Call for Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Ethiopia

By Sophia Tesfamariam, As an Eritrean American who has closely followed developments in the Horn region and knows a little bit about the political machinations involved, I was sorry to see Navi Pillay, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights succumbing to US pressure by singling out Eritrea for rebuke when she knows full […]

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The ‘Ethiopia Rising’ Narrative and the Oromo Protests

By Awol K Allo | for Al Jazeera, So much for the “Ethiopia rising” meme which Ethiopian authorities ostentatiously promote to camouflage the repressive nature of the state. A new report published by Human Rights Watch on the Oromo protests depicts a disturbing picture of a government that thrives on systematic repression and official violence. […]

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Ethiopia: TPLF Use of “Anti-Terrorism Law” to Terrorize Citizens

By Prof. Al Mariam, This is exactly what apartheid white minority use of “anti-terrorism law” to terrorize black South Africans. The first indisputable fact is the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is itself a certified terrorist organization officially listed in the Global Terrorism Database. So there is no question whatsoever that the TPLF is a […]

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Does Dr. Tedros Adhanom have the Requisite Qualifications to Become Next WHO DG?

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, Eight medical doctors have served the World Health Organization (WHO) as its directors-general, through it the international community, in the post-war world from 1948 to the present, beginning with Dr. B.Chisholm of Canada, and now the incumbent another Canadian Dr. Margaret Chan, with dual citizenship (Chinese, Hong Kong). The only exception in […]

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