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US Statement Exposes PM Hailemariam’s Lies to the Ethiopian people

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Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, expressed US’s concern over the situation in Ethiopia that unless addressed sooner than later, it could get worse and out of control. But PM Hailemariam told the Ethiopian people how much the US was pleased with the actions his government took to end the violence.

By Keffyalew Gebremedh,

Ethiopia and the United States held face-to-face discussion in New York on September 21, 2016 on the side of the UN General Assembly. The respective sides were led by the TPLF Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his opposite number US Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Continue reading US Statement Exposes PM Hailemariam’s Lies to the Ethiopian people

African Union – The West’s Gendarme in Africa

Double Standards. The African Union, with its headquarter in Addis Ababa, while rightly concerned about a potential genocide in Burundi, is conspicuously silent on the massacre taking place against the Oromo and Amhara people right on its doorstep.

By Thomas C. Mountain,

The African Union is the west’s gendarme in Africa with it’s combined national armed forces increasingly primed to invade and occupy rather than keep the peace. The latest potential victim of the African Union, backed by its big brother, the UN, is South Sudan. Before that Burundi was threatened with invasion by the AU “peacekeepers”. And this is just the beginning of a list of intended targets and actual invasions and occupations.

The African Union has its corrupt, western funded hands in almost every dirty war on the continent, ranging from the invasion of Somalia (and the subsequent spawning of Al Shabab) to the war in Azawad (Mali) to the most dirty of them all, the carnage in the Congo. Continue reading African Union – The West’s Gendarme in Africa

Excessive use of Force Against Ethiopia Protesters a ‘Grave Concern’, US Says

Ethiopia concedes 23 inmates killed at the Qilinto prison. Ambassador Samantha Power calls for independent investigation into Ethiopia killings.

By Associated Press,

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says her country has raised “grave concerns” about what it calls excessive use of force against protesters in Ethiopia.

Ambassador Samantha Power spoke to reporters late Sunday as the U.N. Security Council ended a visit to South Sudan. It moves on to Ethiopia on Monday for talks with African Union officials.

Power called the violence in Ethiopia “extremely serious” and called for a transparent and independent investigation. She said the U.S. has asked the government to allow people to protest peacefully. Continue reading Excessive use of Force Against Ethiopia Protesters a ‘Grave Concern’, US Says

Ethiopia: Fire Gutted Qilinto Prison, Over 20 Inmates Killed

Deadly fires are being reported in several high-security prisons across Ethiopia lately. Over 20 inmates were feared dead following a fire breakout in Qilinto prison and an unknown numbers dead in Debre Tabor prison fire in a space of two days. (Photo: Addis Fortune)

By TesfaNews,

Over 20 prisoners were feared killed and many others injured after guards fired at inmates who were trying to flee fire that gutted the Qilinto maximum-security prison on Saturday night.

The intensive gunfire that ensued have created a tense situation among local residents in the area.

According to reports that are coming out of the capital, 22 bodies were taken to Paulos hospital. The death toll is expected to rise sharply after reports of 13 deaths at Tor Hailoch Hospital and 14 at Police Hospital have been reported. Continue reading Ethiopia: Fire Gutted Qilinto Prison, Over 20 Inmates Killed

Deaths, Tensions Rise After Ethiopia PM Sends Army to Amhara Region

Several people are reported to have been killed in various parts of the Amhara regional state in Northern Ethiopia, where an ongoing protest by the people is intensifying. (AP photo by Karel Prinsloo)

By Addis Standard,

Several people are reported to have been killed in various parts of the Amhara regional state in Northern Ethiopia, where an ongoing protest by the people is intensifying. The VOA Amharic service quoted a resident in Debarq yesterday that four people were killed when security officers fired live bullets at protesting civilians. Continue reading Deaths, Tensions Rise After Ethiopia PM Sends Army to Amhara Region

Externalizing Ethiopia’s Internal Issues a Fruitless Endeavour

Would it not be rather erroneous and embarrassing to consistently attribute each and every domestic trouble in Ethiopia to the alleged interference of Eritrea?

By Merhatsidk Mekonnen | for Addis Fortune,

Eritrea is rather a tiny nation in the Horn of Africa with a negligible profile and a total population not more than six million – although no country’s status should ever be pre-judged in terms of its territorial and population size from a legal and geo-political standpoint. Continue reading Externalizing Ethiopia’s Internal Issues a Fruitless Endeavour