Ethiopia arrests former president of the Somali region

The “Big Man” of Jigjiga: President Abdi Mohamoud Omer ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The former president of Ethiopia’s Somali region was arrested Monday, the state broadcaster ETV reported. The dismissal and... Read more »

Claims of ‘non-stop cycle of torture’ involving top officials in Ethiopian jail | Global development

Ethiopia’s new prime minister has been urged to investigate a raft of gruesome torture and abuse allegations involving senior officials in the country’s most notorious prison. Jail Ogaden, officially known as Jijiga... Read more »

Ethiopia: Abusive police unit must be stopped

Responding to reports that Ethiopia’s notorious Liyu police unit committed another round of unlawful killings, that may amount to extrajudicial executions, claiming at least 14 lives over the weekend, Amnesty International issued... Read more »

Amnesty International asks Ethiopia to disband controversial Liyu police unit

Amnesty International has asked the government of Ethiopia to disband a police unit which is accused of carrying out human rights abuses in the Somali and Oromia regions of the country. The... Read more »

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 »

Murder of women’s rights advocate Tayasir Omar-Food provokes anger and protests in Ethiopia’s Somali region

(OPride)—The alleged murder of a young activist in the city of Kabri Dahar, 800km southeast of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, has provoked outrage and protests in the increasingly tense Ethiopian Somali State.... Read more »

Ethiopia reassigns varsity admissions in wake of Oromia-Somali crisis

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education has made changes to placement of freshmen into universities located in the Oromia and Somali states. The latest move effectively means students from Oromia and Somali regions will... Read more »

“Ethnic clashes” in Ethiopia: setting the record straight

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at a ress conference in Addis Ababa, October 2016. Michael Kappeler/Press Association. All rights reserved.In their intensity, scale and duration, the big demonstrations of 2015 and 2016 in... Read more »

Ethiopia army banned from Oromia-Somali areas amid peace efforts

The Ethiopian government has disclosed that the army has effectively been banned from playing any role in the search for peace in a boundary crisis between the Oromia and Somali regional states.... Read more »

Ethiopia government forces kill 4 in Oromia region

Federal security forces in Ethiopia on Thursday opened fire on residents in a town located in Oromia region and in the process killed four people, American broadcaster VOA’s Horn of Africa service... Read more »