በቀላሉ የመሥሪያ ማገናኛዎች

ዜና

Western donors may withhold $375 million in aid to Ethiopia's government, following the crackdown on opposition leaders and journalists.

The World Bank, European Union and Britain plan to disburse the money through aid organizations, rather than directly to the government, to address the country's widespread poverty.

The government's crackdown followed clashes between security forces and protesters last month in which at least 46 people were killed. The violence erupted during anti-government protests against alleged fraud in last May's parliamentary elections, won by Ethiopia's ruling party.

Recently the European Parliament and members of the U.S. Congress had urged their leaders to withhold money from the Ethiopian government to protest what they say are human rights abuses.

The United Nations says the military situation along the Eritrea-Ethiopia border remains "tense and potentially volatile."

A report Thursday from the U.N. peacekeeping mission along the border repeats the U.N.'s assessment from a week ago.

The report says without elaborating that troop movements have been noticed on both sides of the border.

It says Eritrea has maintained restrictions on U.N. helicopter flights and ground patrol movements in defiance of a Security Council demand for the restrictions to be lifted.

The council has threatened sanctions against Eritrea unless the restrictions are removed. It warned of possible sanctions against both Eritrea and Ethiopia if the countries use force to settle their ongoing border dispute.

A two-year border conflict ending in 2000 killed some 70,000 people.

ተጨማሪ ይጫኑ

XS
SM
MD
LG