Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Medrek Vows to thwart Meles’ Legacy

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

ATLANTA -- Medrek, arguably the most popular opposition party in Ethiopia which is striving to bring about democracy and the rule of law in the country, vows to get rid of the dark-side legacy of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.  Addressing a gathering in Atlanta on Sunday, September 23, 2012, ...

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 ...

Hopes abound as Ethiopia takes new prime minister

Monday, September 24th, 2012

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. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn succeeds former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died ...

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 ...

Open letter from ETNTC to PM Hailemariam Desalegn

Friday, September 21st, 2012

http://etntc.org/ENTC/wp/wp-content/uploads/Haile-Mariam-Letter.pdf

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.

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Friday, September 21st, 2012

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