ስላም ለተከበራችሁ ኢትዮጵያውን፣ ለኢትዮጵያ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ለክቡር ዶ/ር አቢይ አህመድና ለመላው አጋሮቻቸው
የኢትዮጵያ ፖለቲካ እሥረኞች አንድነት ኮሚቴ (ኢፖእአኮ-ካናዳ) በክቡር ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ በዶ/ር አቢይ መሃመድ መሪነት በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ እየተካሄደ ያለውን ለውጥ በቅርብ ሁኖ መከታተል ብቻም ሳይሆን ውጤቱም የተሳካና ዘላቂ እንዲሆን የበኩሉን ጥረት እያደረገ ያለ የሰብዓዊ መብት ተከራካሪ ድርጅት ነው።
ዶ/ር አቢይ ሥልጣን ከያዙ ጀምሮ ብዙ ለውጦች ተደርገዋል። Continue reading “ያልተፈቱ የህሊና እስረኞችን በተመለከተ”
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)
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)
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፣ 2017
ሴፕተምበር 28፣ የማወቅ መብት መታሰቢያ ቀን
የማወቅ መብት፣ ሰብአዊ መብት ነው።
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። Continue reading “ሴፕተምበር 28፣ የማወቅ መብት መታሰቢያ ቀን”
“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
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.
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 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)