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Ethiopia’s detention of a British man in a secret location for the past year is ‘undermining’ the UK’s ‘much valued’ relationship with that country, the Foreign Secretary has said.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is refusing to request the release of a British citizen who was kidnapped and rendered to Ethiopia over nine months ago, it has emerged.
Survival International has received reports that the smallest and most vulnerable tribe in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley is starving, as a result of the destruction of their forest and river.
The Foreign Secretary has refused to contact the Ethiopian government to protest its abduction of a UK citizen, despite warnings from her staff that the man may be executed.
Members of a hunter-gatherer tribe are reportedly being hunted down and killed by settlers who are invading their lands in southwest Ethiopia.
The family of a British citizen kidnapped and rendered to Ethiopia in June has called on the British government to secure his release as soon as possible.
Representatives of some of Ethiopia’s biggest aid donors are to send a team to the southwest of the country to investigate persistent reports of human rights abuses amongst the tribes living there.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has called for the forced relocation of tribal people in Ethiopia to be halted, and has raised concerns over Botswana’s Bushmen.
A Christian bishop and a Muslim MP will form part of a Sudanese delegation to Ethiopia this week. They will urge the African Union to tackle famine and violence.
Startling new research has found that debt burdens in impoverished countries have increased significantly since the debt cancellation of the 2000s.