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11.02.2021

Give us Access to Tigray to Find Missing Refugees — NRC Pleas

Give us Access to Tigray to Find Missing Refugees — NRC Pleas

By Alison Kentish The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has called for unimpeded access to all parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region, to locate an estimated 20,000 unaccounted for refugees and assess damage to its Hitsaats Camp which was looted and set alight in early January. »

12.01.2021

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Jim Murphy Trending rights tweets of the week: Trump’s actions fuel riot at the US Capitol; white supremacy and anti-Semitism converge in Washington DC; the Ethiopian government should let the United Nations investigate grave abuses which numerous witnesses say those involved in the … »

12.11.2020

‘No way’ to get vital humanitarian aid into Ethiopia’s Tigray region, UN warns

‘No way’ to get vital humanitarian aid into Ethiopia’s Tigray region, UN warns

With telephone lines still cut and transport links disrupted, it is impossible for humanitarians to get vital supplies into Ethiopia’s Tigray region or assess evolving humanitarian needs, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said. “With roads closed, food, health and other emergency supplies have currently… »

11.11.2020

Storm clouds gather over Ethiopia

Storm clouds gather over Ethiopia

The armed conflict which began on 4 November 2020 between the central government of Ethiopia and the semi-autonomous province of Tigray—bordering Eritrea and Sudan—has raised fears of a wider conflict.  Hundreds of people have already been killed, and the United Nations has warned of a massive refugee flow.  Details are… »

05.10.2020

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Trending rights tweets this week: Policing in the United States, including how New York police carried out a plan trap and arrest peaceful protesters in the Bronx; Indian authorities freeze the bank accounts of Amnesty International’s India office; Saudi Arabia is implicated in recruitment of child soldiers as young as 12… »

19.04.2020

A Gender-equal Ethiopian Parliament can Improve the Lives of all Women

A Gender-equal Ethiopian Parliament can Improve the Lives of all Women

By James Jeffrey In 1991, the share of seats held by women in the Ethiopian parliament was under 3 percent. Today it stands at 38 percent, almost twice the ratio of women in the United States Congress. Experts say when women are better represented… »

11.10.2019

Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize: but big challenges still await Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize: but big challenges still await Ethiopia

Mohammed Girma, University of Pretoria for The Conversation Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. He becomes the 100th Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the first Ethiopian to receive the accolade. Abiy is the 12th winner from Africa to be awarded the… »

14.12.2018

Ethiopia: Historic reforms encouraging; country’s displaced must not be forgotten

Ethiopia: Historic reforms encouraging; country’s displaced must not be forgotten

In the wave of historic reforms that have swept Ethiopia this year, the needs of the country’s displaced people must not be forgotten, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday on a visit to the country. More people were newly internally displaced in Ethiopia… »

09.10.2017

The African Union welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

The African Union welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

Addis Ababa, 7 October 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the awarding of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). He congratulates ICAN, and expresses AU’s profound appreciation for its decade-long… »

31.05.2017

Sudan and Ethiopia on alert for Egyptian military strike

Sudan and Ethiopia on alert for Egyptian military strike

Sudanese and Ethiopian forces operating on the border between the two countries are in place to prepare for any offensive that Egypt might launch against Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam on the River Nile, intelligence and security sources in Khartoum have revealed to MEMO. The two armies have been alerted… »

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