Tag Archives: TPLF repression

Open practice of torture in TPLF-run Ethiopia

31 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
In its 142nd special report — dwelling on the state of emergency that was declared on October 8, 2016 — the Human Rights Council of Ethiopia has documented the abuses and impunity the so-called ‘trainee prisoners’ TPLF has labelled them had been inhumanely subjected to.

The report is a good window into TPLF’s practices of tortures throughout Ethiopia. The report also bears testimony on continuing TPLF regime’s extrajudicial killings, mass incarcerations and disappearances throughout Ethiopia.
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Mekelle opens first engine factory, marking Tigray’s strategic industrialization. Should Tigray’s progress come at TPLF’s systematic deprivation of rest of Ethiopia?

29 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Addis Fortune
The factory lies on a 30ha plot of land and was erected with 350 million Birr

The first engine manufacturing plant in the country is set to be operational in Mekelle, Tigray Regional State, with a 350 million Br investment from the local military base corporation.
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WHO elects Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom as its new director-general

24 May


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The TPLF regime, Tedros Adhanom is top member, finds opposition politician guilty of terrorism charges for Facebook post

17 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Addis Standard
The Federal High court fourth criminal bench has today passed a guilty verdict against Yonatan Tesfaye, former opposition Blue Party public relations head.

Yonatan was first arrested in December 2015, barely a month after the first wave of a year-long #Oromoprotests erupted. He was held incommunicado during the pre-trial weeks and was subsequently charged in May 2016 under Ethiopia’s infamous anti-terrorism proclamation (ATP).
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Uneasy peace & simmering conflict: The Ethiopian town where three flags fly

16 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Tom Gardner in Moyale, The Guardian

Fresh tension in a disputed area has reopened old wounds between the Oromia and Somali states, as ethnic federalism fails to contain violence

Three different flags flutter in the breeze along the road that runs through Moyale in southern Ethiopia. The first is green, yellow and red: the colours of the Ethiopian federal state. Then, on the side of the road: red, black and white, with a tree in the centre, the colours of the Oromo. And a third: the green, white and red, with a camel in one corner, of Somalia.
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Ethiopia’s star singer Teddy Afro makes plea for openness

13 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Associated Press (AP)

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Teddy Afro, the controversial singer whose album “Ethiopia” is topping the Billboard world chart, poses for a portrait during an interview at his home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Known for the political statements he makes in his music, an infectious mix of reggae and Ethiopian pop, Afro, 40, whose birth name is Tewodros Kassahun, told The Associated Press that raising political issues should not be a sin. (Mulugeta Ayene/Associated Press)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s superstar singer, is topping the Billboard world albums chart with “Ethiopia,” which less than two weeks after its release has sold nearly 600,000 copies, a feat no other artist here has achieved.
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Breaking News: Explosives rock Bahir Dar, ANDM Balageru beer festival!

29 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


On social media it is reported that it was two explosives that were thrown at about 20:00 hours, according to Yirgalem’s sources.

While one of the explosives did not detonate, the damage caused by the one that exploded has not been disclosed.

It is also reported the explosives were supposed to be detonated during the Tana Forum, according to the same source.
የባህር ዳር ወጣቶች በዳሽን የቢራ ኮንሰርት ላይ 2 የቦምብ ጥቃት ከምሽቱ 2 ሰዓትላይ አደረሱ ከተወረወሩት ሁለት ቦምቦች አንደኛው ሲከሽፍ አንደኛው ያደረሰው ጉዳት ለጊዜው አልታወቀም ። በጉጉት ሲጠብቁት የነበረው አገዛዙን የመቃወም ዝግጅታቸውን በጨረሱበት ሰአት የዚህ ዝግጅት መምጣት እንዳስደሰታቸው ተናግረዋል።

ይህ የቦምብ ጥቃት በጣና ፎረም ላይ ሊደረግ የታሰበ ነበር

Ethiopia’s Bloody Crackdown: The Case for International Justice

19 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Felix Horne, Huffington Post
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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