Deux associations demandent à l’ONU d’enquêter sur des accusations de viols à Djibouti
L’ONG française Femmes Solidaires et le comité des femmes djiboutiennes contre le viol et l’impunité ont réclamé l’ouverture d’une enquête de l’ONU après des accusations de viols commis par l’armée djiboutienne.
Pour l’obtenir, les deux associations ont lancé jeudi une pétition internationale qui sera adressée au futur secrétaire général de l’ONU, Antonio Guterres.
Elles ont également adressé cet été des photocopies de plaintes et de certificats médicaux à la commission de l’ONU sur le statut des femmes. Celle-ci a demandé une réponse au gouvernement djiboutien qui n’a toujours pas réagi, selon Femmes Solidaires. (more…)
Eritrean community festival concludes
The Eritrean community festival in Riyadh that has been conducted from 17 to 20 November under the theme “Quarter of a Century in Resilience and Development” concluded in a colorful manner featuring varied programs that include awarding of students who demonstrated excellence in the national secondary school leaving examination, individuals who made due contribution in community activities, teams that participated in sports competition held in Sawa and for the participants of fashion show. (more…)
Adisie Zeleke – Ethiopia: A member of Parliament found dead at her office
A member of the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives was found dead at her office on Tuesday. The burial of Adisie Zeleke was conducted on Wednesday in the city of Bahir Dar. Zeleke, 48, represents the Amhara region and her party, the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), is one of the four parties forming the coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
ESAT’s sources said the death of the MP, who was one of the critic of the government at the Parliament especially regarding the recent declaration of the state of emergency, was suspicious. Members of the ANDM at the House have reportedly objected to the martial law, which was declared after a yearlong uprising in the Amhara and Oromo regions that shook the tyrannical regime to the core. Her body was rushed to Bahir Dar without undergoing postmortem examination in Addis Ababa, one of the two places in the country where such examination is available. Zeleke worked at various departments in the Amhara region before she became a member of parliament in 2015.
Several members of the ANDM have died in mysterious circumstances in the past. ESAT has documented at least ten suspicious deaths of members of the ANDM.
Zeleke, a widow, is survived by two children.