyuki Yoshida, the ICRC hospital project manager in Maiwut. “Overcrowding is a challenge since the hospital also continues to receive people affected by severe malnutrition, malaria and violence occurring elsewhere in South Sudan.”

Maiwut hospital is located in the Upper Nile region about 20 kilometers from Gambella. It is the only medical facility in the region providing surgical and advanced health care to the nearly 80,000 people living there.

The ICRC currently supports seven medical and primary health care facilities in South Sudan. Since January this year our teams have performed more than 1,600 surgeries.

Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan & Yemen said with the greatest needs for food aid thru 2016

26 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Fews.net Food Assistance Outlook Brief

This video version of FEWS NET’s Food Assistance Outlook Brief for April 2016, which projects humanitarian assistance needs in October 2016, shows:

    *   30 of the 34 countries that FEWS NET covers will have significant populations in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse food insecurity

    *   El Niño, conflict, and macroeconomic issues are the primary drivers of food insecurity

    *   El Niño is dissipating but a transition to La Niña, which brings a different set of concerns, is more likely by the end of 2016

    *   Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen are the countries with the greatest needs

    *   Severe and extensive drought in Southern Africa has significantly reduced crop production


Machar reportedly denied landing at Juba airport; is there coordination with the TPLF?

23 Apr

Editor’s Note:

    There is something kinky about this situation. At one point Machar was blaming the TPLF not giving him clearance for weapons, at another logistical problems were the reason for his delay. Now we hear that the Kiir regime is not allowing his plane to land.

    This comes a day after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed “the decision of the Government of South Sudan to accept the compromise proposal on the arrangements for the return of First Vice President-designate Riek Machar to the country.” The Secretary-general Friday expressed the hope that the deal would enable the swift formation of the transitional unity government.
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Violence rocks Gambella!

23 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

A series of violence and mass killings has left Gambella—one of the nine federal states in Ethiopia—in a state of severe insecurity and trauma especially after another round of violence that occurred near Jewi Refugee Camp on Thursday, left as many as 21 people dead and seven others heavily wounded.
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Ethiopians need to peer into TPLF’s dodgy role in latest Gambella massacre, including its missteps & deliberate confusion of real culprits!

22 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Jason Parinkin & Elias Meseret, South Sudan leaders blame each other

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Ethiopian troops were operating in South Sudan on Thursday after crossing the border to rescue about 125 Ethiopian children who were kidnapped during a bloody cattle raid, and top officials from both countries sought to coordinate their efforts.
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