U.S.-Africa summit did not address human rights violations: advocates

WASHINGTON — The U.S.-Africa summit has focused on trade, security and even the Ebola virus, but human rights advocates say abuses by some leaders who are attending are being swept under the rug. “It is kind of like a missed opportunity,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director for Human Rights Watch….

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Put Democratic Ethics on the Agenda for the African Leaders’ Summit

(Freedom House) As next month’s U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington approaches and the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) rapidly ramps up to scale, the Obama administration’s focus on the importance of leadership in Africa is evident. Its main message is that trade, investment in Africa, and entrepreneurship are vital. While…

BBC condemns Ethiopian broadcast jamming

(BBC) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has condemned the jamming of its broadcasts by the Ethiopian Government. Liliane Landor, acting Director of the BBC World Service Group, has called on the Ethiopian authorities to stop jamming BBC broadcasts in the Middle East and North Africa. Mrs. Landor joined directors from…

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UN rights chief ‘seriously alarmed’ by intimidation of journalists in Ethiopia

Navi Pillay concerned over journalists being jailed in Ethiopia. The top United Nations human rights official this week said she is “seriously alarmed” by the current climate of intimidation against journalists and human rights defenders in Ethiopia due to an overly broad interpretation of laws concerning terrorism and civil society…

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Institutions Urge Obama to Address ‘Land Grabbing’ Issue in Ethiopia

HRLHA, May 18, 2012 The united States-based Oakland Institute and the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SNME) call up oon President Obama to talk on the issue with Ethiopian prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who is expected to arrive Washington today. The two institutions argue that large-scale land investments, which…

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Institutions Urge Obama to Address ‘Land Grabbing’ Issue in Ethiopia

HRLHA, May 18, 2012 The united States-based Oakland Institute and the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SNME) call up oon President Obama to talk on the issue with Ethiopian prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who is expected to arrive Washington today. The two institutions argue that large-scale land investments, which…

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A Letter to the Prime Minister of Norway

His Excellency Mr. Jens Stoltenberg Prime minister of Norway Glacisgata 1 Postboks 8001 Dep, 0030 Oslo, Norway postmottak@smk.dep.no kesp@smk.dep.no sfb@sm Your Excellency Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) is writing this letter in an attempt to bring to your attention the case…

LETTER FROM REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS TO U.N. SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON ABUSE OF ANTI-TERRORISM LAW

Freedom of the press has deteriorated considerably in Ethiopia this year, with a dozen journalists arrested in the past few weeks and the fate of two Swedish journalists on trial in Addis Ababa on terrorism charges expected to be known tomorrow. Reporters Without Borders has written to Ben Emmerson, Special…

Save the Date: Ethiopia’s Stalled Democracy and a Spotlight on the Ogaden

HRLHA, On 7 December 2010 Ms Ana Gomes MEP will convene a hearing, ‘Ethiopia’s Stalled Democracy: A Spotlight on the Ogaden’ in Room ASP3H1 of the European Parliament in Brussels from 16.15–18.15 in collaboration with UNPO and African Rights Monitor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov 26, 2010 – Brussels – Just…

Ethiopian Refugees Stranded at Yemen-Saudi Border

HRLHA, The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has appealed to international Communities to help the  Ethiopian refugees stranded at the Yemen and Saudi boarder. According to a report by AFP, more than 1000 Ethiopian refugees are stranded near the Saudi border in Yemen without food, water or shelter. Below is…

Ethiopian Refugees Stranded at Yemen-Saudi Border

HRLHA, The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has appealed to international Communities to help the  Ethiopian refugees stranded at the Yemen and Saudi boarder. According to a report by AFP, more than 1000 Ethiopian refugees are stranded near the Saudi border in Yemen without food, water or shelter. Below is…

Ethiopian Refugees Stranded at Yemen-Saudi Border

HRLHA, The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has appealed to international Communities to help the  Ethiopian refugees stranded at the Yemen and Saudi boarder. According to a report by AFP, more than 1000 Ethiopian refugees are stranded near the Saudi border in Yemen without food, water or shelter. Below is…

