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  • UN Rights Council should address DR Congo, Turkey, and Ethiopia; Greece should not block EU attention to human rights in China

    As called for by 262 Congolese and 9 international NGOs ahead of this session, it is critical that the Council immediately launch a Commission of Inquiry into violations committed in Congo’s Kasai region, providing it with the independence, resources and expertise needed to document abuses, identify those responsible, and ensure justice for victims.

    The Council should also address the serious human rights situations in Turkey and Ethiopia:

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  • Ethiopian man faulty fridge started the London apartment fire

    The man ‘whose faulty fridge started tower inferno’: Neighbour reveals how Ethiopian taxi driver raised the alarm when deadly blaze started in his fourth-floor kitchen
    This is the mini-cab driver whose faulty fridge is alleged to have started the Grenfell Tower inferno.
    Behailu Kebede, a father of one, raised the alarm after flames took hold in his flat at number 16 on the fourth floor.
    Maryann Adam, 41, who lived at number 14, told how Mr Kebede banged on her front door in the early hours of Wednesday to tell her that there was a fire in his kitchen.

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  • Eritrea backs Saudi Arabia, allies in Gulf crisis, Ethiopia on the fence

    The Eritrean government said in a statement on Monday that its decision is in the right direction to realise regional peace and stability.

    “The decision by Gulf nations is among many in the right direction that envisages full realisations of peace and stability … For Eritrea, this is a timely issue that warrants its active support,” the statement cited by local media said.

    This statement comes a day after a visit by Qatari officials to Asmara and Addis Ababa seeking support in the ongoing crisis.

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  • Ethiopia Blocks Internet On National Exam Day

    Ethiopia blocks internet as Grade 10 students goes to National Exam today and as Grade 12 students are preparing for their University entrance exam that will commence next Monday. There has been no official confirmation from the government with regards to the internet blockage but different sources were able to confirm that the internet service was interrupted on Tuesday.

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  • European Parliament Demands Investigation Into Ethiopia Killings

    The European Parliament passed a resolution calling for a United Nations-led independent investigation into the killing of protesters in Ethiopia.

    Between November 2015 and October 2016, Ethiopian security forces killed hundreds of protesters, and detained tens of thousands. An overly restrictive state of emergency has been in place for the past seven months, and tens of thousands more people have been detained under it. On

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  • Muslim cleric urges Fifa to BAN Christian players from making the sign of the cross after scoring

    A SAUDI Muslim cleric said Fifa should ban Christian football players making the sign of the cross after scoring or coming onto the pitch.

    Mohammed al Arefe demanded the world football governing body step in to outlaw the prayer symbol.
    The university religion professor who has a massive following in Saudi Arabia made his call on Twitter to 17.4million people.

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  • Candidate to Lead the W.H.O. Accused of Covering Up Epidemics

    A leading candidate to head the World Health Organization was accused this week of covering up three cholera epidemics in his home country, Ethiopia, when he was health minister — a charge that could seriously undermine his campaign to run the agency.

    The accusation against Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was made by a prominent global health expert who is also an informal adviser to Dr. David Nabarro, a rival candidate in the race for W.H.O. director general.

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  • ETHIOPIA: ARK OF COVENANT REPORTED STOLEN BY CHURCH AUTHORITIES

    Axum | The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, His Holiness Abune Mathias, announced this morning that the most prized biblical treasure in the world, the Ark of Covenant, was stolen last night from the catacombs of the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion.  The guardians of the artefact were allegedly put to sleep through the use of chemical weapons, before the robbers entered the crypt and stole the precious Holy item.

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