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 the authorities. The... 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 opposition party Oromo... 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 that he puts... 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 Nigerians in transit... 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 been sentenced to... 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 CPJ he was... 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 his country if... 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 year. But Haile... 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 courts failed to... 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 Darsema Sori were... Read more »