Ethiopia fires prison officials over human rights abuses amid torture report

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses the House of Peoples’ Representatives in zddis Ababa, Ethiopia April 19, 2018. fl (Tiksa Negeri/Reuters) By Paul Schemm | Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia —Ethiopia’s attorney... Read more »

Ethiopia agrees stake in Port Sudan, prisoner release on PM Abiy’s Sudan trip

Days after announcing that they will take a stake in Port of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed a deal that will allow them to take a stake of Port Sudan, an... Read more »

Ethiopia rearrests opposition leaders, journalists during ‘prisoner release’ celebrations

The Ethiopian government is being blasted by human rights and press freedom activists after it rearrested bloggers and opposition leaders that it had released a few weeks ago. Andualem Aragie, leader of... Read more »

Under state of emergency, turmoil in Ethiopia could threaten East Africa’s stability

ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — It was while he was in prison that Ethiopian opposition politician Bekele Gerba first sensed change happening in the world outside. The television news from his native Oromia... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Eskinder Nega refuses to sign false confession in exchange for prison release

Eskinder Nega CPJ New York, February 9, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Ethiopian government’s attempts today to compel Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega to sign a false confession before... Read more »

Ethiopia: Is OPDO the new opposition party? An Appraisal

Ethiopia is reeling from stubborn anti-government protests and growing fissures within the ruling party. The economy is not doing so well either. High inflation, shortage of foreign currency, and lagging exports prompted... Read more »

[Photos] Somalis protest at Ethiopia embassy in U.K. over prisoner transfer

Somalians resident in the United Kingdom on Tuesday held a protest outside the Ethiopian embassy in the country demanding that their country’s sovereignty be respected. The protest was in response to a... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Southern State Grants Amnesty to 3,099 Prisoners

September 7, 2017 – Following the same suit of other Ethiopian regional states, Ethiopia’s Southern (Debub) regional state granted 3,099 prisoners amnesty ahead of the upcoming Ethiopian New Year, which starts on... Read more »

Federal government accused of 'purposely delaying' prison transfer from Ethiopia – Toronto Star

Ottawa has dropped the ball in the prison-transfer of a Canadian citizen serving a life sentence in Ethiopia, according to Said Maktal, a cousin of the prisoner. Maktal criticizes Ottawa of not... Read more »

Federal government accused of 'purposely delaying' prison transfer from Ethiopia – Toronto Star

Ottawa has dropped the ball in the prison-transfer of a Canadian citizen serving a life sentence in Ethiopia, according to Said Maktal, a cousin of the prisoner. Maktal criticizes Ottawa of not... Read more »