Ethiopian parliament approves amnesty for political prisoners

Ethiopia’s parliament has passed an amnesty for thousands of political prisoners, thousands of whom have been freed in recent months. Since assuming office in April, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has introduced a series... Read more »

Ethiopia pardons hundreds sentenced on ‘terrorism’ charges | Ethiopia News

The government of Ethiopia has said it will release more than 304 prisoners, including 289 convicted on “terrorism” charges, according to state media. The move is part of a raft of reforms pledged by authorities... Read more »

Momentous days in Ethiopia as new PM pledges major reforms

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — These are not ordinary times in Ethiopia. Sweeping changes that seemed unthinkable just weeks ago have been announced almost daily since a new prime minister, Africa’s youngest... Read more »

Ethiopia moves to lift state of emergency two months early as tensions ease

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the crowd at a rally April 11 in Ambo, Ethi­o­pia. (Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images) By Paul Schemm | Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Ethiopia’s government... Read more »

Andargachew Tsige pardoned by Ethiopia

Ethiopia has pardoned an opposition leader with British citizenship who had been sentenced to death. Andargachew Tsige was found guilty of “terrorism” and sentenced in absentia in 2009 over his role in... Read more »

Andargachew Tsige pardoned by Ethiopia | Ethiopia News

Ethiopia has pardoned an opposition leader with British citizenship who had been sentenced to death. Andargachew Tsige was found guilty of “terrorism” and sentenced in absentia in 2009 over his role in... Read more »

New Ethiopian premier promises reforms at meeting with opposition

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed has told opposition leaders the country will strengthen a range of political and civil rights, in the latest sign he may be... Read more »

Ethiopia PM thanks and challenges opposition leaders during key meeting

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday evening met with opposition leaders in the country with a promise to implement radical reforms as promised by the ruling coalition. The 41-year-old who is... Read more »

Ethiopia’s new leader makes rare outreach to opposition

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s new prime minister is making a rare outreach to opposition parties, calling on them to prepare for “peaceful dialogue and negotiations” in an effort to broaden... Read more »

Ethiopia releases 11 journalists, politicians once again

By Elias Meseret | AP By Elias Meseret | AP April 5 at 1:06 PM ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Eleven journalists, politicians and bloggers in Ethiopia who were detained last month for allegedly displaying an outlawed... Read more »