Human rights

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2014
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By Gezahegn Abebe (Lena, Norway ) The ruling TPLF, aka woyane regime, in Ethiopia commits gross human rights violations in broad daylight on a daily basis, and this is a case well documented by Human Rights Watch (HRW), among others. Intimidation ,harrassement ,imprisonment torture and murder are the...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 3rd, 2014
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Stop National Service Slavery in Eritrea Campaign The Stop National Service Slavery in Eritrea Campaign, welcomes the United Nations Special Rapporteur comments on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. Sheila B. Keetharuth,’s warning about persisting human rights violations in the Eritrea and par...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 31st, 2014
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AN ETHIOPIAN farmer is using taxpayers’ money to sue Britain because he says that foreign aid sent to his country is supporting a brutal regime that ruined his life. The man – known as Mr O – told his British lawyers that the £1.3billion the UK has sent to Ethiopia in the past five years […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 30th, 2014
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By Abebe Haregewoin (MD,PhD) As the Vice President of the Amara region, Ato Alemneh Mekonnen is presumably and officially the second most important Amara in the world. He is putatively and by default the leader of a people that is over 30 million strong. There are about as many Amaras as there are Gh...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 25th, 2014
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By Abebe Haregewoin (MD, Ph.D.) Have you ever tried to call an Arab an Ahrab, or a Tigrean a Tihgrian, or an Oromo an Orhomo? Or ever tried to call somebody called Berhanu, Behrhanu etc..? Try any of these alone or in combination and you will find out this is one of the best ways […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 24th, 2014
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Last week, Clare Short, Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), succeeded in bullying the EITI Board members into voting to admit the ruling regime in Ethiopia into her Club. She did it the old-fashioned way— arm-twisting, browbeating, bulldozing, rear-end kicking, a little...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 22nd, 2014
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Frank Mugisha Growing up in Uganda, homosexuality was not something we talked about much. I knew I was gay from a young age, and I came out to those close to me when I was a teenager in the early 90s. Some in my family accepted it, while others refused to acknowledge it. Homosexuality wasn’t [&...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Mar 10th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam “As I look around the EITI implementing countries, I do not accept that the situation for civil society in Ethiopia is worse than a great many of them.” That was the didactic pronouncement of Ms. Claire Short, Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2014
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by Tony Osborg While it is without doubt that majority of Nigerians have agreed probably for the first on a particular topic and have condemned homosexuality on certain grounds, only few, I mean very few persons and groups have given sufficient reasons to back up their opposition against homosexualit...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2014
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document “Discussing these types of issues is forbidden,” said the warder rudely and added, “You are only allowed to discuss family matters”. You might suspect that these words were spoken by one of our beloved mother Ethiopia’s prison officers. However, they are actuall...