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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more »

At Least 32 Killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia, Somali Regions

WASHINGTON —  At least 32 people have been killed in clashes across Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions following clashes between rival ethnic Somali and Oromo forces, a former Ethiopian... Read more »

Ethiopia: No Justice in Somali Region Killings

(Nairobi) – Ethiopian authorities have failed to hold accountable a paramilitary force that killed at least 21 villagers in the Somali region of Ethiopia in June 2016. The government... Read more »