The regime in Addis Abeba has made its laws against gay persons even more stringent but unsatisfied by these measures it has now organized an anti-gay massive protest in Addis Abeba for April 26. The organizers are youth members of the ruling TPLF/EPRDF front, several ministries and the Orthodox Church whose hierarchy is now under State control.
Press Release: 180 Organizations from around the World Demand that the World Bank Shut Down Its Business Rankings & Benchmarking
Sudanese police and security personnel are conducting massive house searches in Khartoum and other cities of the Sudan. The search is aimed at Ethiopians who are alleged to have no new IDs and are going to be deported en masse to the clutches of the regime in Addis Abeba. It is to be noted that Sudanese officials are in league with the cadres of the Addis Abeba regime in the human trafficking especially targeting Ethiopian girls as young as fourteen years old.
By Meltem Arikan
I visited Ethiopia for only three days, but that was enough for the cruelty of the system to burn my eyes. Once again I felt the pain within. Addis Ababa is under construction. You see green and yellow striped metal site fences everywhere. For me, there’s a big question whether these new buildings under construction reflect the taste, lifestyle, culture, and colors of the people living there. -
Some people ask such questions, but others are content with the changes in Addis Ababa. The city Addis Ababa is trying to modernize. But is it ignoring the texture, culture and habits in this city modernization? They’ve replaced cultural heritage with blue-glass-clad tall buildings; they’ve laid out boxlike characterless apartments; and they’ve surrounded this “modern” city with big shopping malls. - See more at:
HOW World Bank's COUNTRY Rankings Impoverish Smallholder Farmers
Established in 1944 with the objective of reducing poverty, the World Bank,1 headquartered in Washington, DC, is an international financial institution that provides financial and technical assistance as well as advisory services to enhance development in poor and transitioning countries. Despite its praiseworthy goals, the World Bank's activities and undue influence over policy making in developing countries have come under heavy criticism over the years. Countless protests have denounced the Bank's neoliberal agenda, which includes unfair conditionality policies, austerity measures that deny people's right to healthcare or education, support for environmentally destructive projects, and sham debt relief.
March 1995 –a dark and difficult time for Ethiopia that was suffering under an ethnic chauvinist, discriminatory and repressive regime. The fate of very many political prisoners was ignored, the martyrs unmentioned, the ethnic repression and cleansing covered up as a fight against the remnants of the previous regime. A totalitarian regime that admired the repressive Albania of Enver Hoxha was presented as a democratic one.The situation was critical.
Seid Hassan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Minga Negash (email@example.com)
March 25, 2014
FOLLOWING the killing of a Kuwaiti girl from a wealthy family by an Ethiopian maid, Kuwaiti lawmakers have in their majority called not only for the execution of the maid but for the deportation of thousands of maids and the banning of any maids from Ethiopia in the future. The lawmakers of Kuwait underlined their decision with racist references to alleged tendency to be violent by the Ethiopians.
MOBILIZE FOR THE RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS
Sirak Nebiyou,an Ethiopian journalist, who had focusd on the exposition of the plight of Ethiopians, refugees and asylum seekers in Saudi Arabia, has been arrested by the Saudi authorities following the demand by the EPRDF/TPLF embassy for his arrest. The fate of Nebiyou is worrying and there should be a concerted call for his immediate release.
By Abebe Haregewoin, MD, Ph. D.
March 18, 2014
The woes of cyberethiopia
We Ethiopians have a unique love/hate relationship with one another. We enjoy haggling over layers of ideas from the trivial to the momentous and vital. And yet with the exception of some upstarts we have inherited a rather nuanced cordiality from our ancestors and have perfected a dance around the fires of discord without seemingly offending each. This often occurs when we are in face to face conversational mode. However, this respectful distance grows thin and often disappears completely in our written communications under the cover of anonymity for which the internet is a perfect vehicle. A perennial complaint that crops up in our community from time to time is the deplorable quality and the deceptive camouflage that certain members of our society use the web in order to sell sordid and toxic ideas to the gullible.
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has ruined its own credibility by approving the membership of Ethiopia which is under one of the most repressive regimes in Africa. Shame on you EITI!
Rt.Hon. Clare Short,
SOCEPP is addressing this letter to you and the Board to call for the rejection of the candidacy application of the regime in Addis Abeba Ethiopia. The March 18 Board meeting needs to clearly realize that EITI standards are not present or adhered to by the applying government.
There is little progress in assuring gender equality and the empowerment of women in Ethiopia. Death at child birth is still one of the highest in the world, harmful practices (forced early marriages, FGM…) continue and the trafficking of young girls and women to the Middle East to be modern slaves is thriving.
The only fact we can affirm without hesitation is that Ethiopian women have not stopped to fight for their rights. During all the decisive stages of the Nation's history women have been, with men,
March 7, 2014
International womens day March 8, was established on february 18, 1909 in USA. However, it was officially declared on Augest 1910 in Coupenhagen, Denmark. The aim was to chariesh , honor women and enable them to encourage participating in economical, social and political aspects, so that their human right will be respected dispite gender difference.
Commemorate and Remembering Yekatit 12, 1929 G.C. (Ye-Sematet day) in New York City on March 1, 2014
By: Berhane Tadese
Ethiopians residing in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut held a town hall meeting on March 1, 2014 in New York City as Remembrance Day for Yekatit 12, 1929 G.C. Fascist General Graziane’s massacre act. This observance event was organized by a committee composed of Ad hoc committee for Global Alliance for Justice and the Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistance Association of NY, NJ and CT.
It has been said that solutions proposed by governments are often worse than the problems themselves and we can realize this when we consider many weird and strange laws decreed out of the blue to deal with problems that are sometimes only seen within the presidential palaces and the offices and villas of the officials. Uganda has given us one strange (and irrelevant) law after another and it has amused us to no end. Museveni’s “scientific” tirade against homosexuality and his recent stringent decree against it actually concerns a minority in a country whose majority consider poverty, bad governance and corruption (by Museveni and his family) as their major problems. He went on to ban miniskirts too. Go ahead and laugh.
By Yilma Bekele
I came across a clip of a VOA interview from Ethiopia. It is about the unveiling of a new statue in Oromia Kilil (Bantustan), Arsi Zone, Hitosa Wereda named Anole Statue and Museum. From the video that came with the report the ugly contraption seems to be sitting in the middle of acacia forest and depicts a cut off human hand with a cut off what we are told to be depiction of a female breast resting on the palm stretched to the sky. I am assuming the Museum is there to explain the reason for the erection of such a strong and ugly visual in such a serene place.
February 25, 2014
The close relations of the regime in Addis Abeba with the Omar Beshir led regime in Khartoum have almost always worked against the interest of Ethiopians in the Sudan. Many Ethiopians who were in danger of losing their lives have been deported from the Sudan to Ethiopia and many have died (Major Atanaw Wassie and others) or have been disappeared like Azanaw Demile and dozens of others.
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ITALIAN WAR CRIMES IN ETHIOPIA LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN ON ETHIOPIAN MARTYRS’ DAY (FEB. 19 2014) WITH PRESENTATIONS IN WASHINGTON, ATLANTA, NEW YORK
Copilot Hailemedhen Abera has requested political asylum in Switzerland. The copilot’s action represents the voices of the voiceless Ethiopians who have lived under tyranny for the last 23 years.
The human rights violations of the Sudanese government, especially against Ethiopians, have been documented many times but the latest involving an 18 years old rape victim surpasses all bounds.
Aklog Birara, PhD
The fundamental premise of this commentary is that only genuine commitment to FREEDOM and human rights of all citizens would assure Ethiopians sustainable and equitable growth and improvements in their lives.
“Desperate times call for desperate action”
SOCEPP sends this appeal to the Federal SWISS government, the Ministry of Justice and the Federal prosecutor’s office to appeal for Hailemedhin Abera Tegegn who was forced, by far of grave persecution, to divert the plane he copiloted to Geneva.
A Rome-bound passenger jet was "forced to proceed" to Geneva early Monday when its co-pilot took control of the aircraft while the pilot was in the bathroom, an official said.
Geneva airport chief executive Robert Deillon told reporters that the co-pilot — an Ethiopian who wanted to seek asylum in Switzerland — locked himself in the cockpit after taking control.
The Post's Craig Timberg breaks down a new report by digital watchdog group The Citizen Lab, which suggests the Ethiopian government is hacking the computers of Ethiopian journalists in the D.C. area.
February 10, 2014
While we appreciate the motive, mission and purpose of the SBS, we are sending you this protest letter to call for an end to the use of the SBS Amharic service to popularize mass murderers of the previous military regime. Captain Kassahun Seboka, who served the totalitarian regime of colonel Mengistu and is now seemingly in charge of the Amharic service of the SBS, is responsible for this travesty that has pained and hurt millions of Ethiopians.
Here under this document, I like all Ethiopians to compare yourself to judge what the so called 'equal' development implemented in Tigrayans and Amhara zones.