AU Report on S. Sudan: On rights violations, abuses during the conflict

''Map - Sudan and South Sudan 1956 border

The African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan released its 315-pages final report on Tuesday. The Commission of Inquiry, established by the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), has been investigating the human rights violations and other abuses committed during the armed conflict in South Sudan. […]

AU deplores arrest of Rwandan Intel chief in London (full text)


Highlights: * “The arrest of Lieutenant-General Emmanuel Karenzi Karake on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by a Spanish Judge [is] not only an attack on a Rwandan national, but on Africa as a whole”. * “[It is] blatant violation of the principle of universal jurisdiction by some non-African […]

Ethiopia: 16 recently pardoned Military regime officials released


High ranking officials of the former Military regime were released on probation last week. The list includes v/President and Prime Minister of the Military regime, aka Degue, that was ousted in May 28, 1991. Hundreds of former Dergue officials had been charged of genocide for their role, in the 1975-77, […]

Frm. US Amb.: accusing Ethiopia of genocide ‘is unmitigated nonsense’


In an interview hosted  by Kojo Nnamdi Show, last Tuesday, Former US Ambassador to Ethiopia David Shinn praised the Ethiopian army for its record as a peacekeeping force. Shinn said: Ethiopia has a tradition of sending peacekeepers around the region when called upon and they’re very good peacekeepers. They have […]