Ethiopia: Police unit unlawfully killing people must be stopped

The Ethiopian government must immediately withdraw and disband the Liyu police unit of the Somali regional state, whose members are unlawfully killing people in neighbouring Oromia region, Amnesty International said today. Members... Read more »

Journalists, bloggers weigh in on media freedom in Ethiopia

The new Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is said to have increased transparency in governance since his assumption into office. His critics cite his outreach to opposition political parties, journalists and human... Read more »

Ethiopia govt rejects biased and untimely U.S. Congress resolution

The Ethiopian government has officially responded to the United States Congress’ decision on Tuesday to issue a resolution against the government over human rights and political reforms. In a statement issued by... Read more »

U.S. Congress slaps Ethiopian govt with H. Res. 128, activists celebrate

The United States Congress on Tuesday passed a human rights-centered resolution against the Ethiopian government amongst others calling for the respect of human rights and inclusive governance. Despite a late pushback led... Read more »

Ethiopia emergency law ratification ‘disappointing and irresponsible’

‘Disappointing and irresponsible,’ are the two words global rights group Amnesty International chose to describe the parliamentary ratification of Ethiopia’s February 16 state of emergency (SOE). According to Salil Shetty, the group’s... Read more »

Ethiopia’s reinstatement of state of emergency worries Sweden

Sweden says it is concerned about Ethiopia’s reinstatement of a state of emergency (SOE) in the midst of reform efforts initiated by government. Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister, Margot Wallstrom, in a tweet... Read more »

Ethiopia Pardons Over 2,000 Jailed for Role in Unrest

Oromo people stage a protest against the Ethiopian government in 2016.Photograph: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Authorities in Ethiopia’s restive Oromiya province have pardoned over 2,000 prisoners jailed... 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 the Amhara region... Read more »

Stranded in Calais: ‘This is not a life … We are human, we are human’ | France

Calais, France – An industrial zone in Calais is the setting for a gut-wrenching spectacle in Europe’s refugee crisis.  Here, on a wet, miserable Thursday, dozens stand out in the rain. Some kick about... Read more »

Ethiopian protesters killed for singing anti-government songs: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Ethiopian security forces opened fire on protesters who were singing anti-government songs, U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said on Tuesday. Authorities said on Monday that at least seven... Read more »