Ethiopia torturing persons held in connection with 2016 prison inferno

The national human rights body in Ethiopia has revealed that some 38 inmates currently under detention in connection with a September 2016 prison fire incident have been tortured by... Read more »

Ethiopian court grants bail to prominent Oromo opposition politician

Political Prisoner Bekele Gerba, Photo Addis Standard ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) — The Ethiopia Federal High Court fourth criminal bench on Monday granted bail for deputy chairman of... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Oromo leader requests prison visitation as trial date is set

Leading opposition figure in Ethiopia, Dr. Merera Gudina, has asked a Federal High Court to allow him visits from friends and family whiles in detention. The court subsequently ordered... Read more »

Nigerians Express Resentment over Confiscation of Valuables in Ethiopia

July 10, 2017 – Nigerians express resentment over the confiscation of citizens’ properties at Ethiopian airports, according to Nigeria Today. The issue of confiscation of valuables, including foreign exchange of... Read more »

Ethiopia Govt. sentences rebels accused of threatening Renaissance dam

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s government says 10 rebels who attacked vehicles headed to a massive dam project and killed nine people have... Read more »

Ethiopian journalist Anania Sorri released from prison

Anania Sorri is an Independent Political Analyst and Researcher in Ethiopia -Authorities responsible for overseeing implementation of Ethiopia’s state of emergency today released Ethiopian commentator Anania Sorri. Anania told... Read more »

Jail term could stamp out doping in Ethiopia – Haile Gebrselassie

Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie. PHOTO | GLOBAL SPORTS COMMUNICATION | By Aaron Maasho | ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian distance-running great Haile Gebrselassie believes doping could be stamped out in... Read more »

Ethiopia great Haile Gebrselassie willing to send dopers to jail but calls for Russian return to athletics – The Independent

Starting with a new event fronted by Usain Bolt this weekend, athletics will spend 2017 attempting to claw back the fans it lost to the doping scandals unearthed last... Read more »

No joy for Ethiopian illegal immigrants

THERE was no joy for the 34 Ethiopian immigrants, who were arrested while hidden at a Marondera farm after magistrate Shane Kubonera postponed the matter to Tuesday, as the... Read more »

Two Radio Bilal journalists sentenced in Ethiopia on terror charges … – CPJ Press Freedom Online

New York, January 4, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the prison sentences handed down to two journalists from the Ethiopian faith-based station Radio Bilal. Khalid Mohamed and... Read more »