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The US Government Must Implement Congress’ Stance Against Forced Evictions in Ethiopia

The US Congress adopts a bill that acknowledges the ongoing human rights abuses in Ethiopia resulting from forced evictions and land grabbing in the name of a non-inclusive development strategy and that is aimed to prevent US assistance from being used in activities that directly or indirectly involve forced displacement in the Lower Omo and Gambella regions.
The US Congress adopts a bill that acknowledges the ongoing human rights abuses in Ethiopia resulting from forced evictions and land grabbing in the name of a non-inclusive development strategy and that is aimed to prevent US assistance from being used in activities that directly or indirectly involve forced displacement in the Lower Omo and Gambella regions.

By Oakland Institute,

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.

This provision in the bill acknowledges the ongoing crisis of human rights abuses resulting from forced evictions and land grabbing in Ethiopia and prevents US assistance from being used to support activities that directly or indirectly involve forced displacement in the Lower Omo and Gambella regions. Continue reading The US Government Must Implement Congress’ Stance Against Forced Evictions in Ethiopia

U.S. Issued Security Warning to Its Citizens in Ethiopia

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa issues a country wide security alert to its citizens following the outbreak of a 24 hour demonstration in the capital. What do the Embassy know about security threats in the country than the election waiting to be rigged and its aftermath?

By U.S. Embassy (Ethiopia),

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.

Such rallies and demonstrations may be organized by any party or group and can occur in any open space throughout the country. In Addis Ababa, applications for permits to conduct rallies are often requested for Meskel Square or Bel Air Field. Continue reading U.S. Issued Security Warning to Its Citizens in Ethiopia

Is H&M Turning a Blind Eye to Land Grabs in Ethiopia?

VILLAGIZATION STINKS. H&M shameful Land Grab Business partnership in Ethiopia exposed.

By Rueters,

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.

“According to (TV4’s) investigation, cotton used for the production of H&M’s clothes in Ethiopia comes from areas subject to land grabbing,” TV4 said in an emailed statement. Continue reading Is H&M Turning a Blind Eye to Land Grabs in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia: Over 540 Mostly Ethnic Amhara Killed in Mezenger Zone

NO JUSTICE FOR ETHIOPIA. In December 2003, a report by the International Human Rights Clinic of Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program corroborates the extrajudicial killings 424 individuals in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. On September 2014, up to 540 people killed in the same region by the regime. Thanks to selective justice, rights groups, the UN and main stream media pretend to hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil when it comes to Crimes Against Humanity Central – Ethiopia.

By TesfaNews,

THE Voice of America (VOA) Amharic Service, on its October 21 special program, reports the killing of over 540 people, mostly from the Amhara ethnic group, in a conflict with the Mezenger people in the Gambella region of Western Ethiopia.

The gruesome massacre that started in the town of Meti, Godere zone on September 10th was a direct consequence of the ill-fated land grab policy of the Ethiopian government.  Continue reading Ethiopia: Over 540 Mostly Ethnic Amhara Killed in Mezenger Zone

Ethiopia: Conflict in Gambella Reignites

Land grab and ethnic clashes claim the lives of dozens in Gambella region of Ethiopia

By ESAT News,

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.”

He also said similar clashes had broken out in other small districts of the region leading to the deaths of an unknown number of people.  Continue reading Ethiopia: Conflict in Gambella Reignites

Ethiopia Sheds Crocodile Tears Over Human Rights in Eritrea

The pot that called the kettle black

By E-SMART,

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