Tag: Ethopia

We shall stand and speak with one prophetic voice, in the face of war, violence and hunger, says South Sudan Church Leaders

We shall stand and speak with one prophetic voice, in the face of war, violence and hunger, says South Sudan Church Leaders

AFRICA
JUBA, South Sudan The South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) issued its Easter message on 29 March saying it will continue to “stand and speak with one prophetic voice, in the face of war, violence and hunger” in their landlocked nation. "The Church stays committed to hope and refuses “to yield to fear or indifference” in our troubled homeland where the end of a bitter conflict seems elusive once again." said Rev. Peter Gai Lual Marrow, chair of the South Sudan Council of Churches The SSCC is an ecumenical body incorporating all the major Christian traditions in their country. Its chair Rev. Peter Gai Lual Marrow, of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan and Sudan and Father James Oyet-Latansio, its Roman Catholic general secretary said they have returned from a recent v
Act decisively on challenges of Migration and Refugees says South African Speaker Mbete

Act decisively on challenges of Migration and Refugees says South African Speaker Mbete

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, REST OF THE WORLD, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, UGANDA
CAPE TOWN, South Africa Parliamentarians were well-placed to build bridges that turned country boundaries into open hearts reaching out to welcome those forced to seek refuge or a second home and it was important and urgent to strengthen inter-parliamentary cooperation and the global regime for migrants and refugees. “Without migration, most societies would never have achieved their current level of development,” said National Assembly Speaker Ms Baleka Mbete, during her address to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly’s General Debate . The three-day General Debate, which ends today, is about “Strengthening the global regime for migrants and refugees: the need for evidence-based policy solutions”. Parliaments, she said, should ensure there were mechanisms to
Five Journalists arrested during Ethopia’s state of Emergency

Five Journalists arrested during Ethopia’s state of Emergency

AFRICA, REST OF THE WORLD
NAIROBI, Kenya The Committee to Protect Journalists has today  called on Ethiopian authorities to release five journalists. Journalists Eskinder Nega, Temesghen Desalegn, Befekadu Hailu, Mahlet Fantahun, and Zelalem Workagegnehu, were arrested by security forces.  According to CPJ research, all five have previously been imprisoned for their journalism. We call on Ethiopian authorities to disclose what crime they accuse these journalists of committing or release them at once Authorities have not publicly disclosed any charges against the journalists. Under the state of emergency Ethiopia declared in February, permission is needed to host large gatherings and authorities can carry out arrests without warrant, according to a report by the state-owned Ethiopian News Agency