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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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 »

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... 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... Read more »

Ethiopia Should Release All Political Detainees, UN Says

GENEVA —  The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says it welcomes Ethiopia’s decision this week to release 115 detainees, including several leading political figures. But... Read more »

Merera Gudina, Ethiopia opposition leader, freed

Image caption Huge crowds welcomed Mr Merera home Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. The leader of the Oromo... Read more »