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Ethiopia Authorities Order Security Forces to Quell Protests
Feb 27th, 2018 by Publisher News Group

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  • Security forces instructed to use ‘all necessary measures’
  • Ethiopia’s government declared a state of emergency Feb. 16

Ethiopian authorities ordered the country’s security forces to “take all the necessary measures” to deal with anti-government agents in the restive Oromia region.

 The so-called Command Post, which is administering a state of emergency declared on Feb. 16, must deal with “illegal forces” in Oromia if they “do not refrain from their destructive actions immediately,” according to a statement published Tuesday by the ruling-party funded Fana Broadcasting Corp. (Read More)
Ethiopian-Sudanese strategic military meeting kicks off in Khartoum
Feb 27th, 2018 by Publisher News Group

The second Sudanese-Ethiopian Military Strategic Forum has convened in Khartoum on Monday.

The Ethiopian delegation headed by the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Armed Forces, Lieut. Gen. Adam Mohamed has arrived in Khartoum on Monday.

The Deputy Chief of Staff of Sudan’s Army Ground Forces for Training, Lieut. Gen. Shams al-Din Kabbashi Ibrahim said the forum would discuss a number of papers covering political and security domains as well as issues of common concern. (Read More)

Does Ethiopia’s New State of Emergency Dash Hopes for Reform?
Feb 27th, 2018 by Publisher News Group

Announcement Follows Prisoner Release, Prime Minister’s Resignation

On February 17, Ethiopia’s Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa declared a six-month state of emergency, appearing to end, for the time being, hope the government would undertake further reforms to open up political space.

The announcement capped off a tumultuous week in Ethiopia – first, the largest release of political prisoners in years, followed by the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Many long-suffering political prisoners finally rejoined their families, including journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye , and opposition politicians Bekele Gerba, Col. Demeke Zewdu, and Andualem Arage. After two years of protests and unrest, the releases could have paved the way for more comprehensive and lasting reforms. But the state of emergency – the second imposed in the last 18 months – dashed those hopes. (Read More)

Ethnic violence displaces hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians
Nov 8th, 2017 by Publisher News Group

History of hate

Ethnic conflict along the common border and in the rural hinterland has long existed – with Oromo migration a particular source of friction.

The ongoing drought, which has put pressure on pasture and resources, could be another.

“As you move west of the regional border the land becomes higher with more water and pasture,” said the head of a humanitarian organisation who spoke on condition of anonymity over the sensitivity of the issues.

“Where the regional border runs is very contentious – you’ll find different maps giving a different border,” he added.

At the same time, many of the displaced spoke of their shock at how the violence broke out in formerly close-knit communities that had integrated peacefully, often for centuries, and in which intermarriage between Oromo and Somali was the norm.. (Read More)

ሴፕተምበር 28፣ የማወቅ መብት መታሰቢያ ቀን
Sep 29th, 2017 by Publisher News Group

 

ሴፕተምበር 28፣ 2017

ሴፕተምበር 28፣ የማወቅ መብት መታሰቢያ ቀን

የማወቅ መብት፣ ሰብአዊ መብት ነው።

 

 SOCEPP-CAN Editorial

የመረጃ ማግኘት ነፃነትን በተመለከተ የተሰባሰቡ የሰብአዊ መብት ተሟጋቾች፣ ከሴፕተምበር 26 – 28 2002 (እአአ) በቡልጋሪያ ዋና ከተማ ሶፍያ ላይ ያካሄዱትን ስብሰባቸውን ሲጨርሱ በየዓመቱ ሴፕተምበር 28ትን “የማወቅ መብት መታሰቢያ ቀን” (The Right To Know Day) ሆኖ እንዲከበር ስምምነት ላይ ደረሱ፡፡ ይህን ውሳኔ የወሰኑት ከ15 አገሮች የመጡ የመብት ታጋዮች ሲሆኑ ከዚያን ጊዜ ጀምሮ በያመቱ ዕለቱ የሚታሰብባቸው ሀገሮች ቁጥር እየጨመረ በመሄድ ላይ ነው።

 

ይህ ቀን በሀገራችን በኢትዮጵያም የሰብአዊ መብት ተሟጋቾች በይፋና ያለ አንዳች መሸማቀቅ የሚያከብሩበት ቀን እንደሚመጣ እንታገላለን፣ ቀኑ እሩቅ እደማይሆንም ተስፋ እናደርጋለን።

 

በሀገራችን በኢትዮጵያ ይህ መብት ሙሉ በሙሉ የተጨፈለቀ በመሆኑ መንግስት ከህግ በላይ ነው.። ተጠያቂነት የሚባል ነገር አይታወቅም፣ ጥፋት የፈጸሙ ባለስልጣኖች አላንዳች ተጠያቂነት በስህተት ላይ ስህተት፣ በጥፋት ላይ ጥፋት እየሰሩ እንዲቀጥሉ ይደረጋል። የፀጥታ ሀይሎቹ በተከታታይ ሰው ሲያሰቃዩ ሲገድሉ ማንም አይጠይቃቸውም ለፍርድም አይቀርቡም፣ ። ባጭሩ ተጠያቂነት የለም፣ መንግስት ከተጠያቂነት በላይ ነው ማለት ነው።

 

የሀገሪቱ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስቴር በይፋ በቴሌቪዥን ቀርበው ሀገራችን ውስጥ የግል እሰር ቤቶች አሉ ብለው በመናገር ህዝባችን ምን ያህል ሰብአዊ መብቱ አየተረገጠ እንደሆነ በተናገሩባት ሀገር የዜጎች የማወቅ መብት የታፈነ በመሆኑ እነዚህ የግል እስር ቤቶች የት እንደሆኑ፣ የሚያንቀሳቅሱዋቸውስ አነማን እንደሆኑ አሁንም መንግስት ለህዝብ ይፋ አላደረገም። ግልጰነት ስለሌለና የማወቅ መብት ስለታፈነም የተባሉት እስር ቤቶች መዘጋት አለመዘጋታቸው፤ ወንጀሉን የሰሩት ግለሰቦችም ይሁኑ ቡድኖች ለፍርድ መቅረብ አለመቅረባቸው የሚታወቅ ነገር የለም።

