Human Rights Watch

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 4th, 2014
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by Graham Peebles Imprisoning, killing, spying Wrapped in dishonesty, arrogance and paranoia, Ethiopia’s ruling regime (as all such brutal brigades), are following a nationwide policy of violent suppression and constitutional vandalism.Imprisoning, killing, spying in Ethiopia It was the 24th June – m...
By IAfrica
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Aug 26th, 2014
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NAIROBI, 25 August 2014 (IRIN)* – The government of South Sudan signed an Action Plan with the UN in 2012 to end the use of child soldiers but there is evidence the ongoing conflict is eroding any gains achieved. **Photo: Hannah McNeish/IRIN Education or arms? “The current conflict is threatening to ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 21st, 2014
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Dozens of Eritrean refugees are scattered across the Al-Safeyah area of Sana’a, a densely populated neighborhood estimated to have the largest number of African refugees in the city. Women sit in groups on threadbare carpets, blankets, or mats in streets corners. They are surrounded by playing childr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 14th, 2014
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by Adam Bemma Huffington Post NAIROBI, Kenya - A cursory glance at the headlines shows that Ethiopia has one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. But the noise generated by the hyperbolic international media is drowning out the critical voices. Political opposition is being strangled by the authori...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 16th, 2014
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A UK High Court ruling allowing judicial review of the UK aid agency’s compliance with its own human rights policies in Ethiopia is an important step toward greater accountability in development assistance. In its decision of July 14, 2014, the High Court ruled that allegations that the UK Department...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 8th, 2014
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Human Rights Watch An exiled Ethiopian opposition leader unlawfully deported by Yemen back to Ethiopia is at risk of mistreatment including torture, Human Rights Watch said today. Andargachew Tsige is secretary-general of Ginbot 7, a banned Ethiopian opposition organization, and was convicted and sen...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 2nd, 2014
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By William Davison, Bloomberg Sintayehu Beyene left Ethiopia planning to earn money to begin a carpentry business — he ended up captive in Yemen where Kalashnikov-wielding traffickers stole what little he owned. Grabbed from a boatload of migrant workers as it landed on a Yemeni shore, he says ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 28th, 2014
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9 Bloggers, Journalists Held Before US Official Arrives By HRW The Ethiopian authorities should immediately release six bloggers and three journalists arrested on April 25 and 26, 2014, unless credible charges are promptly brought, Human Rights Watch said today. United States Secretary of State John ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 6th, 2014
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By Glyn Moody, TechDirt One of the most disturbing aspects of Edward Snowden’s leaks is that they reveal the total surveillance state, where the authorities monitor everything, and know everything, is no mere abstraction. Where before such a vision was the domain of tinfoil-wearing, conspiracy ...
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Apr 5th, 2014
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By Thor Benson, Motherboard There’s a knock at your door. You open it, only to find several grave-looking police officers accusing you of a crime you didn’t commit. They pull out records of your most recent phone calls and tie you to your alleged co-conspirator, and now you’re screwed. This is Ethiop...