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President Obama: support African Civil Society during upcoming visit to Sub-Saharan Africa

obama_nIn April 2014, six Ethiopian bloggers and three journalists associated with the Zone 9 blogging collective were accused of “creating serious risk to the safety or health of the public” and arrested under the country’s vague anti-terrorism law.

William Nicholas Gomes, Global News Centre Human Rights Ambassador

(LONDON) Ethiopia and Kenya face grave and worsening human rights challenges.  In this letter to US President Barack Obama, Wiliam Gomes asks the US political leader to keep these issues at the forefront of your discussions. The longstanding crackdown on human rights groups and journalists in Ethiopia and the use of so-called “anti-terror” laws to stifle the legitimate work of civil society actors in both Kenya and Ethiopia underscore their overall failure to adhere to democratic principles and international human rights standards.

The “Right to Rebel” in international law; if not recognized, it’s acknowledged, Madam Sherman!

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Although, majority of Ethiopians are inured to America’s hypocrisy on democracy and human rights as well as some of its officials asinine and reckless public utterance, the effrontery Wendy Sherman manifested recently in Addis is, however, unparalleled.

Kiflu Hussain Global News Centre

(DALLAS)   Once again Ethiopians in Ethiopia and Ethiopians scattered all over the world got so angry in the last couple of weeks. While the majority of Ethiopians who have left their country are relatively free to vent their anger without any repercussions, those hapless Ethiopians still living in their own country cannot do so without risking the wrath of the Ethiopian regime which has proven to be brutally deadly against any form of dissent in the last 24 years.

A botched execution of death sentence or torture by bullets?

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“It’s cold at six-forty in the morning on a March day in Paris, and seems colder when a man is about to be executed by firing squad.”           – Frederick Forsyth, in ‘The Day of the Jackal”

Kiflu Hussain Global News Centre

(DALLAS)  According to a Jan 14 2015 breaking news on ESATi, Ethiopian Satellite Television, which is banned from viewing in Ethiopia, the regime took out two prisoners on the wee hours from the dungeon it incarcerated them and rained bullets on them. The duo, named Colonel Demesew Anteneh and Colonel Alemu Getnet were convicted of plotting a coup d’état by the notorious Kangaroo court known for churning out harsh sentences on dissidents.  Accordingly, they were condemned to death in 2009.

You mess with my citizen, you mess with my sovereignty!

Andaragachew Tsige photo: ecadforum.com

Andaragachew Tsige photo: ecadforum.com

A case of unequal concern for citizens of the First World whose safety is jeopardized at the hands of rogue states such as Ethiopia is also clearly being seen.

Kiflu Hussain Global News Centre

(HOUSTON)  This piece is prompted by the recent unlawful arrest of an Ethiopian born British citizen in Sanaa, capital of Yemen while on a transit flight from Dubai to Asmara, capital of Eritrea. The arrested person named Andaragachew Tsige was handed over by Yemeni officials to the security agents of the Ethiopian regime who whisked him away to his country of origin in order to subject him to a grueling torture.

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