Tag Archives: Amhara Protests

Ethiopian Regime Struggles to Quell Growing Unrest

‘A hungry nation can eat its leaders and we have too many hungry mouths, too many hungry young people, and too many angry young people’ – Merara Gudina

But do angry and hungry people want to feed on empty promises of reform?

BY JOHN AGLIONBY | FINANCIAL TIMES

Eleven days after Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was released following two years in prison, he used a political rally to ramp up pressure on the autocratic regime that freed him.

“We must not be satisfied until we have real democracy,” he told thousands of his supporters in Ambo, a town in Oromia state that has been a hotbed of resistance to the government. Continue reading Ethiopian Regime Struggles to Quell Growing Unrest

Ethiopia Security Forces Killed at Least 11 People in Mersa Town

Angry protesters burned down the local court, government offices, and a police station as protests spread in the Amhara regional state

The beast strikes again. The regime continues its massacre against unarmed innocent Ethiopian civilians, turning the country into the killing fields of Africa.

BY ADDIS STANDARD

At least eleven people “possibly more” were killed today in Mersa town, some 27 km before Weldiya, in North Wello zone of the Amhara regional state in northern Ethiopia. Several people were wounded and a local court, a police station, residences and a local administrative office were also burned down. Continue reading Ethiopia Security Forces Killed at Least 11 People in Mersa Town

UN Condemns Ethiopian Gov’t for the Woldia Epiphany Festival Killings

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an independent investigation into the killings of Epiphany goers in Woldia by security forces

The Ethiopian regime has failed to meaningfully investigate similar killings of protesters in Oromia. Ethiopians are now left to deal with a criminal regime whose religion is hate and believes in birthrights for ethnic supremacy.

BY DAWIT ENDESHAW | THE REPORTER

United Nation High Commission for Human Rights (UNHRC) condemned the recent incident in Woldia, North Wello Zone which claimed the lives of six civilians and one security officer. Continue reading UN Condemns Ethiopian Gov’t for the Woldia Epiphany Festival Killings

Ethiopia: Death toll Rises to Seven in Weldia’s Epiphany Clash

The security forces opened fire at festival goers in Weldiya town after people started shouting anti-government slogans

Stop singing or we’ll shoot you. The ugly political reality in the present day Ethiopia.

BY TESFANEWS *

The number of those killed in yesterday’s protest in Woldia Town in connection to the Epiphany festival reached seven after security forces opened fire at the festival goers, the Northern Wolo Zone Police Department Head, Commander Amare Goshu, told the regional broadcaster Amhara TV, this evening. Continue reading Ethiopia: Death toll Rises to Seven in Weldia’s Epiphany Clash

Ethiopian General Seeks Asylum in the U.S.

It’s the second high profile defection in a month after the defection of Mr. Baye Tadesse Teferi, Head of Protocol for the Prime Minister.

Regime in trouble. Brigadier General Melaku Shiferaw (ethnic Amhara) has sought asylum in the US.

BY ESAT NEWS

An Ethiopian General has sought asylum in the U.S. after attending an international conference in Washington, DC last month.

Brigadier General Melaku Shiferaw has served with the military intelligence of the regime’s defense force and as a military attache in a number of African countries. Continue reading Ethiopian General Seeks Asylum in the U.S.

2016: Ethiopia’s Year of Brutality, Restrictions

The 2016 crackdown in Ethiopia followed years of systematic attacks that effectively closed political space and provide little room for dissenting voices.

Restore Rights, Address Grievances. (Tiksa Negeri/Reuters)

By Human Rights Watch,

Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017.

The state of emergency permits arbitrary detention, restricts access to social media, and bans communications with foreign groups. Continue reading 2016: Ethiopia’s Year of Brutality, Restrictions