Ethiopia: Ex-political prisoners revel in new-found freedom

According to Kinfe, it was the demands of the people that got him out of prison [Hamza Mohamed/Al Jazeera] By Hamza Mohamed | Al Jazeera Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Kinfe Mickeal Debebe... Read more »

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed ends the country’s state of emergency early — Quartz

Ethiopia’s cabinet has approved a draft law that would lift a nationwide state of emergency two months ahead of schedule, citing improved security conditions across the country. The council of ministers sanctioned... Read more »

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition approves Abiye Ahmed as prime minister

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s ruling coalition voted in Abiye Ahmed as new prime minister on Tuesday following the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn last month, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said. The... Read more »

Ethiopia frees opposition leader Bekele Gerba amid protests

Demonstrators run along a street in Asella, Oromiya Province, Ethiopia Feb. 13, 2018, in this still image taken from a social media video. (TWITTER/@WAGUWAGU91) ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia released a senior... Read more »

Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader | World news

Bekele Gerba and seven other political figures suddenly cleared of charges and let out of jail after being arrested in 2015 Plumes of smoke are seen behind buildings in Addis Ababa, Oromiya,... Read more »

Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini

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 Federica Mogherini High Representative of the... Read more »

Letter on Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs … – Human Rights Watch

Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs /Vice-President of the European CommissionRue de la Loi, Wetstraat 2001049 Brussels Brussels, March 23, 2017 Dear High Representative Mogherini, Human Rights Watch... Read more »

Ethiopia’s State of Emergency Seen as Tool to Silence Dissent

security guard sits near a gate in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 10, 2016. By Salem Solomon VOA It’s been five months since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in response to widespread... Read more »

Ethiopia's State of Emergency Seen as Tool to Silence Dissent – Voice of America

It’s been five months since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in response to widespread protests and unrest, and there are no signs indicating when it might end. Since October, thousands have... Read more »

Ethiopia charges 22 over terror plot instigated by opposition in the diaspora – africanews

The Federal High Court in Ethiopia on Monday charged 22 individuals for terror related offences. According to the state affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate, the charges were in respect of ‘‘causing damage by... Read more »