Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

For Susan Rice, a Chance for Redemption

Monday, September 24th, 2012

By Selam Beyene The eulogy delivered in Addis Ababa by Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, on the occasion of the funeral and mysterious death of the late Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi, will probably go down in the annals of US diplomacy as one of the ...

Ethiopia denies fake footage claims

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Ethiopian officials deny the claim that they faked footage in order to get the two jailed Swedish reporters Martin Schibbye and Johan Perssonconvicted of terror charges, in interview with national Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR). 

Why Europe should speak out about Ethiopia’s human rights

Monday, September 24th, 2012

On 25 July, the European Union adopted its strategic framework on human rights and democracy and appointed Stavros Lambrinidis its first special representative for human rights, seeking to “enhance the effectiveness and visibility of EU human rights policy”. It’s now time to translate policy into action. Ethiopia is a prime ...

Ethiopia: A New Prime Minister in a New Year

Monday, September 24th, 2012

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Ethiopians had their new year on September 11. It is now 2005 in the Gregorian calendar. On September 21, they also got a new prime minster. How delightfully felicitous to have a new prime minister in the new year! Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to the people ...

Egypt: Irrigation Minister – We Have Concerns About the Construction of Ethiopian Dam

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Dr. Mohamed Bahaa eddin on 22/9/2012 said that Egypt is still having concerns about the construction of Ethiopia's dam due to its quantum storage capacity. He confirmed that Ethiopia is yet to start with the construction of he dam. Meanwhile, he noted that the Ethiopian ...

Hopes abound as Ethiopia takes new prime minister

Friday, September 21st, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's parliament swore in a new prime minister on Friday in the U.S. ally's first peaceful change of power in modern history, sparking hope for change in a nation that's largely a one-party with a poor human rights record.

Parliament session on Meles succession delayed

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

A special session of Ethiopia's parliament arranged in order to endorse the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's successor has been postponed. No reason has not been given for the delay. But officials say the appointment of Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is not in dispute.

Eskinder Nega faces verdict on Friday

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

VIENNA, May 7, 2012 – A verdict in the trial of critical journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition figures accused of terrorism-related crimes is expected on Friday, May 11. Ethiopia’s crackdown on the media and freedom of expression has received bad press around the world, with major international media covering the ...

Ethiopia dismisses reports of major Somali losses

Monday, March 12th, 2012

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia rejected on Sunday reports that dozens of its soldiers had been killed and two captured by Islamist rebels during fierce fighting in Somalia, branding them as "false."

Rights works in Ethiopia ‘crippled’ by law: Amnesty

Monday, March 12th, 2012

ADDIS ABABA — A "restrictive" law in Ethiopia is severely crippling rights groups, according to an Amnesty International report. The rights watchdog said the law, which it called "vaguely worded," severely restricts funding to local organizations and allows for overreaching government interference.