Archive for February, 2016

Ethiopia: No Let Up in Crackdown on Protests

Ethiopia: No Let Up in Crackdown on Protests

  Killings, Detention of Protesters Enter Fourth Month (Nairobi) – Ethiopian security forces are violently suppressing the largely peaceful protests in the Oromia region that began in November 2015. Almost daily accounts of killings and arbitrary arrests have been reported to Human Rights Watch since 2016 began. Security forces, including[Read More…]

by February 22, 2016 0 comments Human Rights
CALL FOR PAFD PUBLIC MEETING, Frankfurt, Germany 12th of March 2016

CALL FOR PAFD PUBLIC MEETING, Frankfurt, Germany 12th of March 2016

PEOPLES‘ALLIANCE FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY (PAFD) will address the public on 12th of March 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Every interested is invited to attend this meeting to understand the objectives of the Alliance and current political situation in Ethiopia. The meeting will start at 12.00am and will end[Read More…]

by February 22, 2016 0 comments Human Rights
The Indomitable Oromo Nation Obliterates the TPLF Tyranny as Oppressed Nations Dissipate

The Indomitable Oromo Nation Obliterates the TPLF Tyranny as Oppressed Nations Dissipate

The Indomitable Oromo Nation Obliterates the TPLF Tyranny as Oppressed Nations Dissipate By Gabisso Halaale #OromoProtests The SIDAMA people are joining the Oromo Struggles to defeat the TPLF It is a great example for Others The peaceful protests by Oromo civilians against the scheme of massive land grab in the[Read More…]

by February 20, 2016 0 comments Human Rights
TPLF/EPRDF Government Must Stop Arming of Refugees from South Sudan throughout the Gambella Region

TPLF/EPRDF Government Must Stop Arming of Refugees from South Sudan throughout the Gambella Region

Press Release 4th February 2016, Gambella “TPLF/EPRDF Government Must Stop Arming of Refugees from South Sudan throughout the Gambella Region” Gambella Nilotes United Movement (GNUM) strongly condemns the ongoing ethnic violence and killings in the Gambella region of Ethiopia between the indigenous Anuaks and the joint armed forces of the[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments Human Rights
Unrest in Ethiopia: the ultimate warning shot?

Unrest in Ethiopia: the ultimate warning shot?

The culture of power is one of centralisation. But real federalism couldn’t be beyond reach. Oromya shows that it is becoming an absolute requirement. (Open Democracy) — The Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), the strongest component of the ruling coalition, from the middle of 2014 has faced the highest level[Read More…]

by February 4, 2016 0 comments Opinion
Ethnic Clashes in Ethiopia’s Gambella Kill Dozens, Official Says

Ethnic Clashes in Ethiopia’s Gambella Kill Dozens, Official Says

(Bloomberg) — Dozens of people have been killed in the western Ethiopia region of Gambella during fighting between Nuer and Anuak groups that involved local security forces, an official said. Weapons from neighboring South Sudan’s two-year civil war are contributing to the insecurity in Gambella, which is also hosting more[Read More…]

by February 4, 2016 0 comments Opinion
Oromo: Torture and Abuse in Ethiopian Prisons

Oromo: Torture and Abuse in Ethiopian Prisons

On Friday, 29 January 2016, a number of Oromo prisoners were tortured and abused by prison officials for over ten hours. One of the abused might have been killed. This tragic incident highlights once more the unacceptable conditions in Ethiopian prisons in general and the dreadful plights of Oromo political[Read More…]

by February 4, 2016 0 comments Human Rights
Human Rights Watch issued it’s 2015 Report on Ethiopia in three languages, Afaan Oromoo, Amharic & English.

Human Rights Watch issued it’s 2015 Report on Ethiopia in three languages, Afaan Oromoo, Amharic & English.

In Ethiopia in 2015 there were continuing government crackdowns on opposition political party members, journalists, and peaceful protesters, many of whom experienced harassment, arbitrary arrest, and politically motivated prosecutions. The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the ruling party coalition, won all 547 parliamentary seats in the May elections, due[Read More…]

by February 4, 2016 0 comments Human Rights
PAFD Strongly Condemns the Ethnic Cleansing in Gambella Region

PAFD Strongly Condemns the Ethnic Cleansing in Gambella Region

On January 27, 2016, around 2:00 am local time, ‘special police’ from the regional administration of Gambella aided by local militia attacked Anuak civilians all over the region. Subsequently, the death of more than four dozen of Anuak civilians have been reported; and the indiscriminate massacre of unarmed Gambella civilians[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 0 comments press Release