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New!AUDIO – Interview with Kinijit executive committee member and head of finance Dr. Befekadu Degife on the kinijit crisis (VOA)

New!AI Urgent Action (5 Ethiopians from the Ogaden region forcibly returned from Somaliand to Ethiopia, now believed to be incommunicado detention and at risk of torture)

New!ETHIOPIA'S REVISED ELECTION LAW (Many are already referring to it as the “Kangaroo Election Law”; read and judge for yourself)

(Serkalem Fasil, baby son Nafkot, born June 2006, while she was in
prison and husband Eskinder Nega who was detained separately
holding a copy of their newspaper Menelik, which was shut down when they were arrested - Amnesty International photo)

(Amnesty International) - A former prisoner of conscience has thanked Amnesty International (AI) by donating a journalism award to the organization. Serkalem Fasil was freed from an Ethiopian jail in April, following extensive campaigning by human rights NGOs including AI. Her ordeal was recognized when she picked up a Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation.

She has decided to give the prize money to AI and the Committee to Protect Journalists. AI Secretary General Irene Khan paid tribute to her courage in the face of grave human rights abuses.

"I am extremely touched by this strong and brave gesture of support for global human rights by a former prisoner of conscience who is still at risk. As requested, we will be allocating this unusual and selfless donation to our international work," said Ms Khan.(More...)


-Border Tensions Raise New International Alert - AUDIONew!
-Ethiopian theology students HUNGER STRIKE over politics and Beyonce's visit with patriarch
-UN to open office in Ethiopia's troubled OgadenNew!
-Rebels Threatens to Step up Attacks on Ethiopians - AUDIONew!
-Ethiopia: govt. says wants talks, not war with Eritrea
-Ethiopia, Eritrea Fighting Could start Within Weeks: Report
-New Eritrea-Ethiopia war fears: BBC
-ETHIOPIA SENDING MORE TROOPS INTO SOMALIA (Reuters)-Large blasts target Ethiopian troop convoy
-Succession Poses Challenge for Yusuf, Ethiopia - AUDIO

-Ethiopian rebels claim killing of more than 270 troops
-Ethiopia: Malnutrition in Ethiopia Still Alarming
-KINIJIT CANADA UPDATE: Report-UN cleared to start relief work in rebel Ethiopian region
-PM Meles Addresses 4th Federalism Conference (ENA)


Ethiopians in Kenya under attack: Audio report (VOA)
Kinijit youth conference at Arlington, VA - Audio (VOA)
Obang Metho: Speech at the Little Ethiopia Annual Festival

CRISIS GROUP: ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA - STOPPING THE SLIDE TO WAR (The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, with some 145 staff members on five continents.)

International News

-Police and Bhutto supporters clash
-Sarkozy aims to win back American hearts
-Iran's nuclear program "irreversible": president
-Giuliani, McCain pick up key conservative backing
-Nazi prosecutors still hunt death head doctor