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 »

Complexities of Ethiopia’s problems mentally burdens freed Andargachew

Recently freed Ethiopian political prisoner, Andargachew Tsige, says he may be free physically but the complexities of the country’s politics was weighing him down mentally. Tsige who also holds British citizenship is... Read more »

Facebook blocks top Ethiopian activist over hyperactivity, followers protest

An influential Ethiopian political activist has had his Facebook account temporarily blocked over what could best be described as hyperactivity. But the social media giant’s official decision to block Jawar Mohammed despite... Read more »

On Releasing “Political Prisoners”—What is going on in Ethiopia?

Dr. Merera Gudina on ESAT By Tedla Woldeyohannes Since the announcement made by the Ethiopian Prime Minister on January 3rd, 2018 about releasing “political prisoners”, this topic has received a lot of... Read more »

Ethiopia govt’s political turnaround has many unanswered questions – HRW

International rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Ethiopian government has to immediately give clarifications to a bold political announcement made on earlier this week. According to HRW, whiles the decision... Read more »

Ethiopia: The Torture Chronicles of Ethiopian Patriot Habtamu Ayalew (in His Own Words)

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: Following is my translation of the Amharic interview given by Habtamu Ayalew to the Voice of America (VOA), Amharic Program on March 15, 2017 and broadcast... Read more »

Ethiopia: US envoy to UN calls for release of top political prisoner held since 2015 – africanews

Samantha Power, the Unites States ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has called for the release of a leading Ethiopian opposition member, Bekele Gerba. December 23 marks a year that Gerba –... Read more »

Ethiopia holding Oromo opposition leader, Merera Gudina, in solitary confinement –

(OPride) —Top Oromo opposition leader, Merera Gudina, is being held in solitary confinement – in a dark room with no window – 24 hours a day, his lawyer Wondimu Ibsa said on... Read more »

ANALYSIS-Ethiopian detentions target weak opposition

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, (Reuters) – When Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s ruling party was re-elected in 2010, analysts said he could take two paths: give the opposition scope to grow... Read more »

Ethiopia: Government Arrested Two Prominent Opposition Politicians

Two prominent Ethiopian opposition politicians have been detained, at least one of them on terrorism-related charges. But opposition leaders are questioning the charges, saying the detentions appear politically motivated. Bekele Gerba Government... Read more »