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Family Urges Norway to take action for the release of Okello Ochalla

By Betre Yacob.   The family of a Norwegian citizen of Ethiopian origin detained by the Ethiopian Government has urged the Norwegian authorities to exert pressure for his safety and fair trial. Okello Ochalla was seized in South Sudan [...]
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Ethiopian journalist Died in Exile

By Betre Yacob.  A prominent Ethiopian journalist, Million Shurube, died in  Nairobi, Kenya, where he had been in exile since  September 2014.  Million, father of a son, passed away on 13, October 2014  at Kenyata hospital at the age [...]
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Independent Publications in the Face of Grave Threat in Ethiopia

By Betre Yacob The Ethiopian authorities are once again moving to pass another legislation which would completely paralyze the last remaining independent publications circulating in the country. The legislation is expected to come into force [...]
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Independent Magazine in Ethiopia Shut Down

By Betre Yacob.  One of the few independent Ethiopian magazines, Ebony, has been shut down  after 6 years of publishing, putting many full-time and part-time workers out  of a job. Tessema Dessalgn, the shear holder and editor in chief [...]
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Imprisoned Ethiopian Journalist Denied a Medical Treatment

By Betre Yacob. An Ethiopian Journalist Woubshet Taye, who is serving his sentence in Kality Prison in Addis Ababa, is being denied a Medical Treatment. He is suffering from severe renal calculus (kidney stone). Woubshet Taye is among a number [...]
A Shocking Tragedy Behind Human Trafficking in Ethiopia: One Woman's Horrific Story

A Shocking Tragedy Behind Human Trafficking in Ethiopia: One Woman’s Horrific Story

By Betre Yacob. Metema-Galabat, a ‘desert rout’ of human trafficking from Ethiopia to Sudan, is a place of suffering for many Ethiopian girls. Physical and emotional abuse, including rape, torture, starvation, imprisonment, threats, beatings, [...]
A Journalist kidnapped, Threatened, and Beaten by Intelligence and Security Agents in Ethiopia

A Journalist kidnapped, Threatened, and Beaten by Intelligence and Security Agents in Ethiopia

By Betre Yacob. The Ethiopian journalist Bisrat Woldemichael was kidnapped, threatened, humiliated, and beaten by the Ethiopian intelligence and security agents on 28 August, 2013. He has reported this incident today to journalists. Bisrat [...]
Oakland Institute Exposed the Human Right Impact of “land grabbing” in Ethiopia

Oakland Institute Exposed the Human Right Impact of “land grabbing” in Ethiopia

By Betre Yacob. The United States-based Oakland Institute, which is known in struggling for land rights and food sovereignty of Africans, has exposed the human right impact of the land investment, which is often characterized as “land grabbing”, [...]