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Friday, October 12, 2007

UN condemns deportation of Ethiopian refugees by Sudan

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UN concerned about the rising tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea, recent shooting incidents, as well as the building up of military forces in the border area.(Brief statement from the UN)


THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN ETHIOPIA (English version of EHRCO’s report now available)New

Monday, October 22, 2007 - Rep. Christopher Smith to speak about his efforts to advance human rights reform in Ethiopia (National Press Club)

GENEVA – The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Thursday condemned the recent deportation by Sudan of at least 15 Ethiopian refugees.

The deportation took place on September 27, but UNHCR only learned of it this week. The refugees were handed over by Sudanese officials to Ethiopian authorities at the border crossing of Metema, about 500 kms south-east of Khartoum.

This refoulement is a breach of Sudan's obligations as a contracting party to the 1951 Refugee Convention, its 1967 Protocol and the 1969 OAU Refugee Convention. One of the key principles of all these conventions is the prohibition against refoulement, or forcibly returning individuals to their country of origin where they could face persecution.(More...)


Eithiopian Publisher Free but Still Faces Charges

Serkalem Fasil, a 2007 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner, has packed a lot into her 27 years. She grew up an avaricious reader and learned the ropes of reporting in secondary school. She had no role models or mentors, but she was active in an amateur journalists association. There are no journalism schools in Addis Ababa where she grew up, so she took useful courses at the British Council and at university.(More...)


-Three Ethiopian soldiers killed in Somali
-When the phone rang things got sticky
-Dismissive Ethiopian Govt. tests US indulgence
-GOAL statement on Ethiopia's Ogaden
-22 Somali Government Ministers Resign
-Confidence Vote Looming for Somali Govt. - AUDIO
-Splits Developing in Somali Insurgency (GT Analysis)
-Ethiopia: a new view from a 4x4
-Ethiopian Scientists Are Here to Stay (National Geographic)
-IBA offers first contract to Ethiopian reporter


Emerging voice of mainstream Islam

Spirit of optimism seems to have inspired 138 Muslim scholars—including grand muftis from most of the world's Islamic nations—who this week wrote to Christian leaders, appealing for dialogue.(More...)

Also see:
An unprecedented Muslim appeal to Christianity
Muslims and Christians Table talk for monotheists
Christian leaders welcome letter of peace from Muslim scholars



-After Oscar and Emmy, Gore lands a Nobel Prize
-Putin threatens to end Cold War nuclear pact
-UN Security Council Reprimands Burma - AUDIO
-World's oldest wall painting unearthed in Syria

-Book brings letters to Hitler to light

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Liya Kebede - CNN Revealed
Part 1

Also see: Part 2 and Part 3