January 12, 2017

President Isaias Receives Kenya’s Foreign...

President Isaias Receives Kenya’s Foreign Minister

Asmara, 10 January 2017- President Isaias Afwerki today received and held talks with Dr. Amina Mohamed, Kenya’s Foreign Minister and candidate for the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

The President underlined the need for the enhancement and revitalization of the African Union to ensure that the African continent holds its rightful place in the world.  President Isaias further emphasized the urgency for both the African Union and the regional organizations (RECs) such as IGAD to get their acts together to advance the widely shared objectives of the continent’s economic integration. Read more

December 1, 2016

President Isaias held talks with his Egyptian...

President Isaias held talks with his Egyptian counterpart

President Isaias held talks with his Egyptian counterpartPresident Isaias Afwerki and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of the Republic of Egypt met and held talks on 29 November in Cairo as regards boosting bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries.

In their meeting, the two leaders expressed readiness to enhance cooperation in various sectors including fisheries, agriculture, livestock resources as well as trade and investment. Read more

November 26, 2016

Deux associations demandent à l’ONU...

Deux associations demandent à l’ONU d’enquêter sur des accusations de viols à Djibouti

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. Read more

November 19, 2016

Adisie Zeleke – Ethiopia: A member of...

Adisie Zeleke – Ethiopia: A member of Parliament found dead at her office

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.

العثور على برلمانية اثيوبية جثة هامدة في...

العثور على برلمانية اثيوبية جثة هامدة في مكتبها

 العثور على برلمانية اثيوبية جثة هامدة في مكتبهاكشف موقع ” اسات ” الاليكتروني في السادس عشر من نوفمبر الجاري بأن البرلمانية الاثيوبية اديسي زلقي عثر عليها ميتة في مكتبها يوم الثلاثاء الماضي، وشيع جثمانها يوم الاربعاء المنصرم في مقبرة مدينة بحر دار من دون اجراء الكشف الطبي للتحري عن سبب الوفاة ما اذا كانت طبيعية أم مدبرة. تبلغ البرلمانية اديسي 48 سنة وهي ام لطفلين وعضو في الحركة الوطنية الديمقراطية الامهرية التي تشكل احد احزاب الائتلاف الاربعة التي تتكون منها الجبهة الشعبية الديمقراطية الثورية الحاكمة في أثيوبيا بقيادة اقلية الاقلية التجراوية. وعرف عن هذه البرلمانية معارضتها الشديدة لقانون فرض حالة الطوارئ في اثيوبيا لمدة ستة اشهر وذلك منذ التاسع من اكتوبر المنصرم. ولم يعرف بعد سبب الوفاة، وان الوسط الامهري لا يستبعد التصفية السياسية، سيما وان هناك حالات موت عديدة في وسط احزاب الائتلاف الحاكمة يحفها الغموض، وان البعض لا يتردد في توجيه الاتهام الى جهاز أمن الدولة.

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