Human Rights Watch urges Kenya to speak up against Ethiopia crackdown

Human Rights senior researcher for Horn of Africa, Felix Horne , said Kenya should end its silence and speak up against Ethiopia’s crackdown on dissent. In his op-ed published on Kenya’s weekly, The... Read more »

Ethiopia: New State of Emergency Risks Renewed Abuses

Police officers patrol along a road in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 21, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters Ethiopia’s newly proclaimed state of emergency risks further closing the space for peaceful political activity, Human... Read more »

Is Ethiopia’s Digital War Worth it?

With the most recent ethnic clashes in the Somali region, Ethiopia has now entered another crisis. According to government reports, 50 people have been killed and 50,000 displaced by violence that erupted last... Read more »

How US Surveillance Helps Repressive Regimes—the Ethiopia Case

Recent stories from Edward Snowden’s disclosures show how the US government’s involvement with Ethiopia presents a case study in enabling repressive regimes to carry out surveillance on their own citizens. In the case of... Read more »

Exercise Restraint at Upcoming Festival Somalilandpress

Ethiopian government and security officials should act with restraint and take concrete steps to prevent injuries and deaths at this year’s Irreecha festival on October 1, 2017.  (Nairobi) – Ethiopian government and security officials... Read more »

‘Flashpoint’ Festival Looms in Ethiopia

Ethiopian authorities should exercise restraint at a festival held by the country’s largest ethnic group in October, after security forces at last year’s event triggered a fatal stampede by using teargas and... Read more »

Ethiopia: The T-TPLF Trojan Horse of the Apocalypse Riding in Oromiya

Addis Ababa skyline By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: The ruling Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) in Ethiopia is said to be on the verge of passing a “law”... Read more »

Ethiopia: No Justice in Somali Region Killings

(Nairobi) – Ethiopian authorities have failed to hold accountable a paramilitary force that killed at least 21 villagers in the Somali region of Ethiopia in June 2016. The government should promptly grant... Read more »

The Obligation of Ethiopian Religious Organizations in Dispensing Social Justice: A Call to Action

An injured protester waits for help after several people died during the Irrechaa, the thanks giving festival of the Oromo people in Bishoftu town of Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa... Read more »

Ethiopia: Year of Brutality, Restrictions – Human Rights Watch

(Nairobi) – Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights... Read more »