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Nov 21

Doomsday Pope Warns Man’s Greed Will Destroy World

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Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world’s bounty for the poor and hungry, telling a U.N. conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that shouldn’t be subject to market speculation and quests for profit, according to Associated Press. He also warned Thursday, November 20, 2014, that planet earth would not forgive the abuse of its resources for profit, urging the world’s leaders to rein in their greed Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

In Defense of the Amnesty International (AI) Latest Report on Repression in Oromia

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“… the TPLF led government promotes inter and intra ethnic and religious conflicts and present itself as a peacemaker.  Such conflicts are used to divide and weaken the Oromo people. Examples of such conflicts include the conflicts between Oromo and Gumuz in the West, Oromo and Ogden in the East and the South, between the Oromo-clan Borana and Guji and the Muslim Oromo and Christian Oromo.  Conflict usually destabilizes Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Ethnic Clash Claims Lives: Government’s Bias a Factor

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A border dispute-related clash between the Oromos and the Ogadenis in eastern Ethiopia has claimed seven lives from the side of the Oromos in the most recent clash between the two neighbouring ethic groups due to border dispute. The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) the statement (UA) below in relation to the incident:

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deep concern regarding the unresolved and long standing “Border dispute” between Oromo and Ogadeni Somali nationals, Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

The Endless Crackdown against Independent Media in Ethiopia

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At least six publications have had to close in recent months and around 30 journalists have fled abroad since the start of the year as a result of the biggest crackdown on the privately-owned press since 2005, one reflecting a government desire to make a clean sweep of independent media before parliamentary elections next May, local analysts say. Reporters Without Border Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Ethiopia: Ethnic Oromos Arrested, Tortured and Killed by the State in Relentless Repression of Dissent

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Thousands of members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, are being ruthlessly targeted by the state based solely on their perceived opposition to the government, said Amnesty International in a new report released today. Below is a full text of the report issued, today, October 28, 2014, by Amnesty International based on the findings by its Ethiopia researcher Claire Beston:

“Because I am Oromo” – Sweeping repression in the Oromia region of Ethiopia exposes how Oromos have been regularly subjected to Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

A Minor Convicted of Instigation Released from Jail

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A minor of fourteen, who was condemned to four years in jail at an adult court in a western province of the Regional State of Oromia in Ethiopian, has unexpectedly been released from prison and reunited with his parents. Below is a full text of a statement by the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa on this matter:

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) is highly pleased with the news that Minor Abde Jemal has been release from the Bishari Jail in Mettu, Iluu Abbabor Province; and has re-united with his parents in Bilo Nopha. According to information obtained by HRLHA through its correspondents, Minor Abde Jemal was released from prison after being taken Read the rest of this entry »

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