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Landmark treaty for domestic workers comes into force Print E-mail





This historic ILO Convention gives domestic workers the same rights as other workers.



Press release | 05 September 2013

GENEVA - The International Labour Organization’s Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) comes into force on 5 September 2013, extending basic labour rights to domestic workers around the globe.
Behind the European Paliament Report Print E-mail


Kidus Dawit 09/05/13


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Recently the European Union Parliament has put out a report which further backs-up the claims made by the FDRE government that the ‘Wahabbi/Salafi’ movement under the payroll of foreign forces is disrupting the majority Muslims’ Right to worship. The report stated the same facts the Ethiopian government’s was making, which goes like that the leaders behind the wahabbi sect are not religious personalities, but in fact politicians and merchant. It also parted information that justified the actions taken by the FDRE government to combat (punish) these ‘political merchants’.

European Parliament identifies Wahabi and Salafi roots of Global Terrorism Print E-mail



It is not merely the faith or oil that flows out of Saudi Arabia. The oil-rich Arab state and its neighbours are busy financing Wahabi and Salafi militants across the globe.


A recent reportby the European Parliament reveals how Wahabi and Salafi groups based out of the Middle East are involved in the "support and supply of arms to rebel groups around the world." The report, released in June 2013, was commissioned by European Parliament's Directorate General for External Policies. The report warns about the Wahabi/Salafi organisations and claims that "no country in the Muslim world is safe from their operations ... as they always aim to terrorise their opponents and arouse the admiration of their supporters."

Ethiopia: Residents of Addis Ababa Condemn Fundamentalism and Terrorism Print E-mail

 NEW: New Ethiopian Party Hopes to Stage Anti-Government Rally

 To see the video: - Addis Ababa residents demonstrate against extremism | September 01, 2013


Residents of Addis denounce religious extremism

Hundreds of thousands of residents of Addis Ababa staged a demonstration at Meskel Square on Sunday (September 1), strongly opposing radicalism and condemning fundamentalism and terrorism.

The demonstration which was called by the Inter-Religious Council was attended by nearly one million residents from Addis Ababa's ten sub-cities. The demonstrators, waving Ethiopian flags and chanting slogans denouncing religious extremism, vowed to defend the Constitution and fight against extremists operating under the guise of religion: "Extremism is the sign of frustration"; "Our Constitution is the guarantee of our religion"; "Our constitution shall not be dismantled by acts of fundamentalism"; "we plead with the Government to take action on fundamentalists and terrorists"; "we want peace and peace only", and many other messages reflecting a popular resolve to fight back against terrorism and fundamentalism.

A statement by representatives of the Inter-Religious Council hs asserted that the massive turnout was a testimony to the desire of the people to maintain the country's age-old tradition of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence. The Council has six members, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council, the Ethiopian Catholic Church, the Ethiopian Adventist Church, the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and the Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia.


Read more:  Residents of Addis Ababa Condemn Fundamentalism and Terrorism




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"I HAVE a Dream," 50 Years Later Print E-mail

 NEW   Watch: President Obama's speech from the Lincoln Memorial.


Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering "I Have a Dream" at the 1963 Washington D.C. Civil Rights March.


This Wednesday will mark 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial; a moment which served to punctuate a movement that changed America. And on Wednesday, President Obama will speak at the Lincoln Memorial, joined by President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton, members of the King family and other civil rights leaders and luminaries.


This event is open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 AM, for an 11:00 AM program start at the Lincoln Memorial. Guests arriving after 12:00 PM are not guaranteed admittance. In

order to access the venue, you must enter from the east side of the Reflecting Pool, on 17th street, near the World War II Memorial.

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