SOCEPP Editor’s Note
Bisha Mining is an Eritrean company formed for the development and operation of the Bisha Mine in western Eritrea. It is owned by a Canadian based Nevsun Resources Ltd. (60%) and the Eritrean National Mining Corporation (ENAMCO) (40%).
The labourers at the mining are allegedly participants of National Service Program. This is a program, according to one UN report, administered “similar to slavery in its effects”. Continue reading “Bishu Mining and Human Rights”
The oppressed people of Ethiopia cannot remain oppressed and gagged forever: Free Dr. Merera Gudina & All Political Prisoners Now!
SHENGO is extremely saddened and concerned to hear about the arrest of Dr Merrera Gudina in Addis Abeba on Wednesday November 30, 2016 by the security forces of the regime in power. Dr Merrera is among the leading political leaders in the country who believes in peaceful struggle and has repeatedly called for national dialogue to resolve the grave danger Ethiopia has and continues to face mainly because of the misguided and reckless policies and practices of the ruling TPLF/EPRDF regime. For the last 25 years, Dr. Merrera has abundantly and clearly demonstrated all and sundry his commitment and resolve to address Ethiopia’s complex political problems through peaceful struggle and national dialogue.
shengo statement about arrest of Dr Merera dec12006.pdf
Ethiopian Government’s Empty Promise on Press Freedom
FROM THE EDITOR
October 7, 2016
On Oct 3, 2016 in an interview with BBC , the new communication minister of the TPLF led government in Ethiopia Dr Negeri Lenco has said that he” is committed to press freedom”. However, the question is whether his statement reflective of the government he is representing and if so what is the steps he and his government should take right now to demonstrate their “commitment to press freedom” . Continue reading “Action Speaks Louder Than Words”