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AU Troops Gun Down Unarmed Civilians in Somalia

AU troops kill 24 people in Somalia
COWARDS. At least 24 people killed and 22 injured after AU troops, that comprised of Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Djibouti, open fire on civilians in the town of Marka, residents say.

By Hamza Mohamed | Aljazeera

AT LEAST 24 civilians have been killed and 22 others injured in the southern Somali town of Marka after troops from the African Union opened fire on unarmed residents, local residents and a health worker have told Al Jazeera.  Continue reading AU Troops Gun Down Unarmed Civilians in Somalia

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

South Sudan Rebels Slaughter ‘Hundreds’ in Ethnic Massacres

More than 200 people sheltering inside mosque killed after rebels ousted government troops, according to UN investigators

Rebels loyal to renegade VP Reik Machar slaughtered hundreds of civilians when they seized the South Sudan oil hub of Bentiu, hunting down men, women and children who had sought refuge in a hospital, mosque and Catholic church: United Nations

By Mike Pflanz,

HUNDREDS of civilians, including women and children, were massacred in ethnic violence when rebels seized an oil-rich town in South Sudan, in the single worst atrocity since the conflict began.

Armed troops loyal to the former vice-president Riek Machar, swept into Bentiu and systematically shot dead foreigners and people from enemy tribes. Others from supportive groups were led to safety.  Continue reading South Sudan Rebels Slaughter ‘Hundreds’ in Ethnic Massacres

US seeks Ethiopian Accountability to Secure Aid

Is United States policy towards Ethiopia shifting?

The new 2014 Bill introduced by Congress prohibits Ethiopia from using U.S. development assistance directly or indirectly on Land-Grab related human right abuses including forced eviction of citizens in the name of development.

By Obang Metho,

For years Ethiopians, social justice groups, human rights organizations and civic groups have been calling on donor countries to demand greater accountability from the Government of Ethiopia for funds received, citing the lack of political space, endemic injustice, the repression of basic freedoms and widespread human rights crimes; however, now, the people of Ethiopia have reason to expect that the climate of impunity is changing. 

The United States House Appropriations Committee has included stringent new requirements of accountability from the Government of Ethiopia in a section of the new 2014 bill that directly addresses Ethiopia. (Please refer to the sub-section of the bill below.) Continue reading US seeks Ethiopian Accountability to Secure Aid