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Ethiopia: Dozens killed as police use excessive force against peaceful protesters

At least 97 people were killed and hundreds more injured when Ethiopian security forces fired live bullets at peaceful protesters across Oromia region and in parts of Amhara over the weekend, according to credible sources who spoke to Amnesty International. Thousands of protesters turned out in Oromia and Amhara calling for political reform, justice and the rule of law. The worst bloodshed – which

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Ethiopia: Security Forces Kill Dozens of Protestors, Block Social Media

In response to Ethiopian security forces killing dozens of protesters in the Amhara and Oromia regions during protests on August 6-7, Freedom House issued the following statement: “The government of Ethiopia should immediately end its murderous violence targeting citizens demanding equitable distribution of resources and open government,” said Vukasin Petrovic, director for Africa programs. “Authorities should respect citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully assemble and

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Civil Society Leadership Awards

*** Contact CSLA with any questions, CREW is not a sponsor for the Grant***   The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully funded master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. CSLA directly assists future leaders in countries where civil society is challenged by a deficit of

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CREW Welcomes its New Leadership!

For Immediate Release July 13, 2016 CREW is pleased to announce the election of its new leaders who will be directing the organization for the term of 2016-2018. On a meeting held on June 27, 2016, CREW Board of Directors unanimously elected Ms. Hiwote Mekonnen as the new president. Ms. Hiwote Mekonnen has been a member of CREW since 2014 and had served as the secretary

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