Protesters Demand Ethiopia Cancel Billionaire’s Gold License

Protesters in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region demanded the government withdraw a gold-mining permit from a company owned by Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi because of alleged pollution. Demonstrators have blockaded roads in Shakiso,... Read more »

Ethiopia frees blogger and Oromia official detained under martial law

Ethiopian media outlets, activists and rights groups have reported that the government has released two high-profile persons detained under state of emergency rules. The two, lecturer / blogger, Seyoum Teshome and Taye... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Feb. 16 state of emergency: Over 1,100 people detained

Over 1,100 people have been detained under Ethiopia’s February 16 State of Emergency, authorities in the country have disclosed. A total of 1,107 detainees are currently being held across six different zones... Read more »

Ethiopia: More than 1,100 detained under state of emergency | Ethiopia News

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested more than 1,100 people since the country declared a state of emergency after the prime minister’s resignation last month, according to state media. Hailemariam Desalegn’s abrupt decision... Read more »

Ethiopia Arrests a Dozen Opposition Activists Over Flag Display

Ethiopian police arrested 12 opposition activists, including previously freed detainees, after they displayed a flag that differs from the official national banner. Those arrested include four members of the opposition Blue Party,... Read more »

Ethiopia’s ‘colour revolution’ – INTERNATIONAL

Unrest in some parts of Ethiopia has been taking the form of a “colour revolution”, with a clear intent to seize power, Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa declared earlier this month as former... Read more »

Ethiopian Blogger Jailed for Criticising Government

By Adane Bikila Addis Ababa — THE authoritarian Ethiopian government has arrested a prominent blogger in a violation linked to his criticism of the state of emergency declared in February. Seyoum Teshome... Read more »

Ethiopian blogger critical of gov’t rearrested by security forces

The crackdown on dissent in Ethiopia under the state of emergency has intensified in the Oromiya region with several arrests made on Thursday morning. Some of the notable personalities who have been... Read more »

Another 1,500 Prisoners Released in Ethiopia

Authorities in Ethiopia’s Somali region have released about 1,500 people from prison, the latest step in a campaign to ease long-running political tensions. Mohammed Bilal Hassan, media adviser to the regional president,... Read more »

Ethiopia says ethnic clashes kill more than 20 in past week

Ethiopia’s government says more than 20 people have been killed in renewed clashes between ethnic Oromos and Somalis in the past week. Spokesman Negeri Lenco says 98 people were arrested in the... Read more »