Etiopiske kong Haile Selassie besøker til Norge, 1954
(Ethiopian king Haile Selassie visits to Norway, 1954)
Etiopiske kong Haile Selassie besøker til Norge i 1954
(Ethiopian king Haile Selassie visits to Norway in 1954)
We all hope that Norway Government will consider Refugee cases of Ethiopians from different perspectives
Strong ties between Ethiopia and Norway were formed during the second World War, when Emperor Haile Selassie first of Ethiopia and the Norwegian royal family met in London. This led to mutual state visits; the emperor visited Norway in 1954, and King Olav visited Ethiopia in 1966. Norway is one of the first Ethiopian Navy training assistance provider, when Ethiopia formed her modern Navy force in Massawa and Assab.
Currently, it is quite known that Ethiopia is under dictatorship and ethnocentric rule of Government.At the result millions displaced and being refugee in all over the world. Ethiopian refugees are expecting a lot from democratic countries like Norway to play a key role in the process of Ethiopians struggle towards peace and Democracy.
In Norway a number of Ethiopian born refugees are residing. Those who have got asylum status by UDI have a good record of integration with the Norwegian society. But other refugees whose cases are not yet get protection status are in a serious problem. Yesterday, February 22,2016, NRK Tv disclosed as around 800 Ethiopian refugees will obliged to go back home ( see the link NRK).
This is a paradox that will not define the basic global face of Norway. Norway is quite known with generous and active participation of international humanitarian crises and handling refugees case properly in any part of conflict zones all over the globe. Ethiopia political situation is not only save for political refugees, but also becoming dangerous for ordinary citizens at home. This is proved by the Norway Embassy press releases in Addis Ababa. Addis Ababa's Norwegian Embassy notice to its citizens is again assuring as the political and security condition of Ethiopia by now is going from bad to worse.
On February 19/2016, Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa notice to citizens reads as follows:
The writer is NMBU International Development studies MA student.