Letter From Qilinto Prison: “I Will Not Falter” - Journalist Darsema Sori

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Darsema Sori

First my greetings to all the people of Ethiopia, who made me who I am today so that I can serve them back in my profession as a journalist; the ones who are still suffering under this repressive regime while struggling in search of freedom and good governance. To the Ethiopian Muslims, who are suffering under ruthless successive regimes, but continue struggling tirelessly to make sure our religious rights are restored and respected; and also to the “Dimtsachin Yisema” activists who strive to make our voices heard.

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Rights violations in Ethiopia, Year 2016: HRW report

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Irreecha, Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2, 2016

(EZ) The 2017 World Report of Human Rights Watch said last year (2016) the Ethiopian government security forces used unnecessary and disproportionate force to disperse largely peaceful protests, causing deaths and injuries. The report was launched Thursday 12th January.

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Eskinder Nega appears in court

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Eskinder Nega

Journalist who received Golden Pen Award appears in court as witness in terrorism trial - Independent Jan. 6, 2017

A journalist who has been jailed seven times after criticising the Ethiopian Government’s detainment of journalists as suspected terrorists has appeared in court as a witness in a terrorism trial.

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Britain scraps £5million foreign aid for Ethiopia's Spice Girls after Mail revealed 'blood boiling' waste of taxpayers' money

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Yegna

• The five-piece pop group Yegna was formed as part of the Girl Effect programme
• Department for International Development has ended partnership with scheme
• Comes after Secretary Priti Patel was challenged about £5.2 million band grant

British taxpayers' money will no longer be used to fund the project behind an Ethiopian girl band.

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Ethiopia federal court jailed Kedir Moahmmed Yusuf et.al to five years & six months

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Muslim Protesters

The federal High Court 19th criminal bench has today sentenced19 defendants under the file name of the first defendant Kedir Moahmmed Yusuf to five years a six months each while one defendant in the same file was sentenced to four years and five months. On Dec. 21 2016 the federal court found all the 20 defendants guilty of terrorism related charges and violating the country’s penal code.

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Fire outbreak in Samara University

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Samara

(Ethiopia Zare) Samara University, the only university in Afar region endured a sudden fire outbreak on Thursday evening, as confirmed by Ethiopia Zare’s sources from the location.

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