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AU Issues Security Alert to Employees in Ethiopia

“There is a rising incident of crimes in Addis Ababa and caution should be exercised.”

The African Union issued a security alert notice to its employees over increased number of criminal activities in Addis Ababa targeting its staff members. “The safety of the diplomatic community remains a matter of grave concern.”

BY DAWIT ENDESHAW | ETHIOPIA REPORTER

Following the increasing number of criminal activities in Addis Ababa targeting its staff members, the African Union (AU) issued a security alert notice telling its employees to take extra precautions, The Reporter has learnt. Continue reading AU Issues Security Alert to Employees in Ethiopia

UN Report is Sickening and Disgusting: Ambassador Beyene

UNFOUNDED. Eritrea is calling on all nations and people who value fairness, justice and human rights to demand an end to the travesty that is being perpetrated by this ‘Commission of Inquiry’

By CCTV Africa,

ERITREA’S Government has dismissed a United Nations report, claiming systematic and wide spread violation of human rights, as politically-motivated, wild accusations. Continue reading UN Report is Sickening and Disgusting: Ambassador Beyene

What Can be Expected of Any ONLF – Ethiopia Peace Talk?

The Ogaden is Ethiopia’s dark, dirty secret where the regime commits numerous human right violations and killings with impunity

By Ahmed Abdi,

THE Eritrean EPLF and the Ethiopian government agreed to enter into negotiations mediated by former United States president Jimmy Carter in mid-1989 after Colonel Mengistu succeeded in thwarting a coup attempt.

The two sides agreed to hold another round of peace talks in Nairobi , Kenya , on November 20, 1989 after a round of preliminary negotiations that opened on September 7, 1989 at the Carter Presidential Center at Emory University in Atlanta , Georgia .

Those talks failed to produce a peace agreement. Subsequent meetings in Washington chaired by United States assistant secretary of state for African affairs Herman Cohen also accomplished little. Continue reading What Can be Expected of Any ONLF – Ethiopia Peace Talk?

Bribing Kiir and Machar to Misrule South Sudan

BACK TO SQUARE ONE. After 13 months of fighting and six failed ceasefires that cost $22 million, the two warring parties sign another Agreement on the Establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity with Salva Kiir as president and Machar as vice president. They are not serious, do they?

By Charles Onyango-Obbo,

AFTER 13 months of fighting and six failed ceasefires, diplomats say the latest peace proposal to end the war in South Sudan will, well, return to the status quo that precipitated the carnage in the first place, AFP reported.

The latest peace proposal drafted in Addis Ababa by regional bloc Intergovernmental  Authority on Development (IGAD) leaves the reputedly whisky-loving Salva Kiir as president and re-installs flamboyant and fickle rebel leader Riek Machar as his deputy. Continue reading Bribing Kiir and Machar to Misrule South Sudan

Eritrean Refugee Arrested Over the Murder of Khalid Idris Bahray in Germany

A 26-year-old Eritrean man has allegedly confessed while in custody and given his motive for killing Khaled Idris Bahray as a fight over household concerns that turned violent

By Reuters,

AN ASYLUM seeker from Eritrea was arrested on Thursday and faces charges of killing a 20-year-old compatriot in Dresden, an eastern German city that has become a center of protests against Islam and refugees.

State prosecutor Jan Hille told Reuters that the man had admitted attacking the victim during a dispute over the room they were sharing in a refugee shelter. Continue reading Eritrean Refugee Arrested Over the Murder of Khalid Idris Bahray in Germany

3 Killed, Scores Wounded in Protest Across Bahir Dar

By Abraha Belai,

AT LEAST three people were confirmed killed and seven others wounded on Friday (19) after police opened fire to disperse protesters who were heading into the city center to defend a sacred site against government-sponsored demolition.

The protest in the restive capital of Amhara region erupted after the government moved to take over a church-owned holy site where annual ceremonies like Epiphany and Maskal (the founding of the True Cross) are held. Continue reading 3 Killed, Scores Wounded in Protest Across Bahir Dar