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Apr 17

Ethiopia’s Economic Miracle Is Running Out of Steam

(URJII ONLINE) Just over 30 years ago, Ethiopia’s famine regularly made the news. Gruesome accounts of up to a million deaths stemming from drought and civil war captured the attention of aid agencies, sympathetic governments, and humanitarian groups around the world. Contrast that with the past decade, when Ethiopia averaged an economic growth rate of slightly better than …

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Mar 19

The Ethiopian Government Denies a Journalist in Jail Access to Medical Treatment

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(URJII ONLINE) According to CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalist) authorities in Ethiopia have denied medical attention to Ethiopian journalist Temesghen Desalegn, who has been imprisoned since October, according to sources close to the journalist. Temesghen Desalegn, owner of the now-defunct newsmagazine Feteh (Justice), is servinga three-year term in Ziway Prison, outside Addis Ababa, on charges of defamation, incitement, and false publication in connection with …

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Mar 05

Human Rights Watch Urges World Bank to Address Ethiopia Findings

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(URJII ONLINE) (Washington, DC) – The World Bank should fully address serious human rights issues raised by the bank’s internal investigation into a project in Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the bank’s vice president for Africa. The bank’s response to the investigation findings attempts to distance the bank from the many …

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Mar 05

Militarization and Alternative Biofuel Drives Ethiopian Land-Grab

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(URJII ONLINE) Ethiopia promises to meet its Millennium Goal objectives of creating a middle class and providing education and health care for its indigenous tribes. India promises to reduce its green house gas emissions from and dependency upon fossil fuels through production of alternative biofuels. Both Ethiopia and India find that leasing or buying large tracts of “fertile basket” land, …

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Feb 24

TPLF Leaders’ Arrogance and Contempt: Inviting Further Bloodshed and Loss of Lives – HRLHA Statement

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(URJII ONLINE) Since the downfall of the military government of Ethiopia in 1991, the political and socioeconomic lives of the country have totally been controlled by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front/TPLF leaders and business institutions. As soon as the TPLF controlled Addis Ababa, the capital city, in 1991, the first step it took was to …

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Feb 19

Political Violence Intensifies in Ethiopia as the Fifth National Election Approaches

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(URJII ONLINE) Urgent Action Issued by HRLHA According to a schedule released by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, citizens will go to the polls to elect a new government on 24 May 2015. It will be Ethiopia’s fifth national election since EPRDF came to power in 1991. In connection with the upcoming National Election …

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