Ethiopia and Eritrea update

Ethiopia
Developments 8th April – 14th April

12 Apr - IOM to Train Trainers to Fight Human Trafficking - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will train officials from key government minorities and NGO workers to build their institutional capacities to fight human trafficking, the organization announced in a press briefing yesterday. The Daily Monitor (Addis Ababa) and http://allafrica.com/stories/200604120425.html

11 Apr - Delegation Says Secured Assurance On Future Ethiopia Campaign, Detained Members - After a series of high-level meetings in Ethiopia last week, a delegation of African religious and civil society leaders announced that they received positive assurances on the future of the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) campaign in Ethiopia and the legal cases facing two Ethiopian coordinators of the campaign currently in detention, CIVICUS desclosed in a media statment Monday.. The Daily Monitor (Addis Ababa) and
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Apr 10 - Boycott Not a Viable Solution – Huddleston - The US still holds it a top priority that detained opposition leaders be released. It however does not consider the boycotting of the ongoing process as a viable solution to the current political situation in Ethiopia, Vickie Huddleston, the Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy here, said on Wednesday. www.ethiopianreporter.com and http://allafrica.com/stories/200604100127.html

Eritrea
Developments 8th April – 14th April

Apr 10 - National Association of the Blind Conduct Workshop - The Eritrean National Association of the Blind conducted a workshop from 8 to 10 April on education and ways of teaching. The issues raised included Braille lessons, enabling persons who are visually-impaired and the ones with normal sight capacity to follow lessons in schools on equal footing, psychological pressure and its cure, as well as community participation and others. www.shabait.com and http://allafrica.com/stories/200604101270.html