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UNHCR Condemns Gov’t for the Woldia Epiphany Festival mishap

United Nation High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR) condemned the recent incident in Woldia, North Wello Zone which claimed the lives of six civilians and one security officer.

 

The Commission in its statements issued today, January 23, 2018, called the tragedy regrettable.  

Death toll rises to seven in Woldia’s Epiphany clash

The number of deceased in yesterday's clash in Woldia Town at the Kana Zegelila celebration in connection to the Epiphany Festival reached seven, the Northern Wolo Zone Police Department Head, Commander Amare Goshu, told the regional broadcaster Amhara TV, this evening. Kana Zegelila is the second day of the Epiphany Festival.

Many dead in Woldia’s Epiphany Festival

A number of people have been reported dead in a clash between the security forces and the youth that swarmed the streets of Woldia, a town in the Amhara Regional State, for the celebration of Kana Zegelila, the second day of the Epiphany Festival, it was learnt.

Int’l trade union laments labor exploitation

Campaigns for minimum wage in Africa The International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC) joining African trade unions campaigning for a minimum wage Wednesday called on Ethiopian authorities to rein in exploitative wages in the country.

Decision to free detainees lauded far and wide

Western governments as well as global human rights advocates and others have commended the Ethiopian government for releasing prominent opposition politician Merera Gudina (PhD) along with hundreds in detention over the past few years.

A hero’s welcome

None but one phrase best describes the commotion around the gates of Kilinto prison and in the vicinities of Merera Gudina’s (PhD) home to congratulate the famous opposition leader for his release from prison after a year and a month – a hero’s welcome.