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Ethiopia: Deploys of high security as Orthodox faithful mark ‘baptism of Christ’

Ethiopia, Orthodox faithful mark 'baptism of Christ'

Tensions are high in two of Ethiopia’s ‘protest cities’ – Bahir Dar and Gondar – as the Orthodox Church readies to commemorate the Epiphany, known in local parlance as the ‘‘Timket.

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Human Rights Watch World Report 2017: Ethiopia

Armed security officials watch as protesters stage a protest

Large-scale and unprecedented protests swept through Ethiopia’s largest region of Oromia beginning in November 2015, and in the Amhara region from July 2016.

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Tensions resurface in Ethiopia’s Amhara region following hotel attacks

Historic protest demonstration in Gondar, northern Ethiopia

The attack, occurred at the Entasol hotel, follows a bomb blast at a hotel in the city of Bahir Dar earlier in January.

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Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions (HRW)

Ethiopian security hold back demonstrators

Security forces killed hundreds and detained tens of thousands of protesters in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Amhara regions during the year.

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US Embassy in Addis Ababa suspended travel to Gondar

US Embassy in Addis Ababa suspended travel to Gondar

The U.S. Embassy is temporarily suspending all travel for U.S. Chief of Mission employees to Gondar until further notice.

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Ethiopia: ESAT Breaking News, bomb explosion in Gondar

ESAT Breaking News, bomb explosion in Gondar.

Ethiopia: ESAT Breaking News, bomb explosion in Gondar.

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The Ethiopian Government Must Stop the Genocidal Violence Directed Against the Amhara People!

Funerals are taking place in Bahir Dar

It is a public secret that the TPLF (Tigray Peoples Liberation Front, which is the dominant political force ruling the Ethiopian state), from its inception has labeled the Amhara people as its number one enemy.

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Ethnic tensions in Gondar reflect the toxic nature of Ethiopian politics

Understanding the current protests in Ethiopia

From uneven development to authoritarian government, the morass of issues facing the city of Gondar offer a snapshot of Ethiopia’s wider problems.

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Ethiopia: Col. Demeke’s transfer attempt cause tension in Gondar

Col. Demeke’s transfer attempt cause tension in Gondar

Tensions mount in Gondar following the news “TPLF warlords are preparing to transfer Col. Demeke Zewde from Angereb prison”.

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Amhara Uprising in Ethiopia: Poverty as a cause of instability

Gondar Protest, September 2016

TPLF was started as “an anti-Amhara” front. In its 1967 manifesto declared Amhara are its arch enemy that must be crashed.

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Ethiopia detains 11,000 in state of emergency

Ethiopia needs speedy deployment of independent observers

Some 11,000 people have been detained over offences related to Ethiopia’s state of emergency and violent protests, according to a government-appointed board.

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One Year on, Calls for Ethiopia to Discuss Issues With Protesters

Feyisa Lilesa neared the finish line in Rio de Janeiro

Feyisa, who now fears returning to Ethiopia, addressed members of the European Parliament one year after the start of the Oromo protests.

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Ethiopia: Deepening our Solidarity

The struggle toward freedom reached its tipping point

In this regard and in anticipation of the upcoming Oromo convention in Atlanta, Ga., I would like to share some views for participants and the wider community to consider and reflect upon during and after the conference.

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‘Strike called’ in northern Ethiopian city Gondar

Gondar protest rally

Ethiopian activists in the northern city of Gondar have called for a three-day stay-away, the Ethiopia opposition channel ESAT is reporting.

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Gondar city under general public strike

Gondar city under general public strike

Gondar city under general public strike

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In N. Gondar more than 50 regime soldiers killed

In N. Gondar more than 50 regime soldiers killed

More than 50 Ethiopian regime soldiers killed in Northern Gondar while trying to disarm weapons from farmers.

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Why a state of emergency in Ethiopia may not end the crisis

Gondar protest rally

A state of emergency rather seems like another form of suppression that would only bring about temporary peace at best.

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Ethiopia: The Myth of a Stable and Reliable Partner Under the Minority TPLF Regime

Neamin Zeleke's article "The Myth of a stable Ethiopia"

Despite the outcry by some foreign observers, most policymakers and government officials of the US, UK, and other donor nations have, for the most part, looked the other way.

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Ethiopia: Assessment of government stability amid ongoing protests

State of emergency declared after 11 months of protests

The Ethiopian government is looking increasingly unstable, and the security environment in Ethiopia is looking more dangerous. A mutiny, in which the police or soldiers refuse to follow orders to use heavy handed tactics against protesters of the same ethnic group, is a credible scenario in our view.

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Why Oromo-Amhara solidarity is the greatest threat to the Ethiopian government

The struggle toward freedom reached its tipping point

For decades, the ruling party has governed by pitting the Oromo and Amhara against one another. Now the two groups are joining forces against the government.

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