Friday, April 2, 2021

Ethiopia: 1,900 people killed in massacres in Tigray identified | Ethiopia | The Guardian

Ethiopia: 1,900 people killed in massacres in Tigray identified | Ethiopia | The Guardian

Almost 2,000 people killed in more than 150 massacres by soldiers, paramilitaries and insurgents in Tigray have been identified by researchers studying the conflict. The oldest victims were in their 90s and the youngest were infants.

Ethiopia launches operation after gunmen kill 28 – Middle East Monitor

Ethiopia launches operation after gunmen kill 28 – Middle East Monitor

Ethiopia's prime minister said retaliatory measures were underway in the Western Wollega zone of the country's most populous region of Oromia where at least 28 innocent civilians were massacred late Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reports.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Ethiopia: MSF staff attacked after witnessing killings by soldiers in Tigray | Doctors Without Borders - USA

Ethiopia: MSF staff attacked after witnessing killings by soldiers in Tigray | Doctors Without Borders - USA

March 24, 2021—Karline Kleijer, head of emergency programs for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), gave the following statement today in response to events in Ethiopia:

We are horrified by the continued violence in Tigray, Ethiopia. This includes the extrajudicial killings of at least four men who were dragged off public buses and executed by soldiers, while our staff members were present, on Tuesday, March 23.

Eritrea Forces Deployed in Disputed al-Fashqa Sudan-Ethiopia Area, UN Says - Bloomberg

Eritrea Forces Deployed in Disputed al-Fashqa Sudan-Ethiopia Area, UN Says - Bloomberg


Eritrean forces are present inside disputed territory that straddles the border between Ethiopia and Sudan, according to the United Nations.

The deployment in the so-called al-Fashqa triangle comes amid escalating tensions between Ethiopia and Sudan over control of the area of fertile farming land.

“The conflict along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia remains active, with Sudanese Armed Forces and Ethiopian -- including Amhara militias -- and Eritrean forces deployed around Barkhat settlement in Greater Fashaga and clashes reported since early March,” the UN said Tuesday in its latest situation report on Ethiopia.

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BIGAMOUS MARRIAGE AND THE DIVISION OF COMMON PROPERTY UNDER THE ETHIOPIAN LAW: REGULATORY CHALLENGES AND OPTIONS

 Jetu E. Chewaka 

Oromia Law Journal [Vol 3, No. 1]  

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INTRODUCTION 

The practice of bigamous marriage in rural and urban Ethiopia is deeply rooted in religious and customary practices. According to the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey Report of 2011 (EDHS), eleven percent of married women in Ethiopia are in bigamous marriage, with nine percent having only one co-wife and two percent having two or more co-wives.1 Similarly, five percent among the married men in Ethiopia live as a bigamous marriage having two or more wives.2 Despite its prevalence, however, the practice of bigamy is prohibited under the Family and Criminal Code of Ethiopia.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Proclamation No.1024-2017 International Agreements Making and Ratification Procedure

 Proclamation No. 1024/ 2017

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS MAKING AND RATIFICATION PROCEDURE PROCLAMATION

 

WHEREAS, the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia concludes International Agreements with other governments;

 

WHEREAS, all International Agreements concluded by the Government shall promote the interests of Ethiopia pursuant to Article 86(3) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;  

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to harmonize the procedure for negotiation, conclusion ratification, suspension and termination of international agreements with the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and other relevant laws;

WHEREAS, the Federal Government has the power to negotiate and ratify international agreements by virtue of Article 51(8) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;

THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

Convention between the Government of Ethiopia and the Government of the State of Palestine for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income Ratification Proclamation No. 1034-2017

 PROCLAMATION   No. 1034/2017

A Proclamation to Ratify the convention between the government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of The STATE OF PALESTINE for theavoidance of double taxation and the prevention offiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income

 

 WHEREAS, a Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income (the Convention) was signed between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Government of the State of Palestine  on the 9th  of July 2015, in Addis Ababa;

 

WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified  the  said convention at its session held on 29th June,2017;

 

       NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55(1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia , it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

Ethio-Korea for Convention the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income Ratification Proclamation No. 1035 /2017

 Proclamation No. 1035/2017

 

A Proclamation to Ratify the convention between the government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of The republic of korea  for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion wiTH  respect to taxes on income

 

WHEREAS, a Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income was signed between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Government of the Republic of Korea on the 25th  day of May, 2016, in Addis Ababa;

 WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the said convention at its session held on 29th  day of  June, 2017;

 NOW,THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 (1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa Ratification Proclamation No.1182.-2020

 

PROCLAMATION NO. 1182/2020

A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE PROTOCOL TO THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS ON THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS IN AFRICA

WHEREAS, the African Union Adopted the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa during the 26th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of States and Governments held on 31 January 2016 in Addis Ababa;

WHEREAS, the House of Peoples' Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the said Agreement at its session held on the 13th day of February , 2020;

NOW, THERERORE, in accordance with Article 55 (1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled Ratification Proclamation No· 1181-2020

 

PROCLAMATION NO. 1181/2020 A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE

MARRAKESH TREATY TO FACILITATE ACCESS TO PUBLISHED WORKS FOR PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND, VIRTUALLY IMPAIRED, AND PRINT DISABLED

WHEREAS, the Marrakesh treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired, and print disabled was adopted in Marekesh on 27 July 2013;

WHEREAS, the Government of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia signed the Marrakesh Treaty on 28 June 2013;

WHEREAS, the House of Peoples' Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the said Agreement at its session held on the 13th day of February , 2020;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 Sub-Articles (1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

Air Service Agreement between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the State of Israel Ratification Proclamation No.1103/2019.

 

PROCLAMATION NO. 1103/2019

A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE AIR SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL

WHEREAS, the Air Service Agreement between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the State of Israel was signed in Addis Ababa on the 15th day of September, 2011;

WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the said Agreement at its session held on the 3rd day of January, 2019;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 (1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby Proclaimed as follows.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Bonga University Establishment Council of Ministers Regulations No. 349/2015

 

COUNCIL OF MINISTERS REGULATION No. 349/2015

COUNCIL OF MINISTERS REGULATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BONGA UNIVERSITY

This Regulation is issued by the Council of Ministers pursuant to Article 5 and 39 of the Definition of Powers and Duties of the Executive Organs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Proclamation No. 916/2015 and Article 5(I) of the Higher Education Proclamation No. 650/2009.