In Dialogue with Ethiopia, Experts of the Human Rights Committee Commend Efforts to Conduct Free and Fair Elections, Raise Issues Concerning Extrajudicial Killings and Arbitrary Arrests of Journalists

The Human Rights Committee this morning concluded its consideration of the second periodic report of Ethiopia on how it implements the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, with Committee Experts commending the State’s efforts to conduct free and fair elections, and raising issues concerning extrajudicial killings and arbitrary arrests of journalists. […]

As Civilians Get Targeted, CIVIC Calls for Halt of Armed Hostilities in Tigray

With reports of military operations intensifying in the Tigray region, northern Ethiopia, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) is deeply concerned over indiscriminate harm to civilians. CIVIC is calling all parties to the conflict to act with restraint and avoid targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure. Zlatko Gegic, CIVIC’s Regional Director for the East and Horn […]

Civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region at Heightened Risk

For several weeks, towns in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have endured regular bombardments  from an escalating joint offensive by Ethiopia and Eritrea forces against Tigrayan forces. Yesterday, the government forces captured Shire, a major town in Tigray. Attacks around the town – already host to thousands of Tigrayans forcibly displaced from Western Tigray in an earlier ethnic cleansing campaign – led […]

Ethiopia: UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk warns of devastating impact of continued hostilities on civilians

The latest alarming airstrikes on the Tigray region risk seriously exacerbating the already devastating impact of hostilities on civilians, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk warned today. “Since 31 August we have received numerous reports of civilian casualties and destruction of civilian objects due to airstrikes and artillery strikes in Tigray – disruptions […]

Ethiopian Diaspora Intensifying Efforts to Correct Wrong Perception of Current Situation in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Diaspora in Belgium is intensifying effort to inform the international community and foreign powers, Europeans in particular, the reality on the ground in Ethiopia and to expose the destructive activities of terrorist TPLF, Defend Ethiopia Taskforce Coordinator Ephrem told ENA. Approached by ENA, Defend Ethiopia Taskforce and Diaspora Belgium Community Coordinator Ephrem Zewudu […]

Ethiopia Participates in India-Africa Defense Dialogue

A delegation led by the Minister of Defense, Abreham Belay is participating in the India-Africa Defense Dialogue (IADD), which is being held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. At the event, the Minister spoke about Africa-India defense cooperation in general and Ethiopia-India cooperation in particular. The Ethiopian Defense Minister thanked the Indian government for the invitation and the […]

Department Press Briefing – October 17, 2022

MR PATEL: Good morning or good afternoon, everybody. QUESTION: Morning? MR PATEL: Morning. Time is — QUESTION: Are you on west coast time? MR PATEL: Time is a construct. I don’t have anything for you at the top today, so Matt, if  you want to kick us off? QUESTION: Actually, I – I don’t have anything, actually, to start either. MR […]