New Ethiopian premier promises reforms at meeting with opposition

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed has told opposition leaders the country will strengthen a range of political and civil rights, in the latest sign... Read more »

Ethiopia drops charges against Zone 9 bloggers

Addis Ababa – Prosecutors in Ethiopia on Wednesday dropped charges against two bloggers critical of the government, and announced they would abandon the prosecution of a third amid a... Read more »

Ethiopia frees opposition leader Bekele Gerba amid protests

Demonstrators run along a street in Asella, Oromiya Province, Ethiopia Feb. 13, 2018, in this still image taken from a social media video. (TWITTER/@WAGUWAGU91) ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia... Read more »

Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader | World news

Bekele Gerba and seven other political figures suddenly cleared of charges and let out of jail after being arrested in 2015 Plumes of smoke are seen behind buildings in... Read more »

Ethiopia to Drop Charges Against Top Dissident Bekele Gerba

Ethiopia will drop charges against top dissident Bekele Gerba, state media reported Monday. The move is the latest by the Ethiopian government following up on Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s... Read more »

Ethiopia must rework anti-terror laws, free more detainees – U.N.

The United Nations has welcomed the positive political moves undertaken by the Ethiopian government after it released a number of detained politicians earlier this week. The U.N. however said... Read more »

Dutch Court Sentences Ethiopian to Life in Prison for War Crimes

THE HAGUE — A court in the Netherlands on Friday convicted an aide to a former Ethiopian dictator and sentenced him to life in prison for war crimes carried... Read more »

Ethiopia court reduces jail term of political prisoner Yonatan Tesfaye

Yonatan Tesfaye now faces a sentence of up to 20 years – Ethiopian court reduces the jail term of political prisoner Yonatan Tesfaye by three years. Yonatan, a... Read more »

Opposition Leader Merera Gudina Pleads Innocent On All Charges

Merera Gudina is the leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress.   Appearing in court for the first time after the court’s summer recess, Dr. Merera Gudina has pleaded his... Read more »

Ethiopia supreme court reverses bail of Oromo leader Bekele Gerba

Ethiopia’s Supreme Court has backtracked on an earlier decision to grant bail to Bekele Gerba, a leading opposition chief. This follows an appeal by state prosecutors even before he... Read more »