Ethiopia’s state of emergency to last six months | News

A state of emergency declared in Ethiopia after the resignation of the country’s prime minister will last for six months, the minister of defence has said, as the government... Read more »

Ethiopia bans protests and publications that incite violence 

John Aglionby, East Africa Correspondent February 17, 2018 Ethiopia has introduced a ban on protests and publications that incite violence as part of a six-month state of emergency to... Read more »

Facebook blocks top Ethiopian activist over hyperactivity, followers protest

An influential Ethiopian political activist has had his Facebook account temporarily blocked over what could best be described as hyperactivity. But the social media giant’s official decision to block... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Case for an Ethiopiawinet-Centered Grassroots Reconciliation Process (Part IV)

Author’s Note: This is the fourth installment of what I initially planned to be a three-part series on prospects for truth and reconciliation in Ethiopia. I have explained the purposes... Read more »

Opposition Party Sees Opening as Ethiopian Government Vows Changes

An Ethiopian opposition party whose chairman was freed after more than a year in prison plans to step up its activity as the Horn of Africa nation’s government pledges... Read more »

At Least Seven Protesters Killed by Government Forces during Religious Ceremony

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons On 20 January 2018, government security forces opened fire on protesting participants in a religious ceremony taking place in Woldiya, a small city situated in... Read more »

Ethiopia ‘pardons 2,000 prisoners’ jailed over Oromo protests | World news

Hundreds have died in the protests and successive waves of repression since 2015 Oromo people stage a protest against the Ethiopian government in 2016. Photograph: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty... Read more »

Ethiopia forces responded to anti-govt chants with bullets: U.N. backs probe

Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has in a press briefing called for a probe into the latest clash between the Ethiopian security forces and... Read more »

Press briefing note on DRC and Ethiopia, 23 January 2018 – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina ShamdasaniLocation: GenevaDate: 23 January 2018Subject: DRC and Ethiopia (1) DRC We are deeply concerned about what appears to be... Read more »

Ethiopia to free opposition leader and hundreds of others | News | Africa

Ethiopia’s government announced Monday it would release hundreds of people awaiting trial including imprisoned opposition leader Merera Gudina and would pardon others convicts in the coming months. The announcement... Read more »