A year ago Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency: Arrests, rehab, govt probe

Ethiopia till October 8, 2016 was suffering a major internal security crisis with spreading anti-government protests in its Oromia and Amhara regions. At a point, the protests spread to... Read more »

Addis Standard: Ethiopia news portal that diversified to report ‘the news’

When a news outfit operating in a tense political terrain like Ethiopia puts out an advertisement one would think it is a state-owned portal. But the subject of this... Read more »

Ethiopia needs impartial protest death probe, must release Oromo leader – EU MPs

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have renewed calls for the release of Ethiopia’s leading opposition figure, Dr. Merera Gudina. The latest call was made in a parliamentary resolution... Read more »

Fear of Investigation: What Does Ethiopia’s Government Have to Hide?

In February 2016, an 18-year-old student who I will call Tolessa and two friends took part in their first protest, in Oromia’s East Hararghe zone. As the crowd moved... Read more »

Raw: 15+ Dead in Ethiopia Garbage Dump Landslide – The Missoulian

Officials say 15 people have been killed in a landslide at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, and several dozen people are missing. The Associated... Read more »

Raila Odinga claims NIS registering voters from Uganda and Ethiopia – The Standard (press release)

CORD leader Raila Odinga. CORD leader Raila Odinga claims NIS is illegally registering voters from Uganda and Ethiopia with an aim of influencing outcome of General Election. In his... Read more »

Open Letter to the Government of Ethiopia | Human Rights Watch – Human Rights Watch (press release)

Armed security officials watch as protesters stage a protest against government during the Irreechaa cultural festival in Bishoftu, Ethiopia on October 02, 2016. © 2016 Getty Images November 4,... Read more »

Open Letter to the Government of Ethiopia – Human Rights Watch (press release)

Armed security officials watch as protesters stage a protest against government during the Irreechaa cultural festival in Bishoftu, Ethiopia on October 02, 2016. © 2016 Getty Images November 4,... Read more »

UN rights body cannot ignore the situations in Turkey, Bangladesh … – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch continues to be concerned about a number of country situations that are not receiving the attention they require from the Human Rights Council. In Turkey, since... Read more »

Dispatches: Ethiopia Ascends to UN Security Council Despite Dismal Rights Record – Human Rights Watch

Ethiopia has a horrendous human rights record – but that didn’t stop its election this week to the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member. It’s worth noting... Read more »