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Ethiopia: Ethiopia, Human Rights, and The Internet

2021-06-16 19:15:11
[Brookings] Washington, DC -- No African issue has absorbed as much time in the early months of the Biden administration as has the ongoing--and avoidable--tragedy in Ethiopia's Tigray province. President Biden was forceful and correct in calling for an end to the "large-scale human rights abuses" occurring in Tigray, including the widespread sexual violence and the need for Eritrean and Amhara forces to withdraw from the province. Now, the administration is stuck in the tough position of considering sanctio Source
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Africa: Reuters' Hot List of Climate Scientists Is Geographically Skewed - Why This Matters

2021-06-16 16:14:05
[The Conversation Africa] The Reuters Hot List of "the world's top climate scientists" is causing a buzz in the climate change community. Reuters ranked these 1,000 scientists based on three criteria: the number of papers published on climate change topics; citations, relative to other papers in the same field; and references by the non-peer reviewed press (for example on social media). The list does not claim that they are the "best" scientists in the world. But the ranking enhances position and reputation, influencing the product Source
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Lesotho: Mokhothu Accused of Neglecting MPs

2021-06-16 15:11:59
[Lesotho Times] Opposition Alliance of Democrats leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki has accused Deputy Prime Minister Mathibeli Mokhothu of neglecting his duties of looking after the welfare of members of parliament. Source
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Ethiopia: Amnesty Calls for the Release of OLF's Chairman Under House Arrest for Months

2021-06-16 14:59:29
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Amnesty International yesterday wrote a letter addressed to the Minister of Peace, Muferiyat Kamil calling for the release of Dawud Ibsaa, the chairman of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). In the letter Amnesty recalled the incident on May 3, 2021 where the residence of Dawud was 'unlawfully' raided by armed security forces who seized the electronic equipment in his house, including laptop computers and mobile phones. Source
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Rejects Arab League Resolution Backing Egypt to Take GERD Meeting to UNSC

2021-06-16 14:58:37
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Ethiopia has "rejected in its entirety" a resolution by the Executive Council of the League of Arab States backing Egypt's position in calling for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to intervene to push Ethiopia to sign a binding agreement on the GERD negotiations before Ethiopia began the second filling of the mega day this summer. Source
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Sudan: No Final Agreement As Sudan Govt - SPLM-N Juba Talks Adjourned

2021-06-16 14:19:33
[Radio Dabanga] Juba -- The South Sudanese mediation decided to adjourn the direct negotiation sessions between the Sudanese transitional government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) indefinitely yesterday, to hold further consultations on the remaining contentious issues between the two parties, who have failed to reach a final agreement on a number of issues that were discussed in the draft framework. Source