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 »

Ethiopia: EPRDF should ditch democratic centralism to avoid a civil war

(OPride)—When Ethiopia’s current rulers deposed the communist dictatorship of Mengistu Hailemariam in 1991, they promised to usher in a new era of democracy. Over the last 27 years, the... Read more »

Ethiopia govt finally accepts shock resignation of speaker Abadula

The Executive Committee of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), has finally accepted the resignation of Abadula Gemeda as Speaker of the House of Peoples’... Read more »

Ethiopia’s university chaos ‘lack sound reason,’ students asked to respect curfew

Negeri Lencho, Ethiopia’s Minister of Information has disclosed that relative calm had returned to university campuses rocked by deadly violence weeks back and that teaching and learning had started.... Read more »

Jail term of Ethiopian activist, Yonatan Tesfaye reduced by three years

The Ethiopian Supreme Court has reduced the prison sentence of activist and former Ethiopian opposition party Semayawi (Blue Party) spokesman, Yonatan Tesfaye from six years and six months to... Read more »