Ethiopia is gearing up to deploy about 2000 strong forces to South Sudan

Ethiopian soldiers stand guard near boxes of weapons found hidden under a building in MogadishuADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Defence Forces have confirmed that the government of Addis Ababa is amassing forces of 2000 soldiers supported by 4 fighter jets and over 35 tanks are set to be deployed in the war torn South Sudan as early as March next year to provide security and maintain stability around Juba, Paloch Oilfields (Upper Nile State) and Bentiu (Unity State).
Major General Yohannes Woldegiorgis Tesfay, one of the expected generals to be deployed to the war-ravaged South Sudan has told The Upper Nile Times that the forces will act alone and not as part of the Ethiopian troops already deployed there as part of the UNMISS forces. Continue reading

Response to Dancing with a Wolf: A Reflection on Gambella Politics

By Magn Nyang, Minnesota, USA – Recently, I read an article with the above title written by one named Chuol R. Kompuok. For those who don’t know who Chuol is, I would like to give you some info about him. In 1987, my classmates (whom I grew up with from early childhood) and I were in 7th grade in Gambella Middle High School. If not all of us, most of us were classmates from the 1st grade. Here we are in the 7th grade (our first years in the Middle High School), when two tall skinny and one short skinny boy walked into our class. We looked at each other in a way that said “Who the hell are these boys?” Continue reading

Respond to All Ethiopian United Party (Kinijt)’s report on massacre of Majanger by TPLF/EPDRF

newsOjulu Odola, SYDNEY -  On the eve of Ethiopian New year when people are busy preparing themselves for New Year celebration, TPLF/EPDRF’S tyranny government carried out horrific and deadly attack to wipe out the indigenous Majanger tribe from their ancestral land to give way to TEPLF/EPDRF’s current and retirees Army Generals to plunder the natural wealth of indigenous Majanger People.

The news had terrified and upset not only the indigenous people of Gambella, but all Ethiopians who love their country because killing innocent indigenous people became a routine act of TPLF/EPDRF’s government. Many Ethiopian political parties, civic organizations and individuals had condemned the killing. Continue reading

David Cameron writes to Hailemariam Desalegn


David Cameron writes to Ethiopian PM on behalf of British political dissident on death row

Andargachew “Andy” Tsege, a critic of the Ethiopian regime, was kidnapped in Yemen

(The Independent) – The Prime Minister has personally intervened in the case of a British father-of-three facing the death sentence in Ethiopia, after the man’s children appealed for his help.David Cameron writes to Ethiopian PM

David Cameron wrote to the Ethiopian Prime Minister in a bid to save the life of Andargachew “Andy” Tsege, 59, whose plight was revealed by The Independent last Friday. Continue reading

First Case of Ebola In Ethiopia Reported

newsBy Hara Ethiopia – A disease that medical doctors believe is Ebola appears to be suspected in the Ethiopian capital. One west African origin diplomat has been admitted for flu like symptoms in Saint Yared General Hospital. Three more people have been also admitted to the black lion hospital, with a reported cases of bleeding and fever. Doctors in black lion hospital, speaking anonymously because of the sensitivity of the issue and afraid of reprisal action from government officials, are saying it is Ebola. The safety of the health staff and other patients still unknown. Continue reading

Texas Ebola patient dies

EBOLA_1.jpgCNN) — Thomas Eric Duncan, the man with Ebola who traveled to the United States from Liberia, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the hospital said. He had been in critical condition after being diagnosed with the virus in mid-September. People who have had contact with him are being monitored for symptoms.

It has just been a little over a week since Duncan began receiving treatment for the virus, and those days have spelled an “enormous test of our health system,” said Dr. David Lakey, the commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. Continue reading

US expels Ethiopian Embassy’s gunman

newsThe United States has expelled the Ethiopian Embassy gunman who opened fire at peaceful protesters last Monday, Ethiopian embassy sources confirmed to the Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT).
Solomon Tadesse Gebreselassie, aka Wedi Woyni, who was the security chief at the embassy, was given 48 hours to leave the United States. Gebreselassie had diplomatic immunity.
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Ethiopia: UN Experts Urge Ethiopia to Stop Using Anti-Terrorism Legislation to Curb Human Rights


Ethiopia urged not to use anti-terrorism law to curb freedom of expression and association (file photo).

(ADDIS ABABA) A group of United Nations human rights experts* today urged the Government of Ethiopia to stop misusing anti-terrorism legislation to curb freedoms of expression and association in the country, amid reports that people continue to be detained arbitrarily.

The experts’ call comes on the eve of the consideration by Ethiopia of a series of recommendations made earlier this year by members of the Human Rights Council in a Continue reading

IGAD chief mediator insists rebels signed ceasefire matrix

Seyoum Mesfin (L), chairperson of IGAD meditors, and Taban Deng Gai, SPLM In Opposition chief negotiator, attend the resumption of South Sudan talks in Addis Ababa on 11 February 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)

Seyoum Mesfin (L), chairperson of IGAD mediators, and Taban Deng Gai, SPLM In Opposition chief negotiator, attend the resumption of South Sudan talks in Addis Ababa on 11 February 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)

ADDIS ABABA – The chief mediator mediating the peace talks between the two warring parties in South Sudan under the auspices of the African regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), has insisted that SPLM In Opposition led by the former vice-president, Riek Machar, did in fact sign the matrix on ceasefire agreement despite dismissal by the rebels.
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Kenya bars travellers from Ebola-hit nations

newsBorders closed to travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in effort to contain deadly epidemic. Kenya is closing its borders to travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, the government has announced.

Kenya Airways also announced that it would suspend its flights to Freetown and Monrovia when the government travel ban on passengers comes into effect on Wednesday.
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