THE Oakland Institute applauds the US Congress for adopting language in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill that ensures US funding to Ethiopia will not be used to support forced evictions in the country.
THE U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia informs U.S. citizens that political rallies or demonstrations may occur without significant notice throughout Ethiopia, particularly in the lead up to Ethiopian national elections in May 2015.
HENNES & MAURITZ, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, said on Tuesday that it made every effort to ensure its cotton did not come from appropriated land but could not provide an absolute guarantee.
Swedish TV4 said H&M was using cotton from areas in Ethiopia that are vulnerable to land grabbing — the buying or leasing of land in developing countries, often by foreign companies, without the consent of affected local communities.
THE Voice of America (VOA) Amharic Service, on its October 21 special program, reportsthe killing of over 540people, mostly from the Amhara ethnic group, in a conflict with the Mezenger people in the Gambella region of Western Ethiopia.
THE conflict that had calmed for a few days in the Gambella region of Ethiopia had reignited since September 18, 2014, ESAT’s sources reported from the Region.
Gatluak Tut, the Regional President, told Radio Fana, the voice of the ruling Front, that 13 people have been killed due to the “plot of rent seekers and land dealers, who tried to divide the people that lived together for centuries.”
Crocodiles are known to shed tears as they eat their victims. In this case they have a lot in common with those ruling Ethiopia today who are shedding fake tears over human rights of the Eritrean people whose rights they have been violating the last 15 years in ways rarely seen before in the world: ethnic cleansing, mass expulsion, property expropriation, occupying their sovereign land, among other inhuman forms.
On June 4, 2013, Mr. Minelik Alemu Getahun of Ethiopia without the slightest sense of shame told those participating at the 20th Meeting of the 23rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council “it is deplorable that the Government of Eritrea continues to commit systematic human rights violations against its own people. We are deeply concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in Eritrea.” Continue reading Ethiopia Sheds Crocodile Tears Over Human Rights in Eritrea→