Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Hailemariam Desalegn sworn in as the new prime minister of Ethiopia (video)

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Hailemariam Desalegn has been sworn in as the prime minister of Ethiopia today, 21 September 2012, by the parliament. Hailemariam’s first act as prime minister today was to nominate the deputy prime minister. Demeke Mekonnen’s nomination has been approved unanimously by the parliament and he became the deputy prime minister. ...

Ethiopia’s new leader takes oath of office

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn took the oath of office Friday, vowing to maintain the legacy of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi who died last month.

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."

Ethiopia Feb inflation rises on food prices

Monday, March 12th, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, March 12 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's year-on-year rate of inflation rose in February to 36.3 percent from 32 percent a month ago, official data showed on Monday.

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.

An Ethiopian Maid in Lebanon.

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Ethiopia to Enact Stricter Regulation on Petroleum Industry

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The Ministry of Water and Energy is preparing a draft proclamation to properly regulate the petroleum industry in Ethiopia according to Wendimu Tekle, State Minister for Water and Energy.

Israel to slash budget for integrating new Ethiopian immigrants

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

The Immigrant Absorption Ministry will cut NIS 5.5 million from its budget for integrating Ethiopian immigrants this year, while the funds for immigrants from other countries will be cut by only hundreds of thousands of shekels at most. The Knesset Finance Committee approved the proposal Tuesday.