 

የማወቅ መብት የተነፈገባት ሀገራችን ውስጥ እጅግ ብዙ ዜጎች በፖለቲካ አመለካከታቸው የተነሳ የት እንደገቡ አይታወቅም፡፣ ስለተሰወረ ሰው ጠይቆ መልስ ማግኘትም አይቻልም። ራሱ ለመጠየቅ መሞከርም ወንጀል ነው፡።

 

የማወቅ መብት በታፈነበት መንግስት ስር የምትገኘው ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የሀገሪቱን ሀብት የሚመዘብሩ ባለስልጣኖች ጉዳይ ተሸፋፍኖ ይታለፋል። ለህወሀት ኢህአዴግ ታማኝ እስከሆኑ ድረስ ተጠያቂነት የሚባል ነገር ቦታ የለውም፡ ባለስልጣናቱ ተጠያቂ የሚሆኑት ከስርአቱ ጋር ግጭት ውስጥ ሲገቡ ብቻ ነው።

 

የማወቅ መብት ሰብአዊ መብት ነው። የማወቅ መብት አንድ ዜጋ መንግስት ስለሚሰራቸው የተለያዩ ጉዳዮች የማወቅ ሙሉ መብቱ ሊረጋገጥለት እንደሚገባ ፣ መንግስትም የሚሰራውን ስራ ለዜጎች በማሳወቅ ግልፅና ተጠያቂ እንዲሆን የሚያግዝ መሳሪያ ነው። ዜጎች የራሳቸውን መብት ማረጋገጥ ብቻ ሳይሆን መንግስትንም ተጠያቂ የሚያደርጉበት መሳሪያ ነው።

 

የማወቅ መብት ሲረጋገጥ ዜጎች መንግስት የሚያሳልፋቸው ውሳኔዎች፣ በምን መሰረት ላይ ተመርኩዞ እንደሆነ ለማረጋገጥ እድል ይሰጣቸዋል። መንግስትንም ለሚወስደው እርምጃ ሁሉ ተጠያቂ ያደርገዋል። የሀገሪቱን ንብረት ማባከንና ምዝበራ እንዳይኖር ዜጎች በመንግስት ላይ ቁጥጥር እንዲኖራቸው ያግዛል። በስልጣን በመባለግ፣ ከህግ ውጭ በሆነ መልክ ወዘተ መንግስት የሚወሰዳቸውን እርምጃወች እንዴትና በማን እንደተወሰኑ በትክክል በመረዳት ለሚፈፀሙ ስህተቶችም ተጠያቂ የሆነው ግለሰብ ወይም ቡድን በትክክል እንዲጠየቅ ያሰችላል።

 

ባጠቃላይ ይህ መብት ሲከበር ዜጎች የበላይ እንደሆኑ መንግስት ደግሞ የህዝብ ቁጥጥር እንዳለበት ፣ ተጠሪነቱም ለህዝብ እንደሆነ በትክክል ያመለክታል።የማወቅ መብትና ፣ጨምሮ የህዝባችንን ሰብአዊና ዴሞክራሲአዊ መብቶች ሙሉ በሙሉ ለማስከበር በሚደረገው ትግል ግቡን እንዲመታ ጥረታችን ይቀጥላል።

 

US calls for probe into Ethiopia ethnic clashes
Sep 23rd, 2017 by Publisher News Group

“We urge the Ethiopian government to conduct a transparent investigation into all allegations of violence and to hold those responsible accountable,” the embassy said in a statement. Read More

What is behind clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions?
Sep 23rd, 2017 by Publisher News Group

In February and March, hundreds were reported to have been killed in the southern Oromia district of Negele Borena after an incursion by a paramilitary force called the Liyu Police, which is backed by the Somali region. Read More

Ethiopia: 55,000 People Displaced Amid Ethnic Clashes
Sep 23rd, 2017 by Publisher News Group

Ethiopia: 55,000 people displaced amid ethnic clashes.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) – More than 55,000 ethnic Oromos have been displaced from Ethiopia’s Somali region after a week of clashes with Somalis in which dozens were killed, the regional government of Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region said on Sunday.

The statement from the Oromia government follows claims by Somali regional officials earlier this week that more than 50 people were killed in an attack against ethnic Somalis in Aweday town. Read More

 

Timeline: Human Rights Situation in Ethiopia
Sep 9th, 2017 by Publisher News Group

Timeline: Human Rights Situation in Ethiopia Sparked by the Ethiopian Government’s plan to incorporate parts of the Oromia region surrounding Addis Ababa to the capital municipality in 2014, the Oromo people, the largest Ethiopian ethnicity, have used the latest round of protests that started in November 2015 to make their more basic grievances of lacking political participation and persecution on grounds of ethnicity heard. In all cases, the Government met their people’s expression of discontent with excessive and often lethal force, leaving more than a thousand Oromo dead within less than a year. (Read More)

UN rights chief: Ethiopia blocked access to protest areas
May 6th, 2017 by Publisher News Group

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials have blocked United Nations access to areas that experienced deadly protests during one of the country’s most violent periods in recent memory, the U.N. human rights chief said Thursday.

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein spoke during a three-day visit to the East African nation at the government’s invitation. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has rejected United Nations and other outside requests to investigate the months of anti-government protests demanding more political freedoms. (Read More)

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