Memorandum No. 5: PM Abiy Institutionalizing the Rule of Law and Deinstitutionalizing the Rule of Men and Lifting the State of Emergency in Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed … Security forces wearing uniforms and caps (inaudible). Their job is to prevent people from fighting (breach of the peace). [The inability of the security forces] to perform professionally may... Read more »

Family to see illegally jailed Andy Tsege in Ethiopia after three years – Sky News

The family of a British man imprisoned in Ethiopia have been told they can visit him for the first time since he was illegally captured nearly three years ago. On Monday Andy... Read more »

Al-Amoudi – Court confirms liquidation of Morocco’s sole refinery Samir – lawyer

Reuters  Morocco’s Casablanca appeals court upheld a ruling placing the country’s sole oil refinery Samir into liquidation, the lawyer of the holding company that controls Samir said on Wednesday. Samir halted production... Read more »

Briton detained in Ethiopia must be freed urgently, says charity –

A British man locked up in Ethiopia must be released imminently, a charity has urged, as a psychiatrist’s report showed a serious deterioration in his mental health. Andargachew “Andy” Tsege has been... Read more »

Ethiopia: Only in Ethiopia – How to Relegate a Judge to a Public Defender –

“When you punish/remove a judge, you relegate him to a public defender” Henok G. Gabisa, Special to Addis Standard The concept of rule of law is deeply linked to the principle of... Read more »

Ethiopian Rights Groups Forced to Reduce Work Before Elections

By Jason McLure May 14  — Aid agencies and Ethiopian rights groups said they have scaled back work to promote democracy after the government blocked much of their foreign funding, making it... Read more »