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Coalition of Oromo Advocacy and Human Rights Groups It is a violation of international human rights law to express national, racial, ethnic, and religious hatred in the public space. This includes such expression in public media and social media. Such speech constitutes discrimination, hostility, or violence, as identified by the International...
The conflict in northern Ethiopia is entering a new phase as federal forces wrest back control of vast territories in Amhara and Afar states from Tigrayan rebels. Would the reversal open the door for peace talks? Over the past year, the Ethiopian government and rebellious Tigray leaders have continuously rejected calls...
Over the last three years, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed fell from grace to grass. Major western media outlets have covered the unfolding events in Ethiopia since 2018, including the ongoing conflicts, which according to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, is taking the country on a path to destruction. In...
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday announced he would deploy to the war front in northern Ethiopia to take the fight to his Tigrayan and Oromo opponents. It is a desperate move by an increasingly isolated leader. The prospect of losing power is a petrifying thought for tyrants, who fear national...
The civil war in Tigray has entered a new phase, ensnarling ethnic militias and security forces from several regional states in Ethiopia. Amhara leaders have characterized the people of Tigray as “enemies” and urged the youth to take up arms. “I call on all young people, militia, non-militia in the region,...
Two weeks after triumphant Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) captured Mekelle, the capital of Tigray State, peace remains elusive. Addis Ababa’s proclaimed humanitarian ceasefire had been complicated by mixed messaging and a lack of clear operational guidelines. The government has cut essential public services such as telecommunications, internet, banking, and power to...
The worsening humanitarian tragedy in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is now in its seventh month. Fighting between the Ethiopian National Defence Force and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) continues to escalate. Despite promises by both countries, Eritrean troops continue to commit grave violations of human rights and unspeakable atrocities. Ethiopia’s major...
Police on Sunday used tear gas and deployed tanks to disperse Ethiopian Muslims gathered at a public square for a long-planned Street Iftar in Addis Ababa. The Addis Ababa City Administration has initially okayed the event, put together by Halal Promotion, an events organizer and public relations agency in Ethiopia. The...