Category Archives: Ethiopia
The Ethiopian military responded to an April 2012 attack on a large commercial farm in Gambella region with arbitrary arrests, rape, and other abuses against scores of local villagers. Forced displacement, inadequate resources, and other abuses against Gambella’s population persist in the second year of the government’s “villagization” program.
Dozens of dead Ethiopian immigrants were dumped on the side of a road in Tanzania after suffocating in a container truck along with many others who survived, in the second fatal human trafficking incident in the country this year.
Up to 45 bodies were dumped along a busy forest highway on Tuesday, and a further 72 were found alive and taken to hospital.
The Ethiopian federal court Friday handed down a seven-year prison term to a UN staff who was found guilty of terrorism charges. Abdurahman Sheikh Hassan, identified as a man of double Ethiopian and Somali nationality was accused of involvement with a rebel group, which Ethiopia categorizes as a terrorist organization. Sheikh Hassan was said to […]
The Ethiopian government is forcibly displacing tens of thousands from their land to make way for state-run sugar plantations, a campaign group has said. The displacements are happening in the country’s Omo Valley, according to a report by the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW). The valley, a World Heritage site, is also the site of a […]
A year after troubled Somalia was ravaged by the worst drought in decades, no end seems in sight to more than two decades of suffering and Somalis continue to flee their country to escape conflict, human rights abuses and adverse weather conditions. In the first four months of this year, some 20,000 Somalis sought refuge in […]