Category Archives: Legal

Rights Groups Call for Swift Response to Ethiopian Singer’s Death

WASHINGTON – As anger boils over among Ethiopia’s Oromo population after the killing of a revered singer, analysts and activists say swift action and transparency by the government are necessary to avoid further bloodshed. Hachalu Hundessa was shot dead in

Lawyers Recommend Constitutional Interpretation as the Only Way to Solve Crisis

Respected lawyers who participated in the second round public discussion for constitutional interpretation said interpreting the constitution is the only way that solves the present crisis without violating human and democratic rights of citizens. Human Rights Expert at the United

Ethiopian Migrant Survivors Speak Out against Illegal Migration

Addis Ababa Almost two months have elapsed since 64 illegal Ethiopian migrants, out of 78, perished in Tete Province of Mozambique on March 24, 2020 on their way to South Africa. On 28 April, the surviving 11 migrants returned to

A Pioneer Fistula Surgeon Dr. Hamlin Dies at 96

Addis Ababa, The altruistic and world-renowned gynecologist, Dr. Catherine Hamlin, died at the age of 96 on Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Dr. Hamlin, for her unceasing efforts in saving the lives of Ethiopian women, was nominated for the Nobel

Securing sustainable food systems hinges on gender equality

Rome - The three United Nations' Rome-based agencies dedicated to food and agriculture called today for bolder action to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls in the agricultural sector and beyond.Securing sustainable global food systems ...

Flagship UN study shows accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere

A wide-ranging UN climate report, released on Tuesday, shows that climate change is having a major effect on all aspects of the environment, as well as on the health and wellbeing of the global population.The report, The WMO Statement on

Why the US still hasn’t had a woman president

Estonia, Singapore, Ethiopia and Finland – these are some of the 21 countries currently governed by a female president or prime minister.Yet a woman president of the U.S. still remains only a hypothetical.The 2020 Democratic nomination contest original...

Ethiopia: Communications Shutdown Takes Heavy Toll

(Nairobi, March) – The Ethiopian government should immediately lift the shutdown of internet and phone communications in the Oromia region. The two-month-long shutdown has prevented families from communicating, disrupted life-saving services, and contr...