Ethiopia: War despite the Nobel Peace Prize

Invitation to the panel discussion (Press Release)

The Hamburg regional group of the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) is organizing a panel discussion on the current situation in Ethiopia, to which we cordially invite you. The event will take place on

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, starting at 8 pm

in the UWE Klubhaus Sankt Pauli, Spielbudenplatz 21-22.

The event will be broadcast live on the Internet (via www.facebook.com/bedrohteVoelker.hamburg) and will also be streamed via the social media accounts of Aydan Özoguz, Yared Dibaba, the STP in Göttingen, and the OMN.



Yared Dibaba, moderator

Aydan Özoguz, Member of the German Bundestag

Robert Dölger, Federal Foreign Office Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahel

Christoph Matschie, Member of the German Bundestag

Dr. Bärbel Kofler, Member of the German Bundestag

Fetiya Schubert, Oromo Media Network

Ulrich Delius, Director of the Society for Threatened Peoples


The assumption of power by Abiy Ahmed as Prime Minister in April 2018 had raised hopes of freedom and democracy in Ethiopia. On September 23, 2019, Abiy was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the historic peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea – and the world hoped for the establishment of a federal state, based on democratic and free elections. After a short time, increasing repression destroyed these hopes again.

The well-known Oromo human rights activist and singer Hachalu Hundessa was murdered on June 29, 2020. This was followed by waves of arrests of political opponents, numerous media workers, and several thousand supporters. These events had triggered unrest, especially among the Oromo population, to which the government and the military responded with even more repression.

Recently, the central government launched an offensive against the state of Tigray. The ongoing campaign will be one of the topics of this event.

Media representatives can register for participation or request further information material by sending an email to hamburg@gfbv-rg.de