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Category Archive: News Stories

Jan 23

“Journalism Is Not a Crime” – Human Rights Watch

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(URJII ONLINE) The Ethiopian government is stepping up oppression of independent journalists, and suppression of media freedom by Ethiopia’s government is curtailing democratic space ahead of national elections due in May, a leading rights group said in a report on Thursday. “Ethiopia’s government has systematically assaulted the country’s independent voices, treating the media as a …

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Dec 11

ETHIOPIA: Outbreak of Deadly Disease in Jail, Denial of Graduation of University Students

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(URJII ONLINE) The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) has issued a statement below regarding the most recent human rights situations in Ethiopia: The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deep concern over the outbreak of a deadly disease at Gimbi Jail in Western …

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Dec 11

Seenaa Gabaabaa Obbo Tulluu Urgee Jiruu

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(URJII ONLINE) Obbo Tulluu Urgee abbaa isaanii Obbo Urgee Jiruu fi haadha isaanii aadde Caaltuu Ejersaa irraa Konyaa Salaalee, Ona Wacaalee, Ganda Dubar Qal’aa jedhamutti bara 1947 dhalatan. Dhalatanii gara waggaa lamaatti warra (abbaa fi haadha) isaanii wajjin bara 1949tti gara Konyaa Baalee, Ona Adaabbaatti galan (godaanan). Umuriin isaanii yeroo barumsaaf gahu mana barumsaa galuun …

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Nov 21

Doomsday Pope Warns Man’s Greed Will Destroy World

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(URJII ONLINE) 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 …

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Nov 12

Ethnic Clash Claims Lives: Government’s Bias a Factor

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(URJII ONLINE) 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 …

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Nov 09

The Endless Crackdown against Independent Media in Ethiopia

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(URJII ONLINE) 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 …

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