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Ethiopia Arrests 11 Reporters Covering Amhara Unrest, Press Freedom Advocates Call for Release

Ethiopia Arrests 11 Reporters Covering Amhara Unrest, Press Freedom Advocates Call for Release

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Tallied by RSF since April, the arrests of these 11 journalists in connection with their coverage of the tension follow a previous wave of arrests in May 2022. Ethiopia’s second most populous region, Amhara has seen tension between the federal army and Amhara nationalist militias for years. In a country shaped by its […]

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Press Freedom at Stake: Arrest of French Journalist in Ethiopia

Press Freedom at Stake: Arrest of French Journalist in Ethiopia

Betsy Reed Editor, Guardian US Unveiling the Arrest: French Journalist Detained in Ethiopia. Ethiopian authorities have detained a visiting French journalist for being part of a “conspiracy to create chaos” in the east African country. Antoine Galindo, a reporter for the Paris-based Africa Intelligence (AI) news website, was arrested by plainclothes security officers at the Ethiopian Skylight

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Ethiopia: End extrajudicial Executions in Amhara region, bring perpetrators to justice

Ethiopia: End extrajudicial Executions in Amhara region, bring perpetrators to justice

February 26, 2024 Amnesty International Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) extrajudicially executed civilians in Bahir Dar, the capital of Amhara regional state, and in some cases denied family members the right to bury their loved ones, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today. The briefing, titled “We Thought They Would Fight With Those They Came

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The Global Call to Action: Responding to the Merawi Massacre

The Global Call to Action: Responding to the Merawi Massacre

BY MESFIN TEGENU, It has taken three weeks, but the world is slowly confirming the details and coming to grips with a shocking atrocity in Africa’s second most populous nation. In the Ethiopian village of Merawi, government soldiers massacred civilians in door-to-door house raids, then dumped the victims’ corpses in the street. Government human-rights officials

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Koree Nageenyaa: Ethiopia’s Crisis: Abiy Ahmed’s Deadly Tactics “Extrajudicial killing”

Koree Nageenyaa: Ethiopia’s Crisis: Abiy Ahmed’s Deadly Tactics “Extrajudicial killing”

(Reuters) – A secretive committee of senior officials in Ethiopia’s largest and most populous region, Oromiya, has ordered extra-judicial killings and illegal detentions to crush an insurgency there, a Reuters investigation has found. Reuters interviewed more than 30 federal and local officials, judges, lawyers and victims of abuses by authorities. The agency also reviewed documents

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Abiy Ahmed’s Airstrike Kills 15 Civilians in Amhara, Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed’s Airstrike Kills 15 Civilians in Amhara, Ethiopia

Feb 23 (Reuters) – An airstrike in Ethiopia’s Amhara region killed at least 15 civilians, including children and elderly people, when it hit a truck carrying them to a village this week, three residents said. The strike took place on Monday around 24 km (15 miles) from where Ethiopian troops were fighting militiamen, according to

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Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado

Geneva We are very concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in some regions of Ethiopia. In Amhara region, following a flare-up in clashes between the Ethiopian military and the regional Fano militia, and the declaration of a state of emergency on 4 August, the situation worsened considerably. At least 183 people have been killed

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California Passes Urgent Resolution Condemning Amhara Genocide and Calling for Immediate Action from Biden Administration in Ethiopia

California Passes Urgent Resolution Condemning Amhara Genocide and Calling for Immediate Action from Biden Administration in Ethiopia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE West Hollywood, CA – February 17, 2024: In a unanimous decision, the City Council of West Hollywood has passed Ethiopia Resolution No. 24-006, condemning the targeted killings of Amhara civilians, state-sponsored violence, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. Titled “A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE CONFLICT IN ETHIOPIA AND STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE

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Hunger Crisis in Ethiopia: Desperation at the Door of Death

Hunger Crisis in Ethiopia: Desperation at the Door of Death

Agencies warn ‘starvation and death are inevitable’ as war, drought and a halt to aid leave Tigray warning of famine The Guardian reporter The grain stores are empty in the village of Tseykeme, where eight-year-old Gebremichael and his little brother, Gebreyohannes, spend their afternoons collecting small orange berries from the trees behind their home. The

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Targeted Civilian Door to Door  Killings in Merwi Demand Immediate Action and Human Rights Monitoring: US Expresses Deep Concern

Targeted Civilian Door to Door Killings in Merwi Demand Immediate Action and Human Rights Monitoring: US Expresses Deep Concern

United States expressing deep concern about targeted civilian killings in the town of Merawi in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The U.S. embassy in Addis Ababa called for unfettered access by independent human rights monitors and an impartial investigation into the reported killings to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice. The statement also

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