Ethiopia: Donor Aid Supports Repression

Contributors Should Review Development Programs, Monitor Use of Funds London) – The Ethiopian government is using development aid to suppresspolitical dissent by conditioning access to essential government programs on support for the ruling party, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Human Rights Watch urged foreign donors to…

Widespread Human Rights Abuses Reported Worldwide as UN Council Opens

Geneva13 September 2010 UN Council Goes After Human Rights Abusers The U.N. Human Rights Council began a three-week session Monday amid reports of widespread human rights violations around the world and escalating threats against human rights defenders. The new session of the rights council takes place against the backdrop of…

Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) Annual Activity Report 2009/ 2010

INTRODUCTION The 2009/2010 fiscal year is the time during which the volunteers of HRLHA once again proved their commitment to defending human dignity. The human rights situation in the horn in general and in Ethiopia in particular is declining every year.  It is very unfortunate and frustrating that even the…

Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) Annual Activity Report 2009/ 2010

INTRODUCTION The 2009/2010 fiscal year is the time during which the volunteers of HRLHA once again proved their commitment to defending human dignity. The human rights situation in the horn in general and in Ethiopia in particular is declining every year.  It is very unfortunate and frustrating that even the…

US Special Envoy pledges support for holding referendum in January

August 22, 2010 (RENK) – Washington’s Special Envoy to Sudan, General Scot Gration pledged that his government was committed to supporting a “credible” and on schedule referendum on southern self-determination while visiting the autonomous region on Saturday. U.S. presidential special envoy to Sudan Scott Gration (Getty) Gration made the comments…

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Yemen to deport 150 Ethiopian illegal immigrants

TA’IZZ, Aug. 20 (Saba) – Security Department in Ta’izz province has handed over 150 Ethiopian infiltrators to Passport and Immigration Authority in Sana’a who were detained for entry into the Yemeni lands illegally. The Immigration and Passport Authority said that they will deport the Ethiopian infiltrators who were handed over…

UN urges renewed support for relief workers on World Humanitarian Day

19 August 2010 –Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Humanitarian Day today by leading a chorus of United Nations officials in lauding aid workers – including some who have paid with their lives – for their tireless efforts to help those who have lived through wars, catastrophes and other terrible events. The…

AUGUST 19 WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

“Better acceptance of humanitarian work by state and non-state actors alike is desperately needed. The vast majority of aid workers come from the countries in which they work. Preventing them from doing their work harms no-one more than the most vulnerable. Today is a good time for a renewed commitment…

Sudan expels UN and aid personnel

Sudanese authorities have expelled five workers from the UN and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from West Darfur state, a UN official has said. Sudan has a history of tense relations with foreign aid agencies and the UN-African Union peacekeeping mission (Unamid), who are conducting the world’s largest aid operation…

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U.S. special envoy heading to Sudan, Kenya

(WASHINGTON) — (ST) August 16, 2010, the U.S. special envoy to Sudan Scott Gration is headed to the region for a two week visit that will focus mainly on the preparations for the referendum in South Sudan that is scheduled for early next year. The U.S. State department said that…

UN chief voices concern over situation in Darfur

(KHARTOUM) — (ST) August 16, 2010, the United Nation’s secretary-general, Ban Ki Moon, has voiced concern over kidnappings of international peacekeepers as well as tension at Kalma camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), warning that these incidents have “contributed to a worsening of the situation” in the restive region of…

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Yemen to deport 63 Ethiopian illegal immigrants

Yemen said Sunday it will deport about 63 Ethiopian illegal immigrants to their home country in a week. The Ethiopians, all of them women, are now in the custody of the Immigration and Nationality Passports Authority in Taiz Province near western Red Sea, according to a statement from the Interior…

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Cuban visit will not take place, says UN expert on torture as he voices frustration

Special Rapporteur Manfred Nowak 9 June 2010 – The United Nations independent expert on torture said today he was deeply disappointed that he will not be able to visit Cuba to carry out a fact-finding mission this year because the country’s authorities declined to consent to any of the dates…

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