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South Sudan Gunmen Kill 28 in Ethiopia

Murle gunmen allegedly crossed into Ethiopia’s Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children.

Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

BY AGENCIES

More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudanese killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in Ethiopia’s Gambella province, an Ethiopian official says.

Men from the Murle community, who crossed into Ethiopia, are being blamed.

“Murle bandits carried out the attack. They fled along with 43 children,” Chol Chany, a regional government spokesman told Reuters, using a term for a local ethnic group. Continue reading South Sudan Gunmen Kill 28 in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: UN Demands the Release of Andargachew Tsige

Andargachew “Andy” is a British national of Ethiopian origin. He has been sentenced to death twice in the Ethiopian regime’s kangaroo courts and highly likely to face torture. A year has passed since he was abducted and the British Government has done absolutely nothing, other than express regrets and issue fuzzy statements, to secure his release or to ensure that he is not subjected to abuse and mistreatment. It is a shame Andargachew Tesige “Andy” is a British national in name only.

By Mark Townsend,

THE UN has demanded the immediate release of a Briton held on death row in Ethiopia for more than a year, an intervention that campaigners say exposes Britain’s poor diplomacy towards the case.

Experts from the UN Human Rights Council have advised Ethiopia to pay Andargachew Tsige “adequate compensation” before sending him home to London, an abrupt hardening of its position on the case at a time when Britain pursues a softly, softly approach with no tangible reward. Continue reading Ethiopia: UN Demands the Release of Andargachew Tsige

UK Warns Ties with Ethiopia at Risk

Andargachew “Andy” is a British national of Ethiopian origin. He has been sentenced to death twice in the Ethiopian regime’s kangaroo courts and highly likely to face torture. A year has passed since he was abducted and the British Government has done absolutely nothing, other than express regrets and issue fuzzy statements, to secure his release or to ensure that he is not subjected to abuse and mistreatment. It is a shame Andargachew Tesige “Andy” is a British national in name only.

By Reuters and The Guardian,

THE British government told Ethiopia on Thursday its treatment of an imprisoned opposition figure, who is also a British national, was unacceptable and that the case risked hurting ties between the two countries.

Andargachew Tsige was sentenced to death in 2009 in absentia over his involvement with an opposition political group and another trial handed him life behind bars three years later. He was arrested in Yemen in 2014 and extradited to Ethiopia.  Continue reading UK Warns Ties with Ethiopia at Risk

Gunmen Kidnapped 14 Eritrean Asylum Seekers in Sudan

Assailants kidnapped 14 Eritrean asylum seekers out of a lorry rented by UNHCR while transporting them from a nearby refugee camp in eastern Kassala state, a region where human trafficking gangs operate.

By Press TV,

THE United Nations says unidentified gunmen have attacked a group of Eritrean asylum seekers in the eastern part of Sudan, kidnapping 14 of them.

On Thursday, the spokesman for UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Nicolas Brass, said based on the information provided by Sudanese authorities, a lorry of the Sudanese Commission of Refugees, which was taking 49 people to the Shagarab refugee camp, was targeted by the gunmen who were on a pickup truck.  Continue reading Gunmen Kidnapped 14 Eritrean Asylum Seekers in Sudan

ዘሕዝን ፍጻሜ ስድራ ቤት ክብሮምን፡ ፖሎቲካዊ ጸወታ መርበባት ሓበሬታን

ኣቶ ክብሮም ፍረዝጊ ነቲ ኣብ ተስፋ ኒውስ ዝወጸ ንኣማዉታ ክልተ ደቁን ሓንቲ ሓፍቱን ዘዘንቱ ቃለ መሕትት መኣረምታ ክግበረሉ ይጽውእ። ነቲ ዝወረዶ ሰፍ ዘይብል ሽግር ልዕሊ ዓቕሙ ከምዝኾነን፡ ናይ ህዝቢ ሓገዝ ኣይፈለየኒ እንዳበለ ሓላፍነት ናብ ህዝቢ የሰክም ከምዘሎ ምስ ሓንቲ SBS ዝስማ ራዲዮ ኣብ ዝገበሮ ቃለ መሕትት ገሊጹ

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ክብሮም ብዛዕባ ጥፍኣት ክልተ ደቁን ሓንቲ ሓብቱን ሬሳኦም ንምርካብ ካብ ኣመሪካ ናብ ኢትዮጵያ ክሳብ ዶብ ኤርትራ ዝገበሮ ላዕሊ ታሕቲ ኣመልኪቱ ዘዘንተዎ ዘሕዝን ፍጻመ ተዘርጊሑ። ዘይከም ትጽቢት ክብሮም ግን ነቲ ቃለ መሕትት፡ መርበባት ሓበሬታ ዘይማእዝኑ ስለዘትሓዘኦ፡ ብዛዕባኤን በዓል ታሪኽ ክብሮም ፍረዝጊ ን፡ ነቲ ቃለ መሕትት ዝገበረሉ መም/መኮነንን ተስፋይ ዝብልዎ ኣለዎም ሞ ፡ ምሉእ ትሕዝቶኡ ስምዕዎ። Continue reading ዘሕዝን ፍጻሜ ስድራ ቤት ክብሮምን፡ ፖሎቲካዊ ጸወታ መርበባት ሓበሬታን

Ogaden Community in Kenya Requests Extra Protection During Upcoming Ethiopian Election

Kenya-Ogaden Communities urged to remain cautious as fears of cross-border persecutions of Ogaden refugees will increase as Ethiopian election approaches

By Ahmed Abdi,

THE Kenya-Ogaden Community is taking all possible precautions as Ethiopia prepares for the May 15 national election.

Head of the Ogaden Refugee Council, Eng. Ahmed Sadik, has urged Kenyan authorities to exercise extreme vigilance during upcoming Ethiopian elections as there are fears that cross-border persecutions of Ogaden refugees will increase as was seen in the run-up to the 2010 Ethiopian elections.

Mr Sadik called on the government of Kenya to be aware of Ethiopian assailants and those conspiring with them to ensure that they would not harm anyone on Kenyan territory.

Eng. Ahmed Sadik also urged the communities and refugee leaders in Kenya to be extremely cautious. Continue reading Ogaden Community in Kenya Requests Extra Protection During Upcoming Ethiopian Election