OpEd: Torture and Ethiopia’s Culture of Impunity

  Felix Horne Addis Abeba, June 26/2018 – Late one evening in 2015, local police arrested 28-year-old Abdi [not his real name] and over the next two weeks beat him every night.... Read more »

UN rights chief sees ‘hope’ in Ethiopia visit under new PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Receives UN Human Rights Chief AP JOHANNESBURG — The U.N. human rights chief says he has witnessed “tremendous hope but also anxiety” in Ethiopia on his latest visit less... Read more »

Ethiopia says 62 citizens released from detention in Kenya – Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, March 23 (Xinhua) — The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed Friday that some 62 Ethiopians were freed from imprisonment in neighboring Kenya. Spokesperson of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign... Read more »

Ethiopia using cloak of national emergency to stifle critical voices: CPJ

The Ethiopian government is using the February 16 state of emergency (SOE) to target persons critical of its decisions and activities, head of a rights group has averred. According to Robert Mahoney,... Read more »

Ethiopia Oromia leader’s political capital shoots after release from detention

Dr. Merera Gudina a leading opposition voice in Ethiopia continues his political engagements across the Oromia regional state. Thousands turned up to greet Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) leader over the weekend in... Read more »

Ethiopia Waldiya: Five killed by police at religious festival

At least five people have been killed in northern Ethiopia after security forces fired on a crowd at a religious festival who were reportedly shouting anti-government slogans. Many more were injured in... Read more »

Ethiopia PM ‘misquoted’ over prisoners

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hailemariam Desalegn said a new detention centre will comply with international standards Ethiopia’s government has denied that all political prisoners will be freed, saying that only some... 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 was released from... Read more »

Why Saudi Arabia Must Halt the Deportation of Half a Million Ethiopians

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to expel migrants working or living illegally in the kingdom. Illegal migrants have been ordered to register their intention to leave with the Saudi authorities by August 24 or face detention,... Read more »

Young sex attacker may be deported to Ethiopia

A young Melbourne man with links to the Apex street gang may be deported to his native Ethiopia after serving a sentence for a “disturbing” sexual assault on a teenage girl. Bill... Read more »