By Fikrejesus Amahazion, PhD
Last week, a 61-page human rights report about Ethiopia was released, detailing the government’s heavy-handed response to large and widespread anti-government protests and dissent over political and economic inclusion.
According to the report, “Such a Brutal Crackdown: Killings and Arrests in Response to Ethiopia’s Oromo Protests“, during the widespread protests, largely arising within the Oromia region, Ethiopian security forces have resorted to excessive and unnecessary lethal force and mass arrests, engaged in the harsh, ruthless mistreatment of those in detention, and restricted access to information. Estimates suggest that over 400 protesters or others have been killed by security forces, while tens of thousands more have been arrested. Continue reading Examining the West’s Misguided Approach to the Horn of Africa