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Horrors never end in TPLF-occupied Ethiopia and in BBC reporting: BBC accuses Ethiopians of violence, while they are the very victims of state violence

1 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The BBC’s poorly-managed sympathy and admiration for dictators, such as the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) in Ethiopia is proving its Bay of Pigs moment. This is so, mostly for BBC’s repetition of its mistakes, deliberate misrepresentation of facts and, most of all, for its lack of impact.

This nth time attempt, some of which we openly criticized, is infused in and through the corporation’s Monitoring Service news report hereunder on the jamming by the TPLF of the Voice of American (VOA) shortwave broadcasts to Ethiopia.
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Finland seriously concerned about evolving Ethiopia’s violent situation

16 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

Finland has six development partners in Africa, namely, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania and Zambia. This cooperation has entailed Finland providing Ethiopia in development assistance about euro 20 million in 2015, according to data by Finland’s Foreign Ministry.
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UN zooms on TPLF regime’s dreadful rights violations, torture, disappearances & killings; HRC expected to act on much-needed UN access to Amhara & Oromia regions

15 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

2016 has thus far been characterized by the TPLF regime standing out arrogantly as heartless killer of countless Ethiopians and also for its rejection of international appeals for its horrendous violations of human rights to end. Briefly put, the horrors of killings, tortures, disappearances and all forms of violations of human rights in Ethiopia have stood the TPLF regime out as cause for the United Nations human rights bodies to be particularly concerned by what is happening in Ethiopia.
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US joins UN in calling on TPLF regime to undetake int’l investigation of its massacre of peacefully protesting Ethiopians

5 Sep

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

JUBA, South Sudan — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says her country has raised “grave concerns” about what it calls excessive use of force against protesters in Ethiopia.

Ambassador Samantha Power spoke to reporters late Sunday as the U.N. Security Council ended a visit to South Sudan. It moves on to Ethiopia on Monday for talks with African Union officials.

Power called the violence in Ethiopia “extremely serious” and called for a transparent and independent investigation. She said the U.S. has asked the government to allow people to protest peacefully.

Ethiopia has seen months of sometimes deadly protests calling for wider freedoms, while the government has been accused of killings, beatings and internet blockages.

The AU last week for the first time expressed concern about the recent unrest in its host country.
 

Related:

    U.N. Human Rights High Commissioner contemplates investigations into killings in Amhara and Oromiya; those “peacefully protesting should be released promptly”

    TPLF notifies UN intent to undertake ‘independent’ investigation into its crimes against humanity in Ethiopia

 

TPLF notifies UN intent to undertake ‘independent’ investigation into its crimes against humanity in Ethiopia

20 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Ethiopians learned Friday August 19, 2016 from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) four things:

Firstly, the High Commissioner has received a letter from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) regime, offering to undertake ‘independent investigations’ into the several hundred Ethiopians it has massacred and over ten thousand it has imprisoned for demanding their rights since November 2015.
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“Is Ethiopia about to crack?”

17 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

If there is truthfulness in Ethiopia today, which has become a rare commodity in the governance system of the mafia operated the Tigray People’s Liberation Front-(TPLF) – still as the system in power – it must be, and it is, the TPLF that should adequately respond to the title question, above. The TPLF’s highest national responsibility in the land, assumed by force and through crookery, should require of the Front to honestly and openly respond whether it wants Ethiopia to survive as a nation.
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