Ethiopia just pardoned political prisoners. Could that signal a shift to real democracy?

By Yohannes Y. Gedamu By Yohannes Y. Gedamu February 9 Supporters welcome Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, on Jan. 17, after his release from prison... Read more »

Ethiopian Government Denied That All Political Prisoners will be Freed

Ethiopia’s government has denied that all political prisoners will be freed, saying that only some imprisoned politicians will be pardoned. An aide to the prime minister said a mistranslation... Read more »

Ethiopia pardons thousands of prisoners amid New Year celebrations – Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia has granted amnesty for thousands of prisoners on the occasion of the Ethiopian New Year. On Monday, Ethiopia’s largest Oromia regional state... Read more »

Critics Skeptical that Prisoner Release Signals Change in Ethiopia – Voice of America

The Ethiopian government pardoned more than 700 prisoners in celebration of New Year’s Day on the Ethiopian calendar and the Muslim holiday Eid. Among those released were people charged... Read more »

Ethiopia frees Muslims jailed after protests over religion – Fox News

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia –  Ethiopia’s chief prosecutor says the country has pardoned hundreds of convicts, among them Muslims jailed under anti-terror laws for opposing what they called government interference... Read more »

Ethiopia courts scepticism after freeing imprisoned writers ahead of Obama visit

After more than a year of imprisonment, two Ethiopian women had no idea they were about to be released until a prison loudspeaker informed them they were free to... Read